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Find information on Cambrils in our Travel Guide covering sights, foods and nightlife plus more...
Cambrils lies on the south-western end of the Costa Dorada. It was originally a small fishing village which, in spite of development to accommodate the needs of the tourist industry, has retained some of its original charm. It possesses all the necessary elements for a holiday by the sea. Sun, safe shallow seas, golden sand and delightful food make Cambrils a favourite holiday destination for both the British and the Spanish.
There are numerous reasons why Cambrils on the ‘gold coast’ attracts many visitors including wonderful beaches, warm seas and glorious sunshine. Add to this its facilities for water sports, its close proximity to the Aventura Theme Park and last, but certainly not least, Cambrils renowned fish restaurants and you have the main ingredients for an unforgettable holiday.
A Cambrils holiday attracts very many visitors from Britain every year and is popular with families, particularly those with small children who love the sand and sea. Couples of all ages enjoy the atmosphere of this peaceful resort.
The most popular time for a Cambrils holiday is from April to October when the temperature ranges from a very pleasant twenty degrees rising to thirty degrees in the height of summer.
Cambrils on the Costa Dorada is served by two international airports namely Reus and Barcelona with the former being the closest. Its holiday accommodation has been sympathetically built to help retain the original charm of a small Spanish fishing village. Therefore there are no high rise hotels. With nine kilometres of golden beaches with European Blue Flag status, all of which shelve gently into the warm Mediterranean, holidaymakers are spoilt for choice. There are many opportunities for trying out water sports and there is also a sailing club. Behind the beach is a long promenade with many bars, small restaurants and shops. In late afternoon the harbour is a hive of industry when the fishing boats return with their catch. Explore the narrow cobbled streets of the old village centre and sample traditional snacks in the tapas bars. With shops, stalls and markets there are plenty of opportunities for buying gifts and souvenirs. Universal’s theme park, Port Aventura with its hair raising rides, is only three kilometres away.
Cambrils is a relaxed resort not noted for its nightlife. The absence of nightclubs reflects the fact that a Cambril holiday attracts families, and families with small children need to sleep at night. There are bars, some with music, but these do not stay open late.
There are a number of shops both on the promenade and in the town to supply you with essentials. There are also two markets, one in the port and one in the old quarter of the village. Here you will find ample opportunity to purchase the usual gifts and traditional souvenirs such as leather goods, jewellery and ceramics.
Cambrils is famous for its wonderful fish restaurants serving the best of the day’s catch. Cambril’s olive oil is noted for its quality and is used to prepare your fish. Although there are many other excellent restaurants serving a wide variety of food to cater for most tastes, do sample the local fish. The quality of local wine is very good and inexpensive. As always, in Spanish restaurants, children are given a warm welcome.