What to do with children on Costa Dorada

Family holidays, especially with young children, are a very special time to strengthen bonds and disconnect from everyday life for a few days. If you find yourself in the beautiful, although sometimes stressful, moment of planning your family trip to Costa Dorada, we recommend you read on. Here you will find cultural activities, adventures and excursions ideal for the whole family, where both children and adults will have a great time.  

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Cultural activities with children  

When arriving in an unfamiliar city, it can be overwhelming to decide where to start exploring it. A fun and comfortable option for a panoramic tour of the city, and then deciding where to start to get to know it, is usually by bus or tourist train.   

If you are a fan of history or simply like to learn about the stories hidden in cities, a visit to Roman Tarraco is a must. Approximately 2,000 years ago, Tarragona was one of the main cities of the Roman Empire in the Iberian Peninsula, as the ancient provincial capital, first of Hispania Citerior and then of Tarraconensis.   

The archaeological site of Tarraco, declared a World Heritage Site in 2000, stands out, recognised by UNESCO for its urban development and the quality of its remains.

Among them, the theatre, the forum and the amphitheatre stand out as living testimonies to its greatness. In addition, the early Christian necropolis reveals the magnitude of its funerary rituals.   

If you want to know more about the Roman heritage of Costa Daurada, we recommend you read our article “15 essential places to discover the Roman heritage of Costa Dorada“. 

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You must consider that Shuttle2Sun offers its shared transfer services and private transfer services, low-cost and sustainable, so that you can move to any location in the area, from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station. 

A day of adventure with the family  

One of the things for which Costa Dorada stands out is its great offer for enjoying days full of fun and adventure. In this area you will find amusement and water parks, activities in the Mediterranean Sea, adventures in nature, among many other things.   

When we think of fun, adventure and adrenaline, two words come to mind: PortAventura World. Spain’s largest theme park is one of the top 20 theme parks in the world. This complex covers an area of more than 678 hectares and is made up of two theme parks (PortAventura Park and Ferrari Land), a water park (PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park), six themed hotels and a convention centre. 

In PortAventura Park, you will find the SésamoAventura area where children can meet its incredible inhabitants and ride on fun attractions. In addition, in the different parks you’ll find music and dance shows, humour and excitement for the whole family to enjoy.   

Another exciting option, where the little ones (and adults too) are sure to have a lively and fun afternoon, are the adventure parks, with activities such as zip lines at different levels and suspension bridge circuits. You’ll find incredible spaces of this type near the coast, in Cambrils, Salou and Tarragona. 

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Nature walks  

In addition to the exciting cultural activities and adventures that the Tarragona coastline has to offer, exploring nature is an enriching experience for the whole family. From charming coastal walks to fun parks, you’ll find a variety of options for connecting with the natural environment. 

El Pont del Diable, also known as Aqüeducte de les Ferreres, is an impressive work of Roman engineering built to transport water from the Francolí River to the city of Tarraco. Built in the 1st century BC, this infrastructure is a testament to the ingenuity and skill of the ancient Romans. In addition to its historical value, Pont del Diable offers a spectacular natural setting, with trails and picnic areas where families can relax and enjoy a day outdoors. If you want to know more about this exuberant monument, you can read our post ” El Pont del Diable in Tarragona and its history“. 

On the other hand, the Salou Coast Path is a route that meanders along picturesque cliffs and coves, offering breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea. This path is perfect for families who want to enjoy a peaceful stroll by the sea, exploring hidden corners and discovering the natural beauty of Costa Dorada. With strategically placed rest areas and viewpoints, the Coast Path is ideal for stopping and taking family photographs while breathing in the fresh sea air. 

As you walk along Salou’s picturesque seafront promenade, Passeig Jaume I, you’ll also come across a number of charming playgrounds located directly on the sandy beach. These open-air play areas allow children to enjoy the town’s beaches in a different way.   

It is also worth mentioning that the municipality’s coastline also hosts environmental days throughout the year to raise awareness among children of the importance of caring for the planet.  

If you want to enjoy another great children’s park, El Parc del Pinaret, in Cambrils, is a green oasis in the middle of the city. You can walk along the shady paths, have a picnic under the trees or simply relax while the little ones play. 

Exploring Costa Dorada is an experience that the whole family will remember fondly. Don’t forget that you have at your service Shuttle2Sun‘s shared transfer services and private transfer services from Barcelona airport, Barcelona port, Reus airport, Girona airport and Camp de Tarragona AVE train station 

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