A walk along the Costa Dorada: What to see and what to do

The Gold Coast

Would you like to take a great walk along the Costa Dorada? It is one of the best known areas of the Spanish geography and also one of the most interesting. It is located southwest of Barcelona and has endless beaches as well as resorts that make it even more interesting, if possible.

But it is true that This area is much more than beaches and therefore, the cultural route, full of stories and even legends, also looms about her. Therefore, you cannot miss everything you can visit and also what you can do on your vacation. You will have it all at your fingertips! Are you ready to enjoy it?

Tarragona, one of the most important starting points on the Costa Dorada

There are several areas covered by the Costa Dorada, but without a doubt, Tarragona takes first place. We can say of her that It looks like an open-air museum, thanks to everything it has to show us in the so-called ruins of Tarraco. We will take a couple of steps back in time to discover bridges, towers like that of the Scipios and even its old wall, which does not go back to Roman times. All this forms one of the most important archaeological sites, with real gems, which should be known. In addition to this, you cannot miss your visit to the Cathedral of Santa Tecla, the Mirador del Mediterráneo or the Port.

The best beaches on the Costa Dorada

A walk along its beaches

We went from traveling in time to returning to the present and discovering all its beaches. Because it is an area where the sandbanks will always be present, combined with those crystalline waters that they fall in love with so much. La Pineda is one of the perfect beaches, more than two kilometers long where you can practice surfing or diving. Cala Fonda, also known as Waikiki, is located north of Tarragona and is one of the quietest. While the Playa de Santes Creus, where its views and the reflection of the sea, will impress you. For a day out with the family and surrounded by pine forests is Cap Roig Beach.

Resort or Camping?

The adventure of a trip sometimes begins with the accommodation that we have looked for. Because if we talk about the beaches that make up this place, the resorts, with great detail, will be the protagonists. But if you want to look for something more economical, practical and for the whole family, you can also choose a Camping Costa Dorada. In this way you will always be in a calmer environment and of course, you can enjoy the countryside and beach when you feel like it with all the services at hand.

What to see in Tarragona

A visit to the Salou theme park

Because in addition to beaches and a lot of tourism, Salou also has the PortAventura World theme park. So it can be another of the more than obligatory visits, especially if you go with your children. Because in this way you can enjoy all the attractions as a family and for them it will be an incentive. Of course, Salou also offers you places as special as the Torre Vella fortress, if you want to enjoy the most cultural part of the place.

Gaudí's life in Reus

Nor can you miss a walk through Reus, as it is Gaudí's cradle and all that that encompasses. Since for several years he lived in this area and today it is a great memory of the artist, in each of its corners. You can enjoy what was his home as well as the Gaudí Center, which is an interpretation center that is located in the Plaza del Ayuntamiento. In it, you can find the artist's personal objects and there is also a room with reproductions of his work.

We get going with the Cistercian Route!

It is a route that you can do either on foot or by bicycle if you feel like it more. In this route you have three mandatory stops that are three monasteries: Vallbona, Poblet and Santes Creus. A more than perfect area to discover its wealth of architecture, which is obvious, but also in gastronomy and of course, in crafts. Hence, it is another of those options that when we visit the Costa Dorada, are also on our itinerary.

Route of the monasteries

Navigate the Ebro Delta

Visiting the Delta del Ebro park is another of the basic points to consider. Since in it you will discover numerous species of animals. But in addition, it offers you another of the pleasant experiences that you can enjoy and remember all your life: A boat trip through the Ebro Delta. What does that sound very good about? Well, you can access the mouth of one of the most important rivers, enjoying nature and its beaches. You have routes that are around an hour, up to almost a day. What area are you going to start your vacation in?

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