The bustling, historic city of Tarragona is situated in the province of the same name in the Catalonia region of Spain. A Tarragona holiday is favoured by many travellers as there are plenty of ancient sights to see as well as many great activities to be enjoyed in both the city and the surrounding area. A Tarragona holiday rental apartment will not only offer stunning views of the Balearic Sea it comes equipped with all of the comforts you need for a truly restful trip.
The biggest advantage of a Tarragona holiday is that there are numerous activities and attractions within the city to keep you occupied for the length of your stay. In terms of physical activities, the likes of swimming, sailing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, windsurfing, walking, cycling, golf, tennis, volleyball, horse riding and archery. Tarragona is also renowned for its Roman ruins and visitors can spend a few days viewing the various sights such as the Roman Forum, the Palace of Augustus, the amphitheatre and the Tower of the Scipios.
If you have time to spare on your wonderful Tarragona holiday to visit other areas then it is recommended that you take the two and a half hour journey to the city of Zaragoza. The city sits on the banks of the River Ebro and has a varied historical past. Amongst the sights worth seeing whilst visiting Zaragoza are the Basilica of Our Lady of The Pillar, the Cathedral of San Salvador and several 14th century churches that are designated as World heritage Sites. Probably the most popular attraction, just on the outskirts of the city, is the Aljaferia Castle which is a fortified Islamic palace that was built in the 11th century.
We all like to have wonderful weather on our holidays and so you will be pleased to hear that if you book a Tarragona holiday you can expect to enjoy a typical Mediterranean climate. June through to September are usually the warmest months of the year, which sees visitors relaxing in temperatures of around 28 degrees Celsius on the hottest days. The winter months of December, January and February see the daytime temperature drop to anywhere between 8 and 14 degrees Celsius. The average annual rainfall amount for the city is 17 inches.
Travellers on a Tarragona holiday can begin their trip by arriving at Reus Airport (REU) which is on the outskirts of the city of Reus, approximately 6 miles by bus or car from the centre of Tarragona. Passengers can leave the UK from various UK airports including Manchester (MAN), London Luton (LTN), Cardiff (CWL), Birmingham (BHX) and Glasgow (GLA). Airlines that offer regular flights deals to Reus Airport include Jet2, Thomas Cook Airlines, Thomson Airways, Ryanair and BMI Baby.