Salou – North Eastern Coast of Spain
People travelling to Salou will appreciate that there is plenty to offer all types of tourists from couples and families looking to relax, to groups of singles searching for a good nightlife. You will find fantastic beaches in this coastal resort that has golden sands that are among the best along Spain’s coast, so much so they have been awarded the European Blue Flag for cleanliness.
You can expect a transfer time from nearby Rues Airport to only take about slightly under or over 30 minutes dependent on where your accommodation is located within Salou. It wise to take the time that you are travelling to come somewhat familiar with your new surroundings.
In Salou you can expect to find more apartments than hotels overall, together they all range from around 2 to 3 stars and are ideal for those travelling to the Spanish coast on a budget. You will find that all accommodation in the area offer the services and facilities that the modern holidaymaker has come to expect.
Salou has a fine public transport system which allows tourists to travel around the surrounding resorts and do some exploring. A great bonus of the resort location is that it is just south of Barcelona and there is a train service that heads that way every 2 hours. Whilst those two services will end at certain points in the evening you can expect taxis services to run pretty much around the clock.
Salou – Fun & Activities
The magnificent beaches provide plenty of room for people to come and pull up a sun lounger to enjoy the fantastic weather. Better yet you may choose to get involved with the many water sports on offer around the beach area such as surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, scuba diving, jet skiing, water skiing or even hire a pedalo for an hour or two.
Away from the beach there is the much visited Port Aventura which is an amusement park with rides and water slides and is very popular with all who visit Salou. There is also a water park in La Pineda which is located close by. You will find a go karting track that is again popular with most tourists.
Perhaps you would like to head off on an excursion, then why not head to Tarragona to see it’s grand Cathedral that is great example of Spanish culture and architecture. Perhaps shopping is more your thing and if you can’t find what you are looking for in Salou’s great shops selling perfumes, cosmetics and clothes, then you could travel to Barcelona and find some great souvenirs whilst there.
Salou – Food & Nightlife
Over the years as Salou has gained great popularity it has done well to cater for many tastes for every kind of tourist that comes. You will find international cuisines in the many British, American, Italian, Chinese and Spanish restaurants around the resort. Most of the restaurants in the resort are very classy so you can expect great food and a great service.
When night falls you won’t be short of a place to drink or two. With plenty of bars and pubs serving drink and cocktails whilst offering live music you will be spoilt for choice when heading out. There’s also plenty of clubs to choose from when you want to dance until the sun comes round.
Salou – Weather Info
If you ever find anything to complain about on holiday it definitely won’t be the weather. During the summer temperatures reach as high as 30°C in the peak months of July and August, at that time Salou experiences about 10 hours of sunshine each day as well which means that you will probably see no rain during your visit.
Off peak months won’t see as good weather as you can expect, but all year round Salou has very good temperatures. The coldest and wettest months come during winter where temperatures might threaten to drop below 10°C and Salou experiences most of its rainfall. Heading into spring things begin to hot up once again with it reaching around 20°C and over and the clear blue skies returning.