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Costa Dorada translates as ‘golden coast’ and the name is well-deserved. The Costa Dorada is the perfect destination for those looking for sun, sea and sand! The resort has beautiful beaches, a lively nightlife and a wide choice of towns in which to enjoy your holiday. On the edge of the Costa Dorada, in easy reach for day trips, is Barcelona - one of Europe's most beautiful and exciting cities.

Things to Do

Salou’s most popular attraction is the PortAventura theme park, which has rides and attractions to keep both children and adults entertained. Head to Tarragona to see ancient ruins including a Roman amphitheatre and necropolis. A Costa Dorada holiday wouldn't be complete without a trip to Barcelona, where you can visit the Sagrada Familia, have a picnic in Park Güell and be amazed by the architectural work of Antoni Gaudi at La Pedrera.

Food and Drink

The Costa Dorada has plenty of great dining options, ranging from familiar British cuisine to traditional local dishes. Regional favourites include sausage casserole and ‘zarzuela’, a fish stew, and the local wine is delicious and very cheap. Those looking for a lively nightlife should make Salou their base, but if you favour a more laidback atmosphere try Tarragona, or head to the fishing village of Cambrils for ultimate tranquillity.

Holiday Resorts in Costa Dorada

Top Holiday Resorts In Costa Dorada

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Looking for a holiday with a good mix of beach and culture? Cambrils is for you! This peaceful town has 7 gorgeous Blue Flag beaches, a castle and an old fortress to explore.

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With a reputation for family fun, the action packed resort of Salou is well worth a visit!

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Famous for its gay scene, Sitges is a fun-filled, cosmopolitan resort that doesn't take life too seriously. Enjoy the cocktail bars and all-night clubs, then catch up on your sleep lying on the gorgeous beach!

Location of Costa Dorada

Key Facts

  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference from UK: 1
  • Flight time: 2 hours
  • When to go: April - October

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