Bathed by the Mediterranean, Tarragona is a port city that has become one of the most popular places for tourists thanks to its beaches of golden sand, a quality that gives the coastline of the surrounding area its name: the Costa Dorada. Its exceptional climate, views over the Mediterranean sea and wide range of leisure make it the perfect place to spend your holidays. It is only 21 km from Cambrils, 13 km from Salou and 98 km from cosmopolitan Barcelona.
Its outstanding location makes it possible to enjoy a mild climate and its main attraction, the 15 km of coastline with beaches of fine and golden sand and coves with crystalline waters: Playa del Miracle, Playa de los Capellans, Cala Jovera and Playa de Tamarit, among others. There is also the more than 80 km of beaches that comprise the Costa Daurada. The municipality offers other places worth visiting such as the idyllic Tamarit Castle, Roquetas, Torredembarra, Tortosa, Cambrils and Salou.
The city of Tarragona is a remnant of history and the passing of civilizations along the northernmost Mediterranean coastline. The essence of what was once Tarraco more than 2000 years ago, an ancient Roman city of Hispania, remains present today in the archaeological complex and series of monuments. The Roman Amphitheatre where gladiators used to fight, the Roman Circus used for horse and carriage races, the walls, the Aqueduct… A trip back in time to the city´s past awaits with the historical re-enactment shows that Tarragona offers in the different settings that Roman civilization left in its wake. One example is Tarraco Viva, an international festival devoted to disseminating the history of the Roman era. The imperial past stands alongside the modern city in Plaza de la Font, Plaza del Fòrum and Plaza del Rei, with a vibrant atmosphere on their lively terraces. There is the unique architectural complex of the Cathedral of Tarragona, built in a Romanesque and Gothic style; the modernist Central Market, where you can find fresh and seasonal products; and the Part Alta with restaurants located on installations and buildings that conserve Roman or Medieval remains in their construction, transporting diners back to another era and enabling them to enjoy a unique experience. Walking along the Rambla Nova, you will find a vantage point over the cliff, that offers a stunning panoramic view of the Mediterranean, the port, the Amphitheatre and the railway station, from a height of 23 metres.
Tarragona has the largest traditional fishing port in Catalonia, which obtains an abundance of fresh fish -it has its own Designation of Origin for oily fish- and along with the agricultural produce, it has really delicious local cuisine. Here you can enjoy the espineta de caracoles (a type of stew) made from tuna steaks, snails and sautéed vegetables, or the typical Romesco casserole, arrossejat (rice dish with fish), black rice and calçots (type of scallion). This is a perfect place where the character of the sea is present in the picturesque fishing district of Serrallo, which in addition to auctioning off fish, is home to bars and terraces where you can taste dishes that offer starring roles to fish and seafood.
The municipality of Tarragona brings together several leisure areas for both children and adults. There is the PortAventura amusement park, water parks, a dolphinarium and an extensive range of theatre and cinemas. Also, the coastline of Tarragona is characterised by its fashionable venues, lively atmosphere and a range of leisure options that bring together young people from all over Europe who come in search of fun.
Meliá has two hotels in Tarragona: Sol Costa Daurada and TRYP Port Cambrils Hotel.
Sol Costa Daurada. Ideal for families, this hotel in Salou is located very close to the best beaches and the PortAventura amusement park. Among its services and facilities, this hotel in Salou offers rooms that are fully renovated, splendid buffets, free Internet access (Wi-Fi) throughout the hotel, a spectacular lake pool and a children´s pool, a children´s park, a games room, a car park with 65 spaces and a complete Wellness Center with a heated pool.Meliá has two hotels in Tarragona: Sol Costa Daurada and TRYP Port Cambrils Hotel.
TRYP Port Cambrils Hotel. Located in the maritime district of Cambrils, and just 150 metres from the fabulous Playa El Regueral and the Yacht Club, this hotel in Cambrils is perfect for families, couples and groups of friends. Among its services and facilities, this hotel in Cambrils has rooms that are fully fitted, and some have sea views; there are Mediterranean, international and themed buffets and show cooking; free Internet access (Wi-Fi) throughout the Hotel; 2 outside pools (adults / children); a modern gym for the exclusive use of our clients with two saunas and a paid parking area with 85 spaces.
Book your hotel in Tarragona now with Meliá and begin to enjoy the Costa Daurada.