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Costa Dorada Holidays

Costa Dorada holidays

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. 

Things to do on holidays to Costa Dorada

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.

  • Take a cava tour: The names of Codorníu and Freixenet are sure to be familiar to any cava lover. Take a tour of the palatial Codorníu headquarters just outside the town of Sant Sadurní d’Anoia while the biggest cava-producing company in the world, Freixenet, is right in the heart of the town. Visit its 1920's cellar. And then, of course, sample the cava.
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.
  • Soak up the sun on beautiful beaches: From family-friendly beaches with bustling promenades to secluded coves, the Costa Dorada has beaches for every taste. Near the resort town of Salou is the safe beach of Cala Font while unspoilt spots like L'Ametlla de Mar are just perfect for romantic breaks. 

How to get to Costa Dorada

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.
Holiday flights land at Barcelona-El Prat, Reus Airport or Lleida-Alguaire airports. From Barcelona, trains run to Sitges, Tarragona and Salou but to really explore the Costa Dorada pre-book and pick up a hire car at the airport. Spain is one hour ahead of the UK.

Costa Dorada is known for

Every part of Spain has its own calendar of fiestas and Costa Dorada is no exception. Sant Jordi (Saint George), Catalonia's patron saint, is celebrated in April. As women traditionally receive a rose from their partners the day is also known as the Catalan Valentine's Day. In return, women give men a book. f you're visiting Tarragona with children in June, they'll love Minipop. This features workshops, concerts, cinema, theatre and lots of games.
Tarragona's International Fireworks Contest is held in July. The world's most important firework companies compete for the winning prize. The winner then provides the fireworks for the Santa Tecla Festival in September.
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

We are family…

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.

I think we're alone now...

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.

If we took a holiday...

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.

Your history...

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.

Leaving on a jet-plane…

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.

Costa Dorada Holiday Travel Information

Language
Spanish

Currency
Euro

Local time
GMT/BST +1 hour

Local airport
Barcelona

Flight time
2 hours 25 mins

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