Salou is a unique holiday destination on the Costa Dorada. Its shallow beaches with fine golden sand, ideal for families, the capacity and quality of its holiday accommodations and the wide range of leisure and entertainment, led by PortAventura WORLD, have awarded it the title of capital of the Costa Dorada, as well as the international recognition of being the "Beach of Europe".
Beaches and Coves
Salou offers more than 10 km of coastline with fantastic beaches of crystal clear water. You will find large urban beaches with all services and adapted to people with reduced mobility, and quieter and more remote small coves where you can spend a different day in a natural environment of great beauty such as Cap de Salou.
The beaches of Salou are a clear example of the Family Tourism Destination seal. All of them wave the Blue Flag and have quality services for the whole family.
The Beaches of Llevant and Ponent also have the Q Quality Certificate and during the months of July and August they offer a Children's Club with specialized monitors and activities for the little ones.
Things to do in Salou
Salou is a destination with a wide range of activities and entertainment for the whole family. We recommend you to take the tourist train and visit the most emblematic places. As well as go for a walk along the coastal path “Camino de Ronda” or enjoy water sports at the Costa Dorada Nautical Station.
Multi-adventure parks are the perfect option to enjoy a great family holiday. Bosc Aventura Park in Salou city centre, offers you funny zip lines, the climbing wall and paintball. For car lovers, we recommend visiting karts or discovering the surroundings with Jeep routes.
And don't forget PortAventura World, a world of surprises in its 3 theme parks, PortAventura Park, Caribe Aquatic Park and Ferrari Land. You can buy your tickets online and avoid long queues at the park's ticket office.
Sports and Adventures
Thanks to the good weather conditions and their hight quality sports facilicys, the catalan tourism agency was awared Salou like Sports Tourism Destination.
Water sports such as sailing, canoeing, scuba diving or water skiing have the point of reference in the Nautical Club.
For bicycle lovers, Salou offers numerous routes (road and cross) and multiple advantages and specialized services to cyclists. For those who enjoy the golf, Salou has the most modern golf club of the Costa Dorada, the Infinitum Golf with 3 unique golf courses, allowing you to play in a privileged natural environment, surrounded by pine forests and extraordinary sea views.
In addition, Salou is host to various sports competitions nationally and internationally (Rally RACC Costa Daurada, Raceboard Worldchampionship, Mare Nostrum Cup, etc ...)
There is no discussion. The food turns your vacation into an experience that goes beyond the senses, and Salou offers the Mediterranean flavors that will delight the most demanding palates.
The Salou Food Experience brand produces a gastronomic calendar each year with delicious events to promote local cuisine. The gastronomy of Salou, offers from the most traditional cuisine to the most avant-garde proposals of the best chefs.
Let yourself be advised. We are happy to recommend you a list of the best restaurants of Salou, traditional taverns, terraces and chiringuitos where you can taste the rich cuisine of the Costa Dorada.
Salou with kids
Salou was the first destination to obtain the Family Tourist Destination certification by Generalitat de Catalunya, thanks to the quality of equipment and specific services available to the whole family: accomodation, restaurants, activities ... all designed so that families enjoy an unforgettable vacation.
The beaches and PortAventura World are its main attractions, but the wide variety of family activities have made Salou a good holiday destination for travel with kids.
At Universal Holiday Centre we have the best accommodation in Salou to enjoy a fun family holiday. If you prefer to rent a house in Salou, this is also a great option for children.