Salou is 11 km from Tarragona and is the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada. Each year it receives more than 2 million tourists attracted by its theme parks, sun and beach. Its main attraction is the world famous PortAventura theme park, a park with great attractions, roller coasters and countless shows. Also in Salou visitors can enjoy 2 water parks: Costa Caribe and Aquópolis, where adults and children can have fun with their slides, rapids, pools and dolphins.
Definitely one of the highlights of Salou which attracts more than 4 million tourists each season is the wonderful PortAventura theme park. The park has 5 themed areas such as Polynesia, the Far West, the Mediterranean, China and Mexico featuring the big attractions, roller coasters, shows and lots of fun for the whole family.
In addition, PortAventura also features a water park nearby called Costa Caribe, where you will find big slides, river rapids, play and relaxation areas. Undoubtedly the best way to spend the hot summer days.
Salou is also known for having a great nightlife scene. Along the promenade and especially in the area of Calle Carles Buigas, you will find numerous restaurants, bars, pubs and nightclubs to enjoy the night until the wee hours of the morning.
If even with all that we offer you don’t feel like it’s enough, we recommend to do some excursions where you can visit Cambrils, go to the village of l'Ametlla de Mar next to Delta del Ebro and also visit Tarragona and its Roman ruins declared World Heritage.
Salou has a great gastronomic offering, with more than 200 restaurants for all tastes serving Mediterranean cuisine, seafood and international cuisine. Visitors can sample many typical dishes of this region such as paella and rice, fish suquets, romesco sauce and all kinds of seafood, accompanied by exquisite wines of Priorat or of designations of origin of the Tarragona region.
The basis of the cuisine of Salou and the Costa Dorada are the olive oils, fish and seafood accompanied by vegetables and often almonds and hazelnuts grown in these lands.
Salou is visited by people of all places, which means that many restaurants have specialized in kitchens all over the world, and it's easy to find Japanese, Chinese, Thai restaurants, pizzerias and fast food restaurants.
Along the promenade Paseo Marítimo Jaime I, there are shops, terraces and restaurants where there is a fabulous atmosphere during the summer months, as well as numerous parks and fountains that give life to this wonderful place. Salou is the perfect place for a family holiday, since it offers beaches, sports, culture and fun with its amazing theme parks and a fantastic gastronomy; Salou has everything you need for an unforgettable holiday.
The municipality of Salou has 7 km of coastline, formed by 4 large beaches of fine golden sand with good services and modern facilities, plus 5 small coves where you will find tranquility and privacy.
Playa de Levante is the main beach in Salou where along its 1,200 meters in length you will find a beautiful promenade framed with hundreds of palm trees, with lots of excellent services and facilities, restaurants, rental of chairs and umbrellas and the opportunity to do water sports. The next beach we find right next to the yacht club is Playa de Poniente. 1000 meters in length, it is also one of the busiest in the city.
Finally we find the Playa Larga and Capellans a little farther from the center but much quieter. If what you like is to discover small coves you can visit Cala Crancs, Cala Llenguadets or Cala Font where the natural environment and crystal clear waters leave no one indifferent.
With a fantastic Yacht Club in Salou, plenty of water sports, boating, fishing, diving, parasailing, jet skis, as well as tours you can explore the coastline of the Costa Dorada in depth.
The possibilities to reach Salou are many and varied depending on the needs of every traveler. If you travel by plane you can choose Reus Airport 18 km away or you also have the option of El Prat airport in Barcelona, 100 km from Salou.
If what you like is to travel by train, the train station is located in the center of Salou with many connections and trains from all destinations. Since 2006, Salou features the AVE train station only 23 km away.
Finally if what you want is to travel by car the main access roads are the AP-T Highway and the A-7 motorway with exits near the center of Salou.
As you can see, there is no excuse for not visiting Salou. Pack your bags and enjoy a wonderful destination!
One of the first things to do before embarking on your trip is to choose the accommodation in Salou. Tourism is one of the main economic engines and that is why the municipality has a large hotel offer and holiday rentals of all kinds. We offer you a large number of holiday apartments in Salou, studios, apartments with sea views, apartments near Port Aventura, apartment complexes with pool and garden for children to make friends and enjoy to the maximum, apartments in Jaime I where There is the beach and all the entertainment or apartments in Cap Salou or other quieter areas away from the bustle at night ... as you see, on tripkay.com you can find the apartments in Salou perfect for the whole family. Enjoy your holiday in Salou!