The Costa Daurada is the coastal area located in the northernmost part of southern Catalonia. The capital is Tarragona and has the area of influence distributed in six counties and 131 municipalities. It has an area of 2,999 km2 and together with the demarcations of Lleida, Girona and Barcelona, form Catalonia. Bordered on the north by the French State, beyond the Pyrenees, to the south by Valencia and to the west by Aragón, one of the 17 autonomous communities of the Spanish State, and south of Western Europe.
Its privileged location allows it to have a very varied territory, which goes from the mountain to the coast, bathed by the Mediterranean Sea. It is made up of the counties of Alt Camp, Baix Camp, Conca de Barberà, Priorat, Tarragonès and Baix Penedès.
The name of Costa Daurada comes from the golden hue that the sand of its beaches acquires when the sun shines. The sand evokes in the look of who sees it the gold. But not only the golden color is the predominant in this land. The interior lands are full of all shades of green and brown, with trunks, leaves and trees, especially pines. On the coast spectacularly predominates the blue of the sea that bathes the beaches, which contrasts with the brightness of the sand and the orange color that takes in the sunset.
PortAventura is a theme park located on the Costa Dorada. But it is much more, since the PortAventura resort offers you from attractions to the best accommodation passing among others by a water park. Each day will become the best of your adventures!
At the PortAventura resort you will experience moments of intense emotions, a large dose of adrenaline, adventure and lots of fun. A family holiday, a weekend getaway with friends, a convention of your company ... No matter how you are, where you come from or what your plan is. You have to visit PortAventura, the theme park of the Costa Dorada. You can never forget it!
PortAventura Park is the theme park where you will live exciting adventures and experiences touring five thematic areas: the Imperial China, the wild Far West, the exotic Polynesia, the Aztec Mexico and the warm Mediterrània.
In the park you can not only enjoy exciting attractions, but you can also attend original shows set in each of the areas of PortAventura, taste typical dishes of each area in the restaurants scattered throughout the park and buy fun souvenirs in stores to not forget your visit. Theme parks
PortAventura Aquatic Park:
PortAventura Aquatic Park is a themed water park to enjoy between dives, where you will also have a large covered area to have a great time.
Have fun trying all the attractions of the park and, when you need to recharge your batteries, sit down to eat in one of the restaurants designed especially for you. And to take home the incredible experiences, you can visit one of the shops that you will find in the Aquatic Park and find a nice memory of your time in the park.
TERRES DE L'EBRE
If you like nature, in the Terres de l'Ebre you will find extensive and calm beaches, the virgin spaces of the Natural Park of the Delta de l'Ebre or the mountains of the Parc Natural dels Ports. If you prefer to discover the heritage, you can choose to visit the prehistoric paintings declared World Heritage or imposing fortifications built by Arabs and Templars. If what you love is to know the popular culture, a walk through the fishing villages or mountain villages will help you understand the character of the people.
This is just a summary of the great tourist potential offered by the Terres de l'Ebre, the set of four districts located in the extreme south of Catalonia. All this diversity of spaces allows each visitor, away from the crowds and conventional tourist circuits, to choose the option that best suits their needs.
The Terres de l'Ebre are located between the Mediterranean Sea and the southernmost buttresses of the Catalan pre-coastal mountain range. In addition, the calm waters of the Ebro the largest river in the Iberian Peninsula they model this territory and form meanders that calmly lead it through the Delta plain until it reaches the sea.
All this natural and cultural legacy enriches the visit to the Terres de l'Ebre and allows the tourist to discover the details that are hidden in the mosaic drawn by the four southernmost regions of Catalonia.
SERRA DEL MONTSANT
The Montsant is a symbol for the Priorat and the Tarragona regions. It is not the highest mountain nor the most extensive, even so, the strength of its orography is unquestionable. It is a compact massif, with most of its perimeter walled by cliffs and rocks of Oligocene conglomerates.
All the towns are outside, at their feet. The interior is the kingdom of the mountain. To penetrate it you have to choose a 'grau', that is, one of the natural steps that allow you to overcome the cliffs. Some are relatively comfortable, traveled by bridle paths, others only allow the passage of people, an exaggerated narrowness, aerial and often overwhelming.
The spiritual relationship that men have maintained with the Montsant for centuries has given it a very special condition. The foundation of the first monastery of the Iberian Peninsula "Scala Dei" and the intense eremitical tradition, which has lasted to the present, is a good proof of the profound symbolic value of the mountain. In 2002 it was declared a Natural Park by the Generalitat of Catalonia.