What to do in Cambrils
Are you on holiday and don’t know what to do in Cambrils?
Here we’ll tell you all you need to know. We’ve prepared this brief guide to the beaches, leisure, sports, culture and activities to help you make the most of your holiday in Cambrils.
Cambrils is one of the most popular resorts on the Costa Daurada and is especially famous for its gastronomy. Set around an attractive fishing harbour, it’s the perfect place for a relaxing family holiday.
When you arrive at any of our apartments in Cambrils we’ll give you all the tourist information about the area. If there’s anything in particular you’d like to know, don’t hesitate to ask us and we’ll be happy to help.
These are some of the main areas of tourist interest in Cambrils:
Cambrils has 9 km of coastline with beaches of fine, golden sand and shallow bathing waters. The beaches have facilities of all types, including green zones, children’s playgrounds, toilets, restaurants, bars, water sports zones, first aid posts, etc. The main beaches are the Platja del Regueral in the town centre and the Platja del Esquirol in the Vilafortuny district. To the south of the town you’ll find the beaches of La Llosa and El Dorado, which tend to be quieter.
The fishing quarter and port of Cambrils
You can’t visit Cambrils without enjoying its fishing port, the heart and essence of the town. Don’t miss the moment when the fishing boats return to port to disembark their catches and then the daily fish auction. From there you can stroll to the red lighthouse at the end of the breakwater, an emblematic spot and for many the best place to watch the sun set over the Mediterranean.
When you leave the port you can walk along the attractive promenade or wend your way through the pedestrian streets of the fishing quarter that are full of fascinating small shops and restaurants with open air terraces where you can enjoy the best fish and seafood in the area.
Cambrils is considered by many to be the gastronomic capital of the Costa Daurada. You’ll find the area’s authentic, traditional seafood cuisine in almost any of its restaurants. Don’t leave without trying one of their delicious rice dishes or the famous “fideos rossos” (noodles in fish broth). Are we making your mouth water!
Water sports in Cambrils
Thanks to its 9 km of coastline, Cambrils is the ideal place for enjoying water sports at any time of the year. It offers wide variety of activities, courses, facilities and equipment adapted to all tastes and ages. Whether you’re an expert or a beginner, you’ll find everything you need to enjoy your favourite water sport.
On the outskirts of the town, on the road to Montbrió del Camp, you’ll find this quirky but beautiful avant-garde-style country house and park. The owner of the estate, the Marquis of Marianao, commissioned Josep Fontserré (the creator of the Parc del Ciutadella in Barcelona) to design it. It has a beautiful house surrounded by exuberant tropical gardens that attempt to recreate the atmosphere of colonial Cuba.
The Old Quarter
One of the lesser known areas of Cambrils, its charming old quarter can be traced back to the Middle Ages. Stroll through its attractive narrow alleyways with their flower-bedecked balconies, discover the historic town walls and stop for a coffee on one of its charming café terraces. Don’t miss the fortified church with its mediaeval defensive watchtower and magnificent views of the town and the coast. You’ll have a lovely walk and discover the essence of this historical town at the same time.