The shores of Spain in the Mediterranean are almost endless. Besides the well-known tourist resorts, they are multiple destinations and places waiting the unwearied traveler. Spain has more than 1.600 kilometers of coastline in the Mediterranean reaching from Tarifa, the southern part of the European continent up until the rocky cliffs of Cabo de Creus, in the North Catalonia, near the borders between Spain and France. These kilometers host a variety of attractions and things to do.
One of those areas is the famous Costa Daurada (Gold Coast) in the Tarragona province, an area that starts north of Levante. Barcelona, one of the jewels of Spain and of Mediterranean, is located only 90 kilometers away and you can easily combine a visit to Barcelona with a summer break and a visit to Costa Daurada from Barcelona.
Best places in Costa Daurada
Costa Daurada, located in the heart of Tarragona, is visited by millions of visitors each year. Its name is derived from its gold and of its beaches and from the constant presence of sun. There are many beautiful towns for you to visit and discover and many beaches with palm trees for you to relax. In Costa Daurada you can visit 8 cities with one of them being Tarragona. There is a huge variety of monuments, amusement parks and sightseeing you can explore if you plan a holiday to Costa Daurada from Barcelona.
One of the most visited sites at Costa Daurada is the amusement and leisure park of Port Aventura. It is located in the city of Salou and there are many rides you can take with your friends or your family. Furthermore, if you decide to visit the city of Tarragona, there you can visit many historic monuments and sights. One of them is the Ferreres aqueduct or the Pont del Diable as it is known. That bridge, part of the Roman aqueduct that supplied the city of Tarragona during ancient times with water, is something you should definitely visit. Lastly, another piece of Roman history is the amphitheatre in Tarragona built during the 2nd century a.C. and able to sit 15.000 spectators.
Places to swim in Costa Daurada
The coastline of Costa Daurada is famous for another thing: its unique beaches around Barcelona. Some of them is located in the city of Cambrils near the sea, a city well-known for its great cuisine and architecture. Cambrils is considered to be as one of the most ancients cities of Catalonia along with a tourist destination for the whole family. Finally, an excellent place for swimming is the city of Salou. The shoreline is endless and you can swim, sail, windsurf, ride your bike or jog alongside the sea. Although it can get really crowded during the summer, it is a great place to visit and explore.
Costa Daurada has many other places to visit. You can plan a summer break to Costa Daurada from Barcelona. You can rent an apartment near the train station or in one of the many areas of the city and you will to enjoy life as a local and visit all the places you want to.