Tarragona is a city located in the south of Catalonia on the north-east of Spain in the Mediterranean. It is a city located 100 km South of Barcelona.
If you are yearning for golden sand, crystal clear waters and basking in the sun, you have only to go to the beautiful beaches of Tarragona. But if you wish to discover the revealing ancient vestiges standing testament, the diverse archaeological complexes and museums, then the Tarragona province and its capital are perfect places for you.
The fame this region has gained in the entire world is undoubtedly attributed to the sunny beaches to be found in Salou,Tarragona and other Costa Dorada beach resorts, which are the destination of millions of people who travel to Spain during the summer holidays.
A great commercial port the marina has been constructed on the outside of the commercial dock. It has an ample zone for visitors, where you will find all possible services. Located eight miles south of Tarragona and six miles south of the Cape of Salou, there is the Port of Cambrils, Marina and Sailing Club.
There are clubs on the coast which have 400 moorings between 8 and 25 meters with all the necessary services and facilities for member visitors. The Marina offers various nautical activities, such as sailing lessons, boat hire and a diving center. Its mild climate and excellent facilities attract both holiday makers and those looking for a place of residence with an excellent quality of life.
At Tarragona with or without skipper, you will get the widest choice of all the yacht charters and sail boats companies. The Costa Brava and Costa Dorada are dream sailing areas with clean beaches and anchorages. Tarragona is the first large seaside town south of Barcelona. The town also offers a number of historical sites including churches from several different periods and a well preserved Roman Colosseum.
Tarragona is on the main train line between Barcelona and Alicante and is also on the main line between Barcelona and Madrid. Tarragona has a number of small bars, restaurants and cafes serving the usual selection of tapas, sandwiches and local seafood dishes.
The best area to browse for tapas and full meals is from The Plaça de la Font along the Carrer Major up to the Cathedral. The Serrallo neighbourhood near the fishing harbour has some excellent fish and seafood restaurants, which are particularly popular for Sunday lunch. At night if you want to have some drinks and dance you should go to El Port where there are a lot of pubs and dance locals there.
Tarragona, besides being a fine city peppered with Roman ruins and good restaurants, is a relatively inexpensive place to stay while visiting Catalonia.