Villa Romana Hotel

Hotel Villa Romana in Salou, Costa Dorada, is a great choice for families with children. The hotel boasts two pools, with the smaller of the two reserved for children. There’s a play area to keep little ones occupied, while older children can make the most of a games room with a pool table and air hockey machine, as well as a basketball court. Hotel Villa Romana’s rooms are both comfortable and functional. They come with handy air conditioning from May to October, and Wi-Fi access for a small additional cost.

Overview of Costa Dorada

Costa Dorada is a strip of Mediterranean coastline in Spain’s Catalonia region, extending south-west from Barcelona towards Valencia. Known for its resorts and beaches, Costa Dorada is a popular holiday destination that really comes to life in the summer months. The beaches along the coast are home to soft, golden sands and calm, warm waters, which are ideal for swimming and water sports. Fresh seafood and fine wine are two culinary highlights of Costa Dorada, and you’ll get a real taste of Spain by eating and drinking your way around the region.

Things to do in Costa Dorada

Relax and unwind on Salou’s stunning beach, or take a stroll down Avenida Jaume I, an elegant promenade that leads to Salou’s shops, bars and restaurants. The PortAventura World theme park, which is only a 15-minute drive from Hotel Villa Romana, will provide hours of fun for the whole family. There are plenty of day trips available from Salou, so you certainly won’t run out of things to do. Head to the port city of Tarragona, home of the Roman Tarragona Amphitheatre and a 12th-century cathedral. The town of Reus, which is the birthplace of Gaudi and home to the Gaudi Centre where his work is displayed, should also be a stop on your list. Spend the day there and take a stroll around the town, stopping to try some of the locally produced wine at one of Reus’s hip tapas bars. However you plan to spend your time on holidays to Costa Dorada, this beautiful region of Spain has something for everyone. Whether you want a relaxing week on the beach or a jam-packed adventure holiday, you definitely won’t be disappointed with what Costa Dorada has to offer.

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.