Costa Dorada (The Coastline Around Barcelona)

If it’s a family-friendly resort you’re looking for, try Salou, La Pineda or Cambrils…

Salou is well-known for its easy-going atmosphere, gorgeous beach and huge selection of restaurants; La Pineda is home to the Aquapolis Water Park and it’s a great area for family entertainment; the pretty fishing town of Cambrils is perfect for anyone looking for a more relaxing holiday by the seaside.

Cambrils Park Campsite, Cambrils (Eurocamp)

Cambrils Park Campsite is run by Eurocamp and is one of the best places to take young kids in Spain. It is  walking distance of both Cambrils Port and Salou, Cambrils Park has four superb pool complexes, including a recently developed Mediterranean pool, as well as a great animation programme for the kids. There’s everything from mini golf and tennis to football and aerobics and there’s a number of child friendly restaurants on-site, plus a mini market, shops  and bars. If you fancy heading away from the parc, there’s a great beach with water sports less than 1 km away, and the PortAventura theme park is just 8 km away. The park is toddler friendly and has a covered pool (to protect from the suns rays), plenty of outdoor space, laundry facilities. The campsite offers pitches and 2-bedroom bungalows with a comfortable living area, kitchen and a terrace/patio with outdoor furniture, a bathroom with shower and WC, and are equipped with air conditioning. The following essentials are all pre-bookable, free of charge and subject to availability so early booking is advised: travel cots, highchairs, baby baths, potties, baby changing mats, bed rails and safety gates.

H10 Salauris Palace

The H10 Salauris Palace  is located next to the beach, the PortAventura theme park and several golf courses and has a wide range of services.  It stands out for its wide range of cuisine, its large pools and gardens and its full programme of adults and children’s entertainment.  The Daisy Club provides a full children’s entertainment programme and is open to children between ages 4 and 12.

H10 Mediterranean Village

H10 Mediterranean Village -is  located in Salou/ La Pineda area, just a few yards from the beach. The highlights of the hotel include its wide range of cuisine, refurbished rooms and apartments and an extensive programme of activities, as well as the new Daisy Adventure water attraction – a pirate ship with a slide and water jets. The Daisy Club provides a full children’s entertainment programme and is open to children between ages 4 and 12.

Golden Port Salou & Spa


Golden Port Salou & Spa provides you with all you need to enjoy your stay on the Costa Dorada to the fullest. Located a stone’s throw from the centre of Salou and 900 metres from Levante beach, this complete 4-star hotel and spa offers excellent accommodation and a wide range of services, in addition to numerous leisure and entertainment activities for the whole family. There is a kid’s pool and playground within the hotel grounds and there is Wi-Fi and air-conditioning in all of the suites.

The Tryp Port Cambrils, Cambrils

The Tryp Port Cambrils is situated 200 metres from Regueral Beach in Cambrils. It features an outdoor swimming pool, fitness centre and 2 saunas. It is a 10-minute drive from Salou and PortAventura. The spacious rooms include a private balcony, satellite TV and air conditioning. The Hotel Tryp Port is located around 2 km from El Cavet Beach and less than 1 km from the Torre de l’Esquirol Tower. Tarragona, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is 18 km away and Reus Airport is 12 km away. The hotel has a childrens’ pool and seasonal entertainment. There are also many activities in the surrounding area, including golf and watersports. The hotel’s Tosca restaurant offers buffet meals, and Aida has à la carte options. During summer there is a poolside barbecue and snack bar, accompanied by a varied entertainment programme.

Aquasplash Estival Resort, La Pineda (Falcon Holidays/ Thomson)

Aquasplash is perfect for anyone looking for a fun-packed holiday for all ages. Located in La Pineda, just to the north of Salou, the surrounding area offers gorgeous sandy beaches and lots of bars and restaurants. Guests of the hotel enjoy free and unlimited access to the nearby Aquapolis Water Park which is awash with daredevil chutes, lakes, kiddies’ play areas and entertainment including a dolphin show. The hotel itself offers a choice of three swimming pools with multi-lane, tube and speed slides, a lazy river, wave pool and a whole lot more.

Hotel Caribe, Near PortAventura Park

Hotel Caribe is just a stone’s throw from PortAventura Park, this is the place to stay if you’ve got a family of water babies. Guests can avail of unlimited entrance to PortAventura Park (subject to opening dates) and Costa Caribe Aquatic Park (from 23rd – 31st May or from 1st – 20th September). Hotel Caribe also boasts three outdoor pools, a wellness centre, sauna, jacuzzi, spa and much more.

Golden Avendia Suites Hotel, Salou (Thomson Holidays)

Golden Avenida is located in the easy-going resort of Salou, this beautiful newly-renovated hotel is just a five minute walk from the nearest shops, restaurants and bars. A ten-minute bus ride away from the hustle and bustle of PortaAventura theme park, guest can relax around the huge swimming pool bordered by luxurious loungers and pine trees. The Thomson Kids’ Club offers an extensive programme of arts, crafts and games, while adults can enjoy aerobics, sports contest and loads more.

See also…

Top attractions in the Costa Dorada

Baby and Toddler Essentials in Spain

Barcelona and Around

3 Days in Barcelona