Salou is the big resort on southern Catalonia’s Costa Daurada (Golden Coast). For families in need of sun and sand it ticks all the right boxes. All along the coast are broad resort beaches or hidden little coves, and the amenities, attractions and infrastructure are up there with anything Spain has to offer.
Spain’s top theme park, PortAventura is right next door, and with it come golf courses and a world-class water park. And if you need a change of pace, the UNESCO-listed history and culture of Tarragona is just ten minutes by train from Salou.
Let’s have a look at the best things to do in Salou:
1. PortAventura World
Spain’s most-visited theme park also ranks in Europe’s top ten. It’s a day-out that everyone in the family can get excited about.
The littlest guys and girls will love the well -choreographed shows, playgrounds, amusements and the new SésamoAventura, a Sesame Street area. Bigger kids and grown-ups can look forward to a set of record-breaking white-knuckle roller coasters.
New features seem to crop up every year, across the park’s five themes areas: Far West, Mediterrània , México, China and Polynesia. If you’re really into thrill rides the Hurakan Condor is a drop tower, 100 metres in height and visible for miles around.