The coastline of the Costa Dorada stretches south for 200 km from Vilanova i la Geltrú to Valencia, and has 60 sandy beaches that cover 81 km in total. The golden beaches with their soft sand and the gently sloping turquoise waters in conjunction with the Catalan hills and massifs make this a truly amazing place. The “Golden Coast” is an ideal summer holiday spot for families with children, and each year millions of tourists fill the towns that have been especially designed to meet the requirements of a high-quality holiday destination. Salou, Cambrils, and La Pineda are considered to be the main major coastal towns. Tarragona, the oldest Roman settlement on the Iberian Peninsula, stands apart. It is the only city on the Costa Dorada which has a history that dates back centuries. Its historical centre, Roman amphitheatre, Governor’s Palace, and forum attract multitudes of tourists every year.
In 2000, this ensemble of Roman architecture was awarded the status of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Also situated in Tarragona is one of Catalonia’s main cathedrals, the Cathedral de Santa Maria.
Developed for the holiday industry, there are an infinite number of hotels, recreational activities, and an abundance of gastronomic institutions. One of Europe’s largest amusement parks and, in addition, best aqua parks, PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, is located here.
On the park’s site, there are also hotels, which are undeniably extremely convenient for those who do not have time to enjoy the unending attractions due to the queues, which is the place’s only drawback.
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