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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
Village Explorations and Walking Excursions from Barcelona Enjoy
a full day adventure exploring a medieval village’s winding cobblestone
streets and buildings dating back more than 500 years....more...
Excursion Along the Costa Brava from Barcelona Enjoy a full day
excursion from Barcelona to the Costa Brava...more...
Class in Amporda Costa Brava Catalonia If you are interested in
learning how to prepare Spanish dishes but you do not have too much time
to dedicate to it, consider a morning in the kitchen, followed by a three
course lunch in the Costa Brava region…more...
Vacation in El Priorat Catalonia Spain Enjoy a Cooking Vacation
in the Charming Catalan village of El Masroig at "Can Miquelet del Mano",
a 4th generation family house built in stone. Learn to cook Catalan dishes
with some excursion to visit the wineries of the Priorat wine region...more...
and Wine tasting Tour in El Penedes wine country from Barcelona
Day excursions for small group wine tours and wine tasting in Catalonia.
Enjoy Catalonia, Spain's finest wines, cavas and foods mixed with great
the Jewish Gems of Catalonia Spain On this private self-drive tour
you will have the opportunity to discover the Jewish Heritage of Catalonia
Spain. Along the way you will have some private guides to full experience
the historic sites…more...
the Costa Brava Cliffs and Coves walking hiking routes and coastal villages
On these walking routes you’ll find innumerable links to Catalonia’s rich
history: old, winding stone walls, dolmens (old shelters), castle and monastery
ruins, olive orchards and intricately terraced mountainsides…more...
Food and Wine Weekend in El Priorat Catalonia Spain Enjoy 1, 2
or 3 days discovering the fantastic and world renown Region of Priorat,
learning the basics of Catalan cuisine and wine, with cooking classes,
private olive oil tasting presentation, and winery visits…more...
Beach side Honeymoon in Sitges Costa Brava and Mallorca Island
This honeymoon has been designed for honeymooners that would like to relax
on romantic beaches and do some sightseeing as they please. 1st part of
the vacation in Sitges near Barcelona. 2nd half of the trip is spent on
the Balearic Island of Mallorca...more...
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...
Wine Tour to Torres Winery where Fine Wine of the Penedes Region is Born
and Raised Witness for yourself the thousand year old tradition
of winemaking at the renowned Torres Winery on this private tour from Barcelona…more...
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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
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.
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.
|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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HOTELS IN CATALUNYA, SPAIN
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CALAFELL - COSTA DORADA, CATALUNYA FEATURED HOTELS
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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.
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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CAMBRILS - COSTA DAURADA, CATALUNYA FEATURED HOTELS
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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.
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
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.
COMA-RUGA - COSTA DORADA, CATALUNYA FEATURED HOTELS
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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
for more La Pineda de Vilaseca Hotels
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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
L'AMPOLLA - COSTA DORADA, CATALUNYA FEATURED HOTELS
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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.
SALOU - COSTA DORADA, CATALUNYA FEATURED HOTELS
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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
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.
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.
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.
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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TARRAGONA - COSTA DORADA, CATALUNYA FEATURED HOTELS
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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.
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.
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.
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.