Located on the famous Costa Dorada, also known as the Golden Coast, Salou is a favourite destination for families looking for fun in the sun. The resort promises over 300 days of sunshine and sea amongst a picturesque, hilly landscape and stunning beachfront.

A short flight from the UK, Salou has it all, whether you’d like to spend your days away lazing on sloping beaches, shopping in markets, or making priceless memories with your little ones. The resort also offers a great nightlife scene for adults and plenty of restaurants serving a range of delicious foods from around the world. Book your holiday to Salou today with Sunshine.co.uk and make most of our excellent hotel and flight offers.

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  • Why holiday in Salou?

    It is no secret that the beautiful golden, sandy beaches are some of the best in Spain and the main attraction for holidaymakers who visit Salou. However, Salou also offers a unique shopping experience with a large number of diverse shops, boutiques, supermarkets and more traditional Spanish markets such as the weekly Monday street market and the Masai Catalana artisan’s market that are popular with both locals and tourists.

    Another popular attraction is the huge Port Aventura Theme Park. The impressive park offers six varied themed areas, over 30 rides, a waterpark, exciting attractions, daily shows and 75 restaurants. It’s the perfect place to explore and create memories with the whole family, regardless of age.

  • Beach Holiday

    Some of the best-known beaches of Salou stretch both sides of the port, with Llevant Beach to the East and Ponent Beach to the West. These beaches are very popular with families due to the wide, sandy beaches and clear, shallow waters and plenty of easy-access facilities.

    As well as being safe for young children the beaches also host a range of water sports from windsurfing to banana boating. Llevant Beach, in particular, is a hive of activity with a gym, play area, volleyball courts and beach bars.

    The promenade that runs along the beach is perfect for taking a stroll or enjoying a picnic on the grass. There are also quieter areas along the coast including charming coves and smaller, sheltered beaches. The stunning marina at the Old Town is also a must visit.

  • Food & Drink

    The dining options in Salou are varied and there are plenty of international restaurants to choose from whether you fancy a British Roast Dinner or a traditional Spanish dish. Fans of Seafood won’t be disappointed in Salou, the Los Chicos restaurant serves up delicious dishes including Paella and other Mediterranean dishes as well as wonderful views of the seafront. Steakhouses are common too and The Roadhouse even offers gluten-free, veggie and vegan options.

  • Nightlife

    Salou is home to many pubs, bars and clubs and offers the most vibrant nightlife on the Costa Dorada. Whether you fancy a few pints at a British themed pub, like the Butler Beer House, or a taste of the Mediterranean, Salou has something to suit everybody’s tastes. Koko Beach Club is in a stunning location and is the ideal spot to relax with a cocktail as the sun sets.

    Many of the hotels in the Salou area also offer evening entertainment, including live music, bingo nights and shows to keep the whole family entertained.

  • Useful Information

    The average flight from a UK Airport to Salou is around 2 hours long.

    The local currency in Salou is the Euro. As always, we advise that you shop around for the best conversion rate before your holiday.

    Spanish is the local language in Salou. However, many locals and hotel staff speak English meaning English speaking tourists should find communication and navigation easy when visiting.

Weather in Salou

26°C - 29°C
Jun - Aug
Hottest Months
Jan 14°C
Feb 15°C
Mar 17°C
Apr 18°C
May 22°C
Jun 26°C
Jul 29°C
Aug 29°C
Sep 26°C
Oct 21°C
Nov 17°C
Dec 14°C

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Located on the top of a hill 1.5 km from the Costa Dorada, the town of Calafell blends its charm of history, with its seafaring tradition.

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Cambrils is a lovely resort which still manages to retain some of its traditional charm, the beaches are long and sandy and offer a wide choice of watersports in high season.

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With its excellent beaches, fine restaurants and easy access to other resorts, Coma Ruga in Costa Dorada offers an informal atmosphere and an ideal location for a perfect getaway, or a longer stay.

La Pineda Photo of La Pineda

La Pineda is by no means the liveliest of resorts and active teenagers could find the place a bit quiet but this is a perfect holiday spot for families with young children and couples seeking a relaxing sunshine break.

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Salou is well known for having some of the best golden sandy beaches in the Costa Dorada which are particularly safe for the children and host a variety of watersports.

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