Salou Travel Guide

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The Salou travel guide includes beautiful beaches and a variety of fun activities. Salou is a popular tourist destination located 92 kilometers from Barcelona. Salou has a port that has historical significance as it was used by the Greeks, Romans and James I. Salou has a Mediterranean climate, making it a good destination for beach holidays.

Attractions

Port Aventura theme park offers a fun filled day of entertainment for the whole family. For adrenaline junkies rides such as the Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and The Hurricane are a must. In the evenings there is a show with features such as fireworks and parades. Costa Cariba is another popular theme park in the region. The Salou promenade is the perfect place to go for an evening stroll beside the ocean. The beaches in Salou are the main attraction. The golden beaches stretch for kilometers along the clear blue ocean. The beaches are ideal for sun tanning and swimming. There are also many water sports to be enjoyed. Quieter beaches situated in coves and sheltered by trees can be discovered if you venture away from the crowds.

Transport

The nearest airport is Reus, and from there you can reach Salou by bus. Salou is easy to reach from Barcelona by bus or train, and the journey will take approximately 1 hour. Once you are in Salou the public bus is a good way to get around, or alternatively catch a taxi.

Food

Salou has an abundance of restaurants and bars. Food served includes traditional fare from the region as well as international cuisine. It is possible to find fast food such as burgers and chips, as well as Chinese food. Seafood is also readily available. Up market restaurants are located near the Marina.

Activities

Along the beaches there are many facilities for water sports. There are also top quality golf facilities located in Salou. Hiking and cycling are a fun way to explore the region and enjoy the scenery. There are many shops selling souvenirs and this is a good place to buy gifts to take home. Up market boutiques are located near the Marina.

Safety

There are no safety warnings for Salou. However, be careful of pickpockets and don't carry around large amounts of money. When you're at restaurants and bars, make sure that you keep an eye on your handbag. At the beach, don't leave valuables unattended.

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