The once tranquil fishing village of Salou has been a popular sun and beach destination since the mid-19th century. However, it was not until the 1960s that Salou began to catch the attention of foreign holidaymakers. With its perfect location on the shores of the Mediterranean, vast golden sand beaches, and excellent tourist infrastructure, Salou has become a favourite family holiday and cheap package holiday destination that can be reached in just over 2 hours from most UK airports. This pleasant resort town is well-connected to Barcelona by train and bus services, and day trips to other popular destinations in the Costa Daurada (such as the World Heritage site at Tarragona and charming Cambrils) are also feasible from Salou. Pleasant weather, fantastic food, and plenty of entertainment options to suit all ages and interests are some important reasons to visit Salou.
When to go
Despite its location on the Mediterranean coast, Salou has a clearly marked winter season where temperatures can drop to 9 °C. The summer months are definitely the best time of the year to visit Salou and to enjoy its beaches, as average temperatures during July and August are in the region of 25 °C. If you are visiting Salou during June, July, or August, get ready to enjoy up to 10 hours of sunshine per day. The temperatures start picking up in May and the area stays warm until September, which marks the beginning of the rainy season. Sea water temperatures average 22 °C during the summer and stay around the 20 °C mark until October.
Where to stay
For several decades, Salou has marketed itself as an affordable sun and beach holiday destination. This means that there is a wide range of all inclusive accommodation options in this Spanish seaside town. All in all, there are more than 100 hotels in Salou, so you can choose between large all inclusive resorts by the waterfront and quieter apartment-style accommodation. Because of Salou's size, you will always be close to all conveniences and amenities no matter where you choose to stay.
Attractions & Events in Salou
Salou's beaches are the resort's focal point. Llevant beach is a wide golden sand beach that stretches along the town's waterfront and that is perfectly equipped with umbrellas, loungers, and watersports rental equipment. If you prefer a quieter day on the beach away from the crowds, head to the small coves located in the vicinity of Salou, like Llenguadets, Cala Morisca, Penya Tallada, and Cala Crancs. There are more than 30 Blue Flag beaches in the area, so when it comes to beach life you will be spoilt for choice during your holiday in Salou.
The exciting theme park of Port Aventura is only 1.8 kilometres away, so don't miss your chance of spending a fun-filled day at Spain's most visited amusement park, especially if you are on a family holiday. Other activities on offer include golfing, mountain biking, horse riding, sailing, and windsurfing.
The delightful local cuisine features fresh seafood dishes and tapas galore. If you fancy something different, there are French, Italian, and Asian restaurants offering a varied range of international cuisine. The town's animated nightlife is another highlight of any holiday to Salou, as here you will find dozens of live entertainment venues, from Irish pubs to traditional Spanish chiringuitos (the lively local version of beach bars), including a variety of clubs that stay open until dawn.
Cheap Salou holidays with A1 Travel
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