Salou holidays

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Holidays in Salou on the famous Costa Dorada are perfect for all the family, and it’s easy to see why this is one of Spain’s most popular destinations, especially during the summer months. Located on the country’s northeastern coast, and within easy reach of the vibrant city of Barcelona, Salou is renowned for the great choice of activities it has on offer. As well as the beaches, bars, clubs, and shops, you’ll find the big theme park of PortAventura on the outskirts of the town, offering a multitude of exciting rides and live entertainments.

Enjoy a choice of water sports on the beaches of Capellans, Llarga, and Levante, or explore the old town with its stylish marina, long promenade, restaurants, cafés, and boutiques. This is a real family-friendly resort, with play areas for the kids along the beaches so you can easily keep an eye on them while you relax and soak up the Spanish sun.

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21-30 ℃

Even in cooler months the temperatures in Salou seldom drop below 20°C and there is very little rainfall. In mid-summer, you can expect mercury readings in the upper 20s°C.

Approximately 2 hours.

Reus Airport (REU) is the main international airport serving the Costa Dorada, with the Salou resort about 20 minutes’ drive away.

Salou is best for...

Families: The fine sands and gentle slopes of the Costa Dorada beaches provide the perfect conditions for younger children to paddle, and older ones can enjoy a choice of water sports.

Entertainment: Night life here includes bars and nightclubs that open in the evenings, and for family fun, there are regular singalongs, karaoke nights, bingo nights and live shows.

Food and drink: Salou is particularly renowned for its international cuisine, with traditional Spanish fare on offer alongside favourites like British roast dinners and shellfish platters.

Fast facts for Salou

Language: Spanish is the primary language but most locals and hotel staff have good English.

Currency: Euros.

Local time: Salou is 2 hours ahead of UK time.

Fly to: Reus Airport (REU) is about 7 miles from Salou.

Tourist information: Find further information about your next holiday here, visit https://www.visitsalou.eu/.

Visa / health: British citizens don’t need a visa to for holidays here, but you do need a valid passport. Visit www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/spain for up-to-date visa and health recommendations and advice.  

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