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Soak in seas and history in El Tarragonès

The region of El Tarragonès, set like a seashell on the edge of the Med, could just be the Spain you're after. Combining an amazing history – think Roman amphitheaters and Gothic cathedrals – with sandy beaches, there's certainly plenty to fill the days. Then comes the backcountry, rising from the fishing boat-spotted sea to a range of plains and mountains and peaks. El Tarragonès vacation rentals pepper all corners, spilling straight onto powdery sands in Torredembarra, clutching clifftops with infinity pools in Cap Salou, studding the inland hills with big gardens and gazebos beneath El Montmell-Marmellar.

Things to do

A Roman show in El Tarragonès

El Tarragonès is the closest the Catalan coast comes to the Eternal City. Packed into the blocks of ancient Tarragona are some of Spain's best-preserved Roman ruins. They all fall under a UNESCO site, starting with that breathtaking amphitheater right by the salt-spraying waves of the Mediterranean Sea. Don't miss the arched aqueduct and the winding lanes of the Casc Antic area. The National Archaeological Museum of Tarragona is a good place to start – it's bursting with vases and Roman trinkets and dazzling mosaics.


El Tarragonès – old buildings and blinding beaches

It's possible to wonder at awesome UNESCO World Heritage Sites and wander palm-shaded promenades all before breakfast in El Tarragonès. History buffs will want to bag their El Tarragonès vacation rentals in the city of Tarragona itself. There, guided walking tours reveal carved Gothic cathedrals and colossal theaters built by the Romans. Lazing and lapping up the sun are the mainstays of nearby Salou, while a hop to Barcelona city is always on the cards – a place where you can really start striking entries from that bucket list.


When the sun bakes El Tarragonès

While nearby Barcelona is unquestionably a year-round destination, El Tarragonès is more unashamedly about fun in the sun. Thankfully, in this corner of the Spanish Med, long summers and mild winters are the name of the game. It can get cold between November and March, but spring kicks in early, with April and May seeing the first trickles of bikini-wearing travelers to the region. The months between June and August are the most popular time to seek out El Tarragonès vacation rentals with pools or proximity to the beaches. Days, then, are typically hot, dry and cloudless.

Natural features

El Tarragonès is a montage of beautiful beaches

El Tarragonès strings along the Spanish coast for over 32 kilometers. Apart from the occasional marina and port, the whole length is taken up by sandy beaches. Some are backed by green hills and farms, like the long stretch at pretty Tamarit. Others are encased by buzzing bars and water parks, like the resort beaches at lively Salou and La Pineda. Go beyond the sands and head inland and you'll discover a far more off-the-beaten-path area. The land is covered by olive farms, vineyards and rustic little hamlets, then crumples up to meet the wooded ridges of El Montmell-Marmellar.

Where to stay around El Tarragonès?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 3,832 vacation rentals near El Tarragonès. From 624 Houses to 2,648 Condos/Apartments, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near El Tarragonès for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when traveling to El Tarragonès?

HomeAway offers a large selection of vacation rentals near lovely places in El Tarragonès. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Lumine Mediterránea Beach Club & Golf Community: 4,149 vacation rentals
  • PortAventura World: 4,142 vacation rentals
  • Salou Port Aventura Station: 4,165 vacation rentals
  • Capellans Beach: 4,192 vacation rentals
  • Roda de Bara Station: 3,241 vacation rentals

But there are many other points of interest around El Tarragonès listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in El Tarragonès?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 624 Houses in El Tarragonès. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in El Tarragonès include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 2,648 rentals available
  • Villas: 317 rentals available
  • Cabins: 117 rentals available

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other vacation rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in El Tarragonès?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 2,405 vacation rentals with pool available in El Tarragonès. Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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