Tuesday, 12 October 2010

The Golden Coast of the Costa Dorada

The Golden Coast of Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada , or “Gold Coast”, is a stretch of southern Catalonia in Spain, deservedly famous for its gorgeous sandy shores and great summer weather. With numerous blue-flag beaches, you’ll find the resorts on your Costa Dorada holidays are perfect for sun and sea. And if you like adventure, you’ll find fun activities for you and the whole family. The region has a strong culture with an amazing history, so if you love exploring beautiful places, then you have a great choice: the ancient city of Tarragona, the spectacular mountain monastery at Montserrat, and only a couple of hours away - Barcelona, one of the world’s most stunning cities.

Holidays to Costa Dorada are simple; a couple of hours by plane from the UK, and as it’s within the European Union there’s no visa hassle. You’ll find superb resorts all along the coast; places like Salou, Cambrils, and La Pineda, and these are fully geared for your holidays, with a good range of hotels and restaurants offering good food at reasonable prices, which means cheap Costa Dorada holidays are within easy reach.

Summer time is the most popular for holidays to Costa Dorada. The coast is dry and hot but nicely cooled by the Mediterranean breezes, and the temperature is generally around 25-30°C. One of the great things about holidays in Costa Dorada is the beaches, many of them blue-flag beaches that shelve gently, so they’re ideal for young families. Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils are also worth a visit. The watersports on offer range from windsurfing to kite-surfing to sailing, and at La Pineda there’s a superb waterpark. Or you could visit the exciting amusement park at Salou; Port Aventura has some great rides, including some outstanding rollercoasters.

Holidays in Costa Dorada are ideal if you love culture. Catalonia is a region with a strong sense of its own identity and with its own language, Catalan, so you don’t have to go far to find the true Catalonia. Barcelona is only a couple of hours away, with its amazing cathedral designed by Gaudi, the famous Ramblas and the old city. Or take the cable car up to the monastery at Montserrat, worth it just for the spectacular views. Your cheap Costa Dorada holidays will be a wonderful time for you and your family.

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