Salou – Costa Dorada


Transfer Time – 45 minutes

Best For – people of all ages who want a lively, fun filled beach holiday

Salou and Cap Salou are the biggest resorts in the Costa Dorada, beautiful resorts which merge into one large area known as Salou Town. Salou is a great area for families, couples and the older generation who are looking for a resort with a wonderful beach, stunning scenery and a multitude of daytime and evening activities on offer. Salou has been a popular resort with British holiday makers for many years and will continue to be popular for years to come.

Daytimes in Salou are often spent on one of the fabulous blue flag beaches that this resort is famous for, the main beach has miles of golden sand which gently shelves into the Med, perfect for little ones to play as the water is calm and shallow and also perfect for swimming and snorkelling with the waters being so clear. There are plenty sun loungers and parasols for hire and the water sports centre is huge, with a great selection of activates to entertain the more energetic. For those wanting peace and tranquillity, there are lots of smaller coves a short walk away and perfect for laying back and chilling out. There are plenty places to grab a cool drink or a spot of lunch too and escape that midday sunshine.

Nights are when Salou really comes alive, with plenty bars, cafes, cocktail bars and discos all offering family friendly atmospheres and various forms of entertainment too. Eating out couldn’t be easier, there is every type of menu you could wish for, from traditional Spanish fayre all the way through to Lebanese, Italian, Chinese and Indian, to name but a few. There are plenty fast food joints too and pizzerias and take aways too, so there’s no reason to go hungry here. Shopping is another popular way to spend an hour of so on an evening, the shops tend to be open late and its more comfortable shopping when the temperatures have dropped a bit.

This resort has so many activities on offer, there’s play parks, fair ground rides, arcades, not to mention go kart’s, horse riding, bicycle hire and organised walks, as well as amazing boat trips and diving opportunities. There’s a wonderful theme park just outside the resort too, Port Aventura, with lots of thrilling rides and activities to keep all the family entertained. There’s also one of Europe’s largest water parks too, with flumes and slides galore. For the culture vultures, nearby Cambrils has plenty historical sights to see and there’s also Barcelona, a wonderful cities with amazing architecture, historical buildings and winding cobbled streets, its also great for shopping and dining and of course The Nou Camp is a big attraction for the footy fans amongst you all.

Joanna Baker

About Joanna Baker

23 years and counting which included 2 years YTS with Team Travel, 3 years in Crete as a rep for LTS/Sunworld. 11 years in Lincoln/TUI (6 years self-employed), 8 years with Low Cost Sunshine

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