This coastal area of the Costa Dorada, in the municipality of Vila-Seca, offers to its visitors a variety of leisure and sports activities throughout the year. In La Pineda Platja mild temperatures and the warm Mediterranean sun let you enjoy quiet walks along the beach for almost the entire year. At night in La Pineda Platja the gastronomic offer is unmatched and it is complemented with numerous activities and evening entertainment including concerts and outdoor cinemas, many music bars and nightclubs, among other activities.
The most characteristic feature of La Pineda Platja, in addition to its crystalline water beaches that occupy almost 2.5 miles, is the tranquility that surrounds the town. The beach of La Pineda is one of the most famous of the Costa Dorada. The quality of the water and the variety of services offered here give to it the Blue Flag insignia, awarded by the European Foundation for Environmental Education, certifying its respect for the environment.
The beach of La Pineda Platja is structured by the broad and spectacular waterfront Pau Casals, decorated with the sculpture "The Pines of Mariscal."
La Pineda Platja combines the highest performance as a tourist area with conservation of the coastline and ecosystems. As a result of this commitment the most important value of this small town on the Costa Dorada is the landscape, environmental quality and dedication to tourism.
Just 1 mile away from the center of Salou, La Pineda offers cultural activities such as urban park Torre d'en Dolça of nearly 37 hectares. Its central core, the Torre d'en Dolça, is a tower dated of VII century which was built by the ancient inhabitants of La Pineda beach in order to protect them from the pirates. The park also has other attractions such as the remains of an Iberian settlement.
Another interesting natural place is the Sèquia Major. This wetland was donated in 1202 to the monks of the monastery of Poblet by King Pere I the Catholic. This territory's varied wildlife and landscape diversity led in 1992 to its designation by the Catalan government as an area of natural interest of 17.3 hectares.