Villa Jacaranda. Guide to Cambrils and Calafell on the Costa Dorada of Spain.
Villa Jacaranda, Tres Cales, L'Ametlla de Mar, Costa Dorada, Spain.




Cambrils and Calafell on the Costa Dorada of Spain.


Cambrils is Salou's quieter Costa Dorada resort neighbour, but things are still pretty lively here in peak season. Renowned for its excellent seafood restaurants - Cambrils has a thriving fishing industry and heritage, this resort also has a lovely harbour area and borders the Parc de Sama just inland. Cambrils has 9 glorious km of beach space with adjoining beach promenade popular for both strolling and cycling. Blue flag beaches all the way here at Cambrils, combined with a pretty marina area and a selection of Roman and Medieval remains. Cambrils has many fine restaurants and historic sites to explore on your day out from Villa Jacaranda. Cambrils is perhaps more authentically Spanish than some of the other resorts having attractive cobbled streets, a picturesque fishing harbour and renowned tapas bars


Calafell consist of three main areas. The old town which rose around the medieval castle, Segur and Calafell beach. Calafell enjoys a mild climate with long, hot summers and short, pleasant winters. If it’s a beach holiday you want then Calafell has 5km of fine, sandy beach, with clean sand and the water is shallow and warm. The resort is perfect for all age groups. Calafell has a number of facilities for golf, tennis, basketball as well as a vast range of water sports. The resort has an attractive sports harbour and a new multi-sport pavilion. The resort has a good shopping centre and several outdoor markets on Tuesdays and Fridays. As well as the usual tourist shops. Calafell is also rich in history and shows a good example of a Roman villa, as well as the Medieval castle which stands on a hill, overlooking the main town. Around 2,500 years ago, Calafell was inhabited by a group of Iberians who constructed a massive fortress between the current centre of Calafell and Segur. When the Romans arrived, the fortress was abandoned and lay covered over until recently when archaeologists began to unearth it. It is now possible to walk through the fortress and explore the various buildings. Calafell is rich in culture when it comes to food, offering international and traditional fare, there are some dishes, unique to the area such as the ´fideua´, a variety of fish, caught locally and seasoned in traditional style. Sports

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