Costa Dorada holidays 2020
Spain’s beautiful Costa Dorada (‘Golden Coast’) lives up to its name with heavenly beaches of golden sand. The Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada in Catalan) stretches for more than 200 kilometres, and encompasses some of Spain’s most appealing resorts, from charming Sitges to family favourite Cap de Salou.
With our cheap holidays you can experience the popular water parks and theme parks on the Costa Dorada – including PortAventura World (in Salou), one of the biggest in Europe – to keep the kids happy, and plenty of options for eating, drinking and shopping. Inland you’ll find hills, vineyards, ancient monasteries and olive groves, and, if you want a shot of city life, Barcelona and Tarragona are a short hop away by train.
Flights to the Costa Dorada are cheapest in April and May, though holidays to the Costa Dorada are very much a year-round affair. For a truly "golden" holiday in 2020 or 2021, you can't beat this Spanish coastal destination, the Costa Dorada.
Costa Dorada at a glance
Discover the best beaches
Calm and shallow waters make beaches popular here
The best theme parks
Don't miss Salou's PortAvenura, the biggest theme park in Europe!
Fun water parks
PortAventura also has an aquatic park, great for all ages
Balcon del Mediterraneo in Tarragona has stunning views
Must-visit historical sites
Visit Roman ruins like the Vila Romana dels Munts
Art? History? Costa Dorada has it all
Top resorts in Costa Dorada
Salou is the ultimate 2020 getaway, and the Costa Dorada is a fine location to spend your summer holidays. From the perpetually …from £96 pp
Sitges is a beautiful, whitewashed former fishing village on the Costa Dorada that has developed into a stylish and lively resort …from £151 pp
Situated at the very heart of the Costa Dorada, Cambrils is acknowledged as the second largest town in this region …from £135 pp
A seaside resort famed for its sun-drenched Mediterranean climate, La Pineda offers powdery golden sands and a bevvy of family-friendly …from £191 pp
If you’re looking for the right destination for your 2020 holiday on the Costa Dorada, Calafell deserves a place at …from £207 pp
L'Ampolla in Costa Dorada, Spain …from £228 pp
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Things to do in Costa Dorada
The Costa Dorada's most popular resorts
The Costa Dorada has a fantastic array of attractions a holiday adventure: the gorgeous beaches are the biggest draw on the Costa Dorada, but you’ll also find charming fishing villages, wineries, historic towns and lively resorts offering fantastic entertainment and attractions for all the family.
Your first point of contact with the Costa Dorada is Reus, home to the regional airport. From there it's to the region's popular resorts. Salou is the biggest resort which lays along the northeastern point of the Costa Dorada. An all-round favourite, Salou has a range of beaches to choose from including 34 Blue Flag beaches. Passeig Jaume I, the main promenade in Salou runs along the coast, next to Llevant Beach - the longest beach in this resort town. Being one of the most popular beaches in Salou, Llevant Beach offers a variety of water sports and rentals.
Beaches aren’t the only thing Salou has to offer. It’s also home to PortAventura World, an enormous theme park and water park which will surely keep kids of all ages entertained.
Up the coast towards Barcelona, Sitges is a chic and stylish town with fantastic nightlife. Find out why we love Sitges. Inland, you can explore some of Spain’s best wine regions, watch the castellers make their amazing human castles in Valls, or gaze at flamingos in the vast Delta de l’Ebre nature reserve.
The cosmopolitan Catalan capital of Barcelona is a short train ride away, while Tarragona preserves some magnificent ruins that attest to its importance in Roman Hispania.
Costa Dorada's cultural attractions
The Costa Dorada is full of fascinating cultural attractions. Foremost among them is the superb Roman ruins in Tarragona, which was once the capital of an important Roman province. There’s also a beautiful Roman villa in Altafulla, and you’ll find extraordinary aqueducts and arches scattered across the region.
Sitges has several fine museums, notably Cau Ferrat, a charming seafront mansion which has an eclectic collection of paintings and objects gathered by the Catalan artist Santiago Rusiñol. There are lots of colourful festivals held year-round, including Tarragona’s Santa Tecla festival in September, the Nits Daurades (‘Golden Nights’) in Salou in August, and the fabulous Carnival celebrations in Sitges.
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