Travel guide Salou
Heading towards the sun at Costa Dorada
The small town of Salou is located just a few kilometers southwest of Tarragona
on the Costa Dorada
on the Spanish Mediterranean coast. To the west, you can easily reach your vacation rental in Salou by plane. The nearest airport is in Reus with charter connections to Northern Europe. The airport of Barcelona
is about 100 kilometers away. Car rental agencies are available at the airports. The journey by car from southern Germany takes about 15 hours. Book a holiday accommodation or a cheap holiday home, an apartment, one of the villas, or a holiday apartment with a sea view according to your personal wishes for a holiday between sandy beaches and the sea. Many sights are waiting to be explored by you and your family within a short distance.
Perfect holiday weather all year round
Salou enjoys a Mediterranean climate with mild winters and hot summers. Perfect for a beach holiday by the sea in the summer months. The driest time of the year is summer. Temperatures often rise above 30 °C, while the Mediterranean warms up to about 23 °C - perfect for a beach holiday in Salou
. The wettest time is autumn. Winter temperatures rarely fall into single digits. Winter is the best time to travel to Salou if you are looking for peace and relaxation.
Catalonia is a gourmet paradise
In Spain, people know how to eat well and abundantly, and Catalonia's cuisine offers a wide selection of delicious dishes from the coast and the hinterland. The density of star-studded restaurants is particularly high on the Spanish Mediterranean coast, but those who want to eat authentically should look out for the farmers' and fishermen's fare. Pa amb tomàquet, a roasted bread rubbed with tomatoes and garlic, is suitable as a side dish for soups or as a snack in between and is usually served with aioli, a garlic mayonnaise. Try the pa amb tomàquet with the delicious fish stews from the coast. A Zarzuela contains hake, mussels, and prawns as well as tomatoes, vegetables, and garlic. A suquet is a thick fish stew that fishermen take out to sea. It is cooked with beans and potatoes and is very filling. From the hinterland come dishes of game, pork, and rabbit. Spain is famous for its delicious sausages and hams as well as excellent cheese. Nothing goes better with this than the local wine. The best-known regions are Rioja and Ribera del Duero. Catalonia produces excellent sparkling wines, the Cavas. After a day full of sights, you can explore the excellent restaurants of the region, including a view of the sea.
Beach fun, water slides, and roller coaster spectacles
Your holiday home or apartment by the sea near the center of Salou is perfectly located for a beach holiday. Four larger beaches are located directly in the town. In addition, there are some picturesque bathing bays worth discovering. The beach promenade Jaume I. leads along the Platja de Llevant, which is the longest beach directly in the town and thus also a city beach. Platja de Ponent, the west beach, stretches to the neighboring towns of Vilafortiny and Cambrils
. Other beaches are Platja dels Capellans, Platja Llarga, and the bay Crancs. Almost all beach sections have been awarded Blue Flags for water quality. If you prefer to jump into the cool water on the terrace of your own holiday home, book a holiday with a pool in Salou
. Fun for children outside the beaches is offered by PortAventura Park, one of the largest amusement parks in Spain, which has numerous superlatives to offer. The Shambhala roller coaster is the highest at 76 meters and the fastest at 134 km/h in Europe. The Splash Battle is one of the longest water slides in the world. After the beach and amusement park, you can spend a relaxing day of golf at the Lumine Golf Club (formerly known as PortAventura Golf) on three courses. PortAventura World is the largest Spanish leisure resort with about 3.5 million visitors annually. It is located about 90 km west-southwest of Barcelona on the Mediterranean coast near Vila-seca and Salou. Perfect for a visit with the family!
Walking tour through the old town and along the promenade
Around your holiday apartment in Salou, you can explore some sights on a walk. On the beach promenade Passeig de Jaume I. stands the Villa Casa Bonet. It was designed by architect Domènech Sugranyes i Gras, a student of Antoni Gaudí, who gained worldwide fame through the Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. In the old town is the Torre Vieja de Salou from the 16th century. The tower, built by the Archbishop of Tarragona, now serves as an exhibition space and is used for weddings and events. Other notable buildings include the Church of Santa Maria del Mar, the monument to Jaume I., and the Font lluminosa fountain. Rent a cheap accommodation or an apartment, one of the villas, an apartment, or a holiday home with a sea view for your holiday according to your personal wishes in one of the most beautiful regions of Europe and explore numerous sights. Many other possibilities to make your holiday relaxing are waiting for you.