The Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) has the blue of the sea and the red of the wine, the green of the forests and the intense yellow of one of the most precious products in the Mediterranean: oil. In this TripIdea we propose to fully enter into the universe of this golden liquid, which also strongly impregnates the idiosyncrasy of these lands.
It's a hot summer day and the body is asking for action, you and the whole family. Do not stay like lizards in the sand of a beach: the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) offers refreshing fun for all ages. Attention, you are about to fall on top of a cascade of activities in the main theme park of the country! Welcome to PortAventura!
Costa Caribe Aquatic Park is the world that you will look for first on the map of PortAventura. You will glide past the famous King Khajuna - Europe's longest free-fall water slide -, you will jump through the crazy water spouts of Cookie Key, and sail through the raging waters of the Crazy River like a pirate. It is a huge water park next to the most spectacular attractions in Europe. Of course you can enjoy one of the classics of PortAventura, like the Tutuki Splash, where water wars are a tradition!
In addition, the Cirque de Soleil returns to deploy this summer its tent in PortAventura with an exclusive show. It is 'Amaluna', the story of a mysterious island ruled by goddesses and guided by the lunar cycles. It is a great love story.
The summer closes in PortAventura with the White Flower Power Night, a party less suitable for families with small children. The park and all the attractions open until 4 in the morning and there are music and DJ sessions to brighten an evening party of great proportions.
The story of Joan Amades places the famous legend of Sant Jordi the capital of the Conca de Barberà region.
The noble knight could have killed the dragon at the gates of this beautiful walled city and perhaps that is why Sant Jordi gives his name to one of the four portals of the town. With this background it is not surprising that a passionate and multitudinous group of Montblanc neighbors celebrate each year the Medieval Week of the legend of Sant Jordi, among thousands of visitors from all over.
As a central act of the festival a very careful representation of the legend is celebrated. It is performed with such fidelity that you must pinch yourself to confirm that you are not in a dream. The royal court presides over the feast, while the town dances medieval dances and the nobiliary houses present the spectacular flag dance. Surely you have time to sign up to do some of the roles of the representation: the organizers welcome volunteer actors. It is never too late to learn how to handle the rhythms of the 15th century on the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast)!
L’Hospitalet de l’Infant y el Vall de Llors are peppered with paths and fabulous natural corners to discover by bicycle. They often join some of the five centers that make up this municipality of the Costa Daurada (Vandellòs, Masboquera, Masriudoms, l'Hospitalet de l'Infant and the Almadrava) or some of the practically virgin beaches that exist.
For example, one of the easiest trails is the one that connects the nucleus of l'Hospitalet with Cala d'Oques Tip, a journey of just over 2 km that offers a quiet walk near the sea. If you want to do an inland tour with a lot more unevenness, you have the circular route of Vandellòs, Remullà and Masets, between beautiful forests and landscapes of the rocky Sierra de Mestral. On the BTT Routes website you can download the catalog of all the routes, and also download them one by one with GPS data or with Google Earth information. Press, put on your helmet and ... pedal on the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast)!
If you have never been to PortAventura World, now this is your chance! If you've visited it before, be the first to discover the latest novelties in the southern European landmark amusement park on the Costa Daurada (Costa Daurada). The park opens the season in March and there is no reason to wait a single day to enjoy it.
Calafell is a good place to spend a quiet holiday or even a rest period in your life. This was already clear to the people of these lands a few millennia ago. Here was one of the main Iberian settlements of the peninsula around 500 b.C. They belonged to the tribe of the cosetanos, today honored every summer in the festival Ibercalafell, the Festival of the Iberian Land. It discloses the world of the Iberians between children and adults and is celebrated during the first half of August.
One of the activities of the festival proposes to look for in the forest any element that can be turned into painting to design your own Iberian dress. In the old center, representations of the time are made while in the Iberian Citadel, on the outskirts of the town, most of the workshops are done: bread making, coin minting, the oldest trades of these lands, informative talks ... The festival closes with a night of fire, an everyday element of the Iberians and at the same time an omnipresent element in the rituals of this civilization.
The convent of Bellpuig, the monasteries of Poblet, Santes Creus, or Vallbona de les Monges converted into a musical stage of exception. Can you imagine? It has been a reality for years thanks to the cycle of concerts on the Cistercian Route, which take place on summer nights in these spaces full of history.
The program usually mixes several musical styles: jazz, pop, gospel or classical music. A string quartet playing within the walls of the monastery of Santes Creus does not sound the same as in a concert hall. The experience of the Cistercian concerts - they are every Saturday night - is also suitable for children and if they are under 7 years old, admission is free. You can reserve the tickets and consult the schedule of this cycle of concerts of the Costa Daurada (Goledn Coast) on their website.
The `caminos de ronda´, unique routes covering much of the coastal geography of Catalonia, were formerly coastal surveillance routes and roads used by fishermen. Nowadays they have become a treasure to discover the hidden corners of the Catalan coast and more and more `caminos de ronda´ have been incorporating new routes with well prepared trails. This is the case of the camino de ronda de Salou, a recently rehabilitated trail that offers you a pleasant walk through the less trampled natural surroundings of the municipality.
The trail is 2.4 kilometers long and runs along the coast from the Pilons area, in the middle of the hustle and bustle, to Replanells, at Cape Salou. From there you can see the southern part of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast), with its vast Gulf of Sant Jordi, and enjoy the tranquility of feeling the impact of the sea against the rocks while displaying different species of seabirds. On the way, you will pass by the Capellans beach and its old lazareto - popularly known as "Salou castle" -. This construction in three stone towers was to serve in the 19th century to keep quarantine people and goods from areas of the world with epidemics. It seems that it never came into operation.
Walking you will arrive at Llenguadets cove, where the bunkers built during the Spanish Civil War are conserved. The last stretch is the Llarga beach to Cape Salou, the furthest from the noise of tourism and with more natural appeal. Except for some stretches with small difficulties, most of the way is practicable for everybody, on foot, in skates, or in mountain biking.
This TripIdea begins below sea level, between 4 and 16 meters deep on the coast of El Vendrell. We propose you to dive into one of the country's richest marine reserves, Masía Blanca, on a snorkeling trip. Get ready to immerse yourself today!
The sandy beach next to the la riera (dry creek bed) of the Masía Blanca is already a good attraction, with its dunes created by the action of the wind. But if you put on the flippers, glasses and the tube and you throw yourself into the water you will discover a new world. The marine reserve is made up of coral communities’ perpendicular to the coast and large meadows of oceanic posidonia (an alga endemic to the Mediterranean).
A great biological diversity is hidden: species of invertebrates like octopuses, sepia, or vertebrates like groupers, gilt-head beam…
When you float with these views of the bottom of the sea you immediately realize how little we know the marine half of our planet. In the Tourism Office of El Vendrell they organize an auquatic classroom that will serve as an introduction to the reserve and will guide you to the most spectacular part with all the snorkel equipment included. Children are welcome if they are accompanied and can swim.
Es primavera y todavía no hace suficiente calor para pasar el día tumbado en la playa. Desde la felicidad Playa Larga de Roda de Beràtienes la oportunidad de iniciar un trayecto reposado y en familia junto al mar. ¿Qué puede hacer la Costa Dorada sin sus inigualables caminos de ronda?
The exit from the millennium old town of Roda de Berà is done from the southern end of the promenade, where you can even park your car. The first part of the walk is parallel to Platja Llarga (Long Beach) until the hermitage of the Virgen de Berà. La Plaza de la Ermita Square is a good place for a first stop or for children to ride bicycles for a while.
The tour by the rocky and rich in vegetation coast begins. It has been recently enabled to make it easy to walk. You will pass the Berà Castle – which cannot be visited - transformed during the years 50 in a residence of employees of Bank of Spain. Until recently, this beautiful complex included in its domains a part of the current route of the road. It is very gratifying to walk here with friends or the family while you stop to observe the views from the viewpoints and you try to imagine who and how somebody lives in the majestic houses that are guessed behind the vegetation. You will walk next to the beach of Capellans: temperature is nice, you will feel like soaking.