Located in the Province of Tarragona and stretching all the way between the towns of Cunit and Alcanar, the Costa Dorada is one of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. The Costa Dorada includes notable destinations such as Salou, Cambrils, and L’Ampolla, making it a top holiday destination in Spain.
The Golden Coast
‘Costa Dorada’ translates as ‘Golden Coast’ because the area is well known for its expanse of golden sands. There are heaps of great beaches along the Costa Dorada, including Cunit Beach, Tarragona Beach, and La Pineda Beach, and many people book a Costa Dorada vacation rental overlooking the shores. The region of L’Ametlla de Mar is even commonly referred to by its nickname — ‘La Cala’, or ‘The Beach’.
Where to Rent a Villa on the Costa Dorada
Despite the region’s name, there’s actually more to the Costa Dorada than just the beaches; the area is much more diverse than it gets credit for! Here’s a glimpse into the very best destinations:
This is the place to go for a stunning villa with private pool on the Costa Dorada. It’s very much your typical beachfront town, with great swimming, sunbathing, and relaxation opportunities nearby.
If you don’t fancy cooking anything up in your Costa Dorada holiday rental, then consider Ametlla. As a popular fishing town, Ametlla has some of the very best seafood restaurants in all of Catalonia!
Cunit / Vila-Seca
These two small towns located on the Costa Dorada are bursting with history and culture, and still maintain some old architecture and ruins that can be traced back to Catalonia’s first settlers.
If you’ve enjoyed a holiday in Barcelona in the past, then you’ll love Tarragona. Although a little quieter than Barcelona, there’s still a busy, bustling city atmosphere here with shops, bars, and activities.
Salou is home to one of Europe’s most famous theme parks: Port Aventura (and now Ferrari Land, too!). If you’re travelling to Spain with kids, then a Salou villa on the Costa Dorada is the perfect choice.