Classic Cambrils holidays 2020
Situated at the very heart of the Costa Dorada, Cambrils is acknowledged as the second largest town in this region of Spain which is known as Baix Camp. Framed by the Llaberia and Prades mountain ranges, Cambrils retains much of its original character and charm from its fishing heyday; which as an industry is still very much alive and kicking here in 2020, albeit relatively scaled back. The port and old town of Cambrils serve as constant reminders to the town’s proud tradition and historical relevance, and is in many ways described as a typical Catalonian town. That’s in spite of the outlying neighbourhoods edging ever closer to nearby – yet worlds apart – coastal resort, Salou. So much so that both towns are physically connected by an esplanade and a bicycle lane, irrespective of wildly contrasting reputations both home and away. As far as a holiday destination, Cambrils offers tourists visiting the area the perfect counterweight to Salou and its less subtle facilities, yet still manages to harbour an array of impressive beaches, restaurants, bars, cafes and all inclusive hotels, as well as numerous things to do and see to compete with its nearest neighbour on altogether different fronts.
Why book Cambrils holidays
Discover the best beaches
Cambrils boasts 9 Blue Flag beaches... that's your holiday sorted!
Fine dining scene
With 2 Michelin-starred restaurants, seafood is a must try in Cambrils
The best theme parks
The thrilling rides and attractions of Portaventura Theme Park in Salou is just 15 minutes away!
Explore the local markets
Every Wednesday and Saturday, explore Cambrils' markets selling ceramics, jewellery, olive oil and honey
Hit the nightlife & bar scene
Enjoy the laid-back nightlife in Cambrils, particularly the bars in Plaza de Carles Roig
Cambrils is a great spot for families, from the beaches to the nearby theme parks
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Your guide to Cambrils holidays
Although Barcelona is within easy reach of those choosing to holiday in Cambrils this summer, you can put ideas about checking out the Sagrada Familia cathedral on ice for the time being, as this little corner of the Spanish coastline proffers its own treasures once you start scratching the surface. If you’re looking for a taste of authentic Spain, Cambrils is your ticket to ride. How about heading to the castle and fortress for a lesson on the region’s history, or maybe a tranquil afternoon saunter up the town’s cobbled streets? That old defensive fort we mention happens to date back to the 12th Century, while in the equally convenient Castillo de Vilafortuny, banquets of all kinds still take place during Cambril’s much-celebrated festival season. As a quick whistle-stop tour (at least, virtually-speaking), perhaps some of the following will pique your interest. The red lighthouse of Cambrils offers no better place to enjoy a splendid panoramic view of the port, while the Vila Romana de la Llosa (an excavation of Roman ruins which was not discovered until 1980, when building work was carried out in the area) is definitely worth a pit stop. Successive archaeological digs have unearthed countless ancient remains from the 1st century BC and the 4th century AD.
Cambrils is home to over 7 kilometers of coastline, the majority of which is made up of 9 finely sanded beaches which attract numerous holidaymakers annually. Said beaches tend to gently shelve into the sea, providing perfect swimming conditions for children, while if sunbathing is your thing then Cambrils has that holiday necessity covered too; thanks largely to long and warm summers under the glare of the sun (plenty of shade is also widely available). In terms of typical beach activities/water sports options, windsurfing, kite surfing, sailing, banana boat rides, jet-skiing and water skiing are all readily within reach. Summarising just a few of those 9 beaches aforementioned, and in no particular semblance of order (the easternmost beach in Cambrils), Playa Cap de Sant Pere, borders on the beach Playa del Ponent de Salou; where the two coastal towns are interconnected as such. Meanwhile Playa de Vilafortuny beach has been awarded Blue Flag status, while Playa de l'Esquirol (found at the western end) is home to a windsurfing and sailing school; which also offers other water sports like catamaran sailing, kayaking and wakeboarding. Elsewhere, and other Cambrils beaches come complete with palm tree-lined esplanades, shops, bars, beach bars and restaurants.
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