Ohtels Villa Dorada

If you’re looking for a central location that puts you in the middle of the action, then the Ohtels Villa Dorada is the place to stay. The location entices guests to return here year after year. It’s only a hop, skip and a jump away from the popular Capellans Beach, while the nearest shops and bars are right on the doorstep. The interiors really help the hotel stand out from the crowd – they’re stylish and modern, and popping with splashes of colour. Outside, the football-shaped pool is a bit hit, and it’s flanked by electric-blue sun loungers. In the evening, the buffet hosts themed nights and also offers live cooking stations, so you can watch the fresh food being prepared.

Overview of Costa Dorada

The coastline here is simply breath-taking…with kilometres of golden sand, holidays to the Costa Dorada will make you feel like you’re on your own private island. Great beaches are not all Costa Dorada has to offer, though. Areas like Salou, where you’ll find the Ohtels Villa Dorada, are incredibly popular with families, thanks to the many thrills and spills on offer. When you then add the wide range of water parks and theme parks on offer, fun for all the family is all but guaranteed.

Things to do in Costa Dorada

As well as being close to the beach, when you stay at the Ohtels Villa Dorada, you’re close to the centre of Salou, which is only one kilometre away. If you don’t fancy the 15-minute walk, there’s a bus stop to take you there right outside the hotel. PortAventura, one of Europe’s best theme parks, is also only a 10-minute drive away. Here, you’ll find a wide variety of rides for the whole family, including some adrenaline-pumping options for the thrill-seekers. If you fancy a day trip, the cultural city of Barcelona is just a 90-minute train ride away. Visit the city to explore everything from the Gothic quarter, to the quirky architecture.

Resort Summary

Salou has two main beaches – both of which are European Blue Flag winners – that offer the kind of beautiful, fine sand and stunning views of the Mediterranean Sea that we’ve come to expect from holidays to Costa Dorada. Playa de Llevant beach is a great choice for families as the water remains calm and shallow and the sand is consistently smooth – ideal conditions for splashing around or doing some snorkelling. Playa de Llevant has a long stretch of beach bars and there are also small play areas for children along the promenade.

The second beach in Salou is Playa de Ponent. It’s slightly shorter than Playa de Llevant but still a kilometre long with quaint cafes dotted along the sand, perfect for an ice cold refreshment. If you want to venture further afield the busier tourist hotspot of Cambrils is just up the coast line.