Cambrils is a traditional Spanish town that has grown in recent years to become one of the most popular tourist destinations on the Costa Dorada. Over the last two decades a wealth of new businesses have emerged, and as a result the town now has plenty to offer visitors. Despite this, Cambrils has managed to avoid high-rise development and other negative aspects that can sometimes deplete the appeal of Spanish seaside destinations, and as a result has managed to maintain its traditional feel, making for a delightful holiday rental destination.
The high-quality beaches are a particular highlight of Cambrils, and are characterized by their golden sands and clean waters. If you are not content with simply sunbathing you will be pleased to discover that there are plenty of options in the way of beach activities and water sports to keep you entertained.
The town of Cambrils is still a working fishing port, and as you wander around you will see the local fishermen going about their work and bringing in their catches. Much of the night-time action is centred around the town’s seafood restaurants, and these can be regarded as some of the very finest in the region. There are also several small bars and cafe-bars to visit, but if you are seeking a more vibrant atmosphere and partying until the small hours, you may be better suited to nearby Salou.
The streets of Cambrils remain as they always have been, with cobbled lanes and narrow walkways. The local market is the best place to pick up supplies of fruit and vegetables, and there are several traditional Spanish shops to visit around town. A number of festivals take place throughout the year on the city’s streets, and visiting during fiesta time will provide a memorable experience and further enhance the value of your holiday.
As previously mentioned, Salou is just a short distance (8km) away, and offers more in the way of nightlife. The resort also experiences higher numbers of British tourists, and as a result has more in the way of traditional tourist attractions than Cambrils. There are numerous other beaches along the Costa Dorada that are worthy of a day trip, with two of the best options being L’Hospitalet de L’Infant (14km) and the capital of the province, Tarragona (25km).
The Mediterranean climate of the Costa Dorada makes a beach holiday in Cambrils a great option at almost any time of the year. Summer months are the obvious choice for many visitors, but you can do far worse than head here for a spot of winter sun, when the temperatures are mild and slightly humid. Winter and summer are the driest seasons, with early autumn the wettest time in which to visit.
Reus Airport (REU) is 18km from Cambrils, and there are good local public transport links between the two. Thomas Cook Airlines, Ryanair, Thomson Airways and Jet2.com all fly to this destination between the two, so it pays to compare prices before purchasing a flight. Journey time from the UK is approximately two hours.