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.
A possible site of interest is the nature reserve on the Ebro Delta, the Ebro being deepest river in Spain. In addition to the wealth and beauty of the nature, the rare birds, the creeks with rice fields and oyster farms, and the pink flamingos, this spot also attracts fishing fanatics, for whom this entire industry has been created. The accommodation consists of small cabins on the riverbank, and the activity revolves around catching the fish, and... then releasing them back into the wild. Fishing in these parts is distinctly European in nature, so fresh catches can only be sampled in the local restaurants. Many cities on the Costa Dorada have modern yachting marinas (Tarragona, Salou, Calafat), which allow you to hire a boat and fish on the open sea.
The acquisition of real estate in Salou, Cambrils, or La Pineda is recommended for those who love absolute peace and quiet. The well-designed parts of these cities occupy plots that are close to the sea, moving further inland is only really suitable for those who wish to buy a private estate with vineyards and olive trees. The Costa Dorada is perhaps the only area along the Catalonian coastline where you can become the owner of a property with woodland without having to move away from its golden beaches.
If purchasing a property on the Costa Dorada is not just about recreation but also about the odd visit to "civilisation", it is worth paying attention to towns like Cunit, Segur de Calafell, Coma Ruga, Roda de Berà, Torredembarra, and Tamarit. The maximum distance from Barcelona is no more than 80 km, and as an alternative to paying the motorway toll, there is a convenient train that runs on an hourly basis from Tarragona to Barcelona.
The wide expanses and low cost of the land along the Costa Dorada have given rise to rapid construction, which did not even stop during the economic crisis. The low price of the property on sale attracts many buyers, each of whom we advise to think carefully about the future purpose of the property purchased. The crowds of tourists in the summer and the absolute desolation in the winter only justify the expenditure if the residence purchased is used for holiday purposes.
The Costa Dorada is a convenient spot for a tranquil summer break and practicing water sports. Here, you will be able to take advantage of exceptional offers on land plots that cover hundreds of hectares. Lusa Realty’s experts will be happy to offer you professional advice and help you make the right choice regarding your purchase.