The Costa Daurada or “Golden Coast” is the name given to the coast and interior of the province of Tarragona (in southern Catalonia). It borders to the north with the Costa del Garraf (Sitges) and to the south with the River Ebro delta. Inland it reaches as far as the Conca de Barberà region and the Montsant Mountains.
The name comes from the characteristic fine, golden sand of the region’s beaches. In general its waters are warm and shallow.
The different civilisations and cultures the Costa Daurada has been home to over the centuries have formed its character today.
It is an ideal destination for those who are looking for more than sun and beaches. Its magnificent surroundings offer a vast range of interesting excursions and tours. For example: the archaeological monuments Roman Tarraco; the Cistercian Route with the monasteries of Santes Creus, Poblet and Vallbona; the Reus Modernist Architecture Route; the Ebro Delta Nature Park, and the various wine and olive oil itineraries offered by the inland regions of Montsant and Priorat.