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Costa Dorada News & Information

Dog defends owner from violent boyfriend
Animals/Pets Fri, Nov 16, 2018

Dog defends owner from violent boyfriend

A DOG defended his owner when she was being beaten up by her boyfriend in Tarragona at around 05.30 this morning (Thursday), and prevented him from getting near her again. The couple's dog bit the man, 25, on the...

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to native species
Environment Sat, Jul 14, 2018

American Bullfrog found in Ebro 'huge threat' to...

A HIGHLY-AGGRESSIVE species of frog native to North America has been found in the wild in Spain for the first time, leading to concern among biologists. The American Bullfrog (), so-named because of its very loud noise...

New rides unveiled at PortAventura's Ferrari Land
Entertainment Fri, May 25, 2018

New rides unveiled at PortAventura's Ferrari Land

TARRAGONA-BASED them park PortAventuraWorld has unveiled five new attractions within its Ferrari Land complex – a feature that led to Easter visits rocketing by over 60%. The park expects to see around five million...

Retiree grew cannabis 'to top up his pension'
Crime/Incidents Sat, Mar 3, 2018

Retiree grew cannabis 'to top up his pension'

A TARRAGONA man who grew and sold cannabis 'to top up his pension' has been arrested and at least 290 marihuana plants have been confiscated. The accused, 63, said he was struggling to make ends meet on his...

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town
Transport Tue, Feb 27, 2018

'On-demand' bus service launched in Tarragona town

SPAIN'S first-ever 'bus on demand' is about to be launched in a Catalunya town – it has no fixed stops or timetables, and pick-ups are requested using a mobile phone App. Due to be piloted in July, the...

Catalunya police raid printing firms over referendum documents
Politics Sat, Sep 9, 2017

Catalunya police raid printing firms over referendum...

POLICE in Catalunya are keeping close watch on – and even raiding – companies given the job of printing out referendum material such as voting slips, electoral lists and polling cards. In the last few days, the...

Boozy British student 'Saloufest' package tours scrapped for 'lowering the tone'
Travel/Tourism Mon, Oct 10, 2016

Boozy British student 'Saloufest' package tours...

A FAMOUS student festival on the Costa Daurada which attracts revellers from over 100 British universities every Easter will cease – ostensibly because of insufficient public service capacity, but thought to be more...

Legionnaire's outbreak in Salou hotel leaves one dead and six in hospital
Crime/Incidents Fri, Oct 7, 2016

Legionnaire's outbreak in Salou hotel leaves one dead...

ONE tourist has died and six others have been treated following an outbreak of Legionnaire's disease at a hotel in Salou (Tarragona province). The patients are all said to be aged between 50 and 82, and come from...

Boy of six finds Civil War grenade in Costa Daurada mountains
Crime/Incidents Tue, Aug 9, 2016

Boy of six finds Civil War grenade in Costa Daurada...

A SIX-YEAR-OLD boy has found a Civil War grenade in the province of Tarragona whilst out hiking with his parents. Said to be a typical pine-cone-shaped weapon, made in Poland and used by the Republicans – the...

Russian mafia broken up in Tarragona and €64m in cash seized
Crime/Incidents Tue, Jun 28, 2016

Russian mafia broken up in Tarragona and €64m in cash...

EIGHT members of the Russian mafia have been arrested in Tarragona province after a massive swoop by the Guardia Civil involving 15 properties being raided. A total of 180 officers searched houses in Reus, Cambrils,...

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