Destination guide

Buck the Barcelona trend and head to Tarragona

While most travelers fly to better known Barcelona, those in the know are making a beeline for the vibrant nearby port town of Tarragona. It might not be as big or famous as its neighbor, but it packs a serious punch. Gothic and Roman architecture and historical attractions? Check. Fascinating museums? Check. Winding cobbled lanes in the Old Town, flanked by lively tapas bars? Yep. Easily accessible sun-soaked golden-sand beaches with water sports? Indeed. A packed calendar of colorful festivities and events? But of course. Just don't take too long to book up your Tarragona vacation rental in this hidden Catalonian gem.


Nearby mountains of Tarragona

It's not all about the city, as the surrounding province teems with things to do for those looking to escape the bustle of Tarragona. Swathes of sun-soaked golden beaches line the coast and provide travelers with sunbathing and water sports, like windsurfing and kitesurfing. Alternatively, when you stay in a Tarragona vacation rental, you'll have easy access to the Ebro River and all its opportunities for kayaking and rafting, while the nearby interior mountains offer challenging hiking and mountain bike trails. Thrill-seekers can harness up to go climbing or canyon down the national park waterfalls.


For perfect Tarragona weather, try late spring

Unsurprisingly, the summer sees the hottest weather and biggest influx of travelers. If you're lucky enough to score a Tarragona vacation rental between July and August, expect balmy temperatures that easily reach the low 80s. If you're looking for fewer crowds, try to book a rental a little earlier, between May and June, when the climate can be more comfortable and the queues at Tarragona's attractions much shorter. If you don't mind the odd downpour and cooler weather, you can pick up rentals at knock down prices earlier in spring or in late fall.

Natural features

The Tarragona countryside is awash with wildlife

While you're not going to spot much in the way of wildlife in Tarragona, other than the odd pigeon, the surrounding Catalonian countryside is alive with species. Where land meets the ocean, the habitats of marshlands and saltwater is a good place for spotting sea birds, as is the Gaia River Delta, where almost 100 species of avifauna have been recorded. Alternatively, the coastal Punta de la Mora Nature Reserve, just a few miles up the coast from your Tarragona vacation rental, has much fauna living within its pine forest and juniper habitats.

Where to stay around Province of Tarragona, ES?

Our 2019 property listings offer a large selection of 6,257 vacation rentals near Province of Tarragona. From 1,509 Houses to 1,122 Villas, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Province of Tarragona for a holiday or a weekend are on VRBO.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Province of Tarragona?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Tarragona. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Salou: 2,781 vacation rentals
  • Cambrils: 3,549 vacation rentals
  • Costa Dorada: 7,514 vacation rentals
  • L'Ametlla de Mar: 2,430 vacation rentals
  • Tarragona: 2,898 vacation rentals

And VRBO offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Province of Tarragona! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Province of Tarragona?

Whether you're traveling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Province of Tarragona:

  • Salou: 2,781 rentals
  • Cambrils: 3,549 rentals
  • L'Ametlla de Mar: 2,430 rentals
  • Tarragona: 2,898 rentals
  • La Pineda: 2,503 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when traveling by plane to Province of Tarragona?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of vacation rentals in Province of Tarragona are:

  • Reus Airport (REU): 4,141 vacation rentals
  • Castellon de la Plana (CDT): 448 vacation rentals
  • Lleida-Alguaire Airport (ILD): 51 vacation rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Near which points of interest can I spend my holidays in Province of Tarragona?

VRBO offers a large selection of rentals near lovely places in Province of Tarragona. From VRBO travelers, the top most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • PortAventura World: 4,057 rentals
  • Salou Port Aventura Station: 4,070 rentals
  • Castle Vilafortuny: 4,544 rentals
  • Cambrils Beach: 4,589 rentals
  • L'Ampolla Beach: 2,491 rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Province of Tarragona listed on VRBO where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

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