The Costa Dorada is a lovely area and we will definitely be back to discover more. Using public transport you need to be careful getting out of some of the train stops as they involve walking over the train tracks - which can be scary when you are with children. There is also a need to be quick getting on the trains (as on one occasion going to the Portaventura Park the train door closed before we were all in the cabin and despite doing everything to get it open our friends 14 year old daughter was left behind)
Lots to see and do. We visited Tarragona, Salou and Cambrils during our stay. The road network is good. Port Aventura is close by the resort but our children were too young to justify a visit. One for the next time.