Things to do in

Salou

Mountain climbing, snorkeling, and biking are just some of the adventures that await in this Spanish town.

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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.

Frequently asked questions about Salou

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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 1,286 reviews

The trip was more than we could have dreamed of. The drive up the mountains was comfortable and the scenery was amazing. Our guide James had all the knowledge required to inform us about the history of each location and could answer any questions we had. We were in awe of the vistas. The length of the trip was very good value for money. The teenagers enjoyed it. I would advise people to charge their phones and cameras as there is so much to capture. I will be recommending this trip to my family and friends.

Amazing experience, highly recommend, something for every age and waiting times weren’t very long either, great weather while we were there too

We had a very fun day !! If you travel with teenagers, it is great to get involved with the history of Barcelona, as was my case.

Easy bus service and no queues for tickets when you arrive! Best option over when staying in Barcelona.

The park is amazing, attractions for all ages. Complicated eating at rush hour ...