La Pineda

La Pineda is located in the Spanish region of Catalonia on the Costa Dorada. It's one of a trio of popular tourist destinations which all merge into one another along this stretch of coastline. Salou is the undisputed tourist capital of the Costa Dorada, immediately to the south west of La Pineda, and a little further south there's the fishing village of Cambrils. La Pineda is by no means the liveliest of the three resorts and active teenagers would find the pace here a bit slow - but this is a perfect holiday spot for families with young children and couples seeking a relaxing sunshine break.

The resort is easily reached via two international airports - Reus is just 10 kilometres away and Barcelona is about an hour's drive north east. La Pineda has long been popular with Spanish tourists but it's only been in the last 20 years that international visitors have started to flock here. You'll find holidaymakers of many different nationalities.