Salou Tourist Guide, Map, Photographs and Information, Costa Dorada Spain

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Salou Description & Photographs, Spain

Overview Salou is the main tourist resort of the Costa Dorada, and as such is much busier and less 'Spanish' than some of its neighbouring resorts. If you're looking for an entertaining holiday with plenty to do, and long sandy beaches to bathe and enjoy activities on though, Salou could be the perfect choice. There are nearby theme parks to visit, plenty of restaurants to cater for all tastes and lifeguards to help keep the fun safe on the beaches. And as Salou is only twenty minutes from Reus airport, the trip to the resort is easy and quick.

Salou is the main holiday resort on Spain's sunny Costa Dorada. Sandwiched between the quaint, fishing harbour of Cambrils and the peaceful resort of La Pineda, Salou is a bright, vibrant town. Its main appeal lies in its easy going atmosphere. Add fantastic beaches, the theme park Port Aventura and the close proximity of places such as Barcelona to the mix, and you've got the perfect recipe for a fun packed yet relaxing holiday.


Who should go? Salou really is a family resort, and is almost completely aimed at attracting British tourists. You're bound to meet other people to have a good time with, and entertaining teenagers and children should be simple with so many distractions for them to get involved in.


One of the world's most famous rollercoasters, the Dragon Khan, belongs to the nearby theme park Port Aventura, and would be a great treat for teenagers or adventurous adults. There's even a chance to see Catalonia's wildlife at the Ebro Delta National Park, for those who'd like to make the trip.


  • Salou is the main resort on Spain's Costa Dorada Mediteranean Coast

Transfer time:  45 minutes to 1 hour

If you like a holiday with a relaxed feel by day and an up tempo air by night with lots of British neighbours, you’re sure to enjoy Salou. Situated 11km south from the elegant city of Tarragona, this well established resort is compact and easy to get around. Only the jubilant local fiestas make July and August noisy. Families are particularly fond of Salou the smaller beaches nearby are good for children and there are watersports available in high season.

Nearby Attractions


Port Aventura Theme park



Located in the north east suiburbs of Salou 2 kilometres inland from the sea front


One of the world's most famous rollercoasters, the Dragon Khan, belongs to the nearby theme park Port Aventura , and would be a great treat for teenagers or adventurous adults. There's even a chance to see Catalonia's wildlife at the Ebro Delta National Park, for those who'd like to make the trip.

Nearby attractions

  • Barcelona is only an hour and a half away by car. This cosmopolitan city overflows with exclusive shops and boutiques, first class restaurants and, of course, a vast array of sightseeing attractions including the famous Sagrada Familia church and Las Ramblas promenade. En route to Barcelona you pass Montserrat, a monastery perched high up on a mountain top.
  • The principality of Andorra is somewhat further afield via a beautiful scenic route which takes you through the Pyrenees.
  • You can also take a boat trip up the Ebro Delta and spend the rest of the day exploring the medieval castle at Peniscola.


Cap Salou



The nearby headland & resort of Cap Salou


Camí de Ronda footpath



The man made Camí de Ronda footpath that runs from Salou to the Salou Lighthouse (Faro) on the tip of Cap Salou. This path is a fabulous walk along the extremly scenic Cap Salou coastline and the path makes the walk possible in areas that would be more suitable to rock climbers

Salou Beaches

Salou Beach      Salou Boats on Beach

       Salou Beach               Salou Boats on Beach

Salou nearby Cove

Salou nearby Cove

The Costa Dorada, or Golden Coast, is renowned for its long stretches of soft, sandy beaches. Salou's main beach, made up of fine, golden sand, is one of the best on the Costa Dorada, backed by a broad, flower decked, palm lined promenade, complete with fountains.


Ponent Beach



This long beach of fine grain golden sand is backed by the Miramar Promenade, Paseo de Miramar.

The beach has a gentle slope into the shallow blue crystaline waters of the Mediterranium sea, making it ideal for the kids.


A full range of facilities

Located to the west of the harbour & marina


Llevant Beach



Blue Flag beach

The largest and main beach of Salou with an even wider range of facilities than Ponent Beach.

The beach is backed by the magnificent Jaume I Promenade with famous statues , fountains, landscaped gardens, various facilities for both adults & kids and it's also lovely stroll.



Capellans Beach



A smaller beach with a fair selection of facilities  and backed with rising ground or cliffs.

There is a bus stop on the road and a pleasant promenade.

Gently sloping beach & shallow water ideal for kids.


Llenguadets Cove



A small cove just east of a headland tip. The small beach is of fine sand and surprisingly the sea is shallow for a headland position.

Facilities: Showers, Parasols, Sun loungers, Beach bar, Public transport

Access is from either

  • Via a rocky trail from the road on the cliff top, Calle Torrassa.
  • The man made Camí de Ronda footpath that runs from Salou to the Salou Lighthouse (Faro) on the tip of Cap Salou


Llarga Beach



Penya Tallada Cove



Font Cove



Vinya Cove



Crancs Cove





Salou’s firm commitment to maintaining the quality of its services also extends to the beaches, which are the subject of quality control Systems. Thus, the town’s nine beaches have been awarded various quality and environmental Management certificates, including the ISO 14.001:2004 for all them, the Q for Beach Quality for two, and two Blue Flags for water and sand quality. Platja de Ponent Ponent Beach Platja de Ponent Llevant Beach Platja de Ponent Capellans Beach Cala Llenguades Llenguadets Cove

Shopping in Salou

Salou offers a great range of shops, from typical souvenir stalls to upmarket boutiques, leather shops, perfumeries and supermarkets. A flea market is also held every Monday in the old centre of town.

Bars, Clubs & Nightlife in Salou

Salou at Night

Salou at Night

Salou boasts a multitude of bars, pubs, discos, flamenco shows and nightclubs to keep you entertained until the early hours of the morning.


See our Bars, Clubs Discos & Nightlife in Salou

Restaurants in Salou

Salou cafe

Salou cafe

Here you will find something to suit all tastes take your pick from Spanish tapas bars, British style pubs, Chinese restaurants, pizzerias, burger bars and a variety of very classy restaurants serving international cuisine.


Burger King


Portofino Salou Restaurant



Paseo Jaime I, nº 14, 43840 Salou, Cataluna, Spain

Salou Railway Station

Salou Station

Salou Railway Station Description



There are very frequent services to Barcelona and with a change of trains to Barcelona airport.


Salou Railway Station Location



The station is located 500 metres inland from Salou harbour & marina

RENFE: Estació de Salou
c/Carles Roig, s/n


See Location ofSalou Railway Station on our Salou Map

Salou Railway Station

Salou Buses

Salou has a good network of bus routes. Some of the popular bus stops are shown on our Salou Map

Most bus routes run along the seafront with some routes branching into the town centre


Bus Companies



Plana Autobus

C / Punta del Cavall, 5 (Cap Salou) Tel 977 373 345
C / Carles Buigues, 43 383 263 Telf.977
C / Carles Buigues, Tel 14 977 388 420
C / Nord, Tel 82 977 352 974


Salou Cambrils Tarragona Pineda Barcelona

Tourist Miniature Train Trenecito

More Salou Photographs

Salou Marina

Salou Marina
Salou building

Salou building
Salou Shopping

Salou Shopping
Salou statue

Salou statue

Salou Fountains

Salou Fountains
Salou Seafront Palms

Salou Seafront Palms
Salou Seafront

Salou Seafront

Airports for Salou

Reus Airport



Reus airport is the nearest to Salou and only 12 kilometres inland from the resort.

Bus Services

There is an infrequent winter bus service between Reus Airport and La Pineda, Salou or BM Cambrils





Barcelona Airport in located 111 kilometres (69 miles) to the west of Salou. Although further there is a far larger selection of flights to Barcelona and an excelent & frequent train service (1 change of trains required.)


Airport Transfers



The best way of transfering between your Salou hotel or apartment and either Reus or Barcelona airports is to use an airport transfer service

Salou Attractions

Salou Old Tower (Torre Vella Salou)

La Torre Vella

Torre Vella Description



After a request by the Archbishop of Tarragona, Pere de Cardona, a square defensive tower was built in 1530 in the reign of King charles V, to protect the town & it's citizens from pirates or foreign looting sailors.

The Torre Vella looks very stuning when lit up by floodlights at night.

The tower is now a cultoral centre & holds many exibitions.


Winter:   7pm to 10pm
Summer: 6pm to 9pm 
Free Admission


Torre Vella Location



Located in grass covered open space with trees & flower beds, behind Salou's Railway Station


See Location of Torre Vella on our Salou Map

Jaume I Monument

Jaume I Monument Description

The monument was sculptured by Lluis Maria Saumells from a design by Salvador Ripoll in 1965.

The horses head is covered in golg leaf.


Jaume I Monument Location



Located on the sea front is the Jaume I Monument dedicated to the victory of the Catalan fleet of ships conquering the island of Mallorca from the Moors in 1229.


See Location of Jaume I Monument on our Bar Map

Salou Official Tourist Information Office

The Official Salou Tourist Information Office is located at

Passeig Jaume I, 4 Xalet Torremar, 43840, Salou

Tel.: +34 977 350 102



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