Costa Dorada Holidays
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When: There are loads (and we mean hundreds) of child friendly resorts in Costa Dorada. So, if you’re not a school teacher, then go before the kids break up.
Where: Sitges would be excellent beach city for those lone travellers. There is great Spanish culture, quaint markets for tacky souvenirs and excellent bars in the evening - so mingle and meet some like-minded folk.
Why: Just because you are travelling on your own, does not mean you don’t deserve a beach break. You may want to take that sexy Spaniard that you met in Barcelona down to the beaches for some alone time…
When: Go in the middle of August, when the Golden Night of Salou Festival is on (10th-15th). The clubs will be buzzing twice as hard and it’s like a party in the street.
Where: If you’re a little slow and haven’t figured out where the party resort is in Costa Dorada, then head to Salou. There are thousands of groups heading here every year with one thing in common: a summer party.
Why: There are water sport activities, an immense theme park and great nightlife. What else are you actually looking for? The flight time isn’t too long either…result!
When: Unless you want to see what your holiday will be like when you have kids, then avoid July and August at all costs. You don’t want to be put off kids before you’ve even had them.
Where: La Pineda is a perfect choice for a romantic getaway. There are plenty of activities and Spanish culture to keep you and your partner entertained. Although we’re sure you will find ways to entertain yourself anyway…wink wink.
Why: Costa Dorada means “golden coast” in Spanish. Does that not just ooze romance? Well, we think so, but if you guys don’t agree as least you’ll know that the beaches are great to go chill out on.
When: The summer holidays are going to be full of like-minded families (maybe the kids will make some friends?). If you have young toddlers, go when it’s cooler for an Easter break – don’t worry, it’s still 20C.
Where: The region’s capital Tarragona is great for the perfect, chilled out family getaway yet close enough to the amusement parks. Why not take the kids on their first jet-ski? That will make them look cool in class.
Why: There are great family-friendly resorts that the whole family can enjoy. No matter how old you are, the PortAventura theme park will entertain everyone. Not for you? Wimps! But if it’s really not your cup of tea, go relax on the beautiful sandy beaches or explore the rock pools.