Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada), a segment of the coast of the Balearic Sea (part of the Mediterranean Sea) in northeastern Spain, extends 200 km from Vilanova y la Zheltru in the north to the Ebro delta the city of Alcanar in the south. Costa Dorada covers the entire coast of the province of Tarragona.
Costa Dorada - in the translation "Gold Coast", stretches for 140 km from the town of Vilanova-i-la-Zheltru, west of Barcelona , to the lagoons and rice fields of the Ebro Valley. Its name is Costa Dorada received thanks to the beaches with fine golden sand, many of which are marked by the Blue Flag. If the eastern and central parts of the coast are developed, and their resorts are crowded, then the beaches in the Ebro Valley even in season are struck by their desolation and the feeling of total loneliness among the sand dunes.
One of the reasons why tourists with children go with pleasure here - the amusement park PortAventura is the largest in the south of Europe. Young people are attracted to noisy parties in numerous clubs and discos Salou and La Pineda. Lovers of history are happy to complement the beach holiday with an acquaintance with the monuments of the Roman era and the Middle Ages in the main city of the coast - Tarragona, which is easily accessible from any resort.
Salou is the tourist capital of Costa Dorada, 100 km south of Barcelona. The wide beaches of this resort stretch from Cape La Pineda in the north to the resort town of Cambrils in the south. Along the 8-kilometer beaches stretch the most beautiful promenade alleys-embankments with numerous bars, restaurants, cafes and shops. And the light-musical fountain, to which the Mirimar and Jaime avenues converge, is rightly called the most beautiful on the coast.
Sitges is an ancient Catalan city and a popular seaside resort on the Costa Dorada coast. Old quarters, arches and narrow streets of the historical center are surprisingly beautiful and attract tourists not only with their architecture, museums, but also with cozy restaurants, bars, cafes, souvenir shops and art workshops.
Cambrils is once the ancient Spanish fishing port, and now one of the popular seaside resorts with a 10-kilometer line of beaches, colonial architecture and Renaissance architecture, as well as the Museum of Emeralds, which are mined here, and crafts from them are a favorite souvenir of tourists from all over the world. Of Europe.
Tarragona - the capital of the province of the same name in South Catalonia with a long history. It can be said with certainty that all the neighboring peoples of antiquity visited it: the Frankish, the Iberians, the Celts, the merchants of Ancient Greece and Carthage, the Romans, the Visigoths, the Franks, the Arabs, leaving reminders of themselves in the local culture, architecture and customs of the local inhabitants. It is believed that the status of the Roman colony of Tarragona received from Julius Caesar, and the apostle Paul converted to Christianity.
La Pineda is a new lively resort center not far from Tarragona. The city stretches along the many kilometers of sandy beaches with rare rocky bays and cozy quiet lagoons.