SALOU AND THE GOLDEN COAST
Salou, and the Costa Daurada, is known for the diversity of its beaches and coves of fine, golden sand which give the coast its name ("Daurada" being Catalan for "golden").
With its typical Mediterranean climate, you can enjoy a holiday with pleasant temperatures in winter and hotter weather during summer. This is the perfect destination for a fun holiday with family and/or friends.
Salou's excellent location affords it the advantages of a beach destination, while also having a varied region surrounding it, boasting easy access to the area's mountains.
Salou is mainly known for its numerous beaches. The town offers a total of nine fine, golden sand beaches on this part of the Catalan coast. You will be able to enjoy different activities offered by the sailing club, or go on walks or bike rides along its long, beautiful beachfront promenades.
GASTRONOMY, MEDITERRANEAN CUISINE
Salou is also famous for its range of gastronomy which is based on the Mediterranean diet and very affordable. You can enjoy a good paella in beach restaurants, or local, "denominación de origen" products and wine in fine restaurants, accompanied by exquisitely prepared dishes.
PORT AVENTURA, THEMATIC PARKS
The town of Salou offers a wide variety of entertainment, services and activities. The popular PortAventura Theme Park is located between Vila-seca and Salou. PortAventura, which is one of the main tourist and holiday destinations on the Costa Daurada, will delight both young and old. This year, the park is celebrating its 20th anniversary and it's going to do it in style! Don't miss out on this opportunity. The theme park is just five minutes away from the apartments. You can easily access the park, whether its by car or public transport, which is famous for its flexibility and frequency.
In addition to this famous park, the town of La Pineda has Aquopolis Water Park which can also be easily accessed by public transport.
ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS
The region's climate favours sporting activities, of which there is a wide variety available: cycling, water sports, climbing, hiking and more.
Once again, Salou will be one of the towns to form a part of this year's popular "RALLY DE CATALUNYA" (October).
You can also enjoy many cultural options in the region, including hiking routes such as "La Ruta del Císter" and "La Ruta del Modernisme" in Reus, or visits to different museums in the Province of Tarragona. There are Roman ruins in Tarragona that you simply must visit: the Roman Amphitheatre, the walls and the cathedral.
REUS & TARRAGONA
Lastly, there are extensive shopping options in the Province of Tarragona. Salou has a wide range of shops and souvenir stalls where you can purchase items. Reus and Tarragona (both of which are less than 20km away) are known for their shopping character: you'll find different shopping centres, stores with typical Catalan products and more in both of them.
FESTIVALS NEARBY AND ATTRACTIONS
Due to Salou's proximity to towns such as Cambrils and El Vendrell, you will be able to enjoy different culinary festivals such as "La matanza del cerdo" in Montblanc, "Les Jornades de la Galera" in Cambrils, "La Xatonada" in El Vendrell and the famous "Calçotadas" throughout Catalunya.