Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada holidays

A truly awesome theme park awaits you at PortAventura, and there’s 50 miles of golden beaches on this stretch of coast too. Lively Salou is the most popular place to hang your hat, but you’ll be spoilt for scenery no matter where you stay in this history-drenched, traditional seaside retreat.

Estival El Dorado Resort
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  • Newcastle, Sat 27 Apr 2019
  • 7 Nights, All Inclusive Plus
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Estival El Dorado Resort

Cambrils, Costa Dorada

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  • Beachfront
  • Family interconnecting rooms available
  • Choice of bars & restaurants
  • Fun for all the family
  • Splash park with waterslides
Aparthotel SunClub Salou
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  • Edinburgh, Mon 06 May 2019
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Aparthotel SunClub Salou

Cap Salou, Costa Dorada

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  • New for summer 2018
  • Splash park with slides
  • Close to the beach
  • Well-equipped apartments
  • Good range of facilities
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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 sands, 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. What’s more, Salou’s a vibrant mix of family fun and lively nightlife.

Costa Dorada resorts

Salou - Reus

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

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 Salou - Reus

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

La Pineda

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

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.

Sitges – Reus

Enchanting from the very first glimpse, Sitges is bursting at the seams with historical charm.

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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Brilliant beaches

Brilliant beaches

Sitges – Reus, Costa Dorada

Sitges is the perfect spot for beach bunnies with an incredible 17 beaches to hop between! From family favourites like the scenic Platja de Sant Sebastià, to the main gay beach Platja de la Bassa Rodona and...
Des l'Esquinal

Des l'Esquinal

Cambrils, Costa Dorada

If your wish list for the perfect beach includes an expanse of 24-carat golden sands, serene waters and no need for Instagram filters, Des l’Esquinal will hit the mark. Anyone who craves some toil with their...

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...
Casa Bacardi

Casa Bacardi

Sitges – Reus, Costa Dorada

Transport yourself to Cuba for a day with a visit to Casa Bacardi. Discover how rum is made and how the Bacardi brand came to be, as well as its link to Sitges, the hometown of the company’s founder. During...

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 - Reus, Costa Dorada

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

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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Beach Clubs

Beach Clubs

Sitges – Reus, Costa Dorada

Sunbathe in style at one of the chic beach clubs and bars on Sitges' 17 beaches. Enjoy Balinese massage and bar service from the hammocks and double beds at the luxurious Alberto beach club on Platja de...
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...

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 - Reus, 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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Dos de Mayo Street

Dos de Mayo Street

Sitges – Reus, Costa Dorada

Sitges is the Catalan coast's answer to San Antonio and the all-night party really gets started in the lively gay and straight bars on Sitges' legendary Dos de Mayo Street. Things don't start hotting up here...
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...
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