Altafulla is a charming fishing town situated on the Costa Dorada in the Tarragona province of Catalonia, Spain. Although a small resort, Altafulla is becoming increasingly popular and offers a wide range of leisure attraction for the holidaymaker.
Situated on the banks of the River Gaia, the town dates back to the Roman era and is particularly attractive with ancient buildings lining the narrow streets.
Altafulla is full of traditional charm; the small seaside town dates back to the Roman occupation and has many ancient buildings. It has its own castle, Altafulla Castle, and other historic monuments worth visiting.
The town offers a good selection of amenities and services: shops, bars, restaurants, medical centre and post office, are all available.
The beach at Altafulla is a lovely, golden stretch of sand, with restaurant, shower and water sport facilities. The beach has been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness.
Places to visit
The region of Tarragona with its Roman influence is home to a number of archaeological sites, including Villa El Munts, which is located at Altafulla. The site is the most important archaeological Roman site in Catalonia and is definitely worth a visit.
The city of Tarragona, capital of the province, is just 11 kilometres away, and an outstanding example of a Roman Town in the region.
The theme park Port Aventura is a great day out for the children and the nearby seaside resorts of Salou and La Pineda are also recommended visits.
Altafulla has a good selection of traditional and seafood restaurants, as well as international choices. For a wider selection of eateries than a trip to Tarragona City is recommended.
Altafulla enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.