Discover the surrounding areas
Calafell is located in the heart of the Baix Penedès region, the gateway to the Costa Daurada. It’s an amazing place to enjoy the sea, cultural tourism and wine tourism.
With its wonderfully mild climate, the Costa Daurada is one of the top tourist destinations in the Mediterranean. On the Costa Daurada, there’s something for everyone: its stunning coastline, a rich cultural and historic heritage, plenty of choice for leisure, landscapes of great natural beauty inland where you can enjoy outdoor activities, areas with a long winemaking tradition, Mediterranean cuisine and an extensive range of wellness tourism and business tourism options. Culture, history, nature and food are the hallmarks of a land simply bursting with life.
The monumental complex of Tarraco, the former capital of the Roman Empire on the Iberian Peninsula, was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2000 for its wealth of monuments. It also has a splendid mediaeval legacy, with the Santes Creus and Poblet monasteries on the Cistercian Route, which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and towns that played an important role during this period of history. Reus is the city with the most number of Modernist buildings in the region and is a member of the Réseau Art Nouveau Network.
Cuisine on the Costa Daurada is art in its purest form, perfectly pairing the diversity of Mediterranean food with a great winemaking tradition. It boasts five designations of origin for wine, with the Priorat and Penedès regions known the world over. Nature also has plenty to offer visitors in terms of fascinating places. The Prades Mountains and the Serra del Montsant Natural Park are two Mediterranean mountain ranges with forests and diverse fauna of great interest.
The coastline of the Costa Daurada is dotted with sprawling resort towns and small fishing villages, which offer visitors quality accommodation, family-friendly activities, sports, water sports, etc. in addition to the drawing power of the PortAventura theme park. Calafell, along the Costa Daurada, is the perfect base for you to go and explore the whole area.
Wine tourism in the Penedès region
Forty minutes from Barcelona and Tarragona, boasting breathtaking beaches amidst mountains, lies the Penedès region, a designation of origin with 2,700 years of history.
The abundance of sunlight and the Mediterranean Sea are the reasons why the Penedès region is exceptionally suited for grape growing. Generation after generation, the men and women of the Penedès region have passed down the craft of making wine: from their knowledge of traditional winemaking methods to the use of new resources and new technologies. After a long and not always easy road, this designation of origin has become one of the highest-yielding and internationally renowned winemaking regions of Catalonia.
The uniqueness of the Penedès designation of origin has given rise to an extremely diverse range of wines. The many flavours, aromas, bodies and structures are the result of different microclimates and soils, thanks to the region’s nearness to the coastline and its mountainous terrain.
Very near Calafell
A few kilometres from Calafell, there’s a wide range of entertainment options for everyone.