Located in the province of Tarragona, the Costa Dorada attracts many visitors every year who are looking for a holiday in an area with a very pleasant special climate, as well as an enviable gastronomy and towns with beautiful beaches where they can relax.
The Costa Dorada extends throughout the province of Tarragona and owes its name to the color of the fine sand of the squares in this area of Catalonia.
We recommend you visit the entire Costa Dorada and get to know its towns.
The best places to visit on the Costa Dorada
Tarragona, the capital
The first city we should talk about is obviously the capital of the province and of the Costa Dorada, the beautiful town of Tarragona. It is a city with innumerable Roman remains that form a World Heritage Site that must be visited.
In Tarragona we can find a beautiful Roman amphitheater, being the most interesting Roman monument. You can find others in its Old Town, where the Tarragona Cathedral should also be highlighted.
La Rambla Nova and the Balcón del Mediterráneo are other places to highlight in the most modern part of the city.
Cambrils, the best beaches
One of the most touristic corners of the Costa Dorada is Cambrils, a beautiful fishing village that has maintained its seafaring essence and where you may have more leisure options.
In Cambrils you have a wide range of water activities, such as surfing or diving, as well as the possibility of hiking, cycling routes, dramatized visits or even several museums. The best thing is that you look for a Cambrils guide and discover everything you can do.
And of course, enjoy its more than 9km of fine golden sand beaches.
Salou, the most famous
Undoubtedly the best known town on the Costa Dorada is Salou. Tourists from all over the world arrive there, attracted by its impressive beaches, its great atmosphere, its gastronomy and its nightlife.
The accommodation offer in Salou is very wide, ranging from hotels of all kinds to apartments that can be booked on specialized pages such as tripkay.com.
In addition, very close to Salou, in the town of Vilaseca, is Port Aventura, the main theme park in Spain. In Vilaseca you can also find La Pineda, another very important sun and beach destination.
The Ametlla de Mar, the great unknown
It is not as famous as the other destinations that we have told you about, but the truth is that La Ametlla de Mar is one of the most beautiful places in Catalonia thanks to its more than 20 coves that are located in the town.
Among all these beaches and coves that we can find along 14km of coastline you will find corners for all tastes, sand or stones, for nudists, for pets, etc. And many of them, with a blue flag and therefore of enviable quality.
You can also enjoy countless leisure activities in full contact with nature.
The Conca de Barberá, inland
The Costa Dorada is not only the area closest to the sea, we can also go inland and enjoy some dream places, such as those we can find in the Conca de Barberá.
In this region we find, for example, Montblanc, a historical-artistic complex that has had the title of ducal town since the 14th century. It is a walled town where we can find palaces, stately homes, convents, beautiful churches and some streets and squares to enjoy walking through.
In Conca de Barberá there is also the Poblet Monastery, a Cistercian abbey in the town of Vimbodí i Poblet, famous for being the Royal Pantheon of the Crown of Aragon. Among the tombs is that of Jaime I El Conquistador.