Catedral de Tarragona. Tarragona
Monasterio de Poblet. Tarragona
Playa de Calafell. Tarragona
Arco de Barà en Roda de Barà. Tarragona
In the south of Catalonia, Costa Dorada, dotted with seaside villages, is an area of long fishing tradition.
The long beaches are filled with dunes of fine sand. The wide selection of apartments in the area characterises the Costa Dorada as the most popular family holiday destination. Suitable for children and the elderly, it offers an ideal tranquil, restful holiday. The 20 municipalities that make up Costa Dorada stretch along a seacoast of 216 kilometres, with 786 hectares of extensive, clean, sandy beaches washed by crystal, shallow waters. Lying between the sea and the mountain range are wide open areas, home to tranquil villages and fields of crops ranging from vineyards and olive groves to carob, hazelnut, almond trees and vegetable-garden crops. In total the area has over 150,000 hotel beds, many campsites and apartments, and it receives an average of 3,500,000 visitors per year. Inland, places and towns of interest (such as Reus, Valls, Montblanc, Tortosa) and great medieval monasteries are easily accessible: Poblet, Santes Creus and Scala Dei, as well as picturesque spots that are famous for their beautiful scenery (Prades, Siurana), abrupt sierras with big game reserves (Tivissa, Cardó and Ports de Tortosa), and the unique, extensive Ebro Delta with its labyrinth of irrigation channels and pools.