Salou, a favourite destination with British tourists, is located on the Costa Dorada or ‘the Gold Coast’ in the Catalonia region of Spain. It is the undisputed pinnacle of holiday resorts on the Costa Dorada, with a clean, sandy coastline which stretches far into the horizon. Salou really is an international destination, and although you will not be inundated with traditional culture, there are some magnificent international restaurants and transport networks to Barcelona where museums, galleries and cultural performances can be found in good supply. Salou is a haven for young families and youth holidays, as it really is the archetypal beach holiday destination.
The huge, sandy beaches are of course a huge factor in why people flock to accommodation in Salou, but the huge theme park, Port Aventura - Salou, seems to be the largest attraction for many, many miles, and the 8-loop Dragon Khan Rollercoaster can be seen from many of the top floor apartments in Salou itself. A few days spent at Port Aventura gives you a chance to try most of the activities and rides on offer, attracting children and those who really should know better to flock to the park from a Salou holiday villa on more than one occasion during their holidays to Salou. The Aquopolis Water Park also makes for a great day out with kids from a Salou apartment.
Along the beaches you can find facilities to try any water sport from sailing to windsurfing, and there are facilities for golf, tennis, squash, para-sailing and horse riding in and around the town. If you travel a little further from your Salou villa, the open countryside greats you. Walkers and cyclists will be very pleasantly surprised, as the land between the Mediterranean and the mountains is covered in vineyards, groves and medieval ruins, providing a taste of authentic Catalonia.
There is an astonishing amount to keep children happy during a family holiday to Salou. Things to do seem to appear from nowhere throughout the day, with the Universal Mediterranea theme park, Kids Zones and many water sports meaning there is never a dull moment from accommodation in Salou. For elder guests, there are an astonishing number of bars, pubs and clubs to keep you entertained until the early hours.
If you would like to sample some of the famous Spanish culture whilst staying in Salou accommodation, Figueres is a delightful Catalan town on the boarder with France, and home to the famous Salvador Dali Museum. Alternatively, Barcelona is just a short drive along the coast, offering endless culture, magnificent shopping as well as vibrant nightlife and a beautiful beach. However, if you are staying in an apartment in Salou, you really do not need to travel for either beaches or nightlife!
In the summer, the temperatures in Salou regularly reach the mid 30’s (˚C), with average temperatures staying around 25˚C, making a Salou villa with a pool or an apartment near to the glorious beaches a magnificent place to be. Sea breezes, as well as encouraging windsurfing, kite-surfing and sailing also keep the air fresh and visitors comfortable during the hottest weather. Even in winter, temperatures average around 15˚C, the same as Britain during the summer time.
Reus Airport (REU) is just 15 minutes from Salou, Spain, which receives a large number of flights from London, Liverpool (LPL) and Glasgow (GLA) which take just 2-3 hours, meaning you could be lazing on the beach having settled into your Salou apartment or villa in Salou in just a few hours from leaving home.