Imagine walking along golden sands by an azure sea against the setting sun. Imagine that within a few hours you could be on a well-deserved holiday or weekend break. Imagine the pleasant surprise of your bank statement still being in the black.
Book a holiday on the Costa Dorada, Spain with lastminute.com and all that can become a reality. Costa Dorada literally, ‘the golden coast’ is situated on the southern tip of Catalonia boasting a Mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild winters making it a welcome, sunny break all year round.
Admire the architecture of Gaudí: Antoni Gaudí designed Barcelona's breathtaking Sagrada Familia. His work is celebrated through audiovisual displays and touchable models of his buildings at the Gaudí Centre in Reus.
If you’ve got children with you, visit Salou, a family friendly resort with fine sandy beaches perfect for building castles or burying Dad! If looking for adventure and activities, visit the first class theme park Port Aventura providing amusements, shops, restaurants, and more. Alternatively travel east to La Pineda and immerse yourself, literally, in the spectacular water park. With value for money offers both kids and parents can splash out on an entertaining holiday break.
Seeking sun, sea and seclusion? The Costa Dorada has many surprisingly quieter coves and beaches. L’Ametlla de Mar offers romance and discovery in this welcoming traditional fishing village, with of course it’s fabulously fresh seafood cuisine and having many unspoilt beaches L’Ametlla de Mar provides the perfect, affordable getaway destination for couples, singles and friends alike. A landscape dotted with cliffs, creeks and coves, beaches such as La Llenya, L’Estray Podrit and Cala Trebal all offer something individual and unique. Temperatures in the region can reach around 30C in July and August and it is still warm enough to enjoy swimming from April through to October.
Friday night can mean catching up with friends in the pub and with lastminute.com this week’s pub could be in the party town of Sitges. Renowned for its bustling nightlife and fabulous festivals, Sitges will certainly make your usual local seem a bit drab. A diverse and international crowd ensures this town will always greet you with open arms. A year round calendar of events, including a vintage car rally, a festival of fantasy and horror films and - whilst other nearby towns may celebrate the traditional religious ascension of the Madonna mystery of La Selva - Sitges gets into the groove partying to a more contemporary Madonna.
Further inland lies the capital of Costa Dorada, Tarragona, a historical town notable for its archaeological sites including a classic amphitheatre and the remains of a roman circus that once held chariot races. Having such a temperate climate, Costa Dorada has vineyards in abundance producing some fine fruity red wines and much of the country’s celebratory fizz, Cava. So take advantage of this and sample them alongside some of the local specialities such as xato, a fish dish in one Tarragona’s many inexpensive restaurants knowing that such indulgences can be atoned for the next day in Tarragona’s beautiful hilltop Cathedral.
For anyone looking for good value family fun, non-stop entertainment or just time out, we reckon Costa Dorada will have something for you. Take a look at the affordable deals on lastminute.com and start your Spain holiday today.
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