The Costa Dorada consists of around 60 beaches of all types: the fine sand and shallow waters of Salou and La Pineda, the cliffs and rocks of Torredembarra, the small bays of Mont-Roig del Camp and Miami Platja, and those geared to nudists such The Torn beach in L’Hospitalet de l’Infant.
Many of these beaches have been awarded the blue flag of the Foundation for Environmental Education in Europe in acknowledgement of the quality of their water and sand in addition to the services (ease of access, first aid, surveillance, periodic clean-up) provided To tourists. It should also be mentioned that the towns of Salou, Cambrils and Calafell have been certified tourist family destinations by the Generalitat of Catalonia.
The local Costa Dorada cuisine features a wide range of distinctive Mediterranean flavours in a harmonious mixture of farm and sea products. xató, calçots, civet of wild boar, Rossejat noodles with seafood and Reus blancmange are some of the most popular specialities to have come out of the region.
And what better than a good wine to accompany these dishes? Excellent wines are produced in 5 certified wine-making regions (Montsant, Priorat, Penedès, Conca de Barberà and Tarragona) along the Costa Dorada. Furthermore, most of the vineyards in the region are included under the Cava origin denomination. The importance of the wine industry in the Tarragona region is reflected by the numerous tastings, fairs and festivals associated with the sector held over the year, particularly at harvest time in late summer.