Top 10 things to do in Cambrils and in the surrounding area

Best things to do in Cambrils

In the calm waters of the Gulf of Sant Jordi we find this beautiful fishing village that has grown and adapted to a tourist demand with great care. Here you will not find discos and noise, but there are many things to do in Cambrils. Instead itself will see a pretty harbor, narrow streets with lots of stalls of all kinds, some amazing beaches and of course, the chance to enjoy delicious food in the gastronomic capital of the Costa Dorada.


Don’t miss our list of the best things to do in Cambrils (Spain) and surroundings:

Playa del Regueral Cambrills spainEnjoy fantastic beaches

One of the main attractions of Cambrils are undoubtedly its beaches. We can choose between a few, all different from each other either by the type of beach, from busy to very quite or services they offer. From the main Playa del Regueral by the Yacht Club to the quite  Playas del Dorado, Playa de la Llosa, or Vilafortuny, all with a good level of equipment and beach bars.




Photo collage cambrils main promenadeWalk the promenade

Over the years, Cambrils has been shaping and adapting its coastal coastline to modern times, endowing it with a great promenade, dotted with palm trees over 9 km long that runs along beautiful beaches to reach the neighboring town of Salou. One of the main things to do in Cambrils is to take a lovely walk either on foot or ride your bicycles,    enjoying the beautiful scenery and a relaxed family atmosphere.





barcos de pesca descargando las capturas en el puertoVisit the fish market

If you’re in Cambrils you can not miss the arrival of the fishermen to port after a hard day’s work. Usually they arrive about 16h accompanied by hundreds of gulls on an image very photographed. Then visit the fish market where they will be auctioned.  Surely we not come to understand anything, because they speak at an incredible speed, but it is a curious experience. Point it to the list of things to do in Cambrils.



PortAventura-in-SalouFeel the adrenaline in PortAventura

Cambrils has the privilege of being only 7 km away from one of the largest theme parks in Europe. You cannot miss visiting PortAventura. A park that receives each year more than 4 million tourists who come to  enjoy its 5 areas: the Mediterranean, China, Mexico, Far West and Polynesia with many attractions, shows and the highest roller coasters in Europe that will thrill young and old people alike.



Roman AnfitheaterSoak up the history in the Tarragona Romana

You cannot leave without visiting the monumental city of Tarragona, declared World Heritage Site in 2000. Immerse yourself in history of the Roman Tarraco and explore its great monuments and archaeological sites. Highlights include: the amphitheater by the sea, the Roman Forum, the walls, the Circus and the Necropolis. Also, do not forget to go exploring the old town and the majestic Cathedral.



Aquopolis La PinedaEnjoy as a child in the Acuopolis

There is nothing better to withstand the hot summer days than to spend a day refreshing with kids in the Aquopolis water park. One of the oldest and best water parks in the region. Have fun with its great attractions, slides, wave pools and kamikazes where you can definitely feel the adrenaline rush. It has numerous restaurants, green picnic areas, and dolphin shows.




Touristic boats in CambrilsSail through the sea on a Catamaran

Cambrils port has several companies that offer outings, swallows, yachts and catamarans rides to enjoy the coastal scenery and visit the nearby towns. You can spend a different kind of day sailing the sea in modern boats. One more option is to visit the neighboring towns of Salou, Miami Playa or l’Ametlla de Mar.





Tipico arroz de bogabante en CambrilsEnjoy a dish of rice at the port

Cambrils is the culinary capital of the Costa Dorada and the ideal place to enjoy a good paella or rice. Do not miss the opportunity to taste the traditional Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine in one of its fantastic harbor restaurants. The choices are wide and varied. You get from traditional classic seafood restaurants to modern and avant-garde local foods and pizza or tapas bars. There is no excuse not to enjoy the gastronomy of Cambrils.



Park Sama Aereal view
Enjoy nature in Samá Park

Escape the bustle of crowded populations in summer and enjoy the peace and tranquility of the botanical garden Samá Park . Only 7 km from the center of Cambrils. The park consists of 14 hectares of walled gardens with a lake, palm trees, some animals and many tropical plants are watered with a spring entering the park through a waterfall. The charming colonial style and beautiful gardens also serve as a location for holding many public and private events



Vista aerea de SiuranaVisit the medieval village of Siurana

At the heart of the province of Tarragona, conveniently located 730 meters high and surrounded by a beautiful wild landscape of limestone cliffs and green valleys is the Siurana village. Its main attractions is the Saracen past. It was, the last stronghold of Arab domination in Catalunya. Located just 59 km from Cambrils, it is one of the most charming towns of Catalonia.