Tarragona is a southern province of Catalonia, Spain. With a Mediterranean coastline, the Costa Dorada is a popular beach holiday destination, but Tarragona Province is more than a one dimensional beach resort. As well as magnificent scenery, sport and food, Tarragona has a great culture of fiesta’s and carnivals, with about one a month, the street dancing will flow right past the door of your Tarragona villa!
The city of Tarragona is considered the most important Roman settlement in the whole of Spain. The Amfitheatre Roma is a magnificent monument, and the Muralla or town walls, aqueduct and city gates are well worth a visit, and there are a number of Roman villas in Tarragona, but for information and an insight into the Roman history of Tarragona, the Archaeological Museum and the Museu Necropolis have all the answers. Tarragona also boasts some magnificent beaches, and the further around the Costa Dorada you walk from your self catering Tarragona property, the more delightful little coves you will discover. Playa El Torn is a nice little beach in Tarragona, and is strictly naturist.
Barcelona is just a short train journey from Tarragona, and a self catering property in Tarragona not only provides a magnificent holiday, but allows you the flexibility to explore Barcelona’s famous sight, sounds and tastes, and the beautiful Catalonia region.
Tarragona is the ‘Balcony of Europe’, as the cliff top from which Tarragona is set gives a huge panoramic view of Europe. Due to its Roman origins, Tarragona and the villas in Tarragona are the most elegant in the Iberian Peninsula. The town can easily be explored on foot, although it is on a steep hill, from the beach to the Cathedral at the top of the Balcony is a long way up!
From Tarragona’s Costa Dorada beaches, sunbathing, sailing, windsurfing, rowing, water skiing and scuba diving are hugely popular activities, and facilities are available from the main tourist beaches all along the Costa Dorada.
To see a famous Catalan human pyramid, some as high as a 5 story Tarragona hotel, the Sant Magi festival in mid-August will not disappoint!
Tarragona Province has a huge wealth of natural beauty. The wetland Delta del Ebre Nature Park, Portes de Tortosa-Besseit National Reserve and the Prades Mountains offer magnificent natural settings for walkers, mountain bikers, nature lovers and mountain climbers. The Serra Del Monstant Mountains however are the jewel in Tarragona’s crown. The ‘mountains of peace’ are accessible only by foot or bike, and have an incredible relaxed, timeless atmosphere and magnificent wildlife.
During the summer, the Costa Dorada has daily average temperatures of around 25°C, with a constant refreshing sea breeze, which makes a Tarragona holiday rental ideal for windsurfing, sailing and kite boarding. Winters here are always mild, rarely dropping below 10°C.
The nearest airport to the Tarragona Province is Barcelona Reus Airport (REU), and is very close to the popular resort of Salou on the Costa Dorada. There are a huge number of deals on cheap flights to Tarragona from the UK, especially Glasgow (GLA), Liverpool (LIV) andLondonAirports.