Costa Dorada Coast
In the northern part of sunny, friendly Spain, washed by the warm Balearic Sea, the friendly edge of the Costa Dorada stretches, which in Russian means “gold coast”. This is as much as 200 kilometers of a real paradise on Earth, having been in which once, you never want to leave.
Why is this region so interesting?
- Breathtaking beaches. They are long and flat, ideal for family holidays, and the very color of the purest sand resembles precious gold. They shimmer in the sun, and so beckon with its year-round warmth.
- Delightful landscapes. Here you can find both evergreen plants, fragrant regardless of the season, and luxurious stony monuments of nature, worthy of attention of fans of extreme sports.
- Fresh sea air, not burdened with dust, urban smog and all sorts of chemical waste. There is no not a single factory of heavy industry in the district, so one can breathe deeply enough to feel a real rapture.
- Mild climate. The average annual temperature here is about 23 degrees Celsius, and even in the most severe by local winter standards the thermometer never approaches zero. In the summer, hot days are easily transferred due to moderate humidity, so the discomfort from the heat is not felt absolutely.
- Unique nature reserves. The corners of untouched flora and fauna are carefully protected by Spanish law, so their beauty remains intact. Walking through the shady alleys and huge parks, you feel one with the mother nature.
- The oldest monuments of architecture, painting, art, remnants of ancient civilizations and not only.
- A super-modern infrastructure, which includes both entertainment centers and shopping malls, restaurants and cafes with delicious local food, interesting pastime options for every taste and budget.
The coast of the Costa Dorada attracts both lovers of calm, measured, calming rest, and incendiary young people and extreme people with many years of experience. Shallow waters and sandy bottom, along with stunning sunsets will appeal to children and their parents. Those who want something more active than catching the rays of sunlight on the beach will be interested in surfing, windsurfing, fishing and horse riding. Restless party-goers can heartily enjoy themselves in open and closed clubs with modern music and delicious cocktails.
Cities and attractions
- Tarragona. It is rightly called the "heart of Costa Dorada". This is one of the oldest and largest megalopolises of the Iberian Peninsula, which is literally littered with architectural monuments of ancient settlements. For example, the huge Roman Amphitheater, in the ring of which brave and courageous gladiators fought to the last breath. Attention deserves the city wall, also built during the reign of the Romans. Its length exceeds one kilometer, and its height is 12-13 meters. It is in Tarragona that many carnivals and themed festivals are held, which are remembered by tourists and locals for life. It should be noted and the main street Rambla, which is the best embodiment of the Baroque and Classicism. As for the climate and beach holiday, here it is as beautiful as it is along the entire coast of the famous resort.
- Salou. Those who love entertainment to the maximum, it is worth coming here. Here, the long embankments are literally dotted with dozens of noisy, never-sleeping bars, shopping centers with interesting boutiques, themed catering establishments and more. During the day you can enjoy the stunning taste of some traditional Spanish dishes, and in the evening you can get rid of calories on the dance floor flickering with bright lights. The beach line here extends for about seven kilometers, so a place for sunbathing and swimming can be found without problems. It is worth visiting the famous Jaime Boulevard, on the territory of which luxurious fountains with light shows are built, as well as stunning palm trees planted, striking in their magnificence.
- La Pineda. Recently built, this resort center is famous for breathtaking rocky coves, picturesque lagoons and the same sandy strip of the coast, as well as throughout Costa Dorada. This often attracts professional athletes and novice lovers of water sports. Comfortable hotels are ready to welcome guests on any budget, offering the best suites with incredible amenities and impeccable service. Here is the popular night disco La Pacha, known for its foamy show parties. Nearby is the most popular amusement park Port Aventura, the second largest and most visited in Europe after Disneyland.
- Cambrils. Once it was a modest fishing port, known for its enormous catches on the entire planet. Today there is a small but very interesting town, conditionally divided into two parts. The historic center is notable for its picturesque landscapes and medieval, narrow streets with equally picturesque houses. The port area is characterized by a developed infrastructure and a long promenade with many shopping and entertainment facilities. It is in Cambrils that one of the most famous fish markets in Spain is located, where you can taste those inhabitants of the underwater depths that you have never heard of before.
- Sitges. The cluster of legendary, diverse museums, the cultural center of the golden coast. Connoisseurs of Renaissance painting can visit Kau Ferrat, whose walls are hung with paintings of famous artists. Those who wish to admire the monuments of architecture can walk through the old part of the Catalan city, considering the street sculptures and memorable buildings. From here you definitely will not leave empty-handed: hundreds of souvenir shops and beckon to buy something for a gift to loved ones.
How to get to the Costa Dorada?
The easiest and most comfortable way is to fly from Moscow or another city to Barcelona, and from there order a private luxury car. A polite and attentive driver will arrive on time at the airport, load your luggage and quickly deliver to your destination. A trip in a comfortable transport will be a great start to an excellent holiday. On the way, you will be able to see the picturesque corners of Spain, and tune in a positive way.