Top 10 Things to do in Costa Dorada, Spain

October 13, 2017 Roger Rusk

The Costa Dorada is one of the main tourist destinations on the Mediterranean. It is a rich and varied territory, with a long coastline bathed in sunshine and an interior dotted by quiet villages and cultivated fields. The Costa Dorada is much more than sun, sea and sand. It offers its visitors a wide range of leisure activities, culture, nature and history in an ideal setting of peace and tranquillity, perfect for holidays with the whole family.
Restaurants in Costa Dorada

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. Celler Mas Vicenc

Mas Vicenc S/N, 43811 Cabra del Camp, Spain +34 627 57 00 75
Excellent
81%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

5 based on 300 reviews

Celler Mas Vicenc

Celler Mas Vicenç is revolving the tradition. The winery produces renewed wines with modern image and quality. Our ambition is offer quality tour visits for all the targets.

Reviewed By michelleeen - Ireland

What a beautiful little winery! We were so lucky to be able to get a private tour from the owner himself Vicenc as we were the only English speaking booked that day. It was a wonderful tour just over 1 hour long where we sampled...MoreThank you so much for your opinion! we are happy as you enjoyed the experience at our family winery :) you'll be allways welcome to Mas Vicenç! Vicenç

3. Casa Navas

Placa del Mercadal, 7, 43201 Reus, Spain +34 977 01 06 70
Excellent
69%
Good
29%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 191 reviews

Casa Navas

Built by the architect Lluis Domenech i Montaner, Casa Navas is on her singularity uno de los mejores ejemplos of Modernism in nivel europeo. Built between 1901 and 1907, and located in the very center of the city, Domenech i Montaner Proyecto por Joaquim Navàs a building that housed the nueva dwelling and the property business of its client, and that mostraba the Plaza del Mercadal an imposing façade of stone with a tower located in the corner. Desgraciadamente, in 1938, during the War Civil los efectos de un bombardeo destruyeron is slim tower and the capping stepped original. (Limited places, booking is required at the Tourist Office)

Reviewed By Lluís B - Reus, Spain

There are nice modernist buildings in the cities and even though this one is not looking amazing from outside I recommend to you to five a chance to the house and visit it inside. It's really beautiful and thanks to visit it you can realise how beautiful is the modernist art, typical from the catalan region

4. Reial Monestir De Santes Creus

Plaza Jaume el Just, 43815 Aiguamurcia, Spain +34 977 63 83 29
Excellent
65%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 285 reviews

Reial Monestir De Santes Creus

Reviewed By dmp22 - Thailand

We drove to this ancient monastery just after visiting Montserrat. This quiet and rarely visited location was a wonderful change of pace after fighting the crowds that morning. It is well-preserved but not overly restored, and the information provided was extremely useful. Tickets were quite reasonable, and this was our favorite of the big three monasteries nearby. The drive through the countryside was also gorgeous.

5. Pont del Diable

Tarragona Sant Pere | Outside of Town on N240, 43006 Tarragona, Spain +34 977 34 20 69
Excellent
61%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Pont del Diable

Reviewed By Bozeman-Dublin - Dublin, Ireland

We sort of stumbled on this magnificent Roman Aqueduct by accident while driving to Tarragona from Barcelona. It's right by the motorway and as we rounded a bend and it came into view our eyes nearly fell out of our heads with amazement.
It's absolutely massive and extraordinarily well preserved. There is parking right by it and a path that leads you right up to and on to it.
It dates all the way back to the 1st century and is just a wonderful thing to see. The best compliment I can pay it is that it is right up there with Segovia as one of the finest Aqueducts I have seen.
A fantastic surprise. Only a few kilometres, 4 or 5 maybe, from Tarragona and absolutely well worth a visit. If you don't have a car we saw public buses drop off and pick up here but I don't remember the bus number.

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. Playa El Torn Naturist Beach

L'Hospitalet de l'Infant, Spain
Excellent
71%
Good
23%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 195 reviews

Playa El Torn Naturist Beach

Reviewed By Kay R - Dunstable, United Kingdom

We have just spent two weeks staying very close to this beach. Loved it last year and had to return. Lazy days laying on gorgeous clean soft sand, clear water and I also got to swim with the fish again. After a good swim there is a shower on the beach, a chance to rinse off before grabbing a beer and something to eat in the shade of the lovely decked out beach bar
But one extra treat I thought I would never see was a tornado touching down about a mile out at sea and I managed to get a photo or two.
I have always said once I have been to a place I would prefer to go somewhere else, but this place is worth another visit, I am sure we will go back again.just to see what other attractions crop up. Amazing!

8. Institut Pere Mata

Carretera Institut Pere Mata, s/n, 43206 Reus, Spain +34 977 01 06 70
Excellent
62%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 158 reviews

Institut Pere Mata

In 1898 building work began on the Pere Mata psychiatric institute, one of the great projects of the architect Lluís Domènech i Montaner. The building marked the beginning of the brilliant Catalan modernist era in the city of Reus. After its completion, Domènech went on to design other buildings here and the spirit of Catalan modernism spread vigorously throughout the whole city.

Reviewed By Guy V - Ghent, Belgium

A modernist psychiatric clinic. The interior, decoration and furniture is intact. The architecture and design reflect the for that time modern approach of the (rich) patients. Interior and decoration are overwhelming, every detail is esthetic and functinal.

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. Mediterranean Balcony

43003 Tarragona, Spain +34 977 25 07 95
Excellent
58%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 966 reviews

Mediterranean Balcony

Reviewed By jacquelinemcevoy - San Francisco, California

I visited Tarragona for two nights, and then returned a few days later for another night. The Mediterreanean Balcony is so lovely. A very relaxing place to take in the sights, have an ice cream, spend time with your friends and family. And it overlooks the most wonderful and convenient beach for swimming!

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