Recommendations for swimming safely in the pool and the sea

Enjoy a bath is always a refreshing and fun activity for both children and adults. But one must follow safety tips to avoid exposing ourselves to unnecessary risks.

To safely enjoy a good dive in the beach, we share some of the Ministry of Interior of the Generalitat’s recommendations.

  • Please check the status of the sea with the flags of the beach:
  • The red flag means it is utterly prohibited to swim.
  • The yellow flag warns that caution should be taken while one is swimming.
  • The green flag confirms that the swimming conditions are good
  • On arrival at the beach, you have to know where it is the supervisory staff; but also bear in mind there are some areas demarcated for water sports, which must also be respected and one should avoid swimming if digestion is not over.
  • If you see someone who is suffering from any health problems, we must alert the lifeguard or call 112.
  • If you are sick, you should not get inside the water and you ought to tell someone.
  • Do not jump into the water in rocky areas or areas where you do not know the depth.


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©Rafael López-Monné/TarragonaTurisme


And in the pool you can also enjoy swimming safely. How?

  • Follow the instructions of lifeguards, the signs to use the pool and the springboard for its depth.
  • If children cannot swim, they must wear a vest or get a bubble adapted to their age.
  • Avoid pushing children and adults, empty the chain slides or play around pool.
  • You can not use any material that presents a risk to swimmers.




And now … enjoy the refreshing bath!


The best beaches in Catalonia are in the Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre


There are amazing places around, but … you know, in the Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre we have up to forty beaches awarded with the Blue Flag distinction. We invite you to discover them!

Cala Pixavaques Ametlla de Mar

In Terres de l’Ebre there are ten beaches and two marinas that boast about this recognition. Thirty-four marinas and beaches of the Costa Daurada also exhibit this distinctive award this year, 2016. The ‘Blue Flag’ award is given by FEE (the Environmental Education Foundation), in collaboration with the Association for Environmental Education and of the Consumer (Adeac), and it recognizes the water quality, safety and first aid services.

Platges de Salou © Rafael López Monné

With beaches like these, who can resist a dip in the water? Are you looking for reasons to visit this area? You can stroll though golden sandy beaches, enjoy the peace and quietly overlook the sea, or enjoy all kinds of sports. And if, besides, these beaches have excellent service, a high quality water and are safe, the pleasure is assured.


Now finding your ideal camping is easier than ever in CampingsTarragona

From the Camping Association of Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre there is a brand new service to facilitate your research of the most suitable campsite for you taking into account the sort of holidays you have planned,; we have created a series new filters! They say the most important thing is to listen, right? Well, we’ve listened to you during many fairs, though the networks and in the places we have met; have a look in the results:

Campsites to take your pets with you

Campsites to take your pet with you in a Bungalow

Camping categories: Best Campsites, First-class campsites, Second-class or even Third-class campsites.

Or if you prefer it… sorted by stars: 4-star campsites, 3-star campsites, or 2-stars campsites.

Campsites sorted by location: Campsites in the Costa Daurada or in Terres de l’Ebre.

Camsites close to the beach or mountain campsites.

Campsites with entertainment

Campsites sorted by its population: you can choose your campsite according to the population if you already know which one is the most suitable for you.

You can also choose your campsite by map.

And if you download our catalogue, you will be shown many campsites ordered from North to South, or the number of parcels and accommodation that each of them has.

Since each of us has its own pace, perhaps you may be looking for a small mountain campsite or a big Resort… So you might want to go camping with your pet, or want a campsite with all the services of the best campsites in Europe (we have a few in Tarragona).

And if you cannot find the filter you want or you would like us to create a new one, remember that we are at your service!

Browse our website … we’ll take care of the rest!

Campsites, a unique combination for family holidays with kids

Different-size and appealing swimming pools, sport areas for all ages, playgrounds, bicycles you can use as your personal vehicle to discover a brand new world around you… This is a small universe set in a monitored, safe and open space that provides teens with a certain independence, –making them feel proper adults, of course!– as well as parents, with total quietness. Campsites offer families with kids a unique combination for their holidays.


Of course, children do always get along pretty well, and a relation that begins with a bit of shyness in the early stages ends up become a proper friendship, even after holidays… And, as it happens, tears appear when it’s time, inevitably, to go back home. This is why many decide to give another go; this is reason, loyalty families develop towards a given destination. Campsites are a small paradise for their kids.


Swimming pools and water sports are ideal to rehydrate skin after long sunbathing days, but also work pretty well on creating the perfect refreshing and entertaining solution. Besides, endless football games, which appear to have been inspired by Captain Tsubasa; exciting expeditions out of and into tents to let parents know they’re not just happy, but having the time of their lives; workshops, shows and activities… and those high-speed dinners, while friends are waiting for them to pop out back again. And night games!


Then, when it’s time to explore the world beyond the campsite with the family, they find that, just a few miles away, there are 2 outstanding theme parks known as PortAventura Park and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park; or some pretty amazing golden-sand and gentle-slope beaches that carefully merge with the crystal-clear waters of the Mediterranean Sea of the Delta; or a proper natural inland area with dream villages; and original festivities and traditions you just have to see for yourself.


All in all, makes campsites such a magical and special location for families with kids, and a unique combination for the best holidays ever.


Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre, a small paradise for cycling lovers

Circular routes of different levels; placid rides that suitable for the entire family; tracks located in amazing sceneries by the coastline; outings following paths that go through historical spots; reused rail trails that provide eco-friendly trips… Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre are a small paradise for cycling lovers, with a wide and varied offer in itineraries, both inland and by the sea.


Very near your favourite campsite you’ll certainly find a route that will take you on a number of adventures, while doing sport riding your bicycle outdoors in permanent contact with nature. You choose the perfect level for you: go on a peaceful ride with the family, partner or yourself; or, if you feel like pushing yourself a bit more, find a more demanding and exciting one.


If you choose the first option, a quiet and easy ride, Terra Alta provides several BTT routes on a rail trail that will definitely suit your requirements. Dozens and dozens of miles following old railways –currently unused– that have been turned into plain and confortable paths. We strongly recommend stretch near Xerta and the one between Horta de Sant Joan and Benifallet.


If you’re near Tarragona, you can add history and heritage to these pleasant routes. For example, find a circular route round Arrabassada beach, which is very easy, and it takes around 1,30h; it will take you historical locations such as Fortí de la Reina, the river Francolí, the Ferreres aqueduct (aka Pont del Diable) or the Llorito caves. You can also follow the tracks that go from Tarragona and Torredembarra, or discover Ermita del Peiró hermitage.


However, if you think the above-mentioned route is a bit too short and you’d like to push yourself a little bit more, how about the fantastic “Ruta dels Masos de Tarragona” route? And, heading inland, in the Alt Camp region to be more specific, you can cycle along old farm tracks that merge with clear paths and steep slopes.


Those seeking for an even more demanding and exciting route will find the perfect routes too, like the Tarragona-Prades-Tarragona route, or the track existing between Horta de Sant Joan and Alfara de Carles, with B-road stretches and bits of steep trails and tracks.


So there you are: very near your campsite, find a true cycling adventure to suit every single level. Enjoy your ride!



Arrabassada – Francolí – Pont Diable – GR-172- Coves Llorito – Arrabassada


Ermita del Peiró

Ruta dels Masos

Alt Camp


Plaça d’Horta de Sant Joan-Xerta

Via Verda: Horta de Sant Joan-Benifallet

Horta de Sant Joan-Alfara de Carles