Costa Dorada

With over 200km of coastline, the Costa Dorada - or golden coast - offers plenty of golden beaches, some great resorts and beautifully clear, turquoise waters.

Many of the resorts here tend to be less developed than in other areas of the Spanish coast, giving them a more modest, traditional feel. However, the area is still very much geared up for holidaymakers, with some stand-out beaches, beautiful inland scenery and Spain's most-visited theme park, PortAventura in Salou.