Salou is a Spanish resort town that punches well above its quaint size. Golden beaches, theme parks and historical sites make this gorgeous spot on Spain’s Costa Daurada the ideal destination for a family vacation.
One of Salou’s most popular attractions is the PortAventura World theme park. It’s the perfect place to take the family for an exciting day out and ranks as the most visited theme park in Spain. Here, you’ll find all the classic experiences like roller coasters and log flumes, as well as an interactive Sesame Street ride.
Salou is a dream if you’re a fan of sun-soaked beaches. There’s Llevant Beach, a long stretch of golden sand that opens up from the city centre into the deep-blue Balearic Ocean. With a calm current, it’s the perfect spot to spend lazy summer days with the kids. If you’re looking for something quieter, the coast is filled with cozy, smaller beaches too.
Salou is packed with plenty of cultural things to see and do. Check out Torre Vella, a 16th-century stone defense tower that now houses a collection of art and artefacts as the Museum of Contemporary Enamels. The Church of Santa Maria del Mar of Salou is another must-see. With a rich maritime history, it’s Salou’s oldest religious building and features gorgeous mural paintings.
From per night
From $128 per night
|Most popular time to visit||October-December|
|Cheapest time to visit||January-March|
|Local currency||€ 1 = $1.08|
|Average weekend price||$107 per night|
|Average weekday price||$103 per night|
|Average stay||3 nights|
Everything about Salou is great. Over the last 25 years been 7 ot 8 times. I can't fault anything about it. Good beaches, great hotels and very family orientated. It's such a pleasant place. The airport is close and then there is Port Aventura world which is without doubt the best theme park in Europe. Then there is lovely places adjacent to it in Cambrills, Taragona and La Pineda. The night life is also very good. No I can't fault this place and hope to return soon..
Definitely not a luxury holiday. Decent destination for a quick bout of sun however, I wouldnt rush back. The dining options are definitely lacking as its mostly diners. Again, lack of luxury but you get what you pay for.
The Centre of Salou is either a dream or a nightmare depending on your point of view. Tourists of all nations mingle in a high density creation of gift shops, bars, cafe's, supermarkets, and restaurants of every flavour. The good news though is that the beach promenade and beach are never far away! This insanity in the town centre seems to run for about 20 hours a day! There are much quieter beaches and parts of Salou towards Cap Salou or Cambrils which are probably better for a chance to chill out and have a quiet lunch. We know because we did it!
Superb location for a stay. The beaches are amazing. The seafront is a great place for a nice leisurely stroll. Nice little beach bars to sit and watch the sea. Shops galore, from gifts to fashion..you're never stuck for somewhere to eat..lots and lots restaurants and bars. Fabulous bus service if you want to see more.
Salou is perfect if your looking for a live holiday time surrounded with more people as it has lots of restaurants, shops and activities to do. The beach is long and sandy, although sometimes can get too busy. The water is warm, as it is the Mediterranean sea.
Salou is a terrible destination for a vacation unless you love to smoke tobacco, then maybe this place has an upside. The majority of Salou's visitors seem really trashy, the staff in almost every establishment we visited seemed in a foul mood, on edge, and ready for the people they have to deal with to abuse them at any minute. This place has a very dark aura, an overwhelming air of depression and disappointment. I have never been happier to see the back of a place.
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