Averages for Costa Dorada in April

April begins a true warm up for both overnight lows and afternoon highs and also begins a great time to visit Spain. With warming temperatures and a drier period on the way, vacationers may expect to pay a little more for both hotels and also flights. These higher prices may also get extended to other areas such as restaurants as well.

While temperatures are warming on land, the sea is also beginning...

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  • Temperature Temperature 15°C 59°F
  • High Temperature Holiday Weather 20°C 68°F
  • Low Temperature Holiday Weather 10°C 50°F
  • Sunshine Hours Sunshine Hours 9 hrs
  • Rainfall Rainfall 30 mm
  • Rainfall days Rainfall days 5 days
  • Sea Temperature Sea Temperature 15°C 59°F

Averages for Costa Dorada in April

April begins a true warm up for both overnight lows and afternoon highs and also begins a great time to visit Spain. With warming temperatures and a drier period on the way, vacationers may expect to pay a little more for both hotels and also flights. These higher prices may also get extended to other areas such as restaurants as well.

While temperatures are warming on land, the sea is also beginning to catch up. After several months of consistent temperatures, the average sea temperature in April has climbed to 15°C (59°F). This is still too cool for many people, however, a few brave souls may decide to head out to the waves with the help of a wetsuit.

Meanwhile, on land, both overnight lows and afternoon highs are beginning to warm with summer just around the corner. Vacationers may still want to pack something lightweight but warm for the early morning hours and consult an extended forecast before leaving home. The average afternoon high for the month in Costa Dorada is a pleasant 20°C (68°F). This is warm enough for short sleeves especially when visitors can also spend some time in the 11 hours of sunshine that is expected each day. Temperatures first thing in the morning will bottom out at 10°C (50°F). These temperatures are much warmer than what they were just a few months ago. Overall, the average daily temperature is 15°C (59°F) at this time of the year.

Rainfall continues to be hard to come by as only 30mm of precipitation are expected over the course of the month. This rain falls over an average of 5 days and there is only a 20 percent chance of rain for the time period. Clouds and rain are short lived as the chance of a sunny day is still 100 percent.

Picturesque view of Cala Vidre in Ametlla de Mar, Catalonia, Costa Dorada

Picturesque view of Cala Vidre in Ametlla de Mar, Catalonia, Costa Dorada

Where to Stay

With several swimming pools and direct access to a golden beach, Estival Centurion Playa is a wonderful place to call home while on holiday in April. Additionally, the hotel offers towel service at the pools, entertainment for both children and adults, and even babysitting service upon request. There are numerous room configurations to choose from and guests can also take advantage of the all-day buffet, beach snack bar and bar and swimming pool terrace.

The Hotel Golden Port Salou offers everything that a guest can want and the staff are there to attend to every need. This 4-star hotel is located just 900 meters from Levante Beach and offers services for the whole family. The resort features three pools in all, including a children’s pool, adult pool and outdoor game pool. There is also a full program of daily activities, nightly entertainment, a mini-golf course, spa, buffet with cooking demonstrations and pool terrace bar service.

For the ultimate in luxury, Le Meridien Ra Beach Hotel and Spa is an excellent choice. Guests can take advantage of both indoor and outdoor pools, direct beach access, fitness center, planned beach activities and nearby golf courses. Children of all ages will also have fun with the kid’s club and get to explore their own creativity with a number of activities. There are a total of 143 guest rooms in a variety of sizes and all are well appointed with bathrobes and slippers, TV, satellite channels, minibar and much more.

Salou beach in Tarragona Catalonia, Costa Dorada

Salou beach in Tarragona Catalonia, Costa Dorada

What to Do

Costa Dorada's population is predominantly Catholic.  Naturally, the people here place great emphasis on Holy Week which usually falls on the last week of March or the first week of April.  Processions are held from Palm Sunday to Easter Sunday and with only 5 days of rain in the month, there is a good chance the celebrations will be dry.

Verges, a municipality situated in the North of Catalonia, is famous for its Dansa de la Mort held every Holy Thursday.  Down south in the city of Tarragona the highlight of the Holy Week celebration is the procession of the Holy Burial on Good Friday.  Penitents, religious devotees, people dressed as Nazarenes and Romans and other characters in the Holy Burial procession will be walking to the beat of drums through the streets of Tarragona. 

Meanwhile, the town of Olesa de Monstserrat is renowned for its La Passio de Olesa or Passion Play. In 1996, 726 persons acted onstage at the same time during the Passion Play so you can just imagine how the people here put all their hearts into the occasion.  Esparaguerra, a town in Catalonia is also famous for its play (La Passio d'Esparreguera) depicting the life and passion of Jesus Christ. 

On the 23rd of the month, the cities, towns or counties of Catalonia celebrate the Diada de Sant Jordi.  St. George is the patron saint of Catalonia and on his feast day the men give red roses to the women while the latter give books to the men.  This is like Valentine's Day in April where everyone is in a loving mood and of course, the bookshops and flower shops are full.

Cala de Sant Jordi in Ametlla de Mar, Catalonia, Costa Dorada

Cala de Sant Jordi in Ametlla de Mar, Catalonia, Costa Dorada

Restaurants and Nightlife

Foodies looking for the ultimate culinary experience will enjoy a visit to Xantar. The chefs use only the freshest ingredients from the sea, garden and mountain. The cuisine is a combination of traditional Galician fare combined with modern methods. A wonderful atmosphere complete with white tablecloths, this restaurant is reserved for those who are serious about food.

Vegans and vegetarians will appreciate the boutique eatery of El Vergel Veggie Restaurant. Complete with a cozy interior the restaurant offers a wide variety of creative choices that will please all guests, no matter their tastes in food. The menu is complete with an extensive wine list as well as good prices on all the dishes offered.

Christy’s Irish Bar is a great place to spend an evening listening to music or playing pool at one of the number of tables. Good drinks and good food complete the entire pub experience. With a good food and good staff, there is a lot to like about this late-night spot. 

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