PortAventura: this brilliant theme park has everything from roller
coasters to irresistible waterslides and live shows.
There are many great courses in the region, like Lumine in PortAventura
and Costa Dorada Tarragona.
The Costa Dorada Marine Resort has them all!
Language:The main language spoken in
Costa Dorada is Spanish.
Currency:The currency used in Costa
Dorada is Euro (€).
Local time:Costa Dorada is 1 hour
ahead of GMT/UK time.
Fly to:The nearest airport is Reus
Airport (REU), 3km from Reus and 13km from Tarragona.
Flight time from UK:Around 2 hours
Tourist Information:Further Costa
Dorada tourist information can be foundhere.
Visa & Health:Before you travel,
recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Costa Dorada.
Temperature:Peak in July-September
Best time to visit Costa Dorada:August
The Costa Dorada enjoys over 3000 hours of sunlight per year, with dry
summers and constant temperatures during winter. The region has one of the warmest climates in
Europe. Summer temperatures peak in July-September around 25°C, and in December-February
temperatures can be as low as 11°C. The best time to go to the Costa Dorada is in August.
By train:Train services run along
the Costa Dorada coastline, as well as a line that runs from Tarragona to Zaragoza. High speed
train travel is also available from Tarragona to Madrid, taking just 3 hours.
By bus: There are regular bus
services between the region’s larger towns, and all towns have bus stops with local travel
By car hire:Car rental is available
from Reus airport and across the region.
Summer solstice:Tarragona celebrates
the festival of St Joan, or the summer solstice, on June 23rd. The shortest night of the year
is marked with dancing in the streets, feasts and firecrackers. Bonfires are set alight through
the city, in a tradition called the Canigó flame, because the first flame comes from the Canigó
Mountain in the Pyrenees.
For racers:The World Rally
Championship visits Salou for the penultimate stage of the competition in late
For movie lovers:Film fans can visit
the Sitges International Film Festival of Catalonia in October to see new short and feature
films. The festival specialises in the horror and fantasy genres.
Lively, family-friendly Salou and picturesque, hilly Cap Salou nearby
have a well-deserved reputation for fun-filled Costa Dorada holidays. Close to their beautiful
beaches lies PortAventura, one of the biggest theme parks in Europe, with thrilling roller
coasters, shows and a waterpark. Head for the nearby city of Tarragona for its archaeological
museum and Roman ruins.
Found in the south of Catalonia, the Costa Dorada stretches 216km down
the east coast of Spain facing the Mediterranean Sea. Between Salou and Tarragona is the
family-friendly PortAventura resort. Kids will love the thrill of the theme park and can splash
their way through the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. Or pick nearby Cap Salou where you can enjoy a
leisurely round of golf or pop to one of the many small beaches and enjoy a dip in the
Hilly streets and a picturesque coastline of woods dotted with small
beaches, perfect for a more peaceful holiday. Great for sports lovers (especially golfers), it
also has a small selection of bars, restaurants and shops. Hotels in Cap Salou are a great
chance to enjoy all kinds of watersports.
Experience the adventures of one of the biggest theme parks in Europe
along with the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park. For the full experience, stay in one of the theme
park hotels: the Mediterranean Hotel PortAventura, the Caribbean Hotel Caribe, the Mexican
Hotel El Paso or the Wild West Hotel Gold River.