Salou Travel Guide
Shopping There is a good selection of souvenir and fashion stores in Salou, and holidaymakers who want to enjoy more extensive shopping can hop on a train and travel to the renowned shopping paradise of Barcelona, just 40 minutes away. Self-caterers will easily find all they need within the resort and there is a flea market in the old town centre of Salou on Mondays.
Restaurants Eating out is relatively cheap and although many places cater to holidaymakers and British palates with international stables and pub grub, there are also plenty of good Spanish seafood restaurants and traditional tapas bars. There are Chinese and Italian restaurants as well for those wanting some variety.
Nightlife Holidaymakers looking for a good night out in Salou will find plenty of fun bars, including popular options like Christy's Irish Bar, 007 Bond, Double Scotch or Charlie Chaplin's. The nightlife is varied, with flamenco venues, nightclubs and discos, but it may still be a a bit quiet for those meaning to do some serious partying. Luckily, Barcelona is under an hour away by train and well worth a visit for an energetic and atmospheric night out.
Activities Even the most hyperactive child can be kept amused for weeks in Salou. Water sports such as banana boating and windsurfing can be arranged at the main beach and the PortAventura Theme Park can provide entertainment for two days or more, while the go-kart track and the aqua park in Pineda are also great fun for holidaymakers of all ages.
Negatives The beaches in Salou can get very crowded in July and August; however, quieter beaches and empty coves can be found nearby.
PortAventura Theme Park
This massive theme park attracts holidaymakers from far afield to its 'Five Worlds' (Far West, Mediterránia, Mexico, China, and Polynesia). There is now also a children's section with a Sesame Street theme. Visitors can be at the Great Wall of China one minute... see full details
The Costa Dorada's main city, Tarragona, has almost doubled in size during the last few decades, with its residential districts continually expanding around the beautiful medieval core. Tarragona, originally built on a rocky bluff, can trace its roots back to 218 BC, when... see full details