The Costa Daurada is one of the main tourist destinations in the Mediterranean, thanks in part to its pleasant, mild climate. It is the ideal place to enjoy a holiday with the whole family.
The Costa Daurada offers as many choices as it has visitors and there is something to suit everybody’s taste: the coast, the rich cultural and historical heritage, a wide variety of leisure activities and beautiful scenery. Inland, surrounded by spectacular natural landscapes, you can enjoy open-air activities, visit vineyards with a grand winemaking tradition, taste the delicious Mediterranean cuisine and take advantage of a wide range of health and business tourism opportunities.
Culture, history, nature and gastronomy are the vertices of a rich, lively land. The monumental complex of Tarraco, the Roman Empire’s ancient capital on the Iberian Peninsula, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in the year 2000. The area also preserves a notable mediaeval legacy in the Cistercian Route monasteries of Santes Creus and Poblet, the latter also a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as towns that were of great importance during the Middle Ages. The city of Reus is the main exponent of the area’s Modernist architectural heritage and is part of the European Network of Art Nouveau Cities.
Gastronomy on the Costa Daurada is a high quality art whose practitioners know how to combine to perfection the diversity of Mediterranean cuisine with a grand winemaking tradition. Five “designations of origin” are a guarantee of quality and they include the most internationally well known Priorat and Penedès areas.
Nature also offers the visitor fascinating places, such as the Prades Mountains and the Serra del Montsant Natural Park, two Mediterranean mountain habitats with forests and an interesting variety of flora and fauna.
The Costa Daurada coastline is populated by large holiday resorts and small fishing villages. They offer the visitor quality accommodation, family activities, sports, sailing, water sports, etc. and of course the magnificent PortAventura theme park.
Calafell, on the coast of the Costa Daurada, is an ideal base from which to get to know the whole area.
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