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Salou Holidays

Uncover pocket-friendly family fun in the Spanish sun on a Salou holiday.

Holidays in Salou

It's easy to see why a holiday to Salou is one of the most popular escapes to Spain. Nestled along the dazzling Costa Dorada in northeastern Spain, Salou is a sun-soaked haven perfect for travellers of all ages. Boasting stunning Blue Flag beaches, great city amenities, and even a fantastic theme park with a waterpark, Salou holidays are a firm favourite with families. Plus, with flights from most regional UK airports to Salou taking just over 2 hours, Salou holidays are especially great for families with young children or those who don’t like a long flight.

From pretty, old towns filled with art and culture to a late-night lineup of karaoke pubs, vibrant clubs, and beachfront bars with stunning Mediterranean views; this wonderful seaside resort on the Costa Dorada offers absolutely everything you could need for a low-cost break to remember. 

When is the best time to visit? June to September are typically the best months to visit Salou. During these summer months, the climate is hot with uninterrupted sunny days and little to no rain. Peak tourist season hits in July and August, but the shoulder months of May and October, are great to look at if you prefer mild temperatures and calmer resorts.

Where is the best place to stay? From all-inclusive resorts near the famed PortAventura World to self-catering apartments by the beach, Salou has a hotel for everyone. The best place to stay in Salou is along the vibrant Paseo Jaime I promenade, which offers convenient access to the town's main attractions, beautiful beaches, and lively nightlife. This bustling area is lined with hotels, restaurants, and shops, providing everything you need within walking distance. For a luxurious stay, consider the upscale resorts near Llevant Beach, where you can enjoy stunning sea views and top-notch amenities. Alternatively, for a more tranquil experience, the close by Cap Salou area offers peaceful surroundings with easy access to secluded coves and natural beauty.

Travel guide

Whether you’re seeking relaxation, excitement, or a bit of both, this Mediterranean gem has something for everyone. 

  • Best time to visit: June-September
  • Average flight time: 4 Hours
  • Most suited for: Couples, Families
  • Currency: Euro
  • Time Difference: +1 hours
Salou Holidays

Salou Holidays

Salou Weather

Average monthly temperature in Salou (°C)

  • Jan 9°C
  • Feb 9°C
  • Mar 12°C
  • Apr 14°C
  • May 18°C
  • Jun 22°C
  • Jul 25°C
  • Aug 24°C
  • Sep 21°C
  • Oct 18°C
  • Nov 12°C
  • Dec 9°C
Bask in the Sun on Salou’s Stunning Beaches

Bask in the Sun on Salou’s Stunning Beaches

Salou's coastline is adorned with some of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Llevant Beach, the main beach, stretches over a kilometre with fine golden sand and crystal-clear waters, perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and water sports. For a more tranquil experience, visit Capellans Beach, a smaller, sheltered cove ideal for families and those looking to escape the crowds. Don’t miss Ponent Beach either, where you can stroll along the scenic promenade lined with palm trees and charming cafes. With stylish marinas, long promenades and children's play areas scattered along the coastlines, Salou holidays are busting with family friendliness and sunshine galore! 

Thrill at PortAventura World

Thrill at PortAventura World

For adrenaline seekers and families alike, PortAventura World is a must-visit attraction. This sprawling theme park offers a variety of exhilarating rides, entertaining shows, and themed areas that transport you to different parts of the globe. From the heart-pounding roller coasters of Ferrari Land to the enchanting attractions of Sesame Street Adventure, there’s something for everyone. It’s no wonder PortAventura World is one of Europe’s most popular theme parks.

Get Out and About

Get Out and About

Salou’s prime location makes it an ideal base for exploring the surrounding region. Just a short drive away, you’ll find the historic city of Tarragona, with its well-preserved Roman ruins. The cosmopolitan city of Barcelona is also within easy reach by day trip, offering world-class attractions such as the Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, and the bustling La Rambla. For those who love the great outdoors, Salou also offers plenty of activities to keep you entertained. Explore the scenic Camí de Ronda, a coastal path that offers breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and leads to hidden coves and beaches. Golf enthusiasts can tee off at the nearby Lumine Golf Club, which boasts beautifully landscaped courses with stunning sea views. For a unique experience, take a day trip to the Ebro Delta, a nature reserve where you can enjoy birdwatching, cycling, and boat tours through the wetlands.

Food & Drink

Food & Drink:

Salou is a paradise for food lovers, offering a delectable array of Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine. Savour fresh seafood dishes like paella and fideuà at seaside restaurants or enjoy traditional tapas at a local eatery. Don’t forget to try crema catalana, a local dessert similar to crème brûlée, and wash it down with a glass of locally produced cava. But don’t worry if local dishes aren’t your vibe. Restaurants serving British roast dinners, fast food and pizzas rub shoulders with the traditional Spanish eateries. 

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