Top 10 places to see in Salou and excursions to interesting places nearby

places to see in Salou, PortAventura

The tourist capital of the Costa Dorada has a very wide range of leisure and entertainment. Discover our favorite spots of Salou. Here is a list of the best places to see near Salou and surroundings to enjoy your trip to the fullest and to know the other side of this famous tourist resort


Places to see in Salou. Sights not to be missed

Huge Dragon Khan in PortAventura
Feel the adrenaline in PortAventura

Salou has the privilege of holding one of the best theme parks in Europe for over 20 years. You cannot miss to visit at least once a day to PortAventura that will delight the whole family. The park is divided into 5 themed zones, Far West, Mediterranean, Polynesia, Mexico and China. You will enjoy roller coasters, great attractions, children’s areas and wonderful shows in every corner of the park.  In the area of the Mediterranean, you will find the Sésamo Aventura. An area of the park dedicated to the children, who will enjoy rides and shows by famous characters from Sesame Street. Undoubtedly, one of the essential places to see in Salou, where adults and children will spend an unforgettable day.



Walk the wonderful Camino de Ronda

One of the places to see in Salou more unknown is the trail called Camino de Ronda. It has a length of 5.5 kilometers and runs along the coastline along the sea from the Pilons area, in the tourist center, to Replanells in Cap Salou. Formerly the parapets followed the coastline and were used for surveillance of the coast or fishermen. Through the passage by the Camino de Ronda we can discover the great natural and scenic beauty of the coast of Salou. In addition to the different panoramas that can be discovered along the way, the road runs along beaches and coves, making it a different way to discover the Cap Salou, with the option to access the Faro de Salou.


Old house Torre Vella in Salou
Torre Vella

La Torre Vella is an old defense tower built in 1530 to protect citizens from attacks by pirates and privateers lurking these shores. It is restored and surrounded by a beautiful garden, now used for exhibitions by local artists, also for civil ceremonies. It is a jewel of the historical complex of Salou. Admission is free.


Jaime I main Promenade in Salou centre

Walk Paseo Marítimo Jaime I

The promenade Jaume I is a lovely walk 2 km long full of giant palm trees, restaurants, playgrounds and fountains to cool off the hot days. It is one of the highlights when you visit Salou, the perfect place to take in the pulse of the city, a meeting point for locals and tourists who walk at all hours either on foot or by bicycle. The statue of the great Jaime I, who departed from these shores with 16,000 men to the conquest of Mallorca stands majestically in this Paseo.


Salou fountain in promenade Jaime I

Enjoy the show of light and color of the Fuente Luminosa

Located at the end of the great promenade Jaime I we find one of the most emblematic spots of the municipality, the Fuente Luminosa de Salou. Built in 1973 by engineer Carles Buigas, who also designed the fountain of Montjuic in Barcelona, it offers a show of water, light and color during all summer evenings. If you wonder what places to see in Salou this is must-see, here’s a 360-degree image of the source.


Imprescindibles de Salou vista panoramica del puerto de cambrils en la costa dorada

Enjoy a paella in the neighboring town of Cambrils

You cannot miss a visit to the neighboring fishing village of Cambrils just 6 km from Salou. Cambrils is the capital of the gastronomy of the Costa Dorada and a reference in family tourism. It is a typical Mediterranean village. You can walk the paseo, one of the most beautiful waterfronts in the region, enjoying the numerous fishing boats and recreational mooring at its fantastic marina. After touring its pretty cobbled streets full of shops, sit on one of the terraces of the port and enjoy a good paella in one of the many restaurants.


Imprescindibles de Salou gigantes de en las fiesta patronales de salou
Live the festivities as a “Salouense”

Enjoying the many cultural festivals and traditions celebrated along the Costa Dorada during the summer season is an added incentive to visit Salou. La Fiesta Mayor de Salou in Agugust , Sant Pere in Cambrils or Sant Magí in Tarragona are some parties that travelers can enjoy during the summer and are experienced by its inhabitants with great intensity.


Delta del Ebro lighthouse

Explore the Delta del Ebro

South of the Costa Dorada, 40 km of Salou, we can explore the Delta del Ebro region. It is considered one of the most important wetlands in Spain. Its extensive rice fields, endless beaches and dunes along with its wide variety of flora and fauna will make your trip an unforgettable day. Spend a day visiting the small towns of the Delta as l’Ampolla, Camarles and L’Aldea. Then go into the Natural Park to spot the hundreds of species of birds that live in this region like the flamingos or herons. It is an excellent choice if you love nature. Also ride on one of the boats to sail to the mouth or visit the long Marquesa beach. Don’t forguet to taste the fantastic traditional food in the area. We consider it one of the essential excursions of Salou, if you decide to go out of town.


Roman anfitheater aereal view

Marvel at the Tarraco Romana

Another one of the highlights of Salou due to its proximity and its beauty, is a visit to the monumental city of Tarragona just 20 km from Salou. There you can enjoy the many archaeological remains from Roman times as well as several interesting museums. See magnificent well preserved walls, visit the Roman circus, the amphitheater and the aqueduct declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2000. A visit that will help us better understand the importance and the majesty of one of the world’s cities where the grandeur of the Roman Empire is seen the most. We recommend doing a guided tour of the Roman Tarragona.


visita la ciudad de barcelona desde salou
Take the opportunity to meet Barcelona

If you are tired of sun and sand, do not hesitate to catch a train and visit the nearby cosmopolitan city of Barcelona. A city that needs no introduction and you’ll find just one hour by train from Salou. Great monuments, shopping areas with the best trademarks, large shopping malls, amazing architecture and fabulous atmosphere await you in Barcelona during the summer.