The Costa Daurada is located in the south of Catalonia and boasts a coastline stretching 92 kilometres. The 60 family friendly beaches have been recognised for their quality with awards by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, the enviromental management standard ISO 14001 and the ECOplayas (Ecobeaches) award for cleanliness. The Catalan Goverment have granted certification to the whole area as a Family Tourist Destination, which highlights places that have services to make tourism enjoyable when accompanied by children. The countryside of the Costa Daurada is described by the local tourist board as being of great contrast - unspoilt areas of great beauty and interest: to the south, the Delta del Ebre Nature Park and the Ports de Tortosa-Besseit National Reserve, and to the west, the Prades Mountains. In contrast along the coast are many costal resorts popular with tourists, such as Salou and Cambrils with an abundament of nightclubs and restaurants. The Costa Daurada is an ideal destination for family holidays, catering for beach lovers (the name Costa Daurada means golden coast) with many activities, theme parks and hotels dedicated to family enjoyment. For those wishing for a more rural retreat, the surrounding countryside offers plenty of outdoor activities for nature lovers.
On the left you will find links to recommendations and suggestions by our members. We are constantly adding new information so if you have visited the Costa Daurada, we would love to hear your about your experience. Please click here to submit any recommendations
There is a vast selection of accommodation available on the Costa Daurada. Hotels range from hostals to five-star whilst families often prefer to opt for staying in self-catering villas or to camp (it is in fact not illegal to camp in the countryside in Catalunya as long as you adhere to the rules). Here we have listed a range of accommodation which we hope will appeal to all families visiting the region. Please do let us know if you have stayed somewhere you feel is worth mentioning, by sending us your recommendation
Whether you are after a waterpark or roman ruins, a boat ride or an adventure trial, this section has them all as recommended by our members. You should find an activity to keep all the family happy.
Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) takes its name from its golden, sandy beaches (Platjas). In all the Costa Daurada boasts 92 kilometres and sixty family friendly beaches, hosting a range of water and beach based activities for all the family to enjoy. The cleanliness of the beaches have been granted numerous European Eco Friendly awards and it is the beaches and their clear sea that attract the tourists back year after year. Below are the most popular beaches in the region, as recommended by the Costa Daurada tourist board. If you have visited any of the below beaches and would like to make any personal comments, we would love to hear from you, please click here
The "TarraGOna! Card" is a tourist card, valid for up to 72 hours which allows you to travel free on public transport, receive substantial discounts to museums and historic sites as well as at shops, restaurants and bars. Furthermore it can be used for discounted airport travels and at the local attractions such as Portaventura theme- and waterpark, the Casino and various spas. The card comes with a guide on the discounts and special offers as well as a full list of accredited establishments and facilities.
4 hour Tarragona Card - 12 Euros
48 hour Tarragona Card - 18 Euros
72 hour Tarragona Card - 24 Euros
In this section we have listed some restaurants and cafes recommended by visiting mums and dads or local mums. If you come across a restaurant in the Costa Daurada which you would like to recommend we would love to hear from you.