The Costa Daurada is one of the most popular resort areas on the Mediterranean. Its 202 kilometres of coastline and the contrasts of its inland counties offer multiple holiday options. The Costa Daurada provides you with quality holiday facilities and everything you have ever dreamed of in a holiday.
The Costa Daurada is full of colours and contrasts: the blue of the sea, the gold of the sand and monumental stone buildings, the green of the mountains and golf courses, the red of the vines, etc. In short, a diversity that makes the region a land full of life and joy.
The name Costa Daurada or "Golden Coast" is the province of Tarragona's tourism trade mark and it comes from the golden hues reflected by the sun's rays as they shine on the fine golden sand beaches that slope gently into the blue waters of the Mediterranean.
History, art, monuments, nature, sports, tradition, gastronomy, quality accommodation... the list of things to do as you discover the Costa Daurada's charms is never-ending. However, the true living heritage of the region, that which shows its character and identity, is its festivals. These are traditions that have survived the passage of time and are today celebrated in popular festivals everybody is invited to join in with.
The Terres de l'Ebre is an emerging holiday destination far from the crowds of the conventional resorts. It has a pleasant, stable climate all year round and is an ideal area to enjoy with family and friends.
In the Terres de l'Ebre there are more things to do and see than you can possibly imagine: a stunning coastline, a rich cultural and historical heritage, landscapes of great natural beauty in which to enjoy open air activities, traditional Mediterranean gastronomy, a wide variety of leisure activities, traditional wine and rice producing areas and many popular festivals and historical re-enactments.
Historically the River Ebro has always been and will probably continue to be the main artery linking these four counties, the southernmost in Catalonia. But it is also there to be enjoyed, whether by taking a trip on a traditional catboat or paddling yourself in a canoe or kayak.
The Terres de l'Ebre stands out above all for its countryside, one of the main reasons for visiting the region. There are two natural parks, the Ebro Delta and Els Ports Mountains, as well as a nature reserve and nineteen other protected areas that form part of the Xarxa Natura 2000 network. Thirty-five per cent of its territory consists of protected nature reserves, making it a paradise for nature lovers, birdwatchers, hikers, rock climbers, etc. It's a great place for cycling through the mountains or across the plains of the Delta, without forgetting the Vía Verde (Green Way), a 49-kilometre cycling and walking route that crosses the counties of Terra Alta and Baix Ebre.
The coastline offers all the variations of the Mediterranean. To the north there are solitary coves hidden among sheer cliffs and to the south vast, empty beaches of fine sand and shallow waters. The Sant Carles de la Ràpita Water Sports Centre offers all kinds of water sports and other activities for the whole family from Alcanar to Ametlla de Mar.
The River Ebro has been of great importance for all the civilisations that have settled this territory. These peoples have left a unique historical and architectural legacy that has given these four counties their personality and character. The cultural diversity is reflected in the variety of places to visit. These include the prehistoric cave paintings of Ulldecona (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), the monumental old town of Tortosa, the different sites of the Battle of the Ebro (Spanish Civil War 1936-39), the modernist architecture of the wine cooperatives of Gandesa and El Pinell de Brai and the Picasso Centre in Horta de Sant Joan.
The cultural, historical and folkloric wealth of the territory is best expressed in the warm, friendly nature of the people and in their cuisine. The latter is a mosaic of the best Mediterranean traditions, with the outstanding ingredient being the rice grown in Amposta and other parts of the territory, as well as the gastronomic wealth of the local varieties of fish and seafood, locally grown fruit and vegetables, the Terra Alta designation of origin wines, olive oil and honey, many of them with certificates that guarantee their quality.
Today there are several festivals that have been declared "Festivals of Tourist Interest" that take us back to times gone by. They include Tortosa's Renaissance Festival, the traditional performance of the Passion in Ulldecona and the Festival of Saint Anthony in Ascó, which has been declared a "Cultural Festival of National Interest".
Fine sand beaches. Iberian settlement. Areas: Alcanar, Les Cases d'Alcanar and Alcanar-Playa. Marina.
Fine sand beaches. Mediaeval castle. Roman villa of Els Munts. Fish and seafood cuisine: romesco sauce, rice dishes, fish. Surroundings: Tamarit Castle (1 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (9 km), PortAventura (18 km).
Calafat is a high-class residential area with more than 2 km of coastline, magnificent cliffs and tranquil coves with fine sand and crystalline waters, ideal for enjoying all types of water sports, fishing, diving, etc.
Fine sand beaches. Iberian settlement. Calafell Castle. Segur de Calafell Marina. Nearby: Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (27 km), Vilanova i la Geltrú (15 km), Sitges (22 km), PortAventura (40 km).
Marina. Fine sand beaches. Church of Sant Miquel (13th century). Fish and seafood cuisine. Nearby: Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (27 km), Vilanova i la Geltrú (15 km), Sitges (22 km), PortAventura (40 km).
The location of Camarles makes it an ideal base for visiting the Ebro Delta Natural Park.
Fishing port and marina. Famous for its excellent fish and seafood cuisine. Nearby: Salou (6 km), PortAventura (9 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (18 km), Mont-roig (golf, 12 km), Ebro Delta Natural Park (32 km).
Coma-ruga Beach, in the municipality of El Vendrell, Tarragona, offers all types of services and facilities, a seafront promenade with shops and restaurants, as well as a marina and yacht club.
Cunit expresses itself in its natural contrasts: two privileged beach areas and beautiful countryside invite you to relax, enjoy the sun and the tranquil warm waters, as well as taking pleasant strolls or cycle rides.
The administrative centre of the Ebro Delta Natural Park. Fine sand beaches, natural lagoons and reedbeds, birdlife. Fish and seafood cuisine: rice and eel dishes. Ecomuseum. Casa de Fusta Interpretation Centre. Nearby: Tortosa (25 km), Amposta (10 km).
Fine sand beach. Nearby: Calafell (12 km), Segur de Calafell marina (12 km), Torredembarra (6 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (23 km), Sitges (33 km), PortAventura (30 km).
El Perelló offers sea and mountain landscapes and beautiful, quiet beaches with crystalline waters. It was first town in Catalonia to produce honey. La Mallada Cave, the cave paintings of Cabra-Feixet, the Molino de Viento (windmill). Nearby: Salou (50 km), Cambrils (45 km).
Fine sand beaches. PortAventura. Aquopolis. Nearby: Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (6 km), Cambrils (10 km), Golf Reus Aigüesverds, Golf Costa Daurada, Golf Bonmont Terres Noves (6-30 km).
Fishing port and marina. Fish auction, prestige seafood cuisine. Coves with white sand or rocky beaches. Nearby: Tortosa (30 km), Ebro Delta Natural Park (15 km), L'Ampolla (12 km), Sant Carles de la Ràpita (38 km), PortAventura (40 km).
Marina. Ebro Delta Natural Park (3 km). Nearby: Ametlla de Mar (12 km), Port Calafat (17 km), Tortosa (20 km), Sant Carles de la Ràpita (30 km), Les Cases d'Alcanar (40 km), PortAventura (35 km).
The attraction and influence of the nearby monastery of Poblet has allowed the town to provide itself with an excellent service infrastructure and a wide range of cultural and leisure facilities that are closely linked to the natural attractions in the nearby countryside: the Prades Mountains and particularly the Font Major Cave, the Museum of Rural Life, the Casal, the modernist wine cellar and its wine museum and Poblet. Nearby: Montblanc (6 km) and Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (42 km).
Marina. Nearby: Pitch & Putt La Figuerola, Vandellós (10 km), Port Calafat (9 km), Ametlla de Mar (15 km), Mont-roig (golf, 7 km), Cambrils (14 km), Salou (19 km), PortAventura (19 km), Ebro Delta Natural Park (27 km).
Mas de Barberans is a village in the county of El Montsià with a population of about 600. Its privileged location, right next to Els Ports Natural Park and only 30 km from the Ebro Delta and the Mediterranean coast, makes it ideal for a country holiday.
Fine sand beaches. Golf Bonmont Terres Noves. Joan Miró Itinerary. Nearby: the marinas of Cambrils and Hospitalet de l'Infant (13/3 km), PortAventura (26 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (36 km).
Fine sand beaches on the coast (Miami Platja). Golf Bonmont Terres Noves. Nearby: the marinas of Cambrils and Hospitalet de l'Infant (15/13 km), PortAventura (23 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (25 km).
Fine-sand beaches. An important residential zone with gardens and pleasant estates. Church of Sant Bartomeu. Surroundings: Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (20 km), PortAventura (30 km).
A family holiday resort. Fine sand beaches. Marina. PortAventura. Nearby: Reus (9 km), marinas of Cambrils, Hospitalet de l'Infant (6/20 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (12 km), Cambrils (6 km).
The beachfront quarters of Sant Salvador, Coma-ruga and El Francàs are one of the municipality's main attractions (3.5 km from the town centre).
Fine sand beaches. Important artistic-architectural heritage, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Surroundings: Reus (7 km), PortAventura (8 km).
Fine sand beaches, Marina. Renaissance castle. Fish and seafood cuisine. Nearby: Roman villa of Els Munts. Tamarit Castle (6 km), Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site (14 km), PortAventura (25 km).