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Costa Dorada

The golden hue of the sand when the sun shines appears to contain small sheets of gold, which is why this name was given to this beautiful coast of southern Cataluña. It runs from the mountains to the sea offering a thousand wonders to discover, including a World Heritage city.

The Costa Dorada comprises an area of the northernmost coast of southern Cataluña. Its capital is the city of Tarragona and as a whole, is one of the main tourist destinations of the Spanish coast. It consists of 90km of coastline and a total of 60 beaches of all kinds, from long beaches of fine golden sand to small secluded and unspoiled, undiscovered coves. In recent years the Costa Dorada has undergone a great development and has taken advantage of tourism growth in a sustainable manner, respecting the environment and nature.

 

Beautifull aereal view in Tarragona at sunset

Tarragona city and Cathedral

 

Due to its proximity to the city of Barcelona, its easy access, good weather, the great gastronomic tradition, the wide range of cultural, leisure and entertainment offer, a perfect tourist infrastructure, such as the wide range of tourist accommodation, makes the Costa Dorada one of the main destinations of the Mediterranean. Destinations such a Tarragona, Salou, Miami Platja, Ametlla de Mar, or Cambrils.

 

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Promenade Jaime I in Salou

 

One of the main attractions in Costa Dorada is the magnificent parque temático PortAventura. The park is visited by 4 million tourists from all over the world to enjoy its magnificent facilities. Considered the best theme park in Spain, and one of the best in Europe, PortAventura has 5 themed areas such as Polynesia, China, Far West, Mediterranean and Mexico, plus a single area for the little ones, called Sésamo Aventura. Throughout the entire park we find attractions and beautiful and fun events that make the visit even more fun. Next to PortAventura is the Costa Caribe water park and not far from there, the Aquópolis water park, a water park with even greater guaranteed fun for the whole family, the ideal place to cool off during the hot days of summer.

 

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PortAventura

 

Culture, nature, tradition and attractions, the Costa Dorada is full of possibilities

This region is much more than a sun and beach destination. The Costa Dorada is also history reflected in many of its Roman sites and monuments such as the amphitheater or the circus, the Roman road of Tarragona, declared World Heritage by UNESCO, as well as walls, castles and medieval villages scattered throughout its geography.The Costa Dorada is also filled with culture as demonstrated by the modernist route, the route of the Cistercians, the many museums, and of course, its nature with its incredible beaches, mountains and twonatural parks such as Parque Natural del Delta del Ebro and Parque Natural dels Ports.

 

Roman Anfitheater in Tarragona

Tarragona Amphitheatre

 

Here you will find everything you are looking for, you will of course find sun and beaches, but you can also practice any sport if you like adventure tourism, horseback riding, biking, hiking and many water sports in its marinas and yacht clubs as well as diving, parasailing, water-skiing, renting a boat and touring its beautiful coastlines of unspoiled beaches, playing golf on some of the most famous golf courses in Europe as Club de Golf Bonmont or relaxing in one of its spas. Do not let them tell you, come and experience the Costa Dorada for yourself.

How to get to the Costa Dorada?

The Costa Dorada is well connected by land, sea and air. It has 2 international airports such as Aeropuerto de Reus airport in Costa Dorada and Aeropuerto de Barcelona airport only 90 km away. In addition, it also has an AVE station, the high speed train, in the city of Tarragona, and a train station in almost all the villages along the coast. It also has very good communication by land with the AP7 motorway, A7 motorway and the N-340 road, including regional roads.

Enjoy this great video of the Costa Dorada

 

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