Les Oliveres Beach Resort & Spa

4 out of 5 stars4 Stars

Carrer Garbi, El Perello, Salou, Costa Dorada, 43519, Spain
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Value Score Poor Value

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  • Couples67
  • Solo100
  • Business80

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Photos

Amphitheater, Tarragona, Catalunya, ES 2009Amphitheater, Tarragona, Catalunya, ES 2009

Monument to the human towerMonument to the human tower

Water CisternWater Cistern

The beautiful façade of the museum.The beautiful fa├žade of the museum.

Forum Posts

Catalan or Spanish???

by dm_precious_angel

We are visiting the Costa Dorada in October. I am not exactly sure where yet but as we are flying into Reus it is going to be not too far from there, possibly Creixill, Tarragona or somewhere now too far from there. We're staying in a villa so will probably be in a village or somewhere with locals.

It is very important to me when I travel that I learn as much of the language as possible.

a) it is only polite
b) I enjoy it

I understand that in Tarragona Province that Catalan is the preferred language. I am finidng it very hard to pick up a holiday Catalan book with a CD for pronounciation.

Should I give it up as a bad job and do Spanish instead? From what I gather I think the locals prefer to speak Catalan?

It is important to me because being able to communicate with the locals makes my holiday for me.

Could anyone advise please?

Many many thanks in advance

Kate x

RE: Catalan or Spanish???

by silvia-m.b

Both languages are official.
Obviously, Catalan people mother tongue is: catalan. Once in Catalonia you can find more or less easily what you are searching. Catalan people will highly appreciate your efforts to speak our language. Some visitors mix both languages trying to communicate their feelings. I would like to help you as much as I can in your efforts about my culture.

Regards,

Silvia from Barcelona

RE: RE: RE: Catalan or Spanish???

by punchy

Sure. The both are oficial, but it is not necesary to learn catalan if you know spanish, some words, anyway. Greetings.

RE: RE: Catalan or Spanish???

by Bada-Ran

I'm sure that if you speak Catalan to Catalan speaking locals, you will be even more welcome than others.

RE: RE: Catalan or Spanish???

by Belsaita

Agree with the answers above. Learn a few salutation words in Catalan and you'll be more than fine. We locals don't really expect any foreigner learning Catalan, so we really appreciate any effort :-) On the other hand, in big cities or very touristy places (Barcelona, Salou...) don't be too surprised if you find that few feople actually use Catalan in their daily life.

A good resource here: http://intercat.gencat.es/guia/angles/index0.htm

RE: Catalan or Spanish???

by Beausoleil

Hi. Transparent Language has a CD and book on Catalan. Go to http://www.transparent.com/

On the left of your screen where it says, "Choose Your Language" look at the bottom of the box and there is a link to "More Languages." Click on More Languages and you will be presented with hundreds of languages. They are alphabetical so click on Catalan and that takes you to a screen where you can buy the program.

We used it for French many many years ago and it's a good program. As I recall, it was not very expensive either. It's also fun which is nice.

If you do a Google or Yahoo search on Catalan, there are at least two Internet sites that purport to teach Catalan. You might check those too.

Good luck and enjoy your vacation.

RE: RE: Catalan or Spanish???

by dm_precious_angel

Thank you all so much for your help. I will check out those websites suggested and will learn mainly Catalan, with some Spanish too (hope I can remember it all!)

I am so excited about learning all this, especially as I have to practise in secret while my husband is out, as it is a surprise holiday trip ;)

Thanks again

Kate x

Travel Tips for Tarragona

The Roman Circus

by Ekaterinburg

Moving upwards from the amphitheatre, passing by the seaward end of both Rambla Nova and Rambla Vella ( the two main thoroughfares of the new and old parts of the city), you will arrive at Passeig de las Palmeras. Near here are the largest remains of the Cirque Romans. This circus, like all Roman circuses was used for chariot racing, and extended from here as far as the Placa del Font, 325m x115m in size, with capacity for 30,000 spectators. Locating a circus within the city limits was unusual and it is quite intriguing as you amble around the old quarter of Tarragona, to find great lumps of what used to be the circus, embedded in buildings and people's houses. This section of the ruins is quite dramatic with its arches and tunnels and magnificent location high up over the sea.

PH: 977 23 01 71 WWW.tarragonaturisme.ie

Travel light!

by Jerelis

* Map and guidebook;
* Crackers;
* 2 Liter of water;
* Fruit / power bars. * Hiking boots;
* 1 extra t-shirt;
* Shorts with many pockets;
* Sunglasses;
* Fleece type jacket;
* Hat / cap;
* Raincoat. * Lip balm;
* (Neck) sunblock;
* Band-aids. * Camera and lots of films!
* Filter;
* Extra batteries;
* Lens 210 mm. * Binocular;
* Compass.

El Pont del Diable - Impressive architecture.

by Jerelis

El Pont del Diable was built in the first century AD over a natural valley, it carried water from the present-day Puigdelfi to Tarraco. It consist of two rows of super imposed arches built with stone blocks (opus quadratam). The lower section has eleven arches, each 6,30 metres wide and 5,70 metres high. The upper 25 arches are of similar size. The maximum height of the aqueduct is 27 metres and it is 217 metres long. How about that!

When we were there we had a little chat with the supervisor of the parc in which El Pont del Diable is located. He took me to the top of the aqueduct. The view was terrifying high, but trully amazing. He also told me that the water conduit that runs along the top of the arched structure would originally have been covered. Besides that it is water proofed with a special type of mortar to prevent leaks. We simply can draw up one conclusion: the simplicity of its form, perfection of its proportions and monumentality of its size makes it one of the most impressive architectural structures we have ever seen.

Directions:
It's about 4 kilometers outside Tarragona, follow the A7 to Valencia and you can see a well-signposted rest area.

Tarragona church

by lomi

A must! visit the incredible chuch.

The Church of Tarragona is one of the most ancient in Spain, holding the tradition of the coming of St. James and St. Paul. The visit of St. Paul to Tarragona is not beyond the range of possibilities, supposing that he came from Rome to Spain, as he promised to do, in the Epistle to the Romans, and as St. Jerome affirms that he did.

the cathedral of santa tecla

by doug48

situated on the highest point of the city the cathedral of santa tecla dominates the skyline of taragona. construction of the cathedral began in 1171AD and was completed around 1350AD. this building is considered one of the finest in spain built during the transition period from gothic and romanesque styles of architecture. the interior of santa tecla is a must see site when visiting tarragona.

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 Les Oliveres Beach Resort & Spa

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Address: Carrer Garbi, El Perello, Salou, Costa Dorada, 43519, Spain