The beautiful Costa Dorada is situated on the southern coast of Catalonia, to the south of Barcelona. Costa Dorada is comprised of about 20 towns and villages that stretch over a distance of 120 miles, offering a wide range of holiday destinations for holidaymakers considering a Spain holiday in 2021 or 2021. Costa Dorada’s naturally beautiful surroundings, wealth of outdoor activities and top-class attractions continue to attract Irish and European tourists year in, year out, as well as drawing in visitors from across the globe.
The area includes an assortment of towns including Tarragona, but the area itself has the feel of one large resort. You’ll find restaurants lining the beachfront and exhilarating nightclubs, while along the coast there’s an abundance of water sports on offer for the more active holidaymaker. After dark, Costa Dorada comes alive with a vibrant nightlife scene. One of the best things about holidaying on the Costa Dorada is that you can hop between the various towns and villages to enjoy attractions based on your taste. For example, you can head to the coast’s main nightlife centres at Salou, just outside of Tarragona, for a more bustling nightlife scene, or relax at a low-key chiringuto, or beach bar, at Cambrils. The name Costa Dorada means ‘Golden Coast’ and takes its name from the powdery soft, golden sands of the coast’s beaches. Of course, one of the main draws of the Costa Dorara as a holiday destination is its wonderful beaches, which you’ll enjoy whether you’re a beach bum or a water sports enthusiast. Whether you’re looking for action and adventure or a relaxed beach holiday in beautiful surroundings, Costa Dorada is a top choice of Spain holiday destination for 2021.
Top resorts in Costa Dorada
Holidays in Salou put you within easy reach of a number of golden sandy beaches, Europe’s biggest theme park PortAventura …From €131 per person
Nestled snugly along Spain’s beautiful eastern coast and one of the most enchanting towns of the Catalonia region, Cambrils is …From €153 per person
Head to La Pineda, a perfect holiday spot for families with young children and couples seeking a relaxing sunshine break. From …From €220 per person
If you’re looking for a relaxing and authentic destination in Spain for your 2021 or 2021 holiday, take a look …From €201 per person
Castellsdefels in Costa Dorada, SpainFrom €300 per person
L'Ampolla in Costa Dorada, SpainFrom €222 per person
Your guide to Costa Dorada holidays
Whether you’re holidaying with a group of friends, heading off on a romantic couples’ holiday or are looking forward to a family summer holiday, Costa Dorada’s diverse offering of villages means there’s something for everybody. The region’s inland area is fertile and verdant with dramatically jagged, rocky landscapes, and a wide range of captivating historical and cultural attractions waiting to be explored. You can visit locations such as Tarragona, Tortosa and Reus for the quintessential Spanish ambience. The historic monasteries of Scala Dei and Santes Creus are must-see destinations for those that enjoy culturally enriching holidays. If you’re more of a thrill seeker, head to the River Ebro, close to Alcanar, to enjoy the captivating delta of winding waterways and scenic lakes, as well as some truly spectacular wildlife. To get a slice of the authentic Spanish way of life, head to El Perello for a busy market, caves with prehistoric paintings and locally made honey. At the coast, Torredembarra is the ideal place for a picturesque stretch of beach, a diverse shopping scene and a trendy harbour area, all united by a long and proud maritime heritage.
Costa Dorada means ‘Golden Coast’, and when you take your first steps on to the warm sands of Costa Dorada you’ll see why. If you prefer your beaches spacious and relatively secluded, the open, wide expanses of sand close to Mont-Roig Cunit will be your cup of tea. The Blue Flag-awarded Altufell Beach has powdery soft sands and hosts a series of international sailing championships, while frisbee lovers will love playing at Calafell Beach’s long, wide sands.
If you’re looking for exhilarating water sports activities, take a trip down to Riumar Beach, an unspoilt stretch of coastline that borders the mouth of the Ebro River and offers scenic views of the rugged mountainous backdrop. If you’re keen to avoid the tan lines and are looking for a nudist-friendly beach location, try the beach at Torn. Mainly gravel, this beach is very well maintained and cleaned regularly, with a secluded location that spares your blushes if do choose to take off your swimwear. Platja Larga is located in Salou, Costa Dorada’s main resort, and is wholesome and family oriented. This is a great beach for a day out if you want to avoid the party crowd, and is nestled amidst scented pine trees for a lovely part-urban, part-rural experience.
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Prices last checked at 12:31 AM January 20, 2021