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The beautiful Costa Dorada, or Gold Coast in English, is a seaside area in the autonomous community of Catalonia. A popular tourist destination due to the beautiful weather the area experiences and the miles of beautiful golden sand coastline, alongside the exciting amenities and attractions in the area. Some of the biggest resorts in the Costa Dorada include Salou, Cambrils, Reus, La Pineda and Tarragona.
The Costa Dorada region is well renowned as being one of the most exciting holiday destinations in Spain and is home to some fascinating history! Tourists with an interest in history should take a trip to Tarragona, a town that has Roman ruins from Julius Caesar’s time as Roman Emperor!
Costa Dorada is a stunning beach and sun destination and is suitable for couples who want to relaxing holiday. However, it is undeniable that the area is most popular with families, as the coastal area is home to some of the best family attractions in all of Europe.
Flights from Dublin, Cork and Shannon operate to Reus Airport, with year-round daily flights on the Dublin to Reus route. Flight time from Ireland to Reus is around two hours and twenty minutes and will vary depending on which airport you travel from. - There are always great deals on holidays to the Costa Dorada from Cork, Dublin and Shannon.
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As the name gives away, the Costa Dorada is home to stunning golden beaches, and you will find plenty of these wherever you choose to stay! For the best beaches on the coast, be sure to stay in the town of Cambrils.
For the best shopping near the Costa Dorada, we recommend taking a day trip to the amazing city of Barcelona, where you will find markets, shopping centres, designer stores and budget high street shops!
In September the entire community of Catalonia celebrate the festival of La Merce, a celebration of Catalonian food, language and culture. If you are in the Costa Dorada during this event you will find firework displays, parties and musical/dance performances.
There is no question that the best time to holiday in the Costa Dorada is during the summer season. During the summer months tourists flock to the Costa Dorada when temperatures average in the high twenties!
Euro is the currency used in Spain.
Costa Dorada is an hour ahead of Ireland.
The region of Costa Dorada has a well-connected transport system with a regular bus and train service. For those who wish to explore the entire region or go even further afield, car hire is a popular option.