Tarragona is a small beach town in the northeastern part of Spain, located on the Mediterranean Sea. The city's climate is Mediterranean, the temperatures remain close to 10 C in winter and reach close to 28 C in summer. The area has an average of only 50 rainy days per years. The city's most famous attractions include a very well-preserved Roman Colosseum (Amphitheater), as well as the original Roman city ruins and other buildings. The region north of Tarragona has five mainly sandy beaches, but the closest port is a little dirty. The city also hosts the international fireworks competitions in the first week of July every year, these fireworks are considered to be the biggest in the Mediterranean.
Monthly Weather Conditions
More information: Tarragona forecast and weather conditions monthly
Compared to prices worldwide, Tarragona is an average price destination.
On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $63.62, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.
On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $168.95, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.
- Hotel (2 stars): $63.07
- Hotel (3 stars): $74.46
- Hotel (4 stars): $74.86
- Hotel (5 stars): $144.48
- Taxi ride (3 miles): $11.25
- Taxi ride (6 miles): $18.50
- Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $2.74
- Meal, McDonalds: $7.68
- Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $10.98
Tarragona has been classified as quite dangerous with security classification 2/5.
Safety index values (higher is better):
- General: 76.1 (better than United states average 48.3)
- Walking alone during daytime hours: 92.5 (better than United states average 70.0)
- Walking alone at night: 72.5 (better than United states average 42.1)
More information: Tarragona safety
Things which affect the renting of the car:
- Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
- Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
- Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
- Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.