Holiday rentals and apartments in Salou
Costa Dorada winter sun getaway
Cap de Salou is a gem of an upmarket resort destination situated southwest of Barcelona. With sun, sea and multiple stunning beaches, this lovely sun-drenched corner of coastal Spain has it all for the perfect family holiday. This is one of the most visited regions of Spain's Tarragona! Here you will find restaurants, shops and attractions galore that will entertain and delight young and old alike.
Sunset views and theme parks
Enjoy an unforgettable getaway with easy access to fantastic historical sights such as the ancient Roman ruins in Tarragona, glorious beaches, theme park adventure, and action packed day trips from your Salou rental location. Choose from a variety of conveniently located accommodation options in the vicinity of Salou where you can make yourself at home in a spacious, tastefully decorated holiday rental with all mod cons with a selection of options perfect for accommodating from 4 to as many as 9 guests! Many of the immaculate, fully equipped, contemporary rental options on offer have a sparkling pool plus a stunning terrace or balcony view of the ocean and are conveniently situated a stone's throw from the best beaches in the area.
Holidays in Salou: The area and getting around
A golden sand beach paradise
Salou´s palm fringed promenades and sunny holiday vibe is wonderfully accessible by plane with regular flights from London's Gatwick airport of around 2 hours to Reus airport, located just 10 minutes east by car. Enjoy a range of excellent local bars, supermarkets, restaurants and shops, with easy access to several idyllic, soft sand beaches and a mix of local plus international eateries. This lovely, scenic, buzzing beach destination is within easy reach of London, or the Midlands with multiple 2.5 hour flights to Barcelona situated just under an hour and a half east by car along a scenic route.
Sightseeing, sunbathing and nightlife
Make the most of Salou´s wonderful beaches perfect for spending the day swimming and sunbathing in the golden sunshine. Enjoy close proximity to the thrilling ancient archaeological highlights of neighbouring Tarragona. If you are very adventurous, a day trip to see the fabulous sights and soak up the charm of Barcelona's wide boulevards is easily achievable by car in under one and a half hours. Nightlife lovers are in for a treat as Salou`s upmarket, after dark scene is a hub of glamorous bars and clubs that stay open until dawn.
Travellers and activities
Salou, Spain for history lovers
This perennial destination offers you the best opportunities to visit some of Europe's most breathtaking ancient Roman archaeological sites located just minutes away in Tarragona where UNESCO heritage sites date back to the time when Tarragona was a key city in ancient Iberia. Step back in time 2000 years to when gladiatorial combat entertained crowds of thousands in the amphitheatre dramatically overlooking the Mediterranean and see priceless treasures in the National Museum of archeology! Admire gothic architecture and wander the narrow streets of the old town.
Salou Spain for beach lovers
If you are looking for Mediterranean beach bliss, head no further than Salou´s gorgeous, palm lined Llevant beach that stretches for 1.17 km or to the equally beautiful Ponent beach that also boasts a wide sweep of palm fringed, soft white sand. Both beaches are backed by bustling promenades with a fabulous holiday vibe where you will find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars. Enjoy multiple water sport options here, such as jet skiing and kayaking. Both of these main beaches offer fantastic safe swimming for families in crystal clear, shallow, warm water.
Top 5 travel tips in Salou, Spain
1. Spend the day at Llenguadets Beach
The allure of sugar soft, white sand and sparkling tourmaline waters are yours to enjoy at gorgeous, peaceful Llenguadets beach. Located a short 20-minute hike along a coastal path from central Salou, this beach cove offers pristine, shallow waters for the perfect swim and sunset views to die for in a quiet location far from Salou´s typical holiday bustle.
2. Family fun at Port Aventura amusement park
Find a one of a kind family fun attraction at Port Aventura where the action is non-stop! How about being flung through the air at 128 km/h in the horizontal catapult ride, braving a tropical storm on the thrilling Contiki catamaran or looping the loop on the crazy wild 8 loop Dragon Khan coaster! Add over 20 international cuisine restaurants, acrobatics, parades and exotic bird shows and the day is made for the whole family!
3. Walk the Cami de Ronda
For blissed out, iconic coastal views of the Costa Dorada and Salou, head out along the 5.5 km Cami de Ronda seaside path, known for especially beautiful ocean vistas and nature where you can spot a variety of stunning local birds. The hike finishes at a landmark lighthouse and there are several paths en route granting access to unspoiled beaches and coves for a cooling swim.
4. Enjoy the nightlife along Carlos Buïgas
If you are a night owl you will love the party vibe along Carlos Buïgas, Salou´s happening street that is famous for its bars and atmospheric nightclubs. There is an excellent Irish pub where you can enjoy live music plus a buzzing sports bar and there are several glamour spots for cocktails and perfect sunset views with plenty of places to let down your hair to really good dance vibes and dance until dawn!
5. See the sights of Tarragona
If you are a fan of great food and impressive ancient Roman archaeology, a day trip to Tarragona just 15 minutes west by car is just the ticket. Marvel at the incredible 2000-year-old ruins of the Roman amphitheatre and ancient Roman city walls, dine on iconic “arros negre” (squid ink rice) in the old part of town and admire Tarragona's impressive gothic cathedral. Be sure to visit the spectacular ancient aqueduct of Les Ferreres and take a peek at the priceless artefacts in the National Archaeological museum!