Salou Holidays 2016 | lowcostholidays

Salou Holidays in 2016

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Stunning Salou

With its many facilities and outstanding beaches, many consider holidays in Salou to represent the tourist capital of Costa Dorada – and they’re not far from the truth. Here is a place where you can explore theme parks with the little ones, sunbathe on blissful beaches and play golf on sun-splashed greens; of course there’s something to suit everyone but it’s the incredible sunshine that is sure to keep you coming back time and time again.

Overlooking the Balearic Sea and presenting the perfect example of what many will enjoy about Spain, the bustling resort offers a plethora of activity to get involved with. Whether you’re hoping to cool off in water parks, seclude yourself on Llarga Beach or would prefer to take home a souvenir or two from your Salou holidays – you’ll be well-catered for here.

A tourist’s heaven

For the majority, the be all and end all is being situated close to the huge number of beaches that decorate Costa Dorada’s shoreline. Luckily for those people, Salou has a large range of hotels ranging from two-star to five-star and from self-catering to all inclusive, so you can be sure to get the best deal for you when it comes to accommodation. Ponent, Llarga and Llevant beaches are the most popular with tourists, offering excluded spots as well as a range of activities, so it may be best to choose accordingly depending on what you’re after.

Fun in the sunshine

If you’ve got the kids in tow or are with a group of mates, definitely head to PortAventura Park during your holidays to Salou. With both towering rollercoasters and attractions for children, everyone will be well-suited to a visit here, whether you’ve got the little ones with you or not. Alternatively, you can make your way to Costa Caribe Aquatic Park to enjoy a fantastic day out, making a splash and picking up a gorgeous tan in the process; before settling down with a perspiring glass of cool, delicious beer in Christy’s Irish Bar.

Venturing further afield is another tempting option for the enthusiastic holidaymaker, Cambrils being a short distance away and offering more in the way of historic allure. Castle Vilafortuny is worth a look, the stone structure has now been converted on the inside for residential purposes but the magnificent outlay has remained largely unchanged over time. Otherwise you can use your Salou holidays for providing ample doses of relaxation. With a range of hotels offering their own independent spas, guests can choose to unwind and forget about their troubles while utilising a range of therapeutic treatments.

Heading east from your Salou holidays will bring you to the incredible city of Tarragona. Roman history and medieval alleyways speak volumes about this port city’s prominence in early Spanish history, while the maze of cobbled streets will offer more than just aesthetic appeal – restaurants and bars being commonplace and ensuring you are perfectly catered for when getting to know the intricate details of this wonderful location.

Salou Beach Holidays

Top beaches

If a bustling beach is what you’re after, in addition to Salou beach, Llevant and Ponent beach are nearby. Great for families and couples alike who want to enjoy the excellent facilities for watersports, lounging and tanning, these beaches are worth a visit. Llevant beach also has a grassy area running parallel to the sands, making it a great spot to eascape the sun or have a picnic.

Beach Bars

The coastline offers a wealth of beachfront cafes, kiosks and bars where you can grab a light snack or a refreshing beverage and relax. As evening draws in, this area becomes buzzing with people looking to experience the fantastic nightlife here.

Quiet Spots

For those looking for a more relaxing holiday, there are plenty of areas to escape the busy beaches and packed restaurants. Take a walk along the coast to Cape Salou, where you can find quiet areas in the coves along the rocky coastline. The extra walk along the coast is definitely worth it to see the idyllic scenery. Historic Tarragona is another option for quieter beach areas and natural unspoiled coastlines.


If you’re looking for a great base that’s suitable for families, the Hotel Best Sol D’Or has everything you could need. Ideally situated close to the main attractions and beaches, it’s the perfect choice for anyone seeking a relaxed beach break. Alternatively, Apartments Murillo Salou is situated in the fishing town of Tarragona and is a great option for a self-catered holiday in the sun.

Salou Couples Holidays

Day Trips

Salou is very close to Barcelona and it’s easily reached within an hour, so you have the best of Spanish culture on your doorstep. For a relaxing day in Barcelona, you can explore the vast amount of museums and galleries the city has to offer, as well as the popular landmarks like La Sagrada Familia.


For the keen golfers or beginners, you can choose from several golf courses around Salou and neighbouring beach resorts. There’s nothing more blissful than a relaxing game of golf or crazy golf on golden sands and sunshine.


Salou boasts a lively nightlife with a huge selection of bars and nightclubs to start and finish your night out. After dinner on the seafront, you can head to the beach bars or go for a romantic walk on the seafront of Calibris. Either way, you will be sure to find something lively to spend your evenings out.


There is a great selection of hotels for couples, from cosy self-catering apartments to fully equipped hotels for a comfortable stay. H10 Mediterranean Village is a lovely 4-star hotel situated just metres from the beach and PortAventura, whereas Aparthotel Four Elements Suites gives you the option of having a self-catered apartment or a range of meal plans like a hotel. Whatever you’re after, you’ll definitely find something in Salou.

Salou Exploring Holidays


As well as being social and lively, Salou also offers traditional Spanish culture. Take a trip to nearby Tarragona for a good selection of museums, galleries and monuments. Similarly, Barcelona is only an hour away and is a melting pot of Spanish heritage, from the Gardens of Gaudi to La Sagrada Familia, so sightseers will not be short of things to see or do.


Salou has a vast array of international cuisine as well as traditional Spanish food on offer. You can choose from the many restaurants on the seafronts and promenade as well as more traditional spots in historic Tarragona. Lots of places also have live music and entertainment to make for an enjoyable evening out.


While you won’t find big designer stores, you will be sure to find some unusual items that you won’t see anywhere else. Through the winding streets of nearby Tarragona you can scour the small boutiques for unusual jewellery, clothes and other crafty finds. You will also find your usual tourist shops for souvenirs and other holiday essentials.


If you’re looking for a good night out then you will be sure to find lots of places offering everything from karaoke and live jazz music to themed pubs and pumping clubs. Along the seafronts and promenade, the nightlife is somewhat different to the day and offers an array of places to enjoy and dance the night away.

Salou Family Holidays

PortAventura Park

Surrounded by miles of golden sand, PortAventura is Spain’s most famous theme park. There are a large variety of rides for all ages and tastes, from multi-loop rollercoasters to log rides. With so much on offer in one theme park, you can spend a memorable day out having fun!

Aquapolis Water Park

If you're looking for the ultimate in water parks, there is the Aquapolis water park in La Pineda. There are all kinds of water attractions here, such as fountains, log rides and water flumes, as well as the chance to spend the day out soaking up the sunshine.


Salou beach is a popular place for all with excellent facilities. There is a designated area for children, lifeguards on-site and a great selection of beach bars and restaurants for holidaymakers to enjoy. If that doesn't satisfy your needs, there is also the neighbouring beaches of La Pineda and Cambrils that are equally popular.


With the large stretch of beach area, there are equally enough activities to keep everyone occupied. You can go horse riding on the beach or on the grassy areas that run parallel to the sand. There are also places for a round of go-karting and even a 'Moonlight Funfair' that runs from the evening into the night.

Useful information

Spanish (English widely spoken)
Local time
GMT/BST +1 hour
Flight time
2 hours