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Just a few miles from the cities of Tarragona and Reus and within easy reach of the coastal resorts, Reus Airport (REU) welcomes visitors looking for sunshine, culture and that unmistakably warm Spanish welcome. Flights take around only two hours from most UK airports, so all this and much more is just a short hop from the British Isles. This makes even short weekend breaks feasible, though most prefer to pack a bag of holiday threads to last at least a week. You'll certainly want longer here though, whether you arrive for two days or two weeks.
The Costa Dorada is Spain's Golden Coast (also spelled Costa Daurada). While it doesn't have party resorts of the scale and volume of those in the Costa Brava and the Costa Blanca, it has mile upon mile of golden beaches and plenty of charming holiday resorts. The resorts of Salou, La Pineda and Cambrils are popular destinations for passengers disembarking at Reus Airport. The trio form a welcoming belt of theme parks, family-friendly hotels, amazing beaches, and great restaurants just minutes from the airport.
Spain's most popular theme park, PortAventura, is in Salou. The water slides and thrill rides attract millions of visitors every year.
Tarragona is also a popular holiday spot thanks to its fascinating Roman ruins, great shops, and even more opportunities to feel sand between the toes.
Low-cost flight operators use Reus as a Barcelona airport. The city is an hour's drive to the north of Reus.
Reus has really been opened up in recent years by Ryanair, the dominant carrier at this Spanish airport...
Ryanair operates many services from the UK on a year round basis. So departing on a non-stop flight from London's Stansted and Luton, Bristol, Birmingham, East Midlands, Liverpool, Manchester and Glasgow Prestwick is easy, with many low fares on offer, especially for midweek departures. Flights take around one and a half to two hours.
Thomson and Thomas Cook also offer several services each week during the summer season from London Gatwick and Manchester plus several other regional departure points.
There are no viable connecting flights into Reus other than via Madrid, so your best option for an alternative is to consider flying to Barcelona, just an hour to the north. You can then use public transport or car rental to get you to the area.
It's easy to travel between Reus Airport and destinations on the Costa Dorada. Find out how...
The airport is well connected on public transport routes, taxis are plentiful and car hire is great value from here.
The cheapest way to get around is to hop on one of the local buses. Many bus services operate according to the flight schedule, so there will be plenty of departures after you've arrived in Reus. You can connect to the resorts of Cambrils and Salou and the city of Tarragona for just a few euros each way.
Taxis are available outside the arrivals terminal, though they can be a little pricey. Expect to pay nearly 40 euros to travel the 20-minute journey to Cambrils, a little less for destinations in Salou. Many hotels along the Costa Dorada operate shuttle services, so this is an option worth exploring.
If you plan to do some sightseeing during your holiday here, one of the most cost-effective ways of getting to and from the airport is by hiring a car. You can pick up your rental car at Reus Airport. Driving in Spain is straightforward and good value.
Reus flights open up a world of Spanish adventures, so where will you go?
Salou is a massive draw for many holidaying Brits. This is where unforgettable family memories are made - on the beaches, at PortAventura, or at one of the other fantastic family-friendly attractions. PortAventura itself has accommodation options. There's the four-star Hotel El Paso, which offers all-inclusive breaks within the fun-filled resort, the Hotel Gold River, Hotel PortAventura, and tropical-flavoured Hotel Caribe. All are within a short distance of the theme park and the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park.
Just minutes from Salou is La Pineda, which is a little quieter than its neighbour but still has a friendly and lively evening scene. Watersports are popular here and beach days never get boring. Quieter still is the pretty village of Cambrils, which merges into the southern edge of Salou. This is the perfect base if you like to be away from the crowds but appreciate nightlife and activities on tap (it takes only an hour to walk from Cambrils to Salou).
Stay in Tarragona if you have a taste for city life and Roman history, or make your way to Barcelona. Lovers of art visit the museums, lovers of architecture drool at the mass of exquisite buildings, lovers of food will simply drool, and lovers will simply visit. This city is a cultural mecca combined with seaside pleasures and it's the short-break darling of Spain.