The Costa Dorada (Golden Coast) runs from Blanes through Barcelona and onto Tarragon. Catalonian is the dominant culture within the region and you can expect a fantastic mix of traditional Catalonian culture and food with modern amenities and architecture.
The combination of golden sandy beaches and mountain scenery along with the potential to explore Barcelona makes it the perfect holiday destination. Salou is a very popular resort with travellers from the UK and Ireland thanks to its blue flag beach and beachfront fair ground. It is just seven miles south of elegant Tarragona, home to ancient Roman ruins. The compact resort town is a family favourite, due in no small part to the existence of Portaventura and Aquapolis theme parks nearby. There are a variety of restaurants and bars within the area also.
There are also some quieter resorts such as Cambrils, a pretty Catalan fishing town with 9 km of white sandy beach and La Pineda with a water park and dolphin show, both of which are ideal for families. To see more of the area, or for daytrips to Tarragona and Barcelona, it’s easiest to rent a car.
Please see below for all the information you will need for travel to the Costa Dorada with babies, toddlers and young children.