An Overview of Barcelona in the Region of Catalonia:
The most Southern Coastal resort in the Region of Catalonia. Translated, Costa Dorada means ‘Golden Coast’, like all over the wonder Spanish coastlines, the 'Golden Coast' will not disappoint, offering around 240 kilometres - 150 miles, which has a number of rocky outlets and coves to break this expanse up, stretching from the Ebro Delta in the south, through Cambrils, Salou and La Pineda, right the way up to Sitges and ultimately Barcelona in the north. Therefore, providing plenty of choices for you to place your deck chair for the day! The resorts in the Costa Dorada are; Salou and La Pineda.
Salou is probably one of the most familiar resorts for holidaymakers in the region. It comes with a long beach, a large, palm-lined prom and a restaurant scene that does everything from Sunday roasts to paella. Throw in a good handful of clubs and bars and that’s pretty much Salou summed up. The streets of Salou become the stage as with most Spanish, villages, towns and cities, with an annual full calendar of festivals and fiestas. With Salou providing its own unique blend of traditional storytelling and re-enactment through its carnivals. In recent years the native dweller of Salou have celebrated, the city's new historical landmarks, such as the Festa Major 30 d' Octubre, in order to commemorate that Salou became and independent town in 1989. Also, never forgetting the history of their fishing tradition, such as the "Fiesta del Calamar" (Squid Festival), "La Calada de Les Malles de Sant Pere" (Fishermen trawling in Sant Pere) or the procession of the Virgin on 15 August., in thank for the safe being of the fishermen and their catch.
La Pineda, offers more of a steady, pace and a tranquil location, with a wonderful beach with shallow waters and a broad strip of flat, golden sand. A wonderful beach for all ages. There is a very pleasant promenade with its usual assortment of shops, tapas bars and bistros. La Pineda offers its own distinct blend of Mediterranean lifestyle with a little less of holiday resort feel that other resorts on the Costa Dorada provide. It’s not as lively as Salou, but livelier than Cambrils.
Cambrils, which has managed to retain its' a sleepy fishing village feel and it is the smallest of the three key resorts in the Costa Dorada has to offer. Cambrils and La Pineda, like Mazarron in Murcia the Costa Calida, Further South.) has been the holiday retreat for generations of Spanish. However, the last couple of decades has witnessed a rise in people from other parts of the world being attracted to its relatively undiluted culture, its beautiful sandy beaches, and family-based ethic.
There are, of course, plenty of activities to suit yourselves or you visitors, to keep them occupied, visit after Visit. From extensive coastal or mountain walks, (With routes to suit all capabilities.) Water parks, theme parks, numerous site of well preserved Roman ruins and many museums, (This region, and Figueras, is the birthplace of the surrealist painter, Salvador Dali and much of the landscape has been the subject of his fine works.) All the major resorts and cities; Barcelona, are within a safe distance for an excellent day trip or a cultural stopover for the night.
Barcelona International Airport is the second busiest in Spain after Madrid. Access to this airport is plentiful from most parts of the UK, providing a very practical commute, to and from the UK. As this region and its destinations are so accessible the transfer from this airport to your home can be; at the most 1 hour and 30 minutes and the shortest transfer times could be within 20 minutes.
There are many sunny days on this Costa. Between May and October, forecasters shout about temperatures in the 20s, with August nudging the 30°C mark. As for rain, most falls in October. But with an annual average of 60 mm, it isn't much to worry about. (however, this is one of the most Northern coastal reaches of Spain, which will provide lower temperatures in the winter months, particularly in the winter mornings and evenings.
Relocating or Investing in the Province of Barcelona:
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