Costa Dorada

Salou, Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada, which means "Golden Coast" in English, is located in the southern part of Catalonia, Spain. With over three million visitors each year, it is o­ne of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. The coast gets its name from the sparkling golden color of its many beaches, which are also the biggest attraction for visitors.

The beaches of Costa Dorada are impeccably maintained, with many winning "Blue Flags", meaning that they meet a set of demanding ecological requirements. Aside from their trademark golden color, the beaches of Costa Dorada are also known for their extremely fine sand and shallow, picturesque waters. As visitors have continued to flock to the area, a large support system for tourists has sprung up around the beaches. There are countless hotels and other accommodations near the coast, which are able to house hundreds of thousands of visitors at a time. The tourist season generally runs from May to October, but the beaches are beautiful year-round.

Salou, Costa Dorada
Costa Dorada also boasts a large fishing industry and culture, meaning that some of the finest fresh seafood in the country can be found in the area. The seaside resort town of Salou contains a wide variety of entertaining diversions and is the home of Port Adventura, o­ne of the largest amusement parks in Southern Europe. In addition, Costa Dorada contains several golf courses that are sure to please both casual and serious golfers. For the more culturally minded, o­ne can easily find their way to Tarragona, a nearby metropolitan area that contains breathtaking ancient Roman and Moorish ruins. No matter what your interests, the beauty and variety of Costa Dorada is simply irresistible.