Why is autumn the best time to visit the Costa Daurada?

10 reasons to visit Salou and the Costa Daurada during September and October

The intense heat of summer is over as a new season arrives, you can enjoy all the best the Costa Daurada can offer in a more relaxing way.  The autumn has a special charm and it offers great advantages for visitors choosing to come this time of year. Here are 10 reasons why autumn is the best time to visit:

1. The ideal weather

The temperature on the Costa Daurada during the autumn ranges between 15 ºC and 25 ºC. A mild climate allows you to enjoy many hours of sun and some refreshing and pleasant evenings. An ideal time to walk along the Camí de Ronda coastal path or the beautiful beach and promenade.

2. Things are cheaper

After the high season which runs from the end of June to the start of September, the prices drop and all is more competitive. Whether it’s your flights, hotel deals, or special offers on attractions and restaurants, your back pocket will benefit from travelling in the autumn.

3. Less crowded

Travelling in September and October is ideal for those who prefer a more relaxed pace. The autumn months see a drop in visitors especially once the kids are back to school. This can be a real benefit when queueing for attractions or booking a table in your favourite restaurant for dinner.

4. The spectacular sky

After the dry and hot summer months, the weather is more variable. This phenomenon turns the sky and the horizon of the coast into a real natural spectacle. If you’re looking for the best sunset, you will find it during the autumn months.

5. More relaxed shopping

Autumn is a great time to go shopping. You can benefit from the last of the summer sales and enjoy a more personalised service.  You may even find some end of the season promotions in beach resorts.

6. Cultural events

Want to party like a local?  In September and October, numerous major festivals are celebrated in the main towns and cities, such as the Festa al Rei Jaume I in Salou, Santa Tecla in Tarragona or La Misericòrdia in Reus. Live an authentic experience with festive and cultural activities for all ages.

7. Ideal sea temperature

The temperature of the water during autumn is perfect for swimming and water activities due to being warmed up all summer by the sun. The water is also cleaner, more transparent and the beaches are more relaxed with fewer crowds.

8. Gastro autumn 

During September and October restaurants continue at full capacity but you no longer have to worry about making a reservation. There are all kinds of gastronomic events taking place in the area, such as the Rally de Tapas in Salou, the Ganxet Pincho in Reus or Squid days in Cambrils.

9. Sports destination

The pleasant climate of this area in Autumn is ideal for enjoying the modern sports facilities the Costa Daurada has to offer. The season comes to an end with the major sporting event the RACC Catalunya Costa Dorada Rally, which takes place the second week of November.

10. Explore the mountains

September and October are the best months to discover the mountains of the Costa Dorada. The spectacular vineyards of Priorat, the hiking trails along the Montsant mountain and the pine forests of Prades where you can find some of the first wild mushrooms of the season.

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