Ideally positioned almost half-way between the big cities of Tarragona and Barcelona, Cunit is a quaint beach town on the Costa Dorada. Although lacking in terms of the crowds and tourist facilities of other resorts along the coast, Cunit has a sandy beach, a laid-back atmosphere, and a good range of high-quality holiday rental villas and apartments. Those who want to be on the outskirts of the big resorts, but not in the thick of it, should consider Cunit as their next holiday destination.
Cunit is a traditional Catalan town, meaning it is home to a small range of tapas bars, cafes and shops in which the local dialect is the only language spoken. These represent the perfect opportunity to practice the language and buy some freshly made local produce at local prices, rather than the ‘tourist’ prices that can sometimes be found in the busier coastal resorts.
Staying along the lines of food, Thursday is market day in Cunit, and the market should be first port of call for anyone staying in self-catering accommodation in the area, getting themselves nicely stocked up for the remainder of their stay.
Cunit has a sandy beach, from which excellent views can be enjoyed out over the Mediterranean Sea. Water sports such as surfing and wind-surfing are popular on this beach, and the waters are generally warm enough for swimming and relaxing in during the hottest months of the year. Attractions in Cunit are not as busy and touristy as some other Costa Dorada towns, but Cunit has good railway links to many nearby places of interest, meaning the use of a car is not necessary to visit the big cities.
These cities include Barcelona (58km), which is regarded as one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and boasts a huge array of world-class attractions to cater for all visitors. Historic Tarragona (47km) is also well worth a visit, and is home to a number of major events and festivals throughout the year, as well as top tourist attractions such as the Tarragona Amphitheatre, which was built in 2AD.
In the height of summer the temperature in Cunit can reach well above 30C, with several hours of sunshine every day. Spring and early autumn are extremely pleasant times to visit for those seeking a more active break, and even winter temperatures rarely drop below 12C during the daytimes.
There are a number of airports within easy reach of holiday accommodation in Cunit, so getting to your destination from the UK is fairly straightforward. The best options are Barcelona El Prat Airport, 49km away, and Reus Airport, 50km away. Airlines price competitively for flights to both of these popular destinations, and bargains can be found when searching around.