Costa Dorada Holidays

Costa Dorada
Cheap Holiday to Costa Dorada:

Travel Guide to your Holiday in Costa Dorada:
The Costa Dorada is Spain's 'Gold Coast' extending from the city of Barcelona in the North, all the way down to south of Tarragona in the region of Catalonia. The main attraction to enjoy a holiday to the Coats Dorada are the beautiful, golden beaches but there is a lot more to a holiday in the Costa Dorada than just beaches.

A cheap holiday to Salou on the Costa Dorada has been a favourite of British holidaymakers for years and is close to the water park and the great theme park, Port Aventura.

As well as the many attractions and entertainment hotspots, a cheap holiday to the Costa Dorada is also great for exploring, with so many mountains and green hills where you will find the Monastery of Montserrat and Europe's best wetland reserve, Ebre Delta which is a birdwatchers paradise.

Weather on Holiday in the Costa Dorada:
The Costa Dorada is at its busiest during July and August when temperatures are upwards of 86ºF (30ºC), May to June is an ideal time to visit with temperatures are pleasant between 70ºF (21ºC)and 80ºF (27ºC) and for those on a budget or looking for a bargain the holiday prices are reasonable prior to the school holiday season.

The later months of September and October also offer ideal holiday temperatures, though this is the wettest time with considerable rainfall.

Out and about on Holiday in Costa Dorada:
Golden sands and clear shallow waters make the beaches of the Costa Dorada popular with tourists and yet the surrounding area remains scenic and tranquil. In easy reach of the beach resorts on a holiday to the Costa Dorada, plus its offers the beautiful Catalonian countryside replete with vineyards, groves of olives and nut trees, peaceful villages and medieval monasteries.

The beach holiday resort of Salou on the Costa Dorada is particularly popular with British holiday-makers and La Pineda is ideal for younger families; the picturesque harbour town of Cambrils has an excellent beach as does Calafell, the preferred holiday choice for golfers. Coma Ruga is located just outside of Calafell and Sitges is a lively beach front town on the Costa Dorada, just half an hour drive from Barcelona.

The most popular attraction on a cheap family holiday on the Costa Dorada is the Port Aventura Theme Park, between Salou and La Pineda, which has five themed areas with rides for all ages as well as a water park. On the Costa Dorada you can also visit the Aquapolis water park at La Pineda and the Aqua Leon water park and wildlife safari in Albinyana, near Tarragona. There are two parks in Cambrils for family holidays on the Costa Dorada, both with children's play areas, ideal for a picnic or a break from the beach.

For water-sports such as surfing, and windsurfing, scuba diving, waterskiing and jet skiing, on a discount holiday on the Costa Dorada, Salou and Cambrils are ideal. On land the most popular activity is hiking through the natural parks and mountainous Catalonian landscape. An all inclusive holiday on the Costa Dorada also offers several golf courses to enjoy.

The beautiful port city of Tarragona enjoys a central location and is a must see whilst on a family holiday to the Costa Dorada and is a UNESCO world heritage site. In Tarragona you can relax and enjoy the sea views from the pavement cafes on the Balco del Mediterrani, browse the museums and art galleries and visit the 12th century Cathedral in the gothic quarter. Historic landmarks include the Ferran Castle, the 2nd century Roman amphitheatre, the 1st century Roman Circus and the impressive Roman Walls.

The enchanting city of Barcelona is in easy reach of all the Costa Dorada holiday resorts, being approx half an hour drive from Sitges and around 90 minutes from Cambrils. The various districts of Barcelona, from the gothic quarter to the beach, offer an array of historic and cultural attractions, shopping and dining opportunities and, of course, many of the distinguished works of Antoni Gaudi.

Reus, the home town of Gaudi is also worth a visit whilst on a holiday on the Costa Dorada for its traditional atmosphere, charming town squares, excellent shopping facilities and traditional tapas bars and restaurants. Stroll through the city and admire some of the most beautiful architecture by following the Catalan Modernism Route and take the Guadi Route to the Gaudi Centre.

Eating out on the Costa Dorada:
All along the Costa Dorada there are numerous restaurants of all types, from cheap tapas bars to authentic Spanish restaurants and well known fast food outlets to Irish pubs, there really is something for everyone on the Costa Dorada.

Costa Dorada Holiday Facts:
Flight Time to the Costa Dorada. From London 2 hrs 5 mins, From Manchester 2 hrs 15 mins.

Currency - Euro

Best Time to Holiday on the Costa Dorada: May to October

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