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Highlights Costa Dorada
- More than a hundred kilometres of sandy beaches
- Visit to nearby Barcelona
- Amusement park Port Aventura
- Excellent kitchen
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Spain's Gold Coast stretches over 216 kilometres from Vilanova i la Geltrú in the north to Alcanar in the south, where it owes its popularity as a holiday region and the multitude of holiday accommodations in all price ranges to its endless beaches. If you are looking for a cozy holiday home for your beach holiday, you will first and foremost find it on the coast in cities such as Cunit, Torredembarra, Salou, Cambrils and the metropolis of Tarragona. A coastal domicile is not only ideal for bathing tourists, but also for cultural tourists, especially as the coastal towns are rich in ancient monuments, museums and natural monuments.A holiday home in the picturesque hinterland
For those who like it a little quieter on holiday and want to move into their quarters away from the tourist hotspots, a holiday home in the hilly hinterland is ideal. In this respect, in addition to the city of Reus, picturesque towns such as Vaspella de Gaià, Santa Oliva, Tortosa and Pratdip are also worth visiting. In addition to cosy apartments and modernly furnished holiday homes, you will also find one or the other holiday home in the rustic architectural style of the region, which nestles against the gentle hills in the shade of pine and olive trees. Many accommodations also have their own pool, which provides a welcome change even in the hot summer months.
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Travelers and Activities
Unlike the Costa Brava, which is situated a little to the north, the Costa Dorada is characterised by its fine-grained sandy beaches, which are almost free of rocks and therefore promise pure bathing fun. The beaches of the region are also suitable for the first attempts at swimming with the youngest, thanks to the shallowly sloping shore areas. Those who have had enough of building sand castles, splashing around and sunbathing can take part in one of the numerous water sports activities. The offer ranges from the new trend sport stand-up paddling, kitesurfing, sailing and jet-skiing to a round with the banana boat or hoverboard.History to touch
The fact that the Romans were already on holiday on the Costa Dorada is proven by the remains of numerous amusement buildings in the cities along the coast. Immerse yourself in history and visit the bathing resorts, the Roman Colosseum and the Archaeological Museum in Tarragona. Also worth seeing are the medieval centre of Montblanc, the Cistercian monastery of Poblet on the Ruta del Cister and the town of Cambrils Olive Oil, also founded by the Romans.
Things to know
If you want to discover the cultural treasures of the region or explore the hinterland on foot or by bike, then the mild spring and autumn months are the perfect time. Especially between March and May as well as in October and November the conditions are ideal thanks to temperatures around 20 degrees. Those who want to book their holiday home for a bathing holiday should consider the summer months June to September, especially as on average up to 10 hours of sunshine per day warm the Mediterranean Sea to a pleasant bathing temperature of approximately 24 degrees Celsius.
Since the sand on the Costa Dorada is interspersed with numerous so-called mica grains, which sparkle golden yellow especially in the surf areas, the coastal region has been given the name Gold Coast.
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The theme park Port Aventura offers a successful alternation to sightseeing tours and relaxing days on the beach, because the theme park attracts with adrenaline-loaded rides such as the Dragon Khan roller coaster, the B&M Mega-Looper and the Hurricane Condor, a 100 meter high free-fall tower.Swimming with tunas
A very special adventure awaits water rats on the Costa Dorada. While in many Mediterranean regions it is possible to swim with sea turtles or dolphins, the village of L'Ametlla de Mar is the only place in Europe where you can plough through the water alongside majestic tunas.Culinary delicacies
Catalonia's coasts are known for their outstanding cuisine. You should therefore try dishes such as the seafood pan with black rice (Arroz negro a la cazuela), the piquantly stuffed peppers (Pimientos rellenos) or the sardines cooked on a hot plate (Sardinas a la plancha).Trip to Barcelona
Those who are on holiday in the region should take the opportunity to visit the metropolis Barcelona. In addition to visiting the numerous museums, you can also visit the world-famous La Sagrada Familia Cathedral and take a cable car ride.In the footsteps of Antoni Gaudí
Hardly any other person is as connected with the region as the master of modernism Antoni Gaudí. Follow in the footsteps and visit the architectural masterpieces of the city of Reus, considered the centre of architectural modernism.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada is one of the most expensive destinations in Spain. For a stay here you pay around $177.47 per night.
According to our 2020 data, the months that allow you to save the most in Costa Dorada are October, February and March, with average prices of $154.11, $159.06, and $160.93, respectively.
In 2020, the month that showed the highest annual average prices in Costa Dorada was August, with an average price of $225.44 per night. This was followed by July, with an average of $223.62, and June, with $183.71.
We recommend you to book in advance in Costa Dorada as only 48% of the accommodations remain free throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.
The months that offer the most accommodation options are, on average, June (with an availability of 65%), May (58.8%), and September (57%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is February (only 36.8% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by January (37.5%), and December (38%).
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