2. FROM TARRAGONA TO TAMARIT, THE ROUTE OF THE PUZZLES
We start the excursion in Tarragona. We will leave our car near the marina or in the parking lot of Platja del Miracle beach. We will start walking through the Fortí de la Reina until we reach the Arrabassada beach, leaving, on our left, the former Sabinosa Sanatorium. Then, we will pass the through the small and cosy Cala Romana cove until we reach Platja Llarga beach. From there, we have to move along the shore towards the north. Arriving at the rocky end, the road climbs a bit and penetrates into the Bosc de la Marquesa forest, where we find two beaches to practice nudism: Platja de la Roca Plana and Cala Fonda - or Waikiki- as people know it. This section of the Camí de Ronda is listed as a Space of Natural Interest. From the top we see the Cala Fonda cove. The trail continues near the edge of the cliff, amidst vegetation. We cross some beaches, and continue until arriving at Torre de la Móra tower. After this area of cliffs, the trail cannot continue along the coast, and is diverted inland to border the Torre de la Móra camping. In the interior of this enclosure is the famous watchtower. If you want to visit it you will have to enter the watchtower. It can be done without any hindrance. Crossing Platja de La Móra beach, we find some wild cliffs until arriving at Cala Jovera cove, where we can contemplate an entire panorama of Castell de Tamarit castle to our left. The castle is bordered by its left side and descends along the road until you find Tamarit Beach. To get to Altafulla you just have to continue along the beach. It is worthwhile to extend the excursion a little and visit the mouth of the Gaià River, an area of small dimensions that includes a group of small wetlands.
Route type: Linear route
Point of departure: Platja del Miracle
Point of arrival: Mouth of the Gaià River
Distance: 20 km
Duration: 4 hour and 30 minutes
Transport: If you want, you can make the return by bus from Tamarit or La Móra Residential Area on Line 12 of the Municipal Public Transport Company of Tarragona.
Points of interest: In this section of the route we find the Sabinosa Sanatorium an abandoned space, full of mystery and unresolved enigmas. Originally built to house tuberculosis patients, after the Spanish Civil War it was used as an orphanage. We also find the Torre de la Móra tower, declared a Cultural Asset of National Interest, built to protect the coast from the invasion of pirates in the 16th and 17th century.
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A vermouth in the beach kiosks
On the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast), talking about chiringuitos – kiosks on the beaches - is now synonymous of design and good taste. Far from the simple buildings of yesteryear, surrounded by tables covered with umbrellas, now this stretch of coast has three new areas where you can have vermouth or refreshing drink in front of the sea, in a very chic atmosphere. They are high, have minimalist decoration and offer spectacular sea views. Relax and enjoy!
Sunsets and views onto Tamarit Castle
Watching the sunset from the beach while you observe, in the distance, this castle of Romanesque style, can move you to the time when the counts dominated these small medieval villages. If you are good with the pencil or the brush, we suggest that you draw a snapshot on paper, and you will have a beautiful souvenir. Turn a common into a unique experience!
Rice sailors´ style in front of the sea
There is no better way to connect with the landscape than through the senses. And taste is undoubtedly one of the most evocative. We advise you to stop at one of the restaurants on the coast to taste a good sailors´ style rice, accompanied by a seafood starter and a good glass of wine from one of the Denominations of Origin of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast). If the landscape has touched your heart, this plan will touch your stomach, which is even better!