The 10 Best Things to Do in La Pineda, Spain

September 27, 2017 Natalie Tallman

The soft sea breeze, the crystalline waters and the tranquility are a few of the most important traits of La Pineda Beach. Almost four kilometers of beach lines the seafront promenade of this coastal resort. La Pineda has some of the cleanest, safest and environmentally best-managed beaches, as the Blue Flags regularly awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education attest. A wide range of activities can be organized right on the beach.
Restaurants in La Pineda

1. PortAventura World

Avinguda de l'Alcalde Pere Molas, km 2 | Vila-seca, 43840 Salou, Spain +34 902 20 22 20
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

PortAventura World

Reviewed By Sam B

I absolutely loved this park, the staff were lovely, the rides were incredible and the atmosphere was great!
Let’s start with the theme park aspect of it, the rides, theming and atmosphere are amazing- shambhala being my number 1 roller coaster to date, everything about most of the rides is great, the park even giving backstory to all the rides and giving the rides purpose of being where they are. Everything was open and operating and, although operations were slightly slow, on my second day I purchased an express-pass for a reasonable price (€48) for unlimited fast track rides, comparing this to my local park which offers unlimited fast passes for £50 with a far inferior quality ride selection. The park is always full of life and atmosphere and it never ceases to amaze me how beautiful a park can be. This cannot really be said for its neighbouring park, Ferrari Land, only a few months after opening was completely empty, in the span of 3 or so hours I got on everything multiple times. They do however have buildings with beautiful Italian architecture but this cannot make up for how empty the park feels. They should also consider combining the parks into one as this does not really work as an up charge park, overall me and my dad payed 120 for a two day pass for both parks, a pretty good price for a 2 day pass for both parks, but I think they should just bump up the normal price and give access to Ferrari Land as standard, this along with a few other points turned my score from a 5/5 to a 4/5.
I’ve read some other reviews that talk about the staff and how terrible they were but for my visit they were great, not a single problem with them.
My only problem with the main park is the food, we ate At the cantina in the Mexico section of the park and it was average at best, our chicken lunch at Ferrari World was much better, the entertainment in the cantina was amusing however but got slightly boring and repetitive part way through. Never get a slushie at this park as well because the calippo slushies are garbage to say the least.
Overall I love this park, the theming and rides are lovely and the overall experience is one I will truly never forget, only Ferrari Land and the food could put a slight damper on my visit and even then it is one of my very favourite theme parks.

2. Playa de la Pineda

La Pineda, Spain
Excellent
49%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Playa de la Pineda

Reviewed By Victor G - Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

The playa is a great place to walk down and being severely visually impaired it was so easy for me to walk unaided.it is very wide with the beech on the one side also there is plenty of Seating all along.The sculptures are amazing as you walk down and the Fountains are really good and the children’s play area is excellent.we walked our granddaughter there every day and she loved it.There are plenty of road crossings to get you to the shops and a lot of nice bats on the walkway and beech should you need them also washrooms also on the beech.Overall it’s great to walk down as we did 3 times a day it’s safe and it goes for a few miles,we loved it.

3. Cirque Du Soleil

Avinguda de l'Alcalde Pere Molas, KM2, 43480 Vila Seca, Spain +34 902 20 22 20
Excellent
62%
Good
18%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
10%
Terrible
4%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 66 reviews

Cirque Du Soleil

Reviewed By Anastasija G

The awesome show must go in PortAventura. First clowns which I liked and can recommend. Amazing performance and music as well as musicians! costumes are just fascinating, it is like a fashion show in the cirques.

4. Llarga Beach

Salou, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Llarga Beach

Reviewed By robert f - London, United Kingdom

This beach is ok but just ok; it is reached by a walk down a hill road( or path); then one has to walk back up the hill at the end of the day, armed with all one`s beach paraphernalia; not much fun! The beach is narrow and rocky at both ends. If one has been billeted to one of the nearby hotels by one`s Tour Operator, then one must just lump it. However for those in hotels or Apartments in that area, I would suggest Capellans beach as being more suitable( although that still entails a small hill walk)

5. Aquopolis Costa Dorada

Passeig Pau Casals, 65, 43481 La Pineda, Spain 977 37 1640-41
Excellent
38%
Good
36%
Satisfactory
16%
Poor
5%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 2 reviews

Aquopolis Costa Dorada

Reviewed By sij0n - Dublin, Ireland

We had an amazing time at Aquapolis! Kids loved It, great area for young kids loads for them to do. We went off peak and didn't queue for most things, those we did queue for didn't take long. Extremely reasonably priced, tickets are €15 per person if purchased online 9 days in advance. They also offer a return ticket for €5 per person so you can visit the Water Park for a second day, these tickets must be purchased before you leave the park. Would highly recommend

6. Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

Placa de la Seu | Entrada por Carrer Mare de Deu del Claustre, 43003 Tarragona, Spain +34 977 22 69 85
Excellent
60%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Catedral Basilica Metropolitana Primada de Tarragona

The Cathedral is dedicated to St Thecla and is erected at the top of the Acropolis or hill of the ancient city. Its construction began in the year 1171 and it was consecrated on 4 July 1331. Its foundations and later architectural development are located on the remains of an ancient Roman construction begun in the second quarter of the 1st century bc. and completed at the beginning of the Vespasian Empire (69-79 AD). The Cathedral is gothic in style. Its floor plan is in the form of a Latin cross, with three naves each with their own apses and transept. The head is of Romanesque tradition with half-point arches supporting the extension of the stone wall and pilasters following the new constructive techniques of the Gothic movement.

Reviewed By Bozeman-Dublin - Dublin, Ireland

This is a beautiful Cathedral in the heart of the equally beautiful town of Tarragona. The church is built in earlier Roman ruins and dates back to the 14th century. It has a wonderful charm and serenity with three huge naves and an ornate dome.
Entrance is very cheap , less than €5, can't remember exactly but very cheap. There is a very good audio guide available that tells you a lot about the building, the architecture and the iconography.
The Cathedral has a museum and treasury that are well worth taking in too.
Such a beautiful place, we really enjoyed our visit.

7. Avenida Jaume I

Salou, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 548 reviews

Avenida Jaume I

Reviewed By Kule Dude - Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

The Avenida comprises several parallel tracks - a normal bidirectional roadway for motorvehicles - a cycleway - a wide pedestrianised walkway (now with concrete bollards to prevent ingress of vehicles) and a further, separate walkway leading on to the beach.
An easy stroll on the fat, suitable for people of all ages.

8. Pacha La Pineda

Placa Canco Catalana, s/n, 43481 La Pineda, Spain +34 977 37 00 74
Excellent
47%
Good
24%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
4%
Terrible
13%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 90 reviews

Pacha La Pineda

Reviewed By djsaltynuts - Manchester, England, United Kingdom

I've been to Pacha Ibiza several times, Pacha London, Pacha New York, and upon booking a recent holiday to La pineda discovered there was a pacha there to, so I had to get there for a night.
It didn't disappoint, unfortunately during my stay there were no big name DJ's playing, so I ended up there for a foam party night, I didn't actually make it for the foam party, as that didn't start until 4.30am, we lasted from 12am till around 3.30am.
The club is really nice, the ground are lovely, trees, benches, ponds, bars outside.
The club inside is reasonably big, and once the tunes started pumping it didn't take long for the dance floor to fill up.
Drink were reasonable considering it's pacha, it was 8 euro for a Gin and Tonic, you'd be paying 15-16 euro's for that at pacha Ibiza.
Entrance for the night I went was 18 euro's that came with a free drink and a pacha vest! not bad, not bad at all.
Don't be surprised if nights with well known DJ's cost a lot more, Pacha is typically 40-60 euros+ in Ibiza, these Dj's command a big fee.
Had a great night here, definitely get here if your staying in Salou or La pineda, it's literally just behind the water park, of the main beach road, very easy to find with it's huge tower with the Pacha cherries on it.

9. Casco Antiguo de Tarragona

Tarragona, Spain
Excellent
60%
Good
30%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 397 reviews

Casco Antiguo de Tarragona

Reviewed By Vladimir1998 - Rotterdam, The Netherlands

Even though the "new" ("newer" is more accurate) town of Tarragona is nice, what's really the charm of the city is the old town.
Narrow cobblestone streets, great buildings, street artists, restaurants, shops, some Roman ruins here and there and, of course, the great squares where you can have a good (and usually very cheap) bite or drink. The Cathedral (at least on the outside) is a must, as is Plaça de la Font. Great town, do visit if in vacation on Costa Dorada or if it's in your way and you have some hours to spare.

10. Illuminated Fountain

al final del Passeig Jaume I, Salou, Spain
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Illuminated Fountain

Reviewed By Frances G - Belfast

Second visit to Salou and the Fountains are still a must see and beautiful? great to get some nice photos at with the lovely colours behind.

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