Costa Dorada Holidays in 2014

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Holidays to Costa Dorada

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Sip a sangria, sun yourself on the beach and explore small Spanish towns on your Costa Dorada holidays. Nestled alongside the sparkling Mediterranean sea, the idyllic region of Costa Dorada in southern Spain is the perfect place for a beach escape.

With plenty of vibrant towns to keep you busy late into the night, a beautiful coastline to lap up the sun and plenty of family attractions on its doorstep, a holiday to Costa Dorada is ideal for families or couples. Many of the hotels we offer are centrally located near towns such as Tarragona and Salou, which are perfect for soaking up a slice of Spain.

Kick Back on the Golden Coast

Costa Dorada means 'Golden Coast' and it's easy to see where it got its name. With kilometres of golden sandy coast and shallow warm swimming waters, the region is postcard perfect and ideal for sunbathing. Book with lowcostholidays and choose to stay in one of the beach front hotels and find yourself waking up to gorgeous views of the ocean, it will then be only minutes before you find yourself with the sand between your toes and the sun on your skin. A Costa Dorada holiday will be pure beach bliss!

One of the most popular resorts is Cambrils, where you'll find 9 kilometres of Blue Flag beaches, a pretty promenade for an evening stroll and an array of fantastic hotels. Tarragona and Salou are also famed for their beaches and are well worth a stop. For a slice of true tranquillity, try peaceful Calafell, a small traditional town and beach, perfect for a romantic getaway.

Take it Easy

A holiday to Costa Dorada is perfect if you want to explore southern Spain at your own pace. You may choose to rent a car and meander along little Spanish towns at leisure. Alternatively hop on a local bus and explore the coastline. You’ll find most resorts run a frequent service which is convenient for planning days away from the beach.

A great way to immerse yourself in the local culture is by eating as the locals do. Tapas – a selection of small dishes – is definitely the way to go as you can enjoy tasting all the Spanish favourites. Try the calamari – deep fried squid – or jump straight in for an authentic seafood paella. Don’t miss out on slices of Iberico ham either, they go perfectly with a glass of Rioja wine!

Further along the coast is Tarragona, an ancient city just waiting to be explored. With a magnificent Roman amphitheatre situated right by the sea, this historic city is the perfect place to explore Spanish history and add some culture to your getaway.

Things to do in Costa Dorada

Sun-soaked Costa Dorada holidays are great for those who are looking to team beach relaxation with some action. Many of the hotels we offer are close to the area’s highlights too, so whether you’re looking to be moments away from the beach, or in the heart of it all, there’s something to keep you entertained.

The PortAventura theme park is popular among families and those who enjoy spending the day on thrilling rides and rollercoasters. There is also a range of water parks - big and small – dotted throughout the region including Water Park Tarragona and Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. They make a great alternative from the beach.

If you're looking for entertainment after the sun’s gone down then head to Salou's Tablao Flamenco el Embrujo to watch flamenco artists stomp and dance the night away.

Head to the lush Botanic Garden in Cambrils or visit Miravet Castle in Tarragona, which has spectacular views and is a great place to take holiday snaps. Depending on where you are staying you could also arrange a day trip to Barcelona which is north of the region, allowing you to experience one of Spain's liveliest cities.

Important Information

Travel Information
Language: Spanish (English widely spoken)
Currency: Euro
Local time: GMT/BST +1 hour
Local airport: Reus
Flight time: 2 hours

Our top hotels in Costa Dorada

Playa Park Hotel

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Portaventura Hotel Portaventura

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Portaventura Hotel El Paso

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Gran Hotel La Hacienda

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La Pineda, Costa Dorada

Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from London Stansted more info >

Flight + Hotel from £187.50 pp

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Hotel Galeon-Pavillon

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Sitges, Costa Dorada

Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from Belfast Intl more info >

Flight + Hotel from £216.00 pp

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Aqquaria Apartments

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Salou, Costa Dorada

Based on 2 sharing, Room Only, 7 nts, from Edinburgh more info >

Flight + Hotel from £220.00 pp

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Hotel Terramar

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Sitges, Costa Dorada

Based on 2 sharing, Bed & Breakfast, 7 nts, from Edinburgh more info >

Flight + Hotel from £319.50 pp

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Aparthotel Port Sitges Resort

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Sitges, Costa Dorada

Based on 2 sharing, Half Board, 7 nts, from Birmingham Intl more info >

Flight + Hotel from £399.50 pp

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Water Sports

For water sports on the Costa Dorada, head to Salou. Also known as 'the beach of Europe', it received the title after receiving so many Blue Flags for the quality and cleanliness of its beaches and waters. The resort town has plenty of beaches, some quiet and relaxing, others lively. The busier beaches have facilities for water skiing and windsurfing, most have small canoes and paddle boats for hire. The more secluded beaches offer calmer activities, such as snorkelling and diving. Whichever beach you choose you will never be far from facilities allowing tourists to make the most out of their holiday.

Surrounding Area

The Costa Dorada region is filled with beautiful scenery and landscapes, varying from the mountainous terrain inland to the beautiful sandy beaches of the coast. The province of Catalonia is a wonderful place to walk providing diverse countryside from the borders of the Costa Brava in the north to Valencia further south. The area around Tarragona is wonderful for strolling along the beach and has many examples of historic Roman architecture.

Climbing

If you are looking for something that will get the adrenaline pumping then why not try out rock climbing in the region? Costa Dorada makes an ideal location for rock climbing as it has plenty of mountainous Catalan countryside. The Sierra de Prades is a famous range of mountains that provide some of the finest rock climbing routes in Europe. The climate in the region is ideal for climbing - not too hot at midday, yet still mild and warm in the spring and autumn.

Golf

Costa Dorada has some of the finest golf courses in Spain - all are well maintained and welcoming to visitors. The warm weather and wonderful Mediterranean views make the courses in the area some of the most pleasant in Europe. It's advised to book in advance though to ensure you aren't disappointed. The Costa Dorada Members club has some of the longest holes in Spain, the clubhouse is typical of the area and the restaurant is well worth visiting.