The Costa Dorada (Golden Coast) is located in the northernmost part of the South of Catalonia. Its capital, Tarragona, has an area of almost 3.000 km2 with fabulous golden sandy beaches and that bigcontrast of the blue Mediterranean which bathes its beaches.
The Costa Dorada is the perfect choice for a family holiday, with activities to suit all ages and preferences. Families are at the forefront of the infraestructure and services, with a wide variety of accommodation options, restaurants, and leisure parks, you can be sure of a fun filled stay in Costa Dorada.
The Costa Daurada enjoys a typically Mediterranean climate, with mild temperatures in winter and warm summers with little rain. In winter, the mistral wind blows from the North-West and southwesterly from the Southwest, and in the summer there is a low degree of humidity that drives away the mists.
SUN AND BEACHES
The coastline of the Costa Daurada comprises a total of 13 municipalities, that over 81 kilometres offer a sixty beaches of all kinds, from small coves in Mont-roig del Camp-Miami Beach, the cliffs in Torredembarra, or with a high proportion of iodine in the area of El Vendrell-Coma-ruga, with fine sand and shallow waters in Salou and even naturist beaches, such as the beach of the turn of L'Hospitalet de l'infant.
Many of the beaches of the Gold Coast have been awarded the blue flag by the Foundation for environmental education in Europe, and the municipalities of Calafell, Salou, Cambrils, La Pineda, el Vendrell, and the mountains of Prades are certified as a family tourism destination by the Generalitat de Catalunya.
The Costa Daurada has been a territory inhabited since ancient times by the most emblematic civilizations in the history of humanity, that have left their mark, in our region, in the field of art and culture. Among the most important manifestations of the artistic legacy of our ancestors include the Roman heritage of Tarragona and the Cistercian Poblet that have been recognized by UNESCO as "World Heritage", as well as the modernist movement in Reus that is found mainly in the architecture of the city.
In other disciplines such as music, painting etc. the Gold Coast has been the birthplace of artists, covering the world of so called geniuses such as Pablo Casals, Joan Miró, Antoni Gaudí, among others. Then we invite you to discover the most charming artistic corners of our region.
LEISURE AND ATTRACTIONS
Portaventura World is the most important theme park in Europe and for all the family. PortAventura Park offerss unique attractions such as Shambhala, considered to be the highest and longest roller coster in Europe. New for 2017, Ferrari Land, an unforgettable experience and unique in Europe with the fastest and highest vertical accelerator in Europe.
Three large waterparks are to be found on the Costa Dorada: Aqualeon, a theme park dedicated to nature, Aquopolis with its Dolphinarium and acrobatic shows and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, one of the best water parks in Europe.
The Mediterranean, with its smells and tastes, is very present in the gastronomy of the Costa Dorada. The combination of the products of the sea and of the field means that there is a wide range of dishes, accompanied by a fine wine with a designation of origin.
The most exquisite palates can enjoy a "calçotada" in March, a good wild boar civet in the winter, a toasted noodles during the whole year, a first dish of the world-famous xató, and even can be endolçar with the typical white food of Reus. All well varied, combining vegetables with meat, fish with fruit, with a large presence of nuts and wine.