Wednesday, 27 October 2010

La Pineda - Salou Area/Costa Daurada Travel Guide

A perfect sunshine, sea and sand destination. Plus, PortAventura and loads more nearby.

Go see AC Barcelona play, visit Andorra, Tarragona and Cambrills.

•La Pineda. A popular, relaxing fun in the sun destination with so much to do nearby. You can visit Barcelona, Andorra, Tarragona and PortAventura.

•You can be sure of great family holidays in La Pineda, Salou as there is so much for you and the kids to do.

•Watch the kids playing on pale gold sandy beaches or take them paddling in the shallow clear waters. For older children, there are watersports, waterparks, Port Aventura, entertaining nightlife and Barcelona nearby.

•La Pineda has more of a Spanish feel than some modern resorts and this makes it very popular with those who want to experience more of the traditional Spanish atmosphere.

•It's also popular with couples who enjoy relaxing on the pretty beaches, the excellent nightlife and visiting the surrounding towns and villages such as Tarragona and Cambrills.

•What do our holidaymakers think of La Pineda? “We have travelled to La Pineda for the past 15 years because the beach is beautiful and the water clear and clean. The beach is cleaned every night and is very safe for young children. As an English couple, we always go to Gordon's Bar which is just off the sea front and would recommend it to everyone as the food is perfect - cooked to order, not kept warm for hours on end, and we consider the owner and staff to be our personal friends. We would also recommend the specialist seafood restaurant which is also just off the beach as the food in there is delicious.”

•The beaches in La Pineda: Pale gold soft sands, deep blue shallow, clear waters and a series of secluded rocky coves that stretch between Salou and La Pineda. There is a wide decked, palm fringed promenade that runs the length of the beach with various cafes and bars leading to a water park. Plus, there are lots of watersports available.

•When is the best time to visit La Pineda? May - October.

•What else can I do in La Pineda? This is a great base to explore the rest of the Costa Daurada. There are excellent local bus services; but if you are going to explore you will probably enjoy the flexibility that hiring a car in La Pineda brings.

•PortAventura - the Universal theme park is not to be missed if you've got kids.These are seriously good rides, and there is something for everyone. For thrill seekers, check out Furios Baco and go from 0 to 135 km/h in 3 seconds. Or enjoy a white knuckle ride on Dragon Khan where you travel through 8 loops at 110km per hour. For younger children there are canoe rides and the opportunity to explore the mysteries of the deep. Look out for leaflets around the resort with discount vouchers.

•Top PortAventura Tip: If travelling with young children, measure them at home before you go. Most of the rides have a 1.4 metre minimum.

•Visit Aquapolis, the local water park with rides and dolphin shows.

•Barcelona: It's easy to reach this cosmopolitan city by bus or by hiring a car in La Pineda.

•Wander along La Ramblas and wonder at Gaudi's surreal and magical architecture. Plus check out the local tapas restaurants, the dancing fountains and the old quarter.

•See Barcelona AC Play: If you like football, find out when Barcelona's home fixtures are. You can book a bus trip and general ticket for the match for about £40, according to one of our footie mad holidaymakers.

•Tarragona: Spend a day in the pretty town of Tarragona. Explore the ruins of the amphitheatre, visit the Bonavista market and enjoy some authentic local cooking. For keen shoppers there is an outlet mall on the outskirts of town; plus the exclusive boutiques on La Rambla Nova.

•Andorra: For a complete change of scene, it is easy to take a day trip to the mountains of the Pyrenees in lovely Andorra. It's also a tax free haven so don't forget your wallet.

•Visit the traditional and picturesque fishing harbour town of Cambrills and enjoy exceptional views and awesome fresh fish cuisine.

•Eating out in La Pineda: La Pineda offers a good choice of local cuisine with some British specialities at its many open air cafes; and all at very good prices. There are a few fine seafood restaurants.

•The best bar in La Pineda? There is no doubt that the Waterfront pub is our customer's favourite bar in La Pineda.

•Nightlife in La Pineda: The nightlife here is fun and friendly with salsa and disco bar, quizzes, karaoke and bowling. On the edge of the town is a large nightclub popular with locals and tourists. Bustling Salou is only twenty minutes away and has plenty of clubs and bars.

•Holidays to La Pineda: We have an excellent choice of holidays in La Pineda.

•Hotels in La Pineda: We have excellent hotels in La Pineda, all with our lowest prices guaranteed.

•Cheap Flights to La Pineda: We have cheap flights to Reus with all your favourite airlines and operators. The flight takes just over 2 hours from UK airports.

•Car hire in La Pineda: There's so much to explore, you would be wise to hire a car. We can offer great deals on car hire in La Pineda so check us out when completing your holiday booking.

•Transfers to your hotel in La Pineda: We can book your transfers from the airport to your hotel in La Pineda. We can also book UK airport car parks online, plus travel insurance and currency exchange for your holiday.

•La Pineda Hotel Reviews: Written exclusively by genuine customers who have booked and stayed in the hotel.

Did you know? In the middle of the promenade there is a love it or hate it sculpture of giant metallic dishes called the Pines of Mariscal.

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