Landscaped promenades, soft sandy beaches and rocky alcoves make up the beach town of Salou in the province of Tarragona. The city enjoys a Mediterranean climate year-round and is home Portaventura, one of Europe’s biggest outdoor theme parks,
Things to do in Salou
Llevant Beach is Salou’s main stretch of sand and sits right in front of the town centre. A golden belt of sand features children’s play areas, water sports shacks and beachside bars. At dusk, you can walk along the beach to witness the local fishermen departing for an evening catch with their boats illuminated in the water.
Looking for family fun? Portaventura Resort is home to adrenalin-pumping rides, spinning roller coasters and an array of eateries. The park is also home to Dragon Khan, a steel roller coaster for the truly adventurous, and Furius Baco, one of the fastest roller coasters in Europe. After a day on the rides, head to Fiesta Aventura to watch the park’s multi-media show.
Salou Fountains sit in the city centre and offer a spectacle of dancing water firing out of over 1,000 jets, creating a labyrinth of waterways to navigate. From Easter to November, a special light show synchronises the majestic water sprays to music.
Cool off at PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park, a sprawling water park set amidst swaying palm trees and lush jungle landscapes. Speedy slides, plunge pools and shallow children pools make up the park. King Khajuna is the park’s most-thrilling ride, while El Rio Loco is an exciting obstacle course in the water.
Getting around Salou
Reus-Salou International Airport sits just 30 minutes north of Salou, while Barcelona-El Prat Airport is just over an hour away. Public buses and taxis service the city and trains can be used to reach the surrounding areas.