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Reviews for Tarragona

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Henri Joos

Peaceful with beautiful beaches, Restaurants, good location to go around Tarragona and Barcelona.

Featured holiday homes in Tarragona province

Villa in Tarragona city (Cala Romana)

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  • 330 m² living area
  • 65 m² terrace
  • 700 m² garden
  • Private pool
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Country house in L'Ampolla (Ampolla Mar)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 8
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  • 67 m² living area
  • 10 m² terrace
  • Private pool
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Villa in Tarragona city (Cala Romana)

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  • 3 bedrooms
  • sleeps 6
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 90 m² living area
  • 300 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
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Tarragona Province

The province of Tarragona is one of the four provinces that make up the Autonomous Community of Catalonia.

Situated on the beautiful Costa Dorada the province boasts a coastline of beautiful golden sand beaches, shallow waters and historical towns and cities.

History
In the Roman age, the town of Tarragona was called Tarraco and was the provincial capital of Hispania Tarraconensis, which at the time encompassed much of the Mediterranean coast.

Towns and villages of Tarragona
Tarragona is located on the Costa Dorada and, 60 miles southwest of Barcelona, and is the capital of the province of Tarragona. The city is the smallest of the four province capitals of the region, yet it has the historical and cultural appeal of a larger city.

Cambrils is located in the Spanish on the Costa Dorada (Golden Coast) in the region of Catalonia. A seafaring village, the local life mainly revolves
around the harbour. The area attracts visitors for its golden, sandy beaches, the abundance of fabulous seafood restaurants and its close proximity to the Universal Studios Port Aventura theme park.

The town of Salou is a favourite destination with British tourists. It is the most visited of the holiday resorts on the Costa Dorada, with a clean, sandy coastline, which stretches far into the horizon.

The town of Torredembarra boasts a beautiful stretch of fine, sandy beach, mixed with a culturally exciting environment. Torredembarra combines an ultramodern harbour and excellent shopping, with a medieval influence in its architecture and a long maritime history.

The little fishing village of Altafulla is fast becoming a preferred tourist destination for many tourists. Situated on the banks of the river Gaia, the town has retained its ancient character, combined with excellent amenities and many cultural attractions.

Beaches
The beaches in the province of Tarragona are located on the beautiful Costa Dorada and include
blue flag winners such as Playa La Mora, Playa La Pineda,
Playa La Savinosa, Coma-Ruga Playa, Playa Cunit, Playa Frances
El Vendrell.

Leisure & recreation
Port Aventura, Spain's largest theme park, is on the doorstep in Salou; plus there are several water parks and a zoo.

The beaches offer excellent facilities for water-sports and light pleasure craft can be hired. Inflatable fun such as banana boats add to the
entertainment. Sea fishing is popular and boats with or without skipper can be hired.

There is horse riding nearby at the Club de Polo i Hípica Tarraco in La Secuita, approximately 25 minutes drive from the centre of town.

Tennis and paddle are available at numerous clubs and locations in and around Tarragona.

Athletes can go to the track at Les Pistes Municipals de Camp Clar and train with the local club between 19:00 and 21:00 weekday evenings.

Golf
Try the Costa Dorada Tarragona Golf Club with its magnificent sea views from the elevated tees. Visitors are welcome, however booking is recommended.

Natural surroundings
The El Ebre National Park has World heritage status. It consists of 320 square kilometres of Mediterranean marshland, making it the second largest marsh in Europe.

There are both fresh water and salt water lakes, rice fields, salt mines and forests. It has an ideal ecosystem for flowers and plants. There are over 300 types of birds and beautiful natural beaches.



Montanyes de Prades is a mountain range consisting of ravines and pine and oak and forests. The Francolí, Brugent, Ciurana, Glorieta rivers start from here; its an outstanding natural area.



Montsant mountainrange park is within the area known as el Priorat. The range is 20km long. The beautiful and peaceful area is great for alpine pursuits. Bungee jumping is also an option.

Cuisine
A coastal province, Tarragona favours seafood in its local gastronomy. A speciality which one finds in most dishes from Tarragonna is Romesco Sauce, which is made with olive oil, hazlenuts, almonds sweet peppers, onions, garlic and
tomatoes; its mainly served with fish, but is also delicious accompanying meat dishes.

Other specialities of the region include Arrs Negre – rice boiled in cuttlefish ink, Rossejat – a rice or noodle dish made with fish broth and calamars
amb xocolata, or chocolate squid. Tarragona is renowned for its white wine production; look out for the Tarragona wine denomination when selecting a wine to accompany your meal.

Climate
Tarragona enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.

 

Things to do while you are here

Reviews for Tarragona

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El Vendrell review

Traditional and lovely place


Costa Dorada reviews

Clean and saved beaches
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Torredembarra review

Peaceful with beautiful beaches, Restaurants, good location to go around Tarragona and Barcelona.


Costa Dorada reviews

We loved all the beaches we visited , clean , not much people.
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L'Ampolla review

There's so much to do around here: in one direction you have the delta (check out the local rice drink), as well as beaches (we recommend Cap Roig)and fantastic sea food places. In the other direction you have Els Ports national park (we recommend the walks around La Font de Sant Roc, and the pretty mountain village of Pauls) for amazing views and walking. In between you have the Ebro, with all its history (check out the museum at Gandesa) and castles (e.g. in Tortosa and at Miravet).


Costa Dorada reviews

We recommend Cap Roig.
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Salou review

Stayed in cap salou had everything we looked for including beaches bars and restaurants. Only 7 minutes on a bus to nearby bigger salou or la pineda


Costa Dorada reviews

Beautiful
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Cambrils review

Nice city, friendly people, tasty food.


Costa Dorada reviews

Everything is fine, but the last commuter train to Cambrils went in 9-00 PM from Barcelona. It's too early. If you want to stay londer, you should be ready to pay for a taxi. But the price is high.
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Salou review

Nice small city, with good promenade and restaurants on it, also palm alley in the centre looks really awesome. You will find a lot of Russians there, more than you can expect.


Costa Dorada reviews

Awesome sea with nice beaches, good small towns and very nice road.
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Cambrils review

идеальное место для семейного отдыха


Costa Dorada reviews

отличное сочетание пляжного отдыха и культурной программы. огромный выбор экскурсий!
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Calafell review

Great place to be. Not much tourism as in other places. Great choices for drinks & food


Costa Dorada reviews

Wonderful sandy beaches
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Tarragona review

Beautiful quiet place, perfect for siteseeing with small children


Costa Dorada reviews

The sandy beach is the best option for small children
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Salomó review

Quiet, friendly, with adequate basic services. Super restaurant. Not much English spoken - but that's our problem really!


Costa Dorada reviews

Mixed; beaches generally very good. Towns mixed; some nice and some less so.
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Salou review

Lovely place with plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife


Costa Dorada reviews

Lovely beach with sunbeds to rent and watersports, restaurants and bars
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Salou review

Salou is a typical tourist spot catering to Brits who want sun, sea, sand, english food and lots of cheap souvenirs. This makes it perfect for families with small children! Portaventura and it's water park are worth a visit.


Costa Dorada reviews

This is a beautiful coast, with golden beaches and plenty to do if desired - although it is a lovely place to relax. Local people are friendly and the food is good. We'd definitely visit again.
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Roda de Bara review

Very convenient access with suburban train just one hour from Barcelona. So no rental car truly needed for us, this time the holiday being focused on relaxation.


Costa Dorada reviews

Lovely.
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L'Ampolla review

Lovely fishing village, close to Delta Ebra and the El Ports Mountains, great cliff top walks along the coast


Costa Dorada reviews

Very nive coastline, still lots more to explore
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Tarragona review

Lots to see and do.


Costa Dorada reviews

Lovely beaches.
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Altafulla review

Small and quiet village. Excellent for family with small children.


Costa Dorada reviews

Nice and clean beaches.
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L'Ampolla review

Little dissappointed in the restaurants in the local area but it has a nice feel to the town. Without exception the Catalan people are warm, friendly and very keen to please.


Costa Dorada reviews

Some of the scenery is stunning and reminds tyou of a mini West Coast of USA . But be careful not all the coast is as lovely (Salou is to be avoided at all costs)
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Cambrils review

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Riumar review

Shattered village


Costa Dorada reviews

nice beach - no people
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Botarell review

Verys small village


Costa Dorada reviews

Nice, long coast
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