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Stayed in cap salou had everything we looked for including beaches bars and restaurants. Only 7 minutes on a bus to nearby bigger salou or la pineda

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Apartment in Salou (Cap Salou)

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  • 1 bedroom
  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 32 m² living area
  • 6 m² terrace
  • Wi-Fi
  • Patio
  • Garden
  • Terrace

Villa in Salou

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  • 5 bedrooms
  • sleeps 12
  • 3 bathrooms
  • 3 toilets
  • 250 m² living area
  • 650 m² garden
  • Private pool
  • Wi-Fi
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Apartment in Salou (Cap Salou)

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  • sleeps 4
  • 1 bathroom
  • 1 toilet
  • 20 m² terrace
  • Shared pool
  • Terrace
  • Terrace furniture
  • Air conditioning
Salou

The town of Salou is a favourite destination with British tourists; it’s located on the Costa Dorada, or ‘the Gold Coast', in the Catalonia region of Spain. It is the most visited of the holiday resorts on the Costa Dorada, with a clean, sandy coastline, which stretches far into the horizon. Salou is just 20 minutes from Reus Airport.

Salou has become one of the main tourist areas of Costa Dorada, with over two million visitors a year attracted to its hot, golden Mediterranean beaches. Salou has become a popular family resort with its safe shallow waters, friendly locals, Port Aventura theme park and a great variety of entertainment facilities and attractions.

Culture
Salou, like many other Mediterranean towns, has a rich cultural history. While it doesn’t portray as strong a cultural heritage as the neighbouring towns of Tarragona and Reus, Salou has its own subtleties.

The modern buildings built as tourism expanded in the town blend with the classical styled older buildings. The Church of Santa María del Mar was built in 1766, consisting of a church with a walled belfry and single bell, it was mainly used by seafaring folk. It was extended early in the 20th century to its present form.

Beaches
The popularity of Salou as a holiday resort is largely built on its superb beaches. The coastline of Salou enjoys eight main beaches, each with fine golden sand and inviting shallow waters due to the long beach and slow tide.

The beaches themselves are quite varied, some beaches consisting of long plains of sand, some mixing with the beachfront hotels and bars, while others have coved areas sheltered with pine trees giving a more intimate feel.

The Ponent Beach joins with neighbouring resort Cambrils, while Llevant beach, the largest in Salou, has specially designated areas in the summer for sporting activities.

Capellans Beach is quite small but a very attractive open beach, while Llenguadets and Llarga beaches are littered with small coves and are shielded by pine trees.

Penya-Tallada, Cala de la Font and Cala Crancs beaches are all quite small but have a very tranquil atmosphere.

Shopping
Keen shoppers will be spoilt for choice in Salou; the local shopkeepers pride themselves on providing a good friendly service. While Salou as a whole has many shopping zones, the Old Town area contains some shops, which are as old as Salou has been a holiday resort.

The Jaume I Promenade and Major Street areas are more modern shopping areas, containing many restaurants and terrace cafes underneath a canopy of palm trees.

Market day
The weekly market here is a good chance to see what traditional Salou has to offer. The Municipal Market area also contains many solid, year-round businesses including food shops, fashion boutiques and restaurants.

Leisure & recreation
Salou has many activities for both children and grown ups. Port Aventura theme park, owned by Universal, is a fantastic modern theme park built around the basis of five worlds, with rides to match the theme of each world. The park also has 25 live shows a day as well as restaurants and bars.

Salou also has two water parks – Aquaopolis and Aqualeon. While both are filled with the slides and pools you would expect from a waterpark, Aqualeon also has a zoo with a large selection of animals.

Many hotels and bars in Salou will provide entertainment throughout the day and night for both adults and children, while the beaches play host to many sporting activities and water sports, the surrounding streets provide play parks and terrace cafes, and at night a selection of clubs and bars light the pavements.

Bikes are available for hire in Salou. Horse riding is available nearby. The coast here is excellent for sea fishing. The many paths make this a great place for walkers and runners alike. Golf is available nearby.

Eating out
Local restaurants in Salou serve mainly Catalan dishes, many of which are based on fresh fish caught in the local clear waters, but also incorporates many traditional Spanish dishes such as paella. Plenty of restaurants and hotels in Salou will serve traditional foods alongside the more international tasting fast-foods such as burgers, pizzas and hot dogs.

Cuisine
A coastal town, Salou favours seafood in its local gastronomy; there are some excellent bars and restaurants in the town and along the coast where you can enjoy the delicious catch of the day.

Romesco Sauce made with olive oil, hazlenuts, almonds sweet peppers, onions, garlic and tomatoes, is a local speciality; its mainly served with fish, but is also delicious accompanying meat dishes.

Other specialities of the regiona include Arrs Negre – rice boiled in cuttlefish ink, Rossejat – a rice or noodle dish made with fish broth and calamars amb xocolata, or chocolate squid. Tarragona is renowned for its white wine production; look out for the Tarragona wine denomination when selecting a wine to accompany your meal.

Climate
Salou enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.

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Reviews for Salou

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Stayed in cap salou had everything we looked for including beaches bars and restaurants. Only 7 minutes on a bus to nearby bigger salou or la pineda


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Nice small city, with good promenade and restaurants on it, also palm alley in the centre looks really awesome. You will find a lot of Russians there, more than you can expect.


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Awesome sea with nice beaches, good small towns and very nice road.
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Lovely place with plenty of shops, bars, restaurants and nightlife


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Lovely beach with sunbeds to rent and watersports, restaurants and bars
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Salou is a typical tourist spot catering to Brits who want sun, sea, sand, english food and lots of cheap souvenirs. This makes it perfect for families with small children! Portaventura and it's water park are worth a visit.


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This is a beautiful coast, with golden beaches and plenty to do if desired - although it is a lovely place to relax. Local people are friendly and the food is good. We'd definitely visit again.
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We really enjoyed it


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It's a beatiful place
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Salou is a nice place, the best was Portaventura, it was amazing!


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I loved Cambrils too, smaller than Salou and charming.
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Quite a clean place but that's as good as it gets.


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Very nice, and clean and safe.


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Very nice area.
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nice and busy stayed in quite area cap salou


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nice
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Salou was a bus ride away from our apartment but there were lots of shops and bars to look around.


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The beaches were very clean and the sea was lovely and warm.
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Самое удачное расположение для того, чтобы сочетать пляжный отдых с развлечениями и осмотром окружающих достопримечательностей.


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Perfect
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With 3 children in the age of 14 to 18 years is Salou the place to be. And also we as parents are satisfied about the diversity of activities, which offers Salou.


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We stay only in Salou and went by bus to Barcelona. ( Nou Camp and sightseeing/shopping ).
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Lots of restaurants, bars and a really nice boulevard.


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we´ve been to the beach of cambrils, salou and la pineda.
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A typical spanish town. Lots of english style restaurants, tacky shops, ice cream parlours, etc. Beach was clean, water was clear and amazing. Lots of activities for the whole family. Waterpark is amazing.


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So much to do in this area. Street markets, beach visits, Barcelona only an hour away, waterparks x2. Plus a chessington style park.
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прекрасный курортный городок


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замечательно
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i love salou i go to salou at least twice a year ,lovely clean place with so much to do for families and couples alike


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loved the promenade along the beach
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Very clean town,it is close to airport although this time we came by car, plenty of good shops in town centre.


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Lovely beachs, beautiful coast line.
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rather well


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rather well
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perfekt


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the best
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