The Costa Dorada region of Spain has many attractions and places of interest to visit whilst you are here.

Have a look below for suggestions of a few different places or activities to try during your stay with us.

L’Ametlla de Mar

This pretty working fishing village has managed to combine the traditional way of life with the needs of its important tourism trade. There are many bars and restaurant overlooking the natural working harbour where you can watch the fisherman mending their nets or landing the catch of the day, whilst sampling the fresh produce with perhaps a glass of local sangria.

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The village has all the local amenities, banks, pharmacies, including a range of shops and bars, stop at one of the two squares where you can enjoy a coffee or cerveza whilst watching the world go by.

The village has a pretty shallow sandy beach protected by a man made break ideal for children and perfect for snorkelling.
From here you can catch the local market twice weekly, take a boat trip on a catamaran to watch and swim with large Tuna fish, or if you prefer take a fishing trip to catch your own.

When the sun goes down, for the more energetic there are several disco bars and two large open air nightclubs just outside the village that party until 6am!

Tres Calas

tres-calas-image-rentalsThe majority of our villas are situated on the large popular urbanisation of Las Tres Calas, which translates as the three coves and is situated just outside the village of L’Ametlla de Mar.

Here there is a variety of holiday villas with private pools sat alongside permanent residences. There is a small supermarket, a local bakery and a handful of bars and restaurants where you can enjoy good tapas or menu del dia. In the summer months some low key entertainment is provided at the bars with flamenco shows and Latin nights.

There is a children’s play park and mini golf.

There are three blue flag sandy beaches which are perfect for snorkelling and exploring.

Out & About – further afield

Barcelona
barcelona-image-rentalsEasily reached by car or train, a wealth of history and culture is waiting for you to explore. With museums, art galleries, fantastic architecture, amazing restaurants serving innovative local cuisine, and of course the famous Las Ramblas, the list of things to do and see are endless.

 

We visit Barcelona ourselves regularly every year, for concerts, museums and dining out.

During your stay we would recommend you visit any of  Gaudí’s Masterpieces.
Antoni Gaudí (1852–1926).

Inspired by the organic shapes of nature, Gaudí crafts include ceramics, stained glass, wrought ironwork forging and carpentry and can be seen in all of his architecture.

Today seven Gaudi’s buildings are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

 

Tarragona
tarragona-image-rentalsIt is a city with a history stretching back thousands of years. It was a major city of the Roman Empire, and its streets bear witness to this ancient civilization’s great heritage. Its sites, statues, stones and buildings have been declared a World Heritage Site. A walk through this welcoming Mediterranean city is a way of rediscovering the past.
Discover the well-preserved amphitheatre near to the beach front, explore Pretori I Circ Romans ruins, where once chariot races took place, there are many festivals taking place here throughout the whole year ranging from Wine fairs, rice cooking competitions, the impressive human tower displays and medieval weeks. Make Tarragona a must when you visit us.

The Ebro Delta
delta-image-renals320 square kilometres in area and a 25 km entry into the sea, the Ebro delta is one of the outstanding water habitats in the Western Mediterranean. It is a stopping place for migratory birds that come in autumn and spend the winter. Birdwatchers regard the Delta as one of the most interesting spots for spotting up to 60% of the species of Europe.

The landscape of the delta is totally flat which gives it a distinctive appearance and unique in Catalonia. Inland you can find the extensive rice fields, which are changing in appearance with the passing seasons, in the winter mainly earthy, flooded with water in the spring, and lush green in the summer.

On the route to the coast pretty lake scenery, bordered by large ponds. And deserted sandy beaches with dunes on the coast line.

Miravet

miravet-image-rentalsIs in the south of Ribera d’Ebre, situated on a spectacular cliff top is the Templar castle, regarded as one of the finest examples of Mediaeval Catalan military architecture. The town of Miravet has preserved its character and has beautiful craft pottery for sale.

You can enjoy the view of the castle and the pretty village by crossing the river Ebro via the ferry, the ferry uses the river current as its only driving force and will transport both people and cars safely across the river, a truly unique experience as it is the last ferry of its kind still in operation.

PortAventura Theme Park
portaventura-image-rentalsThis theme park has just been voted number one theme park in Europe and is the 6th most visited in Europe.

The six areas of the theme park will let you discover new and wonderful worlds with magnificent shows and breath-taking magical rides for all ages, each area has food choices appropriate to the theme, from Mexican to chinese, the choice is yours. Make Portaventura a must on your list of day trips, From the tallest and fastest roller coasters in Europe to the smaller rides that parents and children can enjoy together in the magical family area of SésamoAventura there will be something to please everyone here.

Bonmont Golf course
bonmont-image-rentalsBonmont was founded in 1990 by the Swiss businessman, Henri Ferdinand Lavanchy. He commissioned the world-famous expert Robert Trent Jones Jr. to design a first-class golf course to take advantage of the Mediterranean setting of Bonmont. The heart of Bonmont is the magnificent 18-hole/par 72 golf course in truly wonderful surroundings. The links has numerous natural and artificial hazards, impressive gullies, six rock-cut lakes, bridges, woods, more than 90 bunkers, and spacious, perfectly manicured greens. It also has a grass practice range.

Priorat region
This is an area of breathtaking beauty where you can find the pretty village of Siruana, the village is surrounded by interesting places to visit and is a great spot for enjoying splendid views of the Montsant mountain range, the Gritella mountain range and the Mountains of Prades.
It is worth noting that Siurana is a reference point for rock-climbers and hikers. This amazing mountain of legends and cliffs is well-known around the world by enthusiasts of these sports.

The Priorat Regional Tourist Office has organised visiting hours in Montsant and Priorat wineries.These wineries would like to share their excellent wines with you whilst showing you where they are making wines for the future and organised tours can be arranged along with the ever important part, tasting!