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Cambrils, tourist destination on the Costa Dorada


Cambrils is one of the most beautiful cities on the entire Costa Dorada, just 20 km south of Tarragona and is undoubtedly an ideal holiday destination, especially for families .


Cambrils is sea, it is beach, it is gastronomy, it is family tourism, it is sports and water tourism, it is leisure and it is relaxation. Cambrils is a city of charm.

Dónde se encuentra

Location and weather


Cambrils is located in the heart of the Costa Dorada, in the Baix Camp region, Tarragona province, it is located 100 km south of Barcelona between the towns of Salou and Miami Playa.


Surrounded by mountains and with more than 10 km of fine sandy beaches, this Catalan coastal town is one of the best tourist destinations in Catalonia.


Located in the southwest of Camp de Tarragona, in the lowest part of the flat and touching the sea, it has an area of ​​34.76 km². The surface is mostly flat, with a slight slope of 2% on average, from North to South. The maximum height does not exceed 70 meters above sea level.


The climate of the Costa Daurada is typical Mediterranean. Temperatures range between 14º and 18º on average in winter and in summer, between 25 and 32º.


The rain regime is concentrated in the autumn and especially in the spring, although short-term, high-intensity summer showers are frequent.


The urban centers of Cambrils

Cambrils has undergone a radical change since the 1960s. It is a city in full expansion, which has a length of approximately 9 km., And an average width of one kilometer.


It comprises three main areas:

The urban center of Cambrils. Its two original urban centers (the Villa and the Marina) are practically merged into a single urban center, although some differential sociological and architectural features are still preserved.


The nucleus of the Villa has expanded with new neighborhoods (La Parellada, Pinaret, Raval de Gracia, Eixample de la Villa, La Paliza or market neighborhood, Nuevo Cambrils); while that of the Marina has done it with those of the Eixample del Puerto or the Rueda neighborhood, the Prat d'en Forés, Cambrils Badia, Cavet, etc.

Vilafortuny and the Levante area. In the eastern area of Cambrils, the Vilafortuny Playa urbanization was the embryo of the various urbanizations that currently exist in the area: Vilafortuny 2, Proacosa, Baronia, Los Cortados, Jardines de Vilafortuny, Mas d'en Bosch, Castells de Vilafortuny, Los Almendros, Pinar de Vilafortuny, etc. However, the road that linked Cambrils with Salou has become an urban road to build on both sides.

The western area. The neighborhoods and urbanizations that make up this area are La Huerta de Santa María, Albareda, Llosa, El Dorado Playa, Marcambrils, La Dorada, Tarraco and Cambrils Mediterráneo.

Of the 4,761 inhabitants that Cambrils had in 1960, currently the population is around 35,775 inhabitants, although the actual number of residents is higher. During the most intense periods of the tourist season, Cambrils can exceed 200,000 inhabitants.

Qué ver y hacer

What to see and do in Cambrils?


In Cambrils you can find all kinds of leisure activities so that there is no room for boredom throughout the summer. If you wonder what to do in Cambrils ?, for example, Cambrils offers all its visitors different routes to do on foot or by bike: from the nine kilometers of promenade where you can walk along the sea, to all kinds of rural routes, inside to fully enjoy the views and nature.


Not only that, but in Cambrils you can take a multitude of dramatized guided tours so you don't miss any of its places of interest and do it in the most original and fun way possible!


A separate chapter would deserve the immense offer in aquatic leisure activities: sailing, windsurfing, water skiing, diving, kayaking, but also on land: BTT, golf, hiking, spas ... so if you come to Cambrils with energy, you will not find excuse not to spend it!


And if you are looking for a cultural offer, Cambrils will not disappoint you either. Two of our recommendations are the history museum and the Cambrils Music Festival, which features top-notch artists every year.


As for nightlife, in Cambrils you will not lack anything either. There are all kinds of places where you can enjoy the Costa Dorada nightlife: restaurants of all kinds, bars, beach bars where you can spend evenings on the seashore, pubs, karaoke bars, live music and discos.


In addition, the climate and the pleasant temperatures of the city invite you to walk, dine and enjoy the lively nightlife.


Eating in Cambrils


Cambrils is the gastronomic capital of the Costa Dorada, recognition obtained thanks to the delicious recipes that chefs have inherited from their ancestors and now offer to their diners.


And it is that in Cambrils there is a great culinary tradition with good restaurants and some with a Michelin star.


With the aim of promoting local and seasonal products, in Cambrils you will enjoy good food like in no other place on vacation and we take it very seriously here. So seriously that in Cambrils we are so good to eat that we even have a gastronomic calendar in which every month of the year gastronomic days are held.


Who can beat that? So you know, the first thing you have to do when you get to Cambrils is to get hold of the gastronomic guide of the city, for example at the Cambrils tourist office, to discover all the restaurants, classified by types, areas and products so that your holidays, in addition to sun and beach, are of an exceptional gastronomic level.

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Paseo Marítimo

The Promenade and the Cambrils beaches


On the beautiful Paseo Marítimo de Cambrils, located on the seafront and parallel to its beaches, you can enjoy a magnificent walk or bike ride, observing the magnificent landscape of the Costa Dorada coastline.


Cambrils has 10 top quality beaches that stretch along 9 kilometers of fine golden sand, where you can enjoy the fantastic Mediterranean climate. All the beaches of Cambrils have the blue flag distinction granted by the European Union, and its soft orography makes the beaches of Cambrils very safe for the little ones.


Also on the beaches of Cambrils you can find different children's oases, recreational sites located on the beaches or on the promenade along the coast of Cambrils, shady areas and children's games for the enjoyment of the little ones.

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Las Playas

Cambrils beaches


Playa de l'Ardiaca, the furthest from the urban center but popular with vacationers from the nearby urbanization. It is characterized by small coves separated by breakwaters.


El Dorado Beach, more than a kilometer of fine-and golden-sand beach located south of the port of Cambrils. It is very quiet, away from the bustle of the center.


Playa de la Llosa is perfect if we want to escape the crowds but nevertheless we do not want to give up all the comforts: showers, toilets, red cross, rental of awnings, sun loungers and beach bars in one of the less crowded and more pleasant areas of the municipality.


Playa Horta de Santa María, south of the fishing port, we find this beach with quite coarse sand and semi-rocky seabeds. Come here to savor a great paella at Chiringuito El Marino.


Playa La Riera is the smallest and most central in Cambrils. Animals can be brought to this beach.


Playa del Regueral, the most popular, in the center of Cambrils, 1.2 kilometers long, here you can do all kinds of water and beach activities, and this includes having a mojito at the chiringuito.


Playa del Cavet is the perfect beach for paddle surfing, windsurfing or kite surfing and snorkelling.


Playa del Esquirol, one of the best beaches in Cambrils because it is close enough to go for a walk and far enough from the center so that it is not overcrowded. Also, with all the comforts.


Vilafortuny beach is in the urbanization of the same name. It has very good services and the tranquility offered by being between Salou and Cambrils and not in the center of the city.


Cap de Sant Pere Beach is the northernmost beach in Cambrils and borders Salou. A length of 1.2 kilometers and fine sand, together with all the services offered, make it a very good option to visit with the family.

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Turismo familiar

Cambrils, Family tourism


Cambrils is one of the main destinations in terms of family tourism. And it is that the city seems designed to be enjoyed with the family, not in vain, Cambrils is a tourist municipality certified with the quality seal granted by the Generalitat of Catalonia as a Family Tourism Destination. Thus, the city is equipped with playgrounds and children's oases on the beaches, parks, safety guides and children's entertainment.


Not only this but in Cambrils you can even find many restaurants and bars adapted to the needs of children: identification bracelets, children's menu, adapted highchairs and chairs, children's pool, diaper changing, bottle warmer, plug protection, etc. Likewise, Cambrils offers a great leisure offer for children with many activities, especially in summer, cultural and sports activities aimed at children.


Children's shows on the street, facilities for practicing sports, nautical bases for kayaking, sailing, snorkeling ... as well as theme and water parks.


Cambrils surroundings


PortAventura: PortAventura is the most complete destination for the whole family, with 5 worlds to enjoy all day. With exciting and endless attractions, shows, restaurants and shops. If you want to enjoy the most vertiginous slides, huge wave pools and dips with family or friends, you have to go to Caribe Aquatic Park, the PortAventura water park where you will live the most crazy aquatic adventures in full sun, surrounded by a theme that It will take you to other latitudes.


Miami Platja: It is reached by the N-340 towards Valencia. Well-kept beaches with fewer people than those of Salou. There are also a large number of restaurants and small bars along its coast and in the town, many are open-air places and some have a direct view of the sea.


La Pineda: Belonging to Vila-Seca, it has one of the longest continuous beach extensions on the Costa Dorada, thus configuring an ideal place for a vacation One of the quietest and most relaxed areas of the Costa Dorada that also offers entertainment, fun , variety in its shops, security and high quality summer festivals to its visitors.


Reus: Modernist city that tries to promote its architectural works outside its borders.


Salou: Also known as the "Beach of Europe", it has earned that nickname due to the strict care and controls that are carried out on the sand and the sea. A place that offers entertainment, gastronomy, fun, a quiet place to walk ...


Tarragona: This city has preserved and cared for many of its archaeological legacies that it exhibits today. It has also been declared a "World Heritage Site", thanks to its Roman archaeological monuments spread throughout the city and its surroundings.


Villa Romana de Centelles: In the town of Constantí, about 6 km. from Tarragona by the N-240. Its greatest exponent is a single dome built by the Roman Empire in what would be a great mausoleum. The mosaics with motifs from the Bible and the four seasons of the year are preserved in perfect condition. Paintings and mosaics are important works of early Christian art. It was built for Constant I, son of Constantine the Great. This building was rebuilt in the 4th century.

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Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada


The Costa Daurada has always been a land of welcome and welcome . Its excellent climate and its privileged location, with more than eighty kilometers of seafront , but also with mountains rich in natural and heritage resources, make this territory, made up of six regions located in the south of Catalonia, become one of the reference tourist destinations in the Mediterranean .


Sheltered by the coast, along beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters , are the main destinations with beaches equipped with all kinds of services and with quality certifications that are renewed year after year.


The heritage built over the centuries also has special characteristics, from Roman Tàrraco , seat of the residence of Emperor Caesar Augustus and capital of Hispania Citerior during the Roman Empire, passing through the Cistercian and Carthusian monasteries, built during the Middle Ages.


All this without forgetting the natural and scenic wealth of places such as the Montsant mountain range and the Prades mountains, as well as territories with spectacular natural beauty such as Priorat or Conca de Barberà.


The Costa Daurada is also a territory with an important leisure and quality offer. Although PortAventura World is the main attraction, with a park that in each new season makes significant investments to expand the offer.


The regions of the Costa Daurada have, on the coast and inland, interesting and attractive offers to enjoy leisure with the family, in a group or your way .


The excellent climate, with warm summers and very mild winters and little rain , makes the Costa Daurada also, throughout the twelve months of the year, the ideal place to practice and program sports activities.


In fact, many municipalities offer an important network of sports facilities. In this sense, the offer of quality golf courses is at the level of the most demanding players.


The Costa Daurada also has a rich gastronomic offer, with typical ingredients of the Mediterranean diet, such as oil, cereals, fruits and vegetables, as well as high-quality fish and meats, without forgetting the wines and cavas, made in territories singular grouped by the different denominations of origin.

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