Costa Daurada Villa Rentals - come and visit Spain's golden coast
The Costa Daurada, known in Spanish as the Costa Dorada, is a region of southern Catalonia which is very different to its northern neighbour the Costa Brava. Its name means 'Golden Coast', and the coastline here is much less rugged than further north. Instead, the beaches here are known for being spacious, flat and sandy. Anyone staying in Costa Daurada holiday villas will notice that the region is very agricultural in character. The farmland is fertile here, and olive groves and vineyards dot the landscape.<
Carobs are also grown, as are nuts such as almonds and hazel nuts. Alongside this reliance on agriculture, the region also attracts many hundreds of thousands of tourists every year, both from within Spain and without. Many of the old towns of the region were originally fishing villages, and their location on the top of hills was a defensive measure against Corsair raids in the past. Although the growing tourist infrastructure has changed the appearance of many of these towns, their old quarters still bear interesting testimony to their fishing and agricultural pasts. There are many of these towns and villages which are well worth visiting for anyone who is enjoying a stay in Costa Daurada holiday rentals.