Vila-Seca, La Pineda Platja: Quality family tourism

In the heart of the Costa Daurada, we find Vila-seca, la Pineda Platja, an authentic oasis of tranquility, perfect to relax and to enjoy a family holiday. With almost 4 kilometers of quality beach with a high landscape and environmental value, Vila-seca has a high quality hotel plant , natural areas of great interest and an important cultural offer and wellness and leisure services. 

Vila-seca is the town on the Costa Dorada under the Family Tourism Destination quality seal. It has the honour of specialisation that the Government of Catalonia awards to destinations that are focused on family tourism. There is a wide variety on offer for its visitors.

One of the main points of interest is La Pineda Platja and its promenade, with almost 4 kilometres of high quality beach and highly valued scenery and environment, characteristic of blue flag holders. One year later, the European Foundation for Environmental Education awarded the area with a blue flag. La Pineda Platja also boasts natural spaces of special interest, like la Séquia Major, a wet coastal area protected by the Pla d’Espais d’Interès Natural (PEIN) of the Government of Catalonia since 1992. Along the waterfront you will find el Parc del Pinar de Perruquet, a natural space of 2.5 hectares where visitors can enjoy an environment inspired by the basic elements of nature; wind, light, shade, earth and water.

One of the most representative symbols of La Pineda is the sculpture group which has the same name as the town. The 24 metre high and 130 tonne weight of the eight pine trees of which this piece of work is composed, designed by the artist Xavier Mariscal, embellish the promenade symbolising sustainability, projection and urbanism. This sculpture, which is made from steel and copper, has enabled the promotion of the Vila-seca, La Pineda Platja area all around the world. This is because its image was adapted as the logo for the Vila-seca Tourism Board.

The sculpture group Marca d’Aigua welcomes visitors to la Pineda beach filtering the light and wind. Made from steel, the work of the sculptor Sergi Aguilar aims to pay homage to the writer and poet Carles Barral. It evokes the sea, the wind, the earth and the roads, marking the four points of the wind rose.

The tourist offering of la Pineda also includes a wide variety of leisure and entertainment ideas for the whole family. First PortAventura World is one of the most important theme parks with six different themed areas. Both adrenaline junkies and youngsters can enjoy more than 40 rides and experience incredible emotions in almost 15 shows that the park has to offer.

For those who are passionate about water activities, both the Aquopolis Costa Dorada, the biggest water park in Catalunya and the Costa Caribe Aquatic Park, with more than 50,000m2 of fun, offer spectacular rides to spend a day with the family sliding on impressive toboggans and cooling yourself down in its swimming pools. El Aquopolis also has the only dolphinarium on the Costa Dorada where you can also see shows. The visitors can get close to the dolphins and even swim with them.

The Lumine Golf and Beach Club is a sports resort with more than 200 hectares distributed over three golf courses where you can enjoy this sport to the max. The Beach Club is a space with 8 infinity swimming pools and you can try exquisite regional gastronomic dishes at the Lumine restaurant.

Well-being and rest are also protagonists of the tourist offering in La Pineda. You can take advantage of the water centres at the Aquum Spa and Wellness and the Spa and Wellness of the Gran Palas hotel.

You can cover the strategic cultural heritage points in Vila-sec when walking through the historical centre. You can follow the route at your leisure thanks to the system of 10 totems identifying the most relevant monuments. Each contains historical information that can be accessed via QR codes.

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