Cap Salou holidays

Cap Salou is ideal for those who like their holidays peaceful and with a healthy dose of Catalonian culture. Tucked away on Spain’s north-eastern coast, Cap Salou is a sleepy resort, just a ten-minute drive from its noisier namesake Salou; perfect for those who want upbeat nightlife and low-tempo days. The beaches tend to be more secluded that those in the livelier resorts, offering private little coves, with shallow shores and golden sands. Perfect for families with younger children and couples looking to enjoy some quiet, quality downtime together, Cap Salou holidays are a little slice of paradise.

Things to do

If you can bear to tear yourself away from the beach or the hotel pool, you’ll find there are plenty of things to see and do on your holidays to Cap Salou. A low-key resort, there’s only a handful of restaurants and bars in town. If you want it livelier, hop on a bus for Salou. Families can take advantage of one of Europe’s biggest and best theme parks in nearby Portaventura, while couples might prefer to wander the cobbled streets and winding back alleys of Salou’s old town.

Beautiful beaches

Salou’s beaches are tough to beat. Boasting the perfect combination of rocky shorelines and plush golden sand, there’s no going wrong. Doze off between the intimate craggy coves or relax among the palm trees which line the stunning boardwalk. The crystal clear water stretches for miles and remains pleasantly warm all year round. Why not have an ankle-deep stroll in the sea and watch the sunset to really appreciate the beauty of Cap Salou.

Day activities

If you prefer your getaway to be more active than chilled, Cap Salou caters to near enough every type of pastime. Why not hire a bike for the afternoon to explore the city? PortAventura theme park and the water amusements of Costa Caribe aren’t far if you fancy a fun afternoon, and kids will love it. If you’d like something more tame, buy a snorkel or rent some rollerblades to explore both sea and land at your own pace.

Colourful nightlife

Wind down with a cocktail after an exciting day. Cap Salou has a great variety of nightlife for couples, families and individuals alike. There’s a great range of British and Irish pubs for those looking for a home from home. Breezy beachfront bars are sure to appeal to the trendy crowd, with their contemporary style and chilled atmosphere. You’ll never want to go home.

Map of Cap Salou

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To make the most of the summer sun, book your holidays to Cap Salou in July, when the temperature hovers around the mid-to-high twenties. For cooler conditions, book your break in the late spring or early autumn.

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Flights land at Reus Airport, which is roughly 14.5km north of the resort.

Cap Salou is best for...

Beach fans: With craggy coves and sheltered bays, you’ve got all you need to top up your tan in peace and quiet.

Scenery lovers: The perfumed pine forests and unspoilt clifftops offer excellent opportunities for walkers and cyclists.

Adrenaline junkies: Scream your way across the huge variety of rollercoasters, rides and slides at nearby Portaventura.

Fast facts for Cap Salou

Language: The language spoken in Cap Salou is Spanish. It’s a good idea to pack a phrasebook or download our handy language app so you can try out a few basic Spanish phrases for yourself.

Currency: You’ll need to swap your Sterling for Euros, before you zip off on your Cap Salou holidays.

Local time: Cap Salou is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Reus Airport. The transfer time to Cap Salou is 40 minutes

Flight time from UK: The Cap Salou flight time is 2.5 hours.

Tourist Information: Further tourist information can be found at www.spain.info/en/destination/salou.

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holidays to Cap Salou.

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Getting around Cap Salou

On foot: Stroll through the pine woods on the headland or follow the 2.5km coastal path into Salou.

By bike: Cycle-friendly routes make it easy to explore the local scenery on two wheels.

By taxi: Taxis are easily available and a quick way to get between quiet Cap Salou and the livelier resorts nearby, such as Salou and the fishing village of Cambrils.

By tourist train: Once you’re in Salou, the mini-train is a fun way to get around. It even stops at Portaventura.

By hire car: Highly recommended if you’re using the resort as a peaceful base for sightseeing around the Costa Dorada.

By bus: There’s lots to see and do in the busier town of Salou. Hop on one of the local buses to take advantage of the buzzing nightlife.

Events in Cap Salou

For music-lovers: Held in Tarragona, on a date between July and August, the Cambrils International Music Festival hosts a wide variety of music and dance styles, from laid-back jazz to sultry flamenco. Less than 20 minutes’ drive from Cap Salou, you’ll find performances taking place in spectacular venues, such as Vilafortuny Castle.

Summer fun: August sees Salou’s Golden Nights descend across the Costa Dorada. Famous throughout the Golden Coast, this is the name given to the extravagant summer festivities, which include giant puppets and human towers.

Fit for a king: With everything from markets to medieval re-enactments, Salou brings the Middle Ages back to life in September for the King Jaume I Festival.
For petrol-heads: The Spanish stage of the World Rally Championship starts in Salou each October, with the main race taking place in nearby Portaventura.

Cap Salou weather

Temperature: 9°C - 25˚C

July and August offer the best conditions for tan fans, with average temperatures of 25°C, and highs of 28˚C. If you’re planning to get out and about, you may find the cooler conditions offered by the late spring and early autumn shoulder seasons more comfortable, when the mercury hovers between the high teens and early twenties. For virtually-empty beaches, the winter season is mild, with temperatures averaging between 9°C and 12°C.

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