Start the walk on the beach of Altafulla, and in a southerly direction, ON the incomparable promenade Botigues del Mar promenade, one of the untouched jewels of the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast). The white houses next to the sand of this neighborhood of Altafulla stay anchored in time and turn the walk into a return to the coast of our grandparents. The quarter was built for merchants to store merchandise and fishermen, nautical equipment and nets. When the tour ends, you may have to take off your shoes to walk the sand until you reach the first castle on the way, Tamarit Castle.
You have to go all the way aroundthe building and the old Vila Closa de Tamarit to have a one hundred percent satisfactory view. Follow the very rocky camino de ronda, The Romanesque, Gothic and Renaissance styles are combined in this 12th century castle, which protected the town from pirate invasions during the Middle Ages. Nothing suggests that a century ago it was almost in ruins and abandoned. Today it is majestically exhibited after the American philanthropist Charles Deering and the Catalan painter Ramon Casas rehabilitated it from top to bottom. It is privately owned and usually can not be entered. But if you're curious, you have two options. You can enter some Sundays during the church mass or you can get married and have a big party and rent the whole castle to make a treat more than sounded. You choose!
At the foot of Tamarit Castle, if you can withstand the cold, you can soak in the beautiful Cala Jovera – it is always a better idea to do this in the summer. It is one of the most unique corners of Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) and offers a picture postcard.
Be careful where you put your feet! In the forest, at night, it is difficult to walk and be oriented, and you have to pay close attention to the directions of the guide. Even more so if you are so close to a monument that hides as many legends as the el Pont del Diable, a Roman aqueduct located on the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) that is also called Les Ferreres. One of the best activities to visit the whole ecohistórico are the excursions organized on full moon nights. The enigmatic light emanating from the most admired lunar phase and the stillness and silence of this environment will make you discover again a monument that is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
The route will take you through the nearby woods and romantic gardens of the Puig and Valls brothers. If you are attentive, you will see nocturnal birds such as the owl and the brown goatsucker, two birds difficult to see in the middle of the night. or you will hear among the trees the sounds of owl or the European kestrel. If you want ti undertake a guided tour with the children, go ahead. Just tell them to adapt the itinerary to the little ones.
We propose to travel to the best of the towns and villages of the Conca de Barberà in just one single TripIdea. Do you sign up? Well do not waste time you have a day with the a full agenda through the interior of the Costa Daurada!
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.