From Golden Sandy Beaches To Bustling Barcelona
Costa Dorada holidays offer a fabulous family holiday location, with golden sandy beaches that stretch for miles, picturesque villages and beach resorts that come to life at night. A Costa Dorada holiday has everything the family needs for a sun drenched summer break. The Costa Dorada stretches out in the glorious sunshine from just below Barcelona to Cambrils further south.
With just a 2 hour flight time from the UK into Reus airport, the Costa Dorada is easily accessible even for a short break. With temperatures that hit 30° in July and August, boasting over 9 hours of sunshine a day, it's no wonder families return year after year.
To the very north of Costa Dorada lies the cultural city of Barcelona, with its mesmerising Gothic quarter, famous architecture, designer shopping and upmarket bars and restaurants. Travelling south of Barcelona, you'll arrive in the coastal resort of Blanca.
Many affluent Spaniards built mansions here in the 19th century and a lot of those homes have now been converted into hotels. The area today is vibrant and cultural, popular with the gay community due to its invigorating nightlife, trendy bars and cafes, and close proximity to Barcelona.
Quick Costa Dorada Tips
The currency in the Costa Dorada is the Euro
UK passport holders do not need a visa to travel to Spain
The time difference from the UK to Spain is GMT +1
Flight times from the UK to the mainland of Spain take between 2 and 2½ hours, depending on which part you are visiting.
Paella is a popular national dish, well worth a try. Tastes and cooking vary from region to region but if you're a seafood lover it really hits the spot
Thrilling Theme Parks and Sizzling Salou
The Costa Dorada is also home to the world class Universal theme park known as Port Aventura, children and adults alike will thrill to the rides and water slides this park has to offer, housing the largest roller coaster in Europe, dare you ride the Dragon Khan? Or soak yourself in the fabulous Aquapolis water park in La Pineda, the excitement is never ending. Salou is one of the liveliest resorts of the Costa Dorada with an abundance of bars, restaurants and discos, catering for every taste and budget. With just a 20 minute transfer time from the airport and the excellent value for money hotels, this resort is a firm favourite for families every year. The safe Blue Flag beaches and calm blue waters ensure the whole family has a fabulous holiday, relax on the beach or take a pedalo or banana boat ride out to sea.
If relaxation is more your thing then holidays in Costa Dorada still have plenty to offer, enjoy the attractive cobbled streets and picturesque harbour of Cambrils, a traditionally Spanish town with cafes and Tapas bars. The beach at Cambrils stretches for 10 miles through the lively resorts of Salou and La Pineda, along to the equally calming tempo of Cap Salou. There's the option to relax with a choice of golden sandy beaches with accommodation nestled in the hillside, or wander along the tree lined promenade to the livelier Salou.
A short journey inland will transform you into rural Catalonian farmland with succulent vineyards, showing that the Costa Dorada really does have something for everyone. Holidays to Costa Dorada are available to book online here at Late Deals.
Top Places to Visit
Barcelona has been leading the way in architecture, art and style since the late 19th century. Add to this designer shopping, trendy nightlife, a beach and a half decent foot ball team and you’ll find everything you need on a city break in Barcelona.
PortAventura Theme Park
Spain’s number one theme park located in Salou, Costa Dorada gives a certain Mr Disney a run for his money! Frights and delights await all ages, and help to ensure a proper family fun day out.
Costa Dorada Beaches
The Costa Dorada is home to some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain, Salou with its long golden sands and calm waters ideal for families, Sitges with 17 beaches and caters for everyone from families with young children, to water sport lovers