Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada holidays

A whopping 50 miles of pristine sands set the scene for a classic beach holiday on the oh-so golden Costa Dorada. Taking centre stage is the ever-popular resort of Salou with its Blue Flag strips and string of attractions. And then there’s the world-famous, all-singing all-dancing theme park, PortAventura World, pulling in the crowds for its unforgettable rides, spectacular shows and thrilling entertainment for all ages. Good old-fashioned fun’s on the menu in Salou’s quieter neighbour, Cap Salou, while Cambrils ticks the box for a sophisticated stay with a traditional twist. Looking to squeeze in some sights between sunbathing? You’ve got two culture-packed cities to explore – Tarragona and Barcelona. One thing’s for sure on this playful Costa, you’ll never be short of things to do.

Estival El Dorado Resort
Family Luxe
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£535pp
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  • Birmingham, Sat 23 Apr 2022
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive Plus
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Estival El Dorado Resort

Cambrils, Costa Dorada

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Based on 1330 reviews

  • Beachfront
  • Family interconnecting rooms available
  • Choice of bars & restaurants
  • Fun for all the family
  • Splash park with waterslides
Medplaya Hotel Calypso
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£421pp
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  • London Stansted, Sun 01 May 2022
  • 7 Nights, Half Board
  • 2 Adults, 0 Children

Medplaya Hotel Calypso

Salou, Costa Dorada

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Based on 2725 reviews

  • Great for families
  • All Inclusive option
  • Comfortable rooms
  • Fantastic entertainment programme
  • Close to Salou resort centre
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Language

Catalan & Spanish

Currency

Euro

Time difference

+1hr

Cost of a beer

€3

3 course meal

around €20

Flight times

2.5hrs

Golden stretches

It’s not surprising Costa Dorada means ‘golden coast’. The brilliant beaches here are to die for, and more than 80 of them have a Blue Flag planted in the grains for cleanliness. You’ve got rocky coves and verdant headlands to explore by these staggering bronzed stretches too.

Go your own way

If you’re looking for a laid-back vibe, Cambrils is ideal, with scenic walks and soft sandy beaches on offer. La Pineda has the PortAventura adventure park on the doorstep, packed with legendary rollercoasters and six worlds to discover. And Cap Salou’s all cosy coves this and relaxed dining that. Whereas Salou’s a vibrant mix of family fun and lively nightlife.

Costa Dorada resorts

Salou

From waterparks to theme parks and palm-lined promenades to sun-bleached beaches, Salou holidays are a dreamy pick for an exciting Spanish coastal adventure.

Cambrils Holidays

Cambrils

Classic Cambrils is easy on the eye and a definite palate-pleaser.

Cap Salou

Sun, sand, and soaring rollercoasters – Cap Salou has a brilliantly balanced recipe for good times.

PortAventura Holidays

PortAventura Salou

Experience thrilling rollercoasters and absorb Catalan culture on the coast of rural Spain.

La Pineda Holidays

La Pineda

One of this golden coast’s longest beaches sits pretty in La Pineda.

Capellades

Capellades holidays are ideal for those seeking a relaxing retreat.

Cunit

Discover a peaceful slice of the Costa Dorada in the quiet resort of Cunit

L'Ametlla de Mar

If you’re up for lazing on white-sand and pebble beaches and strolling down pretty promenades, then this dreamy town could be just the ticket.

Miami Playa

Okay, so it’s not the real Miami, but that doesn’t mean you’ll be stuck for things to do. There’s oodles of space to relax on these sands, plus loads of water sports to try out.

Roda de Bara

If you fancy mixing coastlines with culture, the relaxing shores of Roda de Barà should do the trick.

Tarragona

If squeezing in the sights is just as important as soaking up the sun, the Catalan city of Tarragona will be right up your street.

Beaches

For family fun, water sports in Salou and Cap Salou are excellent – especially if you’re a thrill seeker! Out of the way, you’ll even stumble across unblemished beaches which are surrounded by woodlands just a few kilometres from Tarragona. If it’s golden coast you’re after, this is the place.

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De l'Esquirol

Sights

Tarragona, a port city and the province’s capital, has epic Roman remains to get to know. Sophisticated, stylish Barcelona is in easy reach of the Costa Dorada, too. Take a stroll down La Rambla, admire La Sagrada Família cathedral and look at Gaudí’s creations in Park Güell.

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Punta del Cavall

Punta del Cavall

Cap Salou, Costa Dorada

Be awestruck by stunning vistas from this viewpoint overlooking the entire Salou coastline. One of the best times to go is just before sunset. Punta del Cavall (Horse Point) protects the Cala Font cove, which...
Church of Santa Maria

Church of Santa Maria

Salou, Costa Dorada

Church of Santa Maria dates back to 1766 and is the oldest temple in the city. It was originally built for the sailors to worship in, as it's close to the marina. Inside there are impressive artworks, including...

Activities

The Costa Dorada is activity central. Not only have you got PortAventura right on your doorstep, there’s the Aquópolis waterpark, Aqualeon Park with its animal safari, and paintballing at Bosc Aventura. Add seven beautiful golf courses, downhill biking and 4x4 safaris, and you’ll always find something to keep you busy.

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Boat trips

Boat trips

Cambrils, Costa Dorada

Sit back on the rigging nets as the luxury Ocean Fly catamaran takes you on an invigorating trip along the Costa Dorada’s golden coastline. When the boat drops anchor you can enjoy a swim or snorkel in the...
PortAventura World

PortAventura World

PortAventura Salou, Costa Dorada

Get set for non-stop fun in the sun at Spain’s biggest and best amusement park, PortAventura World! This epic attraction combines a thrilling theme park, a Caribbean-style waterpark and Europe’s...

Eating and drinking

Freshly caught baby squid and octopus are some of the specialities here. Look out for suquet – tasty fish stew – and romesco sauce made with red peppers. Some of Spain’s best vineyards are on the Costa Dorada, so make sure you try some of the local wines as well as sparkling Cava.

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Dining by the beach

Dining by the beach

La Pineda, Costa Dorada

La Pineda has a smattering of cafes and restaurants. Most are in the centre, but there are a cluster of eateries on the front. You'll find British grub as well as Spanish fare. Restaurante Dorado ArroZera is a...
21 restaurants

21 restaurants

PortAventura Salou, Costa Dorada

There are 21 restaurants at the theme park, so you're certainly not short of food and drink options here. You can try cuisine from all over the world, from traditional tapas and Mediterranean flavours to...

Shopping

Reus is the commercial city of the Costa Dorada, where you can find an exciting array of styles and the most prestigious brands. There’s lots of souvenir shopping in the resorts too. What’s more, markets are held all over – the biggest on Sunday mornings. Haggle over lace, ceramics, shoes and more.

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Bonnavista Market

Bonnavista Market

Cambrils, Costa Dorada

Bonavista Market is the largest market in Costa Dorada, and a great place to bag a bargain as long as you're not afraid to haggle. Held every Sunday morning, the market's brightly coloured stalls are packed...
Avenida Jaume I

Avenida Jaume I

Salou, Costa Dorada

Lined with trees and fountains Avenida Jaume I is a wide stretch of immaculate promenade. You'll often find festivals and stalls along here, especially in the evenings, or you can sit on one of the many benches...

Nightlife

The ‘Slammers’ area of Salou, with its bars and clubs, has the liveliest nightlife in the region. But for something a little quieter, the chiringuitos – bars that line the long beach in Cambrils – make ideal venues for cocktail-sipping after hours. Whatever your tipple, there’s a place perfect for you.

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Family-friendly nights out

Family-friendly nights out

Cap Salou, Costa Dorada

Cap Salou's nightlife is very much of the family-friendly variety. You can belt out Taylor Swift on the karaoke, watch a magic show, listen to live music or enjoy a quiet drink in one of the bars. If you're...
Chaplin's

Chaplin's

Salou, Costa Dorada

Head to Chaplins in Calle Falset where every night has a different theme. There are tribute acts like Cher, Take-That and Tom Jones and there's even a hypnotist. Children are well catered for with special...
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