Cap Salou travel guide

Weather and Climate

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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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.

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Fast facts

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

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.

Holiday destinations related to Cap Salou:

  • Portaventura
  • Getting around

    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

    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.