Salou

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Top attractions in Salou

Top Sites in Salou

Located on the Costa Dorada is Salou, Spain, a beautiful resort city perfect for a family getaway or solo retreat on white beaches next to dramatic mountainside coastlines. Be sure to check out these top Salou highlights!

  • PortAventura Park

    1. PortAventura Park

    This fantastic amusement park is packed full of rides and entertainment, a perfect place to spend the afternoon of family-friendly fun.

  • Illuminated Fountain

    2. Illuminated Fountain

    Not far from the port is a series of lit up colored fountains, and even a
    water maze, which are best viewed at night. The main attraction is a
    synchronized evening light and music show.

  • Torre Vella

    3. Torre Vella

    This watchtower was built in 1530 to overlook and protect Salou. Today
    it houses a few unique art collections open to the public for free.

  • 4. Llenguadets Beach

    This hidden gem of Salou beaches is where the locals go on the weekends,
    free of the regular tourist crowds. It’s small, peaceful, beautifully
    maintained, and entirely stunning.

  • Aquopolis Water Park

    5. Aquopolis Water Park

    Just east of Salou in La Pineda is Aquopolis, a water park where you can have your very own private encounter with a friendly dolphin.

  • Canyoning

    6. Canyoning

    There are a variety of guided tours that will take you climbing deep through the Salou mountains—an unforgettable adventure.

  • Biking

    7. Biking

    Downhill Bikes Salou consistently beats expectations with their guided
    bike tours through the incredible scenery down the mountainside.

Planning Your Visit

  • Salou Tourist Season

    Salou peak season runs from May to October, so be wise and book your
    tickets in advance if visiting during these months. The Salou weather is
    absolutely blissful at this time.

  • Salou Restaurants

    What’s to eat? Welcome to Catalonia, where it’s all about the refreshing
    seaside dishes and drinks. Eating like a local means beachside Sangria
    and tapas all day long and seafood paella for dinner.

  • Beware Scalpers

    It’s best to buy your tickets in advance, not from someone selling on
    the streets. Scams are common in a tourist city like Salou—don’t run the
    risk of getting overcharged or buying an invalid ticket.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    To avoid the tourists and the rainfall that comes at the end of the
    summer, try to plan your visit in May or June, when the weather will
    still be warm.

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What people are saying about Salou

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 731 reviews

Absolutely out of this world! Had the best time on this tour. Well worth going! The guide at the vineyard was fantastic as was James (the guy who picks you up from your accommodation). The views from Siurana were breathtaking. We made it just in time for sunset after the wine tour! The group on the tour was only 6 people which was nice. You will not regret going to Priorat!

Our tour of mountains outside Salou/Tarragona was amazing. We experienced some amazing vistas of the region, and we visited some very beautiful villages along the way. James and Juan Carlos were both very pleasant and engaging, and they took a genuine interest in the tours they operated and the people they brought. I would strongly recommend this company

Juan Carlos planned an incredible tour for the three of us. The wine guide Jefferson gave us an unbelievable tour of the facility, from the beginning of history until now. Juan Carlos showed us the Village/Tiny Community of Siurana, so few tourists, exceptional views, and a lovely Restaurant Bar way at the top of the hill. A must tour!

This was our first time to Spain. We love visiting amusement parks all over the world and this park exceeded our expectations! There were plenty of fun attractions to enjoy for kids and adults. The roller coasters were awesome! The employees were very friendly. We would take this tour again in the future.

Amazing experience, definitely recommend

Had a fantastic time at our first ever scuba session. Our instructors, Nicky and Luis, were lovely. Both experienced, knowledgeable and patient. Very reassuring as they were both constantly making sure everyone was okay. Would definitely recommend for first timers or beginners. Wonderful experience.