What to do and see in Salou, Spain: The Best Places and Tips

November 10, 2017 Augustus Redeker

Salou, on the Costa Dorada, nestles between quaint Cambrils and calm La Pineda. Just seven miles south of elegant Tarragona, the compact resort town is a family favorite, due in no small part to the existence of Port Aventura and Aquopolis theme parks. Gentle beaches and a slew of exciting fiestas in August add to Salou's appeal for families.
Restaurants in Salou

1. PortAventura World

Avinguda de l'Alcalde Pere Molas, km 2 | Vila-seca, 43840 Salou, Spain +34 902 20 22 20
Excellent
55%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
3%
Terrible
5%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 18 reviews

PortAventura World

Reviewed By Sam B

I absolutely loved this park, the staff were lovely, the rides were incredible and the atmosphere was great!
Let’s start with the theme park aspect of it, the rides, theming and atmosphere are amazing- shambhala being my number 1 roller coaster to date, everything about most of the rides is great, the park even giving backstory to all the rides and giving the rides purpose of being where they are. Everything was open and operating and, although operations were slightly slow, on my second day I purchased an express-pass for a reasonable price (€48) for unlimited fast track rides, comparing this to my local park which offers unlimited fast passes for £50 with a far inferior quality ride selection. The park is always full of life and atmosphere and it never ceases to amaze me how beautiful a park can be. This cannot really be said for its neighbouring park, Ferrari Land, only a few months after opening was completely empty, in the span of 3 or so hours I got on everything multiple times. They do however have buildings with beautiful Italian architecture but this cannot make up for how empty the park feels. They should also consider combining the parks into one as this does not really work as an up charge park, overall me and my dad payed 120 for a two day pass for both parks, a pretty good price for a 2 day pass for both parks, but I think they should just bump up the normal price and give access to Ferrari Land as standard, this along with a few other points turned my score from a 5/5 to a 4/5.
I’ve read some other reviews that talk about the staff and how terrible they were but for my visit they were great, not a single problem with them.
My only problem with the main park is the food, we ate At the cantina in the Mexico section of the park and it was average at best, our chicken lunch at Ferrari World was much better, the entertainment in the cantina was amusing however but got slightly boring and repetitive part way through. Never get a slushie at this park as well because the calippo slushies are garbage to say the least.
Overall I love this park, the theming and rides are lovely and the overall experience is one I will truly never forget, only Ferrari Land and the food could put a slight damper on my visit and even then it is one of my very favourite theme parks.

2. Llarga Beach

Salou, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
5%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 340 reviews

Llarga Beach

Reviewed By robert f - London, United Kingdom

This beach is ok but just ok; it is reached by a walk down a hill road( or path); then one has to walk back up the hill at the end of the day, armed with all one`s beach paraphernalia; not much fun! The beach is narrow and rocky at both ends. If one has been billeted to one of the nearby hotels by one`s Tour Operator, then one must just lump it. However for those in hotels or Apartments in that area, I would suggest Capellans beach as being more suitable( although that still entails a small hill walk)

3. Avenida Jaume I

Salou, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 548 reviews

Avenida Jaume I

Reviewed By Kule Dude - Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

The Avenida comprises several parallel tracks - a normal bidirectional roadway for motorvehicles - a cycleway - a wide pedestrianised walkway (now with concrete bollards to prevent ingress of vehicles) and a further, separate walkway leading on to the beach.
An easy stroll on the fat, suitable for people of all ages.

4. Illuminated Fountain

al final del Passeig Jaume I, Salou, Spain
Excellent
60%
Good
28%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 3 reviews

Illuminated Fountain

Reviewed By Frances G - Belfast

Second visit to Salou and the Fountains are still a must see and beautiful? great to get some nice photos at with the lovely colours behind.

5. Paseo Maritimo

Salou, Spain
Excellent
51%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 438 reviews

Paseo Maritimo

Reviewed By sandrac58 - Sunderland, United Kingdom

This is a lovely place to walk around. See the red stone walls, copper coloured, water lapping up into little caves along the rock. Walk along the boardwalk and look out to see, look across the landscape to the beautiful views. On a night time it's all well lit, very popular with the locals. Lots of bars and restaurants to stop off at.

6. Llevant Beach

Passeig Jaume I, Salou, Spain
Excellent
55%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Llevant Beach

Reviewed By WelshLorna - Stevenage, United Kingdom

Lovely long clean sandy beach. Gorgeous place to walk. Sea clean clear and warm
Nice long Promenade to walk along down to Marina area. So peaceful first thing I. The morning and in the evenings.
Would recommend area and this beach really is beautiful and one of the nicest I have visited in Spain.

7. Capellans Beach

Carrer de Brussel les, Salou, Spain
Excellent
52%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 508 reviews

Capellans Beach

Reviewed By Kule Dude - Bromsgrove, United Kingdom

Very busy when we visited on a Sunday morning...accessing it via the lovely coastal walkway from the hurley burley of the centre of Salou. All the facilities are there..and a beach cafe if you don’t want to lie on the sand.

8. Llenguadets Beach

Carrer de la Torrassa, Salou, Spain
Excellent
57%
Good
37%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 121 reviews

Llenguadets Beach

Reviewed By Gillybt - Carlisle, United Kingdom

We visited this beach on a day that was slightly cloudy in mid September, on a sunny day I bet it's better. It's location meant that the sun hides behind the headland until near lunch time so I personally felt it didnt feel as warm as Platja Llarga beach nearby, however it was clean had a little beach bar where you could hire beds/parasols etc. There are no water sports here and I'm guessing it's used mainly by locals. Like Platja Llarga beach there is a rather steep slope/steps to get down to the beach, all in all a nice place to spend a few hours but I preferred Llarga.

9. Cala de la Font

Salou, Spain
Excellent
58%
Good
34%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
0%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 135 reviews

Cala de la Font

Reviewed By caramelise13

We appreciate the wonderful landscape, the cristal water and the greenery. We recommend to visit this place that we find amazing

10. Cala Crancs

C els Pins de Cintet, 43840 Salou, Spain
Excellent
50%
Good
41%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 80 reviews

Cala Crancs

Reviewed By Johnny H - Belfast, United Kingdom

Most likely it will involve a small walk to get here but believe me it is worth it. At the weekends it can be quite busy but during the week it was very quiet.
There are clean toilets, a cool bar which serves drink and plays music all day and best off all some serious landscape eye candy.
We stayed in cap Salou and spent everyday on this beach. Sun loungers cost €5 a day and the parasol is €7. If you like peace and quiet and a cool vibe this is the beach for you. Plenty of locals which is normally a good sign. Stop off in the supermarket before you go and bring a picnic

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