Costa Dorada is the ultimate family resort offering long safe sandy beaches which shelve gently into the clear warm seas, bars and restaurants in abundance many of which cater for the good old British taste buds and welcome children with open arms, not forgetting Port Aventura theme and water park an unforgettable experience for old and young alike.
A day on one of the fine sandy beaches is the main way many of the tourists choose to spend their day and who can blame them, stroll along the long wide promenade to handpick your spot then settle in for a full day lazing in the sun only moving to wander to one of the beach bars for a spot of lunch or an ice cool drink to quench your thirst.
Away from the beach wonder through the array of busy streets lined with shops of every description selling souvineers, leather goods and even convenience foods such as Heinz baked beans and British bacon shipped in from home.
Ice cream parlours are extremely popular and there is one on nearly every street offering dishes that look far too good to eat, the kids will love visiting if only to view the menu. Sit in one of the Al fresco bars watching people going about their daily business or opt for one of the air conditioned Chinese or Indian for your evening dining experience. For traditional Spanish food take the short train ride to Barcelona and couple it with a truely cosmopolitan experience taking in the amazing architecture or maybe visiting the legendary football stadium.
A visit to Port Aventura theme park can take as much of your holiday up as you would like it to. Take a day out in Caribe Aquapark the Caribbean style water park where you can either just relaxe by the wave pool listening to the steady beat of the reggae style music or float slowly down lazy river catching the sun as you meander steadily down the blue waters getting caught by the odd surprise jet of ice cold water. For the daredevil try the shear drop of the Kamekazi water chute or the constant surprises of the black hole sure to make you scream. There is even a large infant section for the tiny tots so no matter what age group no one will be left out.
If dare devil rides are more your cup of tea try Universal studios Port Aventura which is divided into 5 geographical sections of the world and home to many characters such as Woody wood pecker, pink panther and Shrek. Ride the thrilling 8 loop Dragon Khan roller coaster or free fall 86feet on the gravity defying Huraken condor, just a couple of the thrills and spills offered fromm this amazing park.
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