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Flying into Reus - nice areas?

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Flying into Reus - nice areas?

Hi all,

Hoping to get a bit of sun in October and have been looking at flying into Reus. Have never been to this part of Spain before (Usually go to Murcia and Alicante areas) I have no idea what this region is like or what is there - only came up with the idea a few days ago!

What sort of areas are around the Reus region - say within an hour or two's drive from Reus airport?

We're not really looking for a Benidorm/Salou type place - not looking for pubs and nightclubs - we just want somewhere with nice scenery, nice 4/5* Hotel and nice restaurants, and maybe some shopping areas.

Is there anywhere like this that fits the bill if we fly into Reus?

We're used to driving around the quiter parts of Murcia/Alicante along the Costas - what's the driving like in Reus and it's wider regions? We're hoping to avoid big spaghetti junctions and huge motorways.

If someone could recommend some nice areas I could look up and / or hotels that would be fantastic, thanks so much!

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1. Re: Flying into Reus - nice areas?

Trixie:

Tarragona is a good place to visit, as well as the town of Reus, the birthplace of Gaudi. Read the top questions for each of these towns.

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2. Re: Flying into Reus - nice areas?

hi,

as the public transport is not very good inland, it's a very good point if you have a car!!

you could visit for instance the area of "Terra alta", with nice little villages as Arnes or Horta de Sant Joan (Picasso lived there ( or Pinell del Brai (nice modernist "celler") :

http://www.terra-alta.org/index.htm

You could visit also : Montblanc and l'Espluga de Francoli, with the amazing monastery of Poblet. NEar there are 2 more monasterys: Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Momges (nuns):

http://www.concadebarbera.info/

You could visit Priorat also..famous for theirs wines and olive oil!! with litlle villages and a beautiful landscape :

http://www.turismepriorat.org/

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3. Re: Flying into Reus - nice areas?

Staying in Cambrils is a good base. It's on the coast - only about 20 mins from the airport. A traditional fishing port with fab seafood restaurants. Then if you have a car you can go and explore this fabulous region. If you'd like to visit some of the mountain area mentioned by the previous traveler come and join us for a great day out on Downhill bikes. Have a great holiday.

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4. Re: Flying into Reus - nice areas?

Hi guys,

Thanks so much for the suggestions!

We're flying out Tuesday and we're still not too sure of our itinerary - think we'll do it on spec, travel around and see what areas we pass through and like the look of and check out the accomodation whilst we're there.

Will definitely check out your recommendations thoughs, thanks! :)

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5. Re: Flying into Reus - nice areas?

Hi Trixie we were reccommended to visit siruana unfortunatly never got there. Its a beautiful little place with fantastic scenery approx 30 min drive from salou, It might be a nice place to go for a couple of days. We did visit Tarragona and even though it is a large city it is on the coast and the scenery was breathtaking. The ruins and museums are well worth a visit we really enjoyed our trip to this area.

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