Welcome to Salou
Cruise Nation are delighted to bring you our great range of Salou Cruise & Stay Holidays. These packages all feature a cruise sailing from Barcelona which is one of the biggest cruise ports in the Mediterranean. This means that Cruise Nation bring you massive choice on cruise lines to sail with throughout the year. Our Salou Smart Packages feature FREE stays in one of many handpicked hotels which are all centrally located in Salou providing you with the ideal base from which to explore all that this exciting destination has to offer.
With our Salou Cruise & Stay packages, your flights will always be included. We also offer flights from a number of regional airports throughout the UK giving you much greater flexibility and making your holiday experience as smooth as possible.
The beaches in Salou include the main Llevant Beach, however there is also the Platja de Ponent, Platja dels Capellans and Cala Crancs. Where if you feel like being a little more active, it is a great hotspot for snorkelling, windsurfing and golf.
Take some time to explore the beautiful coastal path, where you can pay a visit to the Lighthouse of Salou which rewards visitors with stunning panoramic coastal views. Come evening, make sure to put on your dancing shoes as this resort town is packed with live music events and an infectious sense of fun.
Whilst there’s plenty to keep you occupied during your stay in Salou, it’s also a great base for exploring neighbouring attractions such as Reus, the birthplace of the famous architect Gaudi and Cambrils – a beautiful fishing village with an excellent array of seafood restaurants. And the perfect ending to a perfect stay in Salou is releasing your inner thrill seeker and visiting PortAventura World! With a wide variety of electrifying rides and attractions, you will have a whale of a time.
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Things to do in Salou
If sightseeing is your thing, then climb aboard the Tourist Train!…
With two different routes available to choose from, including shuttling you to PortAventura World, you will be able to discover the famous sights and secrets of Salou, such as the Monument to the Pescador, the Far of Salou and the church of Santa Maria del Mar.
If you’re looking for a fun day out with the family during your stay in Salou, then a visit to PortAventura world is a must…
This epic theme park is the biggest in Southern Europe and it attracts an astounding 4 million visitors a year. As well as the main theme park and its myriad of rides, you can find the newly launched Ferrari Land which is jam packed full of adventure making you feel like an official F1 Driver throughout the day. And don’t forget to pack your towel and swimwear for a swimmingly good time at Caribe Aquatic Park, slip and slide down the thrilling Mambo Limbo, splash around in La Laguna de Woody, where boredom has no place or choose to sit back and relax, at Bahama Beach whilst listening to the gentle lapping of waves.
With Barcelona only being a 90 minute bus journey away, why not head north and experience everything the Catalonian capital has to offer…
Visit the Camp Nou, home to Barcelona Football Club or see one of Antoni Guadi’s works which are dotted around the city.
Aquopolis Costa Dorada
Set just around the coast, Aquopolis is a must for any waterpark fan…
Aquopolis Costa Dorada
With rides such as the Boomerang and Kamikaze, you’ll enjoy an adrenaline filled day like no other. If you prefer your water parks at a slower pace, why not relax in the Blue Lagoon with its delightful waterfalls and tropical airs.
The beauty of Salou is its proximity to the coast line…
There’s nothing more pleasant than taking a stroll along the seafront whilst enjoying the sunshine and the fresh sea air. The Coastal Path is referred to as El Camino de Ronda – the Way Round. The best place to start your walk is the terraces of Paseo Colon and walking around to Cala Crancs – once a favourite haunt for pirates! The walk is 1,600 metres long and takes about 1h15m to complete.
With temperatures reaching the mid to high twenties in the peak of Summer, a visit to one of the fountains in Salou might be just what you need to cool down…
During certain times of the year these beautiful fountains have spectacular shows, shooting water in all different directions and high up in the air accompanied by beautiful coloured lights which give the water an ethereal appearance.
The Lighthouse of Salou
The Lighthouse of Salou offers impressive sea views that are sheltered from the hustle and bustle of the main resort…
The Lighthouse of Salou
It’s an area of panoramic natural beauty so make sure to pack your camera to capture it!
Restaurants in Salou
La Morera de Pablo i Esther
The Morera de Pablo i Esther is set in a quiet area of Salou, away from the main promenade. Offering an excellent fine-dining experience, this restaurant is a popular place for the locals of Salou and often gets booked up weeks in advance. The focus of the menu is on flavour and presentation and each dish is a treat for the senses.
This traditional restaurant specialises in delicious seafood dishes. Its wondeful patio overlooks one of Salou’s many beaches, so you can dine watching the sun set. If you want to eat inside instead, La Goleta’s clever designs means you can look out onto the beach whilst dining on their classic Catalan cuisine.
This hip venue has a welcoming ambience for all ages and it offers simple yet deliciously tasty favourites such as steak, burgers, fajitas and pizza. To drink they have incredible freakshakes and luscious frozen cocktails.
Cook and Travel
Classic cuisine with a creative twist is what you’ll find at Cook and Travel. An incredible amount of care and attention goes into each Mediterranean dish. With inspiration from Mexican and Peruvian cooking, it really needs to be tasted to be believed.
The Guinness Tavern
For the heartiest of meals served with a smile, the Guinness Tavern delivers. With great food, great service and great Guinness it is a must when out in Salou. It offers no-frill meals which hit the spot every time. This restaurant will be a regular must whilst on holiday in Salou.
Koko Beach Club
For the best cocktails in Salou, head to Koko Beach Club which features chic white sofas and fresh, colourful turquoise design accents. There’s plenty of outdoor seating so that you can enjoy the incredible sea view – making the sunset a picture perfect moment! As well as offering incredible cocktails, Koko Beach Club has a great menu with well-loved favourites such as pizza, burgers and chips.
For a night to remember head to Chaplins Salou, which hosts live performances 6 nights a week. With two rooms you can either listen to classic caberet or belt your heart out on the karaoke next door. Not only does it cater for the adults, it also hosts kids shows with Disney Princesses. It’s also a great place to watch sporting events on a big screen with plenty of atmosphere.
As one of the most popular bars and cafes in Salou, Danny Boy is a cornerstone of Salou nightlife. Danny Boy’s welcoming Irish hospitality makes it a must for couples and families alike, with live sport and music shown throughout the week, why not pop in.
Chiringuito Yayo Morabito
Located on one of Salou’s beautiful beaches, Morabito is a quirky little bar which boasts no walls and beautiful views whichever way you look. With its locality to Salou’s shops and its port, this little slice of the beach is great whatever time you visit.
Flash Back Salou
If you want a high class of clubbing, Flash Back is where you’ll find it. It boasts 2 different nightclub areas, 8 bars, a restaurant lounge and a VIP area. With a wide variety of music, from pop rock to the 80’s classics, Flash Back is sure to cater to your style of music. It also hosts the prestigious Miss and Mr Salou.
Events in Salou
Salou Winter Festival
The Salou Winter Festival takes place in the last week of January, stretching into February. There’s a wide range of events and activities that take place for all ages. The culminating moment has to be what is known as Cos Blanc. This spectacular display sees 25 tons of confetti being shot into the air by cannons. The exhilarating display lasts for three hours and takes place along a 500 metre route around the town.
This annual gastro-event takes place every year over a weekend in late March/early April. The town’s restaurants set up stalls along the seafront promenade and offer their best dishes for visitors to enjoy. As well as the food tents, there are also culinary-based activities for visitors to get involved with.
Taking place every year, usually in May, the Gastrotour provides an excellent way for visitors to explore the local cuisine. The Gastrotour is a route around participating restaurants, bars, cafes and ice cream parlours, which have created tapas and other dishes specifically for the event.