Things to see and do in Cambrils - Travel Guide
Cambrils is one of the most beautiful destinations on the Costa Dorada. A beautiful fishing village with a special charm, full of sea-flavoured nooks. The perfect place for your family holiday.
Cambrils is gastronomy, family tourism, beaches, water activities, hiking, cycling routes, festivals, culture, shopping... Discover Cambrils!
If you are thinking of spending a few days in Cambrils, below you will find a lot of interesting things to do. And as always, the holiday rentals best rated by families.
Beaches and Coves
Almost 9 km of fine golden sand, where you can lie down in the sun to relax, close your eyes and listen to the sound of the waves...
The Blue Flag awards, guaranteed the quality of the Cambrils beaches in different areas: Quality of their crystalline waters, environmental management, safety, services and facilities. Including special chairs for people with reduced mobility.
Check our UHC Beach Guide and explore the best beaches of Cambrils >
On all the beaches of Cambrils fishing is allowed at night. You will also find pet friendly beaches, playgrounds and a nautical station to practise water sports. 9 beaches that will fill your holiday on the beach with fantastic summer vibes: Cap de Sant Pere, Playa de Vilafortuny, Playa de Horta de Santa María, Playa de Cavet, Playa de l’Esquirol, Playa de la Riera, Playa de la Llosa, Playa de l’Ardiaca y Playa del Regueral.
Things to do in Cambrils
There's no time to get bored in Cambrils!
Take the Tourist Train to discover the historical heritage. The old town, the walls, the Port Tower, the Hermitage of the Virgen del Camino, Vilafortuny Castle...
PescaAventura: Those who always wanted to experience the fishing trade, now have an activity that will enable them to share a whole day's fishing on board a real fishing boat, from when it leaves port in the morning to when it arrives back in the afternoon.
Arrival of the boats in port and fish auction on the he Fishermen’s Guild. A unique experience to know the real essence of Cambrils. Then, go for a walk to the Red Lighthouse of Cambrils and contemplate an incredible panoramic view and the best sunset of the Costa Dorada.
Costa Dorada Cruises: Take a mini cruise through the most emblematic tourist ports, a maritime excursion in a luxury catamaran, or a moonlight cruise to contemplate the Tarragona Fireworks competition from the sea.
Cambrils Shopping: Walk along the picturesque Consolat de Mar street, in the maritime district, full of tradition and craftsmanship.
Sports and Adventures
Cycling: Cambrils has different itineraries adapted to all levels (elite, professional and amateur). In addition, more than 20 km of bike lane to discover the environment. And the Cambribike, an event designed to enjoy biking with your family.
Water and beach activities from kayak or fishing trips to baptisms of scuba diving, paddle surfing, windsurfing, kite surfing, parasailing, snorkelling, banana boat, jet ski or boat rental with or without a qualification. Have fun with all the options offered by the largest nautical domain in Catalonia!
Golf Lovers will also be able to practice their favourite sport at the Pitch & Putt Golf Club in Cambrils.
Ferran Adrià said: “I remember, when I started out in my career, that whenever people talked about the cuisine in Catalonia, the name of Cambrils would come up”
The great work of the restaurateurs, as well as the quality of the products used in their kitchens, have consolidated Cambrils as the gastronomic capital of the Costa Dorada.
The Restaurants of Cambrils appear in all the media and are recognized by the most famous gastronomic critics of the country. We also find the only 2 Michelin Stars in the whole of the Costa Dorada.
The origin of the cuisine of Cambrils come from the "ranxo" (the mess food that the fishermen prepared on board). So, it is essentially a seafood cuisine where fresh fish from Cambrils is the protagonist. Small hake, anchovy, sardine, mackerel, octopus, horse mackerel, sea bass, turbot, sea bream, grouper, sole… And, of course, the galleys.
Cambrils with kids
Adults and children take the challenges proposed by JumpLand Adventure. An adventure park with one of the largest zip lines in Europe. It starts at the top of a viewpoint overlooking the sea and ends in a cave as if it were underground, an unforgettable experience!
An afternoon in the mythical Parc del Pescador. The perfect place to relax while the children play at ease.
Park Samà. A beautiful historical, botanical and zoo park located very close to Cambrils. Modernism, romanticism, nature, animals, lakes, waterfalls... and even a labyrinth!
Roman Villa of La Llosa. An archaeological site that preserves the ruins of an old villa of the Roman Tarraco. It has an application with a virtual reconstruction in situ.
El Molí de les Tres Eres, an old mill converted into the History Museum of Cambrils.
A day in Aquopolis water park, and have fun to the top in PortAventura World.