Holidays in Salou put you within easy reach of a number of golden sandy beaches, Europe’s biggest theme park PortAventura and a buzzing 24-hour nightlife scene. Better still, the megacity of Barcelona is just 90 minutes away, making Salou a cost effective choice for a Costa Dorada holiday destination. If you’re looking for a Spanish holiday that offers a great balance of culture, heritage, nightlife and natural beauty, Salou is a great choice for your 2020 holiday. Situated on Spain’s picturesque Costa Dorada, in Salou you’re close to Europe’s biggest theme park, there’s a waterpark just up the road and you’re within easy reach of a wide range of top class bars and clubs. For a more tranquil holiday experience, enjoy a relaxing day at one of Salou’s scenic beaches. Salou is home to Adrenaline Park, where you can experience an exhilarating bungee ride from 0 to 180km an hour in an eye watering 1.3 seconds. If you’re not quite ready to go that fast, opt for a race at the go-karting track instead. Over at Aquapolis on the route to close by La Pineda, there’s a number of thrilling water slides and some seriously friendly sea lions and dolphins. PortAventura theme park is just 20 minutes away, so whether you’ve got kids or you’re a big kid at heart, there’s plenty to keep you entertained in Salou.
Your guide to Salou holidays
There’s plenty to see and do in Costa Dorada, guaranteeing you’ll never be bored on your Salou holiday. One of the best ways to explore Salou is to take the Camino de Ronda, a coastal path winding around the scenic coastline here. This path is the best way to experience the best that the Costa Dorada has to offer, including the Pilons in the North, Cappelans, the Llenguaders Cove and Llarga Beach ending at Cambrils. The picturesque walk also leads you past the quaint area of Pilons, past the busy beaches in Salou and back to the sands at Cambrils. On the way, you’ll have the opportunity to see the Salou Lighthouse, a famous landmark on the Costa Dorada. Here, you’ll catch a glimpse of beautiful sea birds and stunning cloud formations off the coast. When you’re done exploring the coastline, take a trip into the town to visit the Avenida Jaime, the best place in Salou for shopping and people watching.
The two main beaches of Salou are Playa Ponent and Playa Llevant. Playa Ponent is situated to the west of the port and showcases a long stretch of bars, restaurants and cafes. To the east, you’ll find Playa Llevant, slighter larger and longer than Playa Llevant, with a range of great amenities including a kid’s playground, sport courts and gym. Water sports are available on both sides of the beach, whether you’re in the mood for swimming or taking a pedalo out for a fun family day. The beaches on both sides are perfect for a family day out thanks to their shallow waters, gently shelving coastline and flat sands on the beach. To give you added peace of mind, lifeguards patrol routinely at both beaches keeping their eyes out for any problems in the sea. Throughout the peak summer period, Llevant Beach puts on a Kiddies Club to keep the little ones entertained so that you can relax and read a book, or rest your eyes in the warm sunshine. If you prefer seclusion and quiet in your beaches, it’s well worth venturing out to Cambrils for a tranquil beach with softs and blue waters. One of the best things about a beach holiday in Salou is the Tourist Train, which runs along the coastline from area to area, dropping and collecting you from beaches and giving you great views of the coastline.