All of Spain's best bits, without hurting your wallet
We all love Spain for its affordability. Its great cuisine and range of activities, from cultural trips to lazy beach days, make it a popular holiday destination. It also helps that flights are only an average of two and a half hours from UK airports.
Visiting off season, between September and May, is also a smart way to get some savings, although you’ll find that Costa Dorada’s finest resorts are actually really affordable all year round. Cap Salou is a great example of somewhere where your money goes furthest without cutting corners. It’s also right by the small-town chic of Salou itself, where snug shops and cheap beers on tap are never far away. Salou is also right next to the theme park PortAventura, but you might prefer your days in the sun spent on sublime beaches like Playa de Llevant. For more Blue Flag beaches on your doorstep, give La Pineda a try.
Cheap days out in Costa Dorada
If you’re looking to save your cash, Costa Dorada is a fantastic destination to stretch those euros to their fullest. If you’re clear of the bustling tourist town centres, food and drink is going to be nice and cheap, while finding ways to spend your time is never going to be a concern.
A city break to Tarragona is always recommended, not only for its cathedral and medieval walls, but also due to the fact that it’s right beside Tarraco, an ancient Roman site. Days on the beach aren’t going to break the bank, so instead let the waves break on the shore and your worries drift away. If you’re feeling more active, buses are a cheap way to get around, and a trip to the fishing village of Cambrils is a good way to spend an afternoon.
Other popular holidays in Spain
Cheap holidays aren’t just found in Costa Dorada, because bargain holiday deals within Spain include other parts of the country too. Costa del Sol is always a popular option that promises hot days – they don’t call it the Sunshine Coast for nothing. If the lively nightlife and cheap drinks in Benidorm appeals, you’ll love how inexpensive it is to get there. Benidorm’s part of Costa Blanca, which deserves a special mention too as the southern stretch of Spanish shore where clifftop castles overlook stunning bays and beaches, all affordably accessible.
If you’re set on a holiday to Costa Dorada, take a look at our travel guide for more information on how to plan your perfect budget break in the Spanish sun. While you make your plans, here are our top three cheap hotels in Costa Dorada.
There's no need to feel as though a budget break means skimping on comforts. This Cap Salou speciality gives you a spacious apartment all your own for next to nothing, backed up by swimming pool access and Cala Font Beach just 10 minutes' stroll away. There's bingo, a pool table, evening musical entertainment and a kid's club as well, making this option one that really delivers on value.