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Why are people booking Salou?

The Spanish Costas have long been a popular holiday spot with families looking for sun, sand and sea resorts that are just a short flight from the UK and Ireland, and Salou on the Costa Dorada is a firm favourite with fun-loving holidaymakers. So what’s so special about this Spanish seaside resort? We take a look at the reasons why people are booking Salou, so you can decide if it’s somewhere you want to put on your holiday hit list too.

Like all holiday resorts on this long stretch of Spanish coastline, Salou’s beaches are a big part of its attraction. There are two main beaches, Llevant and ponent, both boasting plenty of facilities including watersports, beach cafes, kids’ play areas and parasols. These golden sands can get busy in peak season so the smaller coves of cap Salou offer a great alternative.

Salou is a fantastic holiday choice for fun-loving families, with lots going on to keep boredom at bay for kids who might want more than just days spent on the beach.

The portaventura themepark and costa caribe waterpark are both big attractions, but you also have high ropes adventure courses at bosc aventura, a fun tourist train, playgrounds, boat trips, an illuminated fountain and karting salou, one of the best karting complexes in Europe. this theme park is close to the centre of Salou, and is a must for holidaymakers of all ages who have a sense of adventure. Divided into six themed areas, mediterrania, polynesia, china, mexico, far west and sesamo aventura (where you’ll find sesame street characters and themed rides for little ones) there are enough thrills, spills, shows and gentle attractions here to keep everyone happy. Adrenaline junkies won’t want to miss shambhala, dragon khan or furius baco! There’s also portaventuras water park costa caribe for a fun day out for all the family.

You’ve come this far, why not explore the surrounding areas, with great transport links you’d be surprised what’s on your doorstep.

The vibrant city of Barcelona is just over an hour away by train or car from Salou, and makes an exciting day out. Tour the iconic antoni gaudi architecture, shop till you drop on the passeig de gracia, watch the street performers on Las ramblas, hit Barceloneta beach, sunbathe in parc guell or parc cuitadella, or explore the old gothic area of the city.

Just a few miles outside of Salou you’ll find tarragona, a sophisticated city with a medieval old town at its centre and roman ruins to explore. Don’t miss the city cathedral, the seaside roman amphitheatre, the roman aqueduct, or al fresco drinks on the pretty placa de la font town square. Culture vultures will also want to visit some of the city’s museums and galleries — the archaeological museum is popular for those who want to delve deeper into tarragona’s rich history.

There’s lots going on in Salou, both during the day and after dark, and party people won’t be short of all night clubs to dance till dawn in. There are lots of lower key night spots too though, including beach bars, karaoke bars and irish pubs — plus a welcoming selection of family friendly fun pubs too. For live entertainment that’s great for kids and adults alike, try the popular chaplin’s bar on calle falset.

If you’re looking for a fantastic holiday that will suite all ages and activities that will suite all tastes, then Salou is well worth considering.