Why Costa Dorada is best enjoyed as an All Inclusive holiday experience
At just a two and a half hours’ flight from UK airports, Costa Dorada can be found in the east of Spain. Its name translates as the Golden Coast, which leaves you under no illusions as to what you’ll experience on the beaches here.
When it’s time to kick back under the sun, try an All Inclusive break in La Pineda. It’s a sunny seaside town that’s also home to the daring thrills of the Aquopolis waterpark and famous PortAventura. In fact, book smart with your All Inclusive deal, and you might just find your hotel of choice throwing in free entry to those parks. La Pineda’s also just up the road from Salou, another Costa Dorada gem that’s a little larger – ideal for a night out. A good All Inclusive deal will make sure you get whisked by shuttle or bus from the airport right to these locations, and some hotels even offer local welcome wine hampers or other goodies as part of your package.
You’ll find that most All Inclusive accommodation resorts in Costa Dorada have a range of perks, such as meals, complimentary drinks and gym activities within your package. That’s all with the beach often just minutes away, with hotels further inland never being more than 20 minutes from the shore.
That means the best of Spain’s beaches are on your doorstep. Salou alone has nine kilometres of coastline all to itself, including the palm tree peppered Llevant Beach, with sand forever dappled by sun-lover’s footprints. If a more secluded retreat appeals to you, try Ponent Beach, which is smaller, smoother and features a number of quirky cafes.
What's included in your holiday
An All Inclusive hotel in Costa Dorada keeps you close to the action, yet able to relax. The beauty of an All Inclusive trip is that one cost covers your flights and accommodation, together with a range of perks such as meals, a fair few cheeky tipples and convenient airport transfers.
Some of the All Inclusive deals you’ll see in Costa Dorada have tickets to theme parks like PortAventura thrown in, or tour packages around the local sights. Different deals have different benefits though, so always check the hotel information so you know what goodies to expect.
Other popular holidays in Spain
All Inclusive holidays are available across the Spanish mainland. Costa Brava is always a popular location for its links to artists like Salvador Dali as much as its superb cuisine. Fun in the sun is also promised by Costa Blanca, especially since it’s home to the outlandish lifestyle of blazing hot Benidorm.
Of course, there are plenty of reasons why Costa Dorada makes the perfect destination for your next All Inclusive holiday to Spain, especially with hotels like those listed below. Take a look at our recommendations to inspire your big All Inclusive break.
If being minutes from the beach doesn't promise enough peace, take a stroll through the well-tended landscape gardens, or head to the wine cellar for a refreshing tipple away from the hubbub. Your package includes access to the kids' club and activity centre, where little ones can set themselves loose with games, toys and colouring crayons. Adults can head to the disco lounge bar after dark to sip cocktails over stylish neon lights, while your All Inclusive deal also includes generous restaurant access.
This Salou speciality recently underwent some changes, so you might also see it referred to as Medplaya Hotel Calypso today. The hotel employs a specialist team who come up with new events and occasions throughout the high season, so you can expect not only the food, drink and perks that come with a standard All Inclusive booking, but also fun stuff like themed nights in the dining area, local cultural entertainment and access to the A La Carte Restaurant space. Add the videogames arcade, bowling alley, kids activity centre and pool table to the mix, and you've plenty of reasons to leave the poolside, although the sun's so glorious you might not want to.