Catalonia with the family in terms of beaches, nature and culture

Costa Brava, Costa Barcelona, ​​Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre are the four major coastal destinations in Catalonia. We know them by name, they are famous, mythical to some. Here are their peculiarities, their characters and … our favorites. Everyone has this common feature: they are aimed at all generations.

Costa Brava between the Pyrenees and the Mediterranean.
In the northeastern part of Catalonia, where the Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean, the Costa Brava is characterized by its long beaches with fine golden sand, its countless wild and isolated bays, its streams and its particularly attractive hinterland.

A complete and generous destination, it uses a wide range of offers: sailing, hiking, cycling, golf, health and wellness, culture … Add to that a unique gastronomy and a large selection of accommodation.

Let’s discover the nautical seaside resorts in Roses and Estartite listed by the Association of Nautical Stations of Catalonia for the quality of their offerings.

These two resorts offer a variety of water activities. For those looking for originality, try: deep sea fishing, trawling or sailing and a day at sea to discover the daily life of the fisherman along the coast and Cap de Creus.

In L’Estartit, to test : FlyBoard, this small surfboard powered by water under the pressure of the engine on a jet ski. The surfer can then move as if flying and perform a few acrobatic tricks according to his desires. Impressive and not so hard!

Knowing about culture : it is on the Costa Brava that the famous “ triangle ”by Salvador Dali. The tour takes you to the Dalí Theater-Museum in Figueres (collection of surrealistic works and Dalí Joie’s jewelery). Then visit the Salvador Dalí House-Museum in Portlligat, Cadaques and Gala Dalí Castle House-Museum of Pubolin the village of La Pera, which the artist offered Gala, his wife.

Costa Barcelona, ​​more than the beach.

An hour from Barcelona offers the visitor magnificent beaches, the full range of water sports and very picturesque fishing villages, thermal springs, the mountain Montserrat or evenMontseny Massif, Unesco Biosphere Reserve.

Several stations have been assigned Family tourism brand: Santa Susanna, Calella, Pineda de Mar and Malgrat de Mar.. Families with children will find babysitting and play areas on the beach, babysitting, hotel entertainment and children’s menus at restaurants.

Costa Daurada, the essence of the Mediterranean

60 beaches spread over 81 km identify this territory, which, from coastal pleasures and nautical activities to cultural discoveries and wine tourism, is full of assets.

It includes Salou and Cambrils, Ametlla de Mar and Miami Platja as well as Vandellòs in l’Hospitalet de l’Infant. Among the selection criteria we can mention the expected importance of welcoming families and of course the quality of the nautical activities and activities by the sea.

In addition to the cities marked “Family Tourism” (Calafell, Salou, Cambrils, Vila Seca-La Pineda Platja, El Vendrell, Muntanyes de Prades), young and old will find a wealth of activities and services. Essentials: the famous PortAventura world and Ferrari Land.

In terms of cultural visits, the Costa Daurada is spoiled for choice: The Roman Tarraco (the ancient name of the city of Tarragona), whose beautiful architectural ensemble is declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Santes Creus, Poblet and Vallbona de les Monges, home to the most beautiful Catalan monasteries

Terres de l’Ebre, and unknown Catalonia

Located in the southernmost part of Catalonia, the Terres de l’Ebre, is designated Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO, stretches over 142 km of cliffs and hidden coves, surrounded by pine trees and natural beaches. In the same territory, they bring together unique natural spaces and a cultural heritage marked by humanity’s most important civilizations. As for the Ebro River, it continues to shape the landscapes before flowing into the Mediterranean.
Vibrate with the family to the rhythm of the nature of the Ebro Delta through fun and educational activities: discovering birds, including flamingos, storks, in a kayak, pedal boat or boat or riding through the Serra del Montsià.

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