The Golden Coast, as it translates, has around 249km worth of beautiful sandy 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 with a little bit of something for everyone.

Whether this is to fulfill your passion for seafood, or you're looking to sunbathe, or you feel some swimming is in order, the Costa Dorada region provides everything you could want to have a fantastic holiday. Sun, sea, sand, and fun is the order of the day.

You Said

"Fab weather...Blue skies and hot hot sunshine every day." 

Tanya from Maidenhead

Your Regional Specialist Emma

“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. Whatever your age, though, the endless sunshine will brighten your holiday."

Hidden Gem: Bosc Aventura

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

Old Favourite: Amphitheatre

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.

Local Cuisine: Barcelona

The Gothic Quarter, in Barcelona is popular with the locals - serving some of the best paella and Aroos Negre (black rice) which is coloured with squid ink. The tapas is also a favourite around here.

What to See & Do: Altafulla

The charming town of Altafulla has a stunning old quarter with a medieval castle overlooking the sea, and a beautifully fine sandy beach over 1km long!

Festivals & Events: Fireworks!

They happen regularly on the coast of Spain. It's well worth taking a look with mini local festivals also around the same time.

Beaches & Lakes: Tamarit Castle

Tamarit offers a king, golden sandy beach with magnificent views of Tamarit castle. It's a perfect sunbathing spot and the site here accommodates wedding parties!