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Sailing day trip along the Costa Dourada from Barcelona to Sitges  Enjoy a private sailing day trips along the Costa Dourada. Leaving from the Olympic Port of Barcelona you will sail for 4hrs along this beautiful coastline until reaching Sitges, a charming resort village of the Costa Dourada... more...
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Catalonia's Costa Daurada: The Family Friendly Destination  by Elisha Burberry

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The Costa Daurada coastline, situated on the Mediterranean coastline in the south of Catalonia, is one of the most popular destinations in Spain for family holidays. The spectacular coastline stretches for 216km, with 786 hectares of extensive, clean, sandy beaches that sweep down to meet a clean, clear, shallow sea, safe for young children and elderly swimmers alike.
Visitors to the area can also enjoy the expanse of flat plains that sit in between the coastline and mountains inland; these play home to tranquil villages, vineyards, olive groves, and other locally grown crops such as hazelnut, almonds and carob.

However, it is Costa Daurada's beaches which provide the main draw. Torredembarra, a beach of almost 3000m in length, blessed with fine, golden sand and a calm sea is admired for its unspoiled setting and lush vegetation with small dunes that reach right up to the beach.

Salou, a blue flag beach, is one of the best known on the Costa Daurada. Visitors are well catered for, with plenty of facilities such as showers, sun loungers, large car parks, shops, cafes, restaurants, all dotted with palm tree plantations.

Tamarit Castle, Tarragona, Costa Dorada (Costa Daurada), Catalonia, Spain, Mediterranean
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The smaller and slightly more secluded beach of L'Ampolla is just 300 meters long and offers a more peaceful retreat, whilst still offering visitors all the services and facilities needed such as a life guard service, hire of pedal boats, and open air bars and cafes.

Families who wish to explore the local history and culture will find a visit to the town of Tarragona a very worthwhile trip. Here can be found, the 12th century monastery of Poblet, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as the Circo Romano (Roman Circus) which was built during the end of 1AD and was used for events such as chariot races until its demise in the 5th century.
Cloister Garden, Tarragona Cathedral, Tarragona, Catalonia, Spain
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Families will find plenty of fun in the waterpark Aquopolis - which offers a full range of aquatic attractions such as flumes, slides, river rapids, a wave pool, a hydrotherapy pool and an area for small children. 

There is also a family fun games area with mini-golf, bumper boats and a sea park zone with dolphins and sea lions.

For the more adventurous family outing, outdoor activities are in abundance with gorge scrambling, mountain biking, caving, hiking, canoeing excursions, bungee jumping, archery, fishing, hang gliding, paintballing, quad-biking and boating all on offer in the area.

There is plenty of family friendly accommodation in Costa Daurada ranging from campsites, to self-catering apartments, to fully catered five star hotels, so visitors will have no trouble arranging a place to stay which is within their budget.

With plenty to keep the kids happy, yet something for mum and dad too, it's little wonder that the Costa Daurada remains such a popular family destination with holidaying Brits.

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Medieval Southern Catalunya Biking Wine Tour A week long biking tour package of Southern Catalunya following through the wine and olive regions of Penedes, Conca de Barbera, Priorat, Tarragona...more... Cava Winery and Sitges Village Tour from Barcelona Excursion to visit the famous Cava Winery Cordorniu, located outside of Barcelona in Sant Sadurni D'Noia. Then we stop in Sitges village, with beautiful Modernist architecture…more... Montserrat The Holy Mountain On this private tour you will visit Montserrat Monastery "The Holy Mountain" with a private local guide and chauffeur…more...
Montserrat Tour by Mountain TrainMontserrat Tour by Mountain Train Ascent to Montserrat by the rack railway. The journey follows the remarkable Forms of the mountain and provides exceptional spectacular views of the Surroundings...more... Penedes or Priorat Gran Reserva Exclusive Wine and Gastronomy Tour An exclusive luxury wine day tour through the wine regions of DO Penedes, and la Conca de Barbera or DOC Priorat. Traverse the back roads of Southern Catalunya...more... Walking and Trekking Routes through Catalonia’s Best Peaks and ValleysWalking and Trekking Routes through Catalonia Best Peaks and Valleys   We’ll hike up through the mountains, alongside streams and rivers and through high-altitude valleys nestled between impressive Pyrenees peaks....more...


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Hotel y Apartamentos Solimar, Calafell
Hotel Apartments Solimar is located in the centre of Calafell Playa, on the Costa Dorada, Spain, opposite the beach. Calafell train station is 200 metres away.  Housed in a complex dotted with swaying palm trees and green areas, Hotel Apartments Solimar has two swimming pools located next to a sun-terrace with a bar, a sauna, hot tub, and a recreations area. Each morning a complimentary buffet breakfast is available. Solimar Restaurant features a contemporary atmosphere and serves buffet-style Catalan dishes for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The half-board rate includes breakfast and dinner.  A kids' club opens seasonally and features clowns, games, and other activities for children's entertainment. The hotel organises dancing in the bar at night for adults.  There are 200 guestrooms situated across the six floors of Hotel Apartments Solimar. 
Le Méridien Ra Beach Hotel & Spa, El Vendrells 1.5 kms from Calafell
Housed in a converted sanatorium dating from the 1920's, the Hotel Ra Beach Thalasso-Spa is a landmark property with an ornate 300-metre façade set on the beachfront, six kilometres from El Vendrell and 25 kilometres from Tarragona. The hotel houses the RA Wellness Thalasso-centre which has 3 indoor pools filled with iodine-rich seawater and a fully equipped fitness room, and offers a range of beauty treatments including mudtherapy, algotherapy, massage and reflexology. Guests can cool off in the outdoor pool, pamper themselves in the hair salon and enjoy cocktails beneath the vaulted arches of the piano bar, housed in a converted chapel.  Neit Gastronomic is an intimate, modern restaurant hung with contemporary art and serving a range of international dishes; the poolside grill offers a selection of light meals including barbecue dishes and salads...
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Hesperia Centurion, Cambrils
A modern, beachfront hotel set in lush, Mediterranean gardens and centred round a large swimming pool, the Hesperia Centurion is 3 kilometres from Cambrils, 5 kilometres from Port Aventura theme park. The beach is right on the hotel doorstep and the harbour at Cambrils is 3 kilometres away.  Guests can soak up the Mediterranean sunshine at the outdoor swimming pool while enjoying views of the beach and the sea with a drink from the poolside café-bar. Younger guests can splash in their own separate pool and join in the daily activity programme. The informal restaurant offers a varied international buffet with Mediterranean specialities at breakfast, lunch and dinner.  Aperitifs and cocktails are served in the lounge bar and evening entertainment comes in the form of live music and performances.
Pueblo Eldorado Playa, Cambrils
Pueblo Eldorado Playa is a modern, beachfront resort hotel, set two kilometres from Cambrils fishing village, on the Costa Dorada. The hotel is well placed for exploring the surrounding area; it is only 2 kilometres from picturesque Cambrils, while further afield is Tarragona, 22 kilometres away.  At mealtimes, guests can choose between four restaurants and enjoy a pre- or post-dinner drink at the hotel bar. Guests can relax by the pool, sip a drink by the pool bar, and join lessons in golf, tennis, windsurfing, sailing, water skiing and horse riding, plus complimentary classes in gymnastics, aerobics, spinning and beach volleyball. There is also a hair salon and a spa with a sauna, hot tub, Turkish bath and indoor pool, and treatments such as facials and massage. 
Tryp Port Cambrils, Cambrils
This hotel of new construction is located right in the city center of Cambrils, only 300 m distance from the beach and the Marina. The famous theme park "Universal Studios - Port Aventura" is only 3 km distance from the hotel and Salou 3 Km. Reus Airport is 6 km away.  The hotel has 152 standard rooms with terrace, 4 Junior Suite, 2 rooms with facilities for the handicapped, 20 connecting rooms. All rooms have Satellite TV, air conditioning, heating, telephone with external port modem connecting by the desk, minibar, safe deposit box, hairdryer, magnifying mirror, bathroom amenities, terrace.  The restaurant offers full buffet breakfast and dinner with show cooking. There is a barbecue with snack and cocktail services in summer season.
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Hotel Marvel Coma-Ruga, Coma-Ruga
The Marvel Coma-Ruga Hotel is a five-storey property and features contemporary architecture. It is just 100 metres from the beach in the resort town of Coma Ruga and 26 kilometres from city of Tarragona.  There is a kids' club, a children's swimming pool and a playground. Guests can relax by the outdoor pool with a terrace overlooking the sea. Fitness equipment is available, and other amenities include a games room, a lounge bar serving a range of drinks, a 24-hour front desk with multilingual staff, and garage parking for those with cars. Restaurant Coma-Ruga serves international food buffet style in a contemporary setting.  This four-floor hotel features 98 air-conditioned guestrooms decorated in fresh, citrus colours with patterned drapes and blue furniture. All include telephones, televisions and safes and some have terraces with sea views. 
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Estival Park Hotel, La Pineda de Vilaseca
The Estival Park Salou is a whitewashed hotel complex consisting of four buildings, situated on the La Pineda beach, four kilometres from Port Aventura. The hotel offers seven swimming pools, including three children's pools. Guests can relax with a drink in the poolside bar, work up a sweat in the gym, or unwind with a range of spa treatments, including massages, saunas and beauty treatments. Younger guests will be kept entertained by the kids' club and children's play park. A Mediterranean-style buffet is available for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and during the high season the a la carte restaurant serves pizzas and regional dishes. The hotel complex also houses a tapas bar, a wine cellar and a cocktail bar, and snack bars serving food throughout the day. 
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Aparthotel Cap Roig, L'Ampolla
The Aparthotel Cap Roig is set in front of the sea, in the heart of the National Park of Delta Del Ebro. Cap Roig, in this preserved environment, offers guests an unforgettable holiday filled with the amazing beauty of the land and sea. Guests at the residence will enjoy both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool, sauna and jacuzzi, as well as a bar, restaurant, garden, on-site shopping, fitness room, and children's area. Other amenities for guests' convenience include a multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, safety deposit box rental, and an exterior car park. This property requires a seven-night stay with check-in/checkout on Saturday only.  Guests are sure to enjoy the comfortable, air-conditioned apartments. Each unit features a bedroom with two single beds, a living room with a sofa bed for two, and a kitchenette with a ceramic hob, microwave oven and refrigerator. Guests will also enjoy television and a terrace with garden furniture. 
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Hotel Cala Font, Salou
The Hotel Cala Font is housed in an eight-storey tower block overlooking a bay with a sandy beach, and is located three kilometres from the centre of the resort town of Salou.  The hotel offers an outdoor pool with a bar, as well as a dedicated children's pool. Guests can unwind in the jetted tub. A kids' club and a children's playground will keep younger guests entertained.  In the evenings, guests can unwind over drinks in the hotel bar or play pool in the games room. Diners can head for the Cala Font restaurant, which serves a buffet of international dishes and Spanish specialities. Those arriving by car will find garage-parking facilities on site. The Port Aventura theme park is six kilometres from the hotel, and the Modern Art Museum is ten kilometres away.
Hotel President. Salou
The Hotel President is located in Salou, Spain, 70 metres from the beach. The railway station in the centre of town is 200 metres away. Port Aventura theme park is three kilometres.  Designed in a contemporary style with a neutral colour scheme, the Hotel President has a lounge with cream sofas, and a roof terrace area with large hot tubs and a sauna.  The hotel restaurant serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. It offers a selection of international dishes. There is also a ground-floor cafeteria with terrace area. Breakfast is complimentary, and half-board rates are also available.  Services include bicycle hire and ticket- booking. A 24-hour room service is available. There is also live music in the restaurant at weekends. 
Jaime I Hotel, Salou
The Jaime I Hotel is located on the Costa Dorada, in the resort town of Salou, Spain, 300 metres from the centre of Salou and 500 metres from the beach. The hotel is 2.5 kilometres from the Port Aventura theme park, and the ancient town of Tarragona is approximately 15 kilometres to the north.  With a restaurant, shops, a hair salon and five bars, including one by the pool, the Jaime I Hotel is a self-contained modern resort. Facilities include indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and a health club with a gym, squash court, sauna, spa tub and Turkish bath. A splash pool and playground are provided for children, and the kids' club offers supervised activities. A buffet-style complimentary breakfast is served each morning, with lunch and dinner buffets available later in the day. The beach, 500 metres away, offers opportunities for boat hire, scuba diving and snorkelling.  Activities available in the local area include golf, tennis and horseback riding. 
Jardines Paraisol, Holiday Apartment Complex, Salou
Set amid lush greenery, the Jardines Paraisol is a modern property located within 500 metres of the beach and Salou town centre, and ten kilometres from Reus. Guests can enjoy a stroll through the hotel gardens and go for a cooling dip in the hotel's outdoor pool, which comes complete with a waterfall and slides. The hotel also offers a play area for children. Further practical amenities include a multilingual staff on hand to exchange currency and offer tour assistance.  Sun worshippers can pend a day at the beach, next to the hotel. Those with children can head to the Port Aventura fun park, two kilometres away, which offers roller-coasters, rides and live entertainment. The 59 modern apartments are decorated in light colours with patterned fabrics and painted wood furnishings and open onto balconies.
Sol Costa Daurada, Salou
The Sol Costa Daurada is a modern resort situated in Salou on the Costa Dorada, 900 metres from a beach and one kilometre from Port Aventura theme park. The hotel is close to many of the areas main attractions; five kilometres away is the Aquopolis aqua park, while Tarragona and its Roman ruins, shops and restaurants, is 15 kilometres distant.  The hotel's Restaurante Mediterraneo offers Mediterranean buffet cuisine served in a cool ambience with modern furnishings.  Guests can swim in the indoor and outdoor pools, and there is a separate children's pool, all within gardens, with ample terraces for sunbathing and a poolside bar serving snacks. The spa centre is the place to unwind, featuring an indoor pool, gymnasium, jetted tub, sauna, Turkish Bath, solarium and a massage treatment room, while the Miniclub can keep kids out of trouble with a range of activities. 
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Hotel AC Tarragona, Tarragona
The AC Tarragona is a modern eight-storey hotel located in historic Tarragona, 500 metres from the main train station and one kilometre from the cathedral. Guests can relax on the terrace in warm weather and work out using the hotel's modern fitness equipment. Business guests have the use of fully-equipped conference facilities and there is wireless Internet access throughout the hotel; those guests arriving by car will appreciate garage parking. The hotel restaurant, with its minimalist-style decor, serves modern Spanish and Mediterranean dishes and a wide range of fine local wines and is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. The 115 air-conditioned guestrooms have crisp white bedding, parquet flooring and modern cream decor.  All include minibars, satellite television, telephones, wireless Internet, and complimentary newspapers. 
Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona, Tarragona
The modern silver-fronted Hotel Ciutat de Tarragona overlooks the central Imperio Tarraco Square, four blocks away from the ruins of Roman Tarragona. Directly in front of the hotel are the tree-lined promenades of the Imperial Tarraco Square. For a family day out, the fun-packed Port Aventura theme park is a 10 kilometer drive away.  Guests can work out in the on site fitness center, go for a revitalising dip in the pool, relax in the sauna or enjoy tapas, aperitifs and Mediterranean cuisine in one of the hotel's two restaurants. Other amenities include a business center, banquet facilities and 24-hour front desk. The 168 soundproofed guestrooms have designer furniture and polished parquet floors. Guestroom amenities include Internet connections and newspapers. Bathrooms have designer toiletries, bathroom telephones and hand-held showers.
Hotel Express, Tarragona
The Express Tarragona is a modern hotel located right in the centre of the old Roman HQ of Tarragona and about 900m from the World Heritage Site of Roman Tarraco. This comfortable, contemporary hotel is only another 8km from the Port Aventura theme park.  For the stressed parent there is a babysitting service to allow for a few hours of peace and quiet in the cafeteria or for a night out enjoying the delights of the Tarragonian nightlife. The 24 hour multi-lingual front desk staff can organise bike and car rental as well as advice on the best golf courses and beaches in the area.  In the cafeteria one finds a wide range of breakfasts, meals, salads and warm and cold sandwiches. The opening hours are from 7 to 11 pm which is complemented at night with a vending service. Small pets are welcomed into the hotel at a small extra charge.  Those guests that want to keep in touch with their friends and relatives or simply check their mails can do it at the Internet Point. 
Husa Imperial Tarraco, Tarragona
Husa Imperial Tarraco overlooks the Mediterranean Sea in the historical Roman city of Tarragona, Spain.  Making the most of its seaside location, the hotel's Restaurant Alborada pairs specialty regional and International cuisine with scenic Mediterranean views. The hotel also offers daily breakfast service. Additionally, Husa Imperial Tarraco operates a lounge bar where leather sofa arrangements promote relaxed conversations. The hotel also hosts business gatherings in its conference facilities, equipped with wireless Internet service. Outside, the landscaped grounds showcase gardens, a tennis court and an aqua blue swimming pool. Husa Imperial Tarraco offers 170 guestrooms. Rooms display light neutral colors and plaid bedspreads with coordinating window treatments. Each includes complimentary newspapers, satellite television, bathrobes, refrigerators, and minibars.
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