The tourist capital of Spain’s Costa Dorada, Salou is famed for its gorgeous beaches and exceptional Mediterranean climate. Attracting over two million visitors each year, tourists flock to Salou to soak up the sun, sand and sea. There’s more to this resort than its beaches though. Stroll along picturesque Salou Promenade, play a spot of golf at Lumine Golf Club, see an exhibition at Torre Vella or soak in the history of the Church of Santa María del Mar. For a great day out for kids and big kids alike, Port Aventura is home to a fantastic range of rollercoasters, slides and other rides. If the call of that gorgeous golden sand is just too much, though, pull up a patch at popular Llevant Beach. If you’re after a little more space, try one of Salou’s seven other main beaches, including Platja de Ponent, Platja dels Capellans, Platja Llarga and Cala Crancs. If all that sea air has worked up an appetite, find a Spanish restaurant and tuck into local specialties including rossejat (fish soup) and suquet (fish stew.) If you choose self-catering Salou accommodation, you can save on dining out by stocking up on groceries at a local supermarket, or fresh produce from the Via Roma street market each Monday.
When to go to Salou
Whilst predominantly a spring and summer destination, the Costa Dorada’s gorgeous Mediterranean climate means a Salou holiday is lovely at any time of year.
Getting to and around Salou
Most tourists arrive in Salou via flights to nearby Reus International Airport. Once in Salou, it’s easy to explore on foot, while other transport options include buses and taxis.
Where to stay in Salou
When choosing accommodation in Salou, villas and apartments are great value, spacious alternatives to more touristy hotels. HouseTrip offers a number of self catering Salou accommodation options, ranging from large villas suitable for groups of friends and families to compact apartments ideal for friends. Whatever your needs, you’re sure to find the perfect Salou accommodation with HouseTrip.