What to do and what to visit in Salou? 9 ideas you will love
Those choosing to come to the Costa Daurada for the holidays will find that there’s a wide variety of activities to do in Salou. Because although it’s best known for its beaches and parties, it also has both cultural and family friendly spaces.
In Apartbeach we want to promote this different side as well, so we propose you 9 ideas on what to see and what to do in Salou. Some you may already know about, but others will surprise you.
Spend the day in PortAventura World
It’s impossible not to come to Salou on holidays for a few days and not stopping by PortAventura World. No matter if you prefer roller coasters or water slides, spending a day at the resort is one of the best experiences in the Costa Daurada.
Ride on Shambala, explore the different themed areas and surprise yourself at the amazing spectacles. Or you could have a splash in Caribe Aquatic Park, a fun water park for both adults and children. Last but not least, visiting Ferrari Land is essential, especially if you like the thrill and adrenaline that Red Force can offer you.
Stroll through Camino de Ronda
From the heart of Salou to Cap Salou is Camino de Ronda, a trail that snakes throughout all of the town’s shore. Along the walk you’ll be able to discover the different beaches, as well as the refreshment stalls, restaurants, and other charming spots.
This is a 5,5 kilometres long route, and it’s worth mentioning a stretch built out of wooden bridges that will bring the Mediterranean Sea right under your feet. Strolling through during sunset will be an unforgettable experience.
Visiting the Salou Torre Vella
One of the elements worth seeing in Salou is the Torre Vella, a tower built in the 16th century with the purpose of defending the coastline from pirate attacks. It’s been restored and its interior can be accessed, being one of the best cultural elements in Salou.
Surrounding it there’s a beautiful garden, so the surroundings are perfect to go by in the evening and make a visit right before dinner. Entrance to the interior is free, though you’ll have to check the opening schedule.
Stroll through the seaside promenade and discover modernist houses
The seaside promenade Jaume I wide, beautiful, and full of palm trees. On the one side you’ll have the endless beach, while on the other you’ll be able to take pleasure in the sights of several modernist houses, being one of the essential places to visit in Salou.
During summer season various events are organised, such as fairs with stalls, concerts, and many other activities. There are also some rides installed, such as an enormous merry-go-round, so kids can also have fun and enjoyable holidays.
Watch the Fuente Luminosa show
Through the seaside promenade there’s a great assortment of water fountains and garden spaces, but the most remarkable one is the Fuente Luminosa. Its name is due to, at nightfall, the many water streams light up in different colours, an inimitable spectacle.
During 90 seconds there’s a wide assortment of combinations mixing lights and colours, as water jets are tossed and juggled about. In summer is when it’s most active, so that’s the best time of the year to wait for the sundown, sit on a nearby bench, and watch how it glimmers.
Have an amazing day at the beaches and coves of Salou
It’s unavoidable. The pleasant atmosphere, the warm weather and the fabulous beaches and coves in Salou make you want to spend every day splashing amongst the waves or resting under the sun. Because you can choose from beaches barely 50 metres away from your Apartbeach tourist apartment to more private and distant coves.
During summer crowds are commonplace, so it’s best to arrive early in the morning to catch a nice spot. With a portable fridge, a parasol, and your lunch, you’ll be able to have a great family day no matter if you prefer to be surrounded by fellow swimmers, or you’d rather find your personal charming corner in one of the coves.
Visit the Archaeological Park of the Villa Romana de Barenys
For those seeking some culture, another thing to do in Salou during holidays is to visit the Villa Romana de Barenys. In this protected and well maintained small area are the Roman ruins where ceramics were produced in ancient times, specifically in the first and second centuries before Christ.
The exportation of wine amphorae in Tarragona was significant, although now there are only a few remains as a memento. This is a very calm place, perfect for a short getaway in the afternoon, especially for kids interested in ancient Rome.
Have fun with kids at the Bosque Aventura
Certainly one of the best things to do in Salou with kids is to visit Bosque Aventura. This venue, located at the tourist heart of Salou, has ziplines, minigolf, climbing walls and other simple activities to have fun with. All accompanied by a natural environment and a background of pine trees.
Instructors are constantly on alert and explain the techniques very skillfully, the minimum recommended age being 3 years old. Not too far from it is also the Municipal Park of Salou, another area where to relax and let the children run freely.
Experience the patronal festivals of Salou
Last but not least, the patronal festivals in Salou are a good moment to visit. During August there’s the Noches Doradas, a festival in the peak of the tourist season with different events, concerts, fireworks, and much more.
Although it’s during winter, something worth seeing in Salou are the Coso Blanco fests. Similar to the carnival parades, the Coso Blanco of Salou is a celebration full of confetti, lights and colours where everyone has fun. No doubt in mind, a spectacle you wouldn’t want to miss.
In Apartbeach we have a great variety of tourist apartments for rent, very close to all these activities and with all the comforts you may need. What are you waiting for to experience Salou?