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Salou is a town on the sunny Costa Dorada, located in the northeast of Spain. Famous for its gold sand beaches, it’s rocky coves, and of course, the famous PortAventura World resort. The beauty, good weather and relaxed atmosphere of Salou is what makes it so popular among British and Irish tourists.
Also a very popular holiday destination for families as it is the home to the best theme parks in Europe. You will find Ferrari Land and PortAventura, two giant theme parks with a wide range of attractions and rides for the entire family. Salou is also filled with natural excursions to enjoy, with many tourists taking part in scuba diving and waterfall trekking tours. For those with a more refined taste, experience a wine tasting tour at one of Salou’s vineyards.
Salou is the perfect holiday destination for families or those who love activity filled holidays. Alongside the beaches and theme parks, you will find waterparks, water sports, and even a pirate museum in the town! Salou truly is a haven for tourists who love a thrill-packed holiday!
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Salou has a vibrant nightlife scene with a wide variety of bars and nightclubs for tourists to enjoy!
There are plenty of restaurants in Salou serving high-quality Spanish and International cuisine.
For a fun day out for the entire family, visit Aquopolis Costa Dorada. An amazing Waterpark with a variety of performances and attractions to choose from.
If you’re looking to relax, be sure to visit Llarga Beach, a secluded and quiet beach.
To experience some of the best shopping in Spain, why not take a day trip to Barcelona!
Every September, Salou commemorates King Jaume I voyage from Salou to conquer Majorca. During this festival, you will find a Medieval market where you can see middle-aged craft exhibitions, and many musical and arts performance.
The best time to visit Salou is during the summer season, between June and August with temperatures averaging in the high twenties. During these months the region experiences 12 hours of sunlight a day, plenty of time to fit in activities and fun.
Euro is used in Spain.
Salou is one hour ahead of Ireland. (GMT+1)
Flights from Dublin to Barcelona operate 7 days a week during the summer. From Barcelona airport it is an estimated time of one hour to reach Salou by car transfer. For those who wish to explore more of the town and Costa Dorada, car and bike rental are available in the city!