The Spanish Golden Coast is aptly titled, as it consists of nearly 60 miles of coastline with sands the colour of the precious metal they’re named after. This part of Spain stretches south of Barcelona and the area retains a Catalonian character. This makes it deservedly popular with all kinds of visitors, from families in search of fun in the sun to couples after a romantic break. Young singles and groups, meanwhile, are happy to sample the nightlife in Sitges - along with a side dish of culture in the form of the yearly film festival.
Whether you want a family-orientated holiday at one of the large family hotels in Costa Dorada with lots of facilities, restaurants, activities and on-site entertainment or a stress-free stay at one of the area’s all inclusive hotels in Costa Dorada, this Spanish coastal region serves up plenty of options. From accommodation in Sitges that’s aimed at the party crowd to the family-friendly resort of Salou or the peaceful surroundings of La Pineda or Cambrils, there are lots of hotels in Costa Dorada to choose from.
Salou makes a great base for families, with its sandy, Blue Flag beaches, fairground and proximity to PortAventura, a vast, sprawling theme park spread over a 300-acre site. Spain’s biggest theme park contains roller coasters, water rides and various themed areas, as well as restaurants, hotels and live entertainment.
If you feel like combining your beach holiday with a city break, Barcelona is within easy reach of the Costa Dorada. This must-see Spanish city has buckets of iconic sights, including Gaudi’s unique take on architecture, as well as great shopping, food and nightlife - plus a long stretch of sandy beach. If you want to see more culture and history, Tarragona has an interposing range of Roman remains to explore.
La Pineda is a great all-rounder of a resort, thanks to its Blue Flag beach and the Aquopolis waterpark, as well as the top-rated nightclub Pacha. If you fancy somewhere more secluded, Cap de Salou offers a splendid sandy cove without sun beds and is located close to its bigger namesake of Salou.
Wherever you choose to stay, you can eat anything from English to Spanish and local Catalonian dishes, which should keep everyone from the fussiest to the most adventurous eaters happy.
If Spain’s Golden Coast sounds like the place for you, check out the range of hotels we offer in the region.