The Costa Dorada is a stretch of coastline located in the Tarragona province and is popular because of the sheer number of spacious beaches, clear waters and stretches of green land it encompasses.
The Costa Dorada, or Golden Coast, makes the perfect holiday destination for those looking for sand and sun with a historical twist, as the Costa Dorada borders a number of quaint towns with vineyards, olive groves, whitewashed houses with gardens that overlook the beautiful beaches.
Those interested in the local wildlife may want to take a visit to one of the grand reserves on the Costa Dorada, known as the Delta del Ebro National Park and the National Reserve of Tortoda-Besserit.
The Costa Dorada is also home to a beautiful low mountainous range known as the Cordillera Prelitoral Catalana, which runs parallel to the coast and provides fantastic views over the whole area.
The Costa Dorada has 13 different transport services going from the city of Tarragona to different areas of the city and further afield. The area also has two railways which cross over, one going to inland Spain and the other travelling along the coast to France.
The climate on the Costa Dorada remains reasonably warm all year round, with averages if 25º C during the summer months and dropping to around 13-15º C for the winter months. Around the month of July, tourists and locals alike can expect up to 14 hours of sunlight a day.
The Costa Dorada has a number of festivals throughout the year, one of the most popular being the Fiesta Popular of Mora la Nova in July, with performances for children, dancing, fire running and mythical animals. Throughout the entire month of November, chestnuts and panellets are roasted and All Souls Day is dedicated in remembrance of the dead.
Property prices on the Costa Dorada have declined minimally since 2009, reducing in price from an average of €190K in June 2009 to an average of €183K.