Costa Daurada

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Over an area covering 3,000 square kilometres there is a wide variety of tourist provision, ranging from the sixty beaches that give the coastline its name, to all kinds of historic, gastronomic, landscape, leisure and cultural attractions. The most important cities are Tarragona, Reus, El Vendrell and Valls, and the main tourist centres are in Salou, La Pineda, Torredembarra, Altafulla, Cambrils, L'Hospitalet de l'Infant, Mont-roig del Camp, Cunit and Calafell.

Beaches, theme parks, the Císter route.

Take part in some of the many gastronomic fairs and festivals held throughout the year.
  • Region: Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Baix Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, Tarragonès
  • Province: Tarragona
  • District: Aiguamúrcia, Albinyana, Albiol, Alcover, Aleixar, Alforja, Alió, Almoster, Altafulla, Arboç, Arbolí, Argentera, Banyeres del Penedès, Barberà de la Conca, Bellmunt del Priorat, Bellvei, Bisbal de Falset, Bisbal del Penedès, Blancafort, Bonastre, Borges del Camp, Botarell, Bràfim, Cabacés, Cabra del Camp, Calafell, Cambrils, Capafonts, Capçanes, Castellvell del Camp, Catllar, Colldejou, Conesa, Constantí, Cornudella de Montsant, Creixell, Cunit, Duesaigües, El Vendrell, Espluga de Francolí, l', Falset, Febró, Figuera, Figuerola del Camp, Forès, Garidells, Gratallops, Guiamets, La Morera de Montsant, Lloar, Llorac, Llorenç del Penedès, Marçà, Margalef, Masllorenç, Masó, Maspujols, Masroig, Milà, Molar, Montblanc, Montbrió del Camp, Montferri, Montmell, Mont-ral, Mont-roig del Camp, Morell, Nou de Gaià, Nulles, Pallaresos, Passanant, Perafort, Piles, Pira, Pla de Santa Maria, Pobla de Mafumet, Pobla de Montornès, Poboleda, Pont d'Armentera, Pontils, Porrera, Pradell de la Teixeta, Prades, Pratdip, Puigpelat, Querol, Renau, Reus, Riba, Riera de Gaià, Riudecanyes, Riudecols, Riudoms, Rocafort de Queralt, Roda de Barà, Rodonyà, Rourell, Salomó, Salou, Sant Jaume dels Domenys, Santa Coloma de Queralt, Santa Oliva, Sarral, Savallà del Comtat, Secuita, Selva del Camp, Senan, Solivella, Tarragona, Torre de Fontaubella, Torredembarra, Torroja del Priorat, Ulldemolins, Vallclara, Vallfogona de Riucorb, Vallmoll, Valls, Vandellòs i l'Hospitalet de l'Infant, Vespella de Gaià, Vilabella, Vilallonga del Camp, Vilanova de Prades, Vilanova d'Escornalbou, Vilaplana, Vila-rodona, Vila-seca, Vilaverd, Vilella Alta, Vilella Baixa, Vimbodí i Poblet, Vinyols i els Arcs
  • Size: 2999
  • Inhabitants: 613202
  • Web: www.costadaurada.org

Geographical location

The Costa Daurada is the name given to the regions around Tarragona, which include the Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, Tarragonès and Baix Penedès.

Climate

Economic activity

History

What to see

From the remains of ancient civilisations to the legacy of its best creators, the Costa Daurada has a wealth of cultural treasures. The traces left by the Romans are particularly visible in Tarragona, with a group of architectural monuments that have been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site and that include the amphitheatre, the forum, the circus and the famous city wall. The Ruta del Císter, an itinerary travelling around the Cistercian monasteries of Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges (the latter in the province of Lleida), and the monumental sites of Montblanc all bear witness to the area´s Medieval past.Modernism is firmly rooted in Reus, with outstanding works such as Casa Rull and the Institut Pere Mata by Domènech i Montaner. The Gaudí Routeis an itinerary taking visitors around the settings that illustrate the city´s connections with Antoni Gaudí. Other artists also linked with the Costa Daurada are the cellist Pau Casals, who was born in El Vendrell, where his birthplace is open to the public and where an annual music festival named after him is held. The painter Joan Miró, on the other hand, had close connections with the town of Mont-roig del Camp.

What to do

The 92 kilometres of beaches belonging to the thirteen coastal towns on the Costa Daurada are the area´s main focal point for tourism. There are all kinds of beaches: the shallow waters and fine sand in Salou, the little coves of Mont-roig del Camp, the iodized beaches of El Vendrell and Coma-ruga, and the naturist beaches in L’Hospitalet de l’Infant.

All towns have at least one beach flying the coveted Blue Flag. Others have been awarded prizes and certificates: the environmental standard ISO 14001 has been granted to the beaches at Calafell, Roda de Barà, Creixell, Torredembarra and Salou; the EMAS environmental certificate was awarded to the beach at Torredembarra; the accessibility distinction for disabled people at Creixell, and recognition as a family holidays destination for the towns of Calafell, Salou and Cambrils. The area also has a marine resort, based in Salou-Cambrils-Mont-roig/Miami Playa.

The natural attractions of the Costa Daurada are not confined to its sandy beaches. Both the Serra del Montsant Natural Park and the Muntanyes de Prades are blessed with a huge variety of Mediterranean mountain vegetation and are home to many species of mammals and birds of prey. The network of natural protected areas along the Costa Daurada coastline preserves areas of swamps and dunes that provide a habitat for an enormous diversity of bird life. There is also a considerable amount of leisure provision, aimed mainly at family holidays. PortAventura (Salou and Vila-seca) is the most visited theme park in Catalonia. The complex includes the PortAventura park, the water-themed Caribe Aquatic Parc, a golf course and hotels. Aqualeon (Albinyana) and Aquopolis (Vila-seca/la Pineda) are the other water parks in the area. Hazelnuts from Reus, oil from Siurana, "calçots" (a kind of leek) from Valls, potatoes from Prades and wines from the Priorat, Montsant, Penedès, Conca de Barberà, Tarragona and Cava designations of origin are just a few of the quality products available in the Costa Daurada regions. These ingredients form the basis for recipes such as "xató" (cod salad on lettuce with tuna and anchovies), "calçotada" ("calçots" cooked over hot coals), wild boar "civet" (a kind of stew), "menjar blanc" (blancmange) and "rossejat de fideus" (noodles with seafood). These dishes are behind a host of popular gastronomic festivals such as the Valls Calçotada Festival, the Xatonada Popular in Vendrell and Calafell and the Falset Wine Fair.

Surroundings

BeachesThe 92 kilometres of beaches belonging to the thirteen coastal towns on the Costa Daurada are the area´s main focal point for tourism. There are all kinds of beaches: the shallow waters and fine sand in Salou, the little coves of Mont-roig del Camp, the iodized beaches of El Vendrell and Coma-ruga, and the naturist beaches in L’Hospitalet de l’Infant. All towns have at least one beach flying the coveted Blue Flag. Others have been awarded prizes and certificates: the environmental standard ISO 14001 has been granted to the beaches at Calafell, Roda de Barà, Creixell, Torredembarra and Salou; the EMAS environmental certificate was awarded to the beach at Torredembarra; the accessibility distinction for disabled people at Creixell, and recognition as a family tourist destination for the towns of Calafell, Salou and Cambrils. The area also has a water sports resort at Salou-Cambrils-Mont-roig/Miami Playa.

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