When you are on your school trips to the Costa Dorada, there is a huge variety of focuses that your visit can take such as that of culture, the food and drinks of the region, the small and large villages that are so picturesque and the rich history of the area. While you are in the Costa Dorada, you must take time to have a bit of fun too. Be sure to get in some sun and sand on the beaches of Salou and spend a day at the Port Aventura Theme Park.
When you head to this part of the Spanish coast in the north eastern coast of the country, Barcelona is only a short distance north. The stretch of coastline here has over 786 hectares of stunning and perfect sandy, Mediterranean beaches with lovely blue waters and a less rugged coastline that the shores that are north of Barcelona. The area has ten counties in it to explore on school trips, with towns and villages that can be humble and quaint and have grown over the years, to the bold castles that dominate the skylines and the medieval monasteries of Scala Dei, Poble and Santes Creus, all of which are worth visiting once you’ve had your time in the sun.
In the beautiful, and arguably, most popular area of the Costa Dorada that you can visit on school trips is the resort area of Salou. Here there are thirty-four beaches of your choice where you can soak in the sun, swim or take part in water sports. There are several important buildings and monuments in the town, but one of the main attractions is the lovely promenade of Passig Jaume I, which runs by the coast next Llevant Beach, the town’s longest. The beaches of Salou boast stunningly blue waters and sandy stretches that are broken up by rocky coves and give the feeling of being somewhere special. Plus, nearby Salou is the Port Aventure Theme Park, which cannot be missed.
The Port Aventura Theme Park
If you are in Salou, about an hour southwest from the large and architecturally impressive city of Barcelona, you are quite near to the Port Aventura Theme Park. School trips to the theme park will take you to the most visited theme park in all of Spain. The theme park is broken up into six areas that correspond with different parts of the world as interpreted through a theme park. If you are hot and tired, then head over to the Acquatic Park with its water rides and cool off before heading to the main park. For the smaller visitors there is the newest addition to the park, the SésamoAventura, opened in 2011, this Sesame Street themed section is where you can rub elbows with Bert and Ernie.
PortAventura China is the place to go and grab some food and ride a roller coaster or two, while the PortAventura Mediterránia is much more chilled out and channels the tranquility of the Mediterranean. Polynesia has splash rides in a jungle setting while Central America comes to the park in the PortAventura Park Mexico and the Wild West is a rendition of your favourite westerns.