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Costa Dorada; Spain's Golden Coast

Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada

‘The Golden Coast’ as it translates has around 249km worth of sandy, fun packed beaches.

Spend sun filled days building sand castles or hit the waterparks and Roman ruins. With the vibrant City of Barcelona on the doorstep Costa Dorada is a fun packed destination.

Erica Casey Al Fresco Specialist tells us “South of Barcelona; the sun shines longer, the sea is warmer and sites like Sanguli just get better year after year. Cambrils Park has a Mediterranean resort style ambiance with plenty of services, especially popular for pre-teen children.”

Bosc Aventura, Salou

Multisports adventure park with different activities such as zip wires, climbing walks, paintballing and golf. Don’t forget to take a picnic!

Roman Amphitheatre, Tarragona

A beautiful Roman Amphitheatre built in the 2nd century set on the beach front of Tarragona. You can walk around the amazing amphitheatre which was once used for gladiatorial games.

The Golden Nights Salou Festival

Usually held around late July, this festival has tribute bands, fashion shows, traditional flamenco dancing, and to finish don’t forget to watch the castillos de fuegos – a huge firework display.


This is a popular quarter of Barcelona for the locals to eat, serving some of the best paella and Aroos Negre (black rice) which is coloured by using ink from squids. The tapas is also a favourite around here.

What to eat and drink in Costa Dorada

It goes without saying that camping holidays in the Costa Dorada are most loved for the wonderful sandy beaches that stretch for over 200 kilometres from the south of Barcelona. It'll come as no surprise that the name Costa Dorada means the 'golden coast'. The safe, shallow waters and miles of sand found close to our three Costa Dorada holiday parks are the perfect playground for children. Sunshine and beaches aside, there's plenty to keep you busy on a holiday to the Costa Dorada. Head to the Catalan capital, Barcelona, for the day. Take a shopping trip to the seriously chic seaside town of Sitges. Or maybe take the train to Montserrat. Of course, no description of the Costa Dorada would be complete without mentioning its star attraction - PortAventura - all loop-the-loop rollercoasters and splash-tastic log flumes. One thing's for sure, the Costa Dorada, is perfect for a fun-packed family camping holiday. You'll find Al Fresco mobile homes at three all-action holiday parks on the Costa Dorada: Vilanova Park in Vilanova i la Geltru, Sanguli in Salou and Cambrils Park.

What to see and do in Costa Dorada

From chorizo to chips - and everything in between - the choice on the Costa Dorada is infinite. Take the holiday hotspot of Salou for example, while it has a good clutch of tapas bars and authentic Spanish restaurants, it's geared up to for international palettes. For something a little more traditional, Cambrils is the place to head. It's still a working fishing port and a lot of this straight-from-the-net fish ends up in the local restaurants baked in salt, lightly grilled or transformed into lip-smacking specialities like 'suquet', a Catalan fish stew. As an accompaniment try Rioja Crianza reds or vino tinto as the Spaniards would say, rose and reds from Penedes, Sangre de Toro red, and Cava for a light and fruity fizz.


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