Costa Dorada: Introduction
The Golden Coast
The Costa Dorada is sheer paradise on earth for holidaymakers looking for sun, sand and sea. The Costa Dorada means ‘golden coast’ in English, and is just that. The miles of natural coastline are golden and warm; the Mediterranean waters mean that you will have an unforgettable time in this serene Catalonian Spanish region that stretches from the south of the Costa Brava to Tarragona. There is something for every holidaymaker in this beautiful region from theme parks, to museums to traditional and hip Spanish shops. The Costa Dorada is famous for Port Aventura, which is the biggest theme park in Spain, so you can take the family there for the day and have a go on some of the thrilling rides on offer. For tourists seeking cultural experiences in the Costa Dorada, visit the Museu de la Vida Rural in Tarragona, which has an exhibition that shows you how the Spanish lived. In addition, the Museu del Port de Tarragona will give you an insight into Tarragona’s port and its history up to the present day. If you would like a more active holiday, you can go waterskiing, surfing and boating: the Costa Dorada even has its own sailing school in Cambrils. Why not hire a bike and take a leisurely cycle along the coast or exert yourself by cycling up the mountain ranges in the region. Salou is furnished with many beach resorts, which is ideal for holidaymakers who want everything on their doorstep, such as nightclubs, family activities, sport and entertainment. One thing is for sure, you won’t run out of things to do and see in the Costa Dorado.