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Things to do in Salou

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

Our most recommended things to do in Salou

Salou: PortAventura and Ferrari Land 1, 2, or 3-Day Ticket

1. Salou: PortAventura and Ferrari Land 1, 2, or 3-Day Ticket

If you love adventures and experiencing an endless range of emotions, PortAventura Park & Ferrari Land is the best combo for you! Discover the six worlds of one of Europe's most iconic theme parks. PortAventura Park has more than 5 km of rollercoasters within the total amount of their 40 rides. You will find attractions for all tastes: from thrill rides to get the adrenaline pumping to gentler and family-friendly attractions. Also, attending the new shows and enjoying a wide variety of national and international cuisine it’s a must for each visitor who loves to experience the whole PortAventura adventure! This year, with the grand opening of: Uncharted! The PortAventura Park’s new dark roller coaster is based on the universe of the Sony Pictures film starring Tom Holland and will open midway through 2023. This new ride promises to be one of the year’s greatest experiences, not only at PortAventura World, but also in Europe. Don’t miss it! Also, culminate this great adventure strolling through Bella Italia and discover the history of the legendary Cavallino Rampante Ferrari Land it’s the latest park of PortAventura World and will bring you the passion of Ferrari with your family and friends in spectacular attractions that will make you feel like a real F1 driver.

Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

2. Cambrils: Costa Daurada Catamaran, with Food and Drinks

Set sail from Cambrils on a scenic catamaran cruise and take in the dramatic views of the Daurada Coast from the sea. Swim or snorkel in the crystal clear waters of the Mediterranean and enjoy snacks on board. After departing from the port, take in the stunning views of the coast on a comfortable catamaran. Sail for approximately an hour before dropping anchor between Cap Salou, La Pineda, or Montroig (depending on weather conditions). Bathe in the crystal clear waters, practice snorkeling, or simply soak up the sunshine on deck with a glass of cava. Enjoy delicious snacks with soft drinks, beer, sangria, and cava on board.

Salou: Off-Road Guided Quad Safari with Hotel Pickup

3. Salou: Off-Road Guided Quad Safari with Hotel Pickup

Enjoy by driving your Quad on the off roads in Salou. Your professional guide, who will also accompany you on the entire route, will brief you on how to use the quad and how to properly handle the equipment. A fantastic activity for friends, family, or couples who want to spend an unforgettable moment with nature. All routes are led by a Professional Guide who can speak English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The routes are designed to accommodate both beginners and families, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your adventure.

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 1 & 2 Days Entry Ticket

4. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 1 & 2 Days Entry Ticket

Enjoy a day of thrills at PortAventura, Spain's largest theme park, just 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train. Explore the universe, divided into 6 distinct destinations, each with attractions for all ages, unique gastronomy, and typical products to purchase as one-off souvenir gifts. This year many surprises await you at PortAventura Park. From February 17th till March enjoy the Carnival of Carnivals at PortAventura Park! Make your way around the park to the samba beats, let yourself be carried away by their parades and shows, and immerse yourself in the best Carnival enviroment! Enjoy to the fullest the grand opening of: Uncharted! The PortAventura Park’s new dark roller coaster is based on the universe of the Sony Pictures film starring Tom Holland and will open midway through 2023. This new ride promises to be one of the year’s greatest experiences, not only at PortAventura World, but also in Europe. Have fun in Mexico, the Wild West, Imperial China, and Polynesia. With more than 37 attractions, from roller coasters to water slides, and skydiving simulators to cowboy shows, there’s something for everyone. The exotic landscape of marvelous Polynesia is a gift for the senses. Sounds, colors, and sensations will transport you to paradise. Explore the world of the Mediterranean, ideal for those who crave the tranquillity of a traditional fishing village. Have fun in China and go to the Far West to enjoy cowboy dances and shows. Indulge your inner child and put a smile back on your face at the new Sesame Street rides, where Bert and Ernie await old and young alike.

Salou: Scuba Diving for Beginners

5. Salou: Scuba Diving for Beginners

Enjoy your first scuba diving experience on a beautiful Mediterranean beach bathed in warm, clear blue water. Discover an abundance of marine life at one of the many dive spots in Salou, which include simple, sandy-bottom dives for beginners to epic deep dives. After pickup from your hotel, transfer to the beach where your diving experience will begin. Accompanied by an experienced guide, learn how to scuba dive at your own pace. The dives are done from the beach and the dive location will be decided depending on customer experience. This diving excursion does not require any experience, and it is not even necessary to know how to swim. Wetsuit and full equipment will be supplied.

Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

6. Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

Enjoy thrills with your friends and family all year round at PortAventura World. Feel the adrenaline rush onboard roller coasters or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore the different worlds at the three parks of the resort: PortAventura Park, Ferrari Land, and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. Meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in faraway lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Discover 5 theme areas based on different civilizations PortAventura Park, and a special Sesame Street-themed area for children. Enjoy roller coasters, shows, and thrilling rides. Make a splash with entrance to PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. Explore a world of water slides, aquatic features, and all other kinds of water-based fun for all the family. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. Visit a park unique to Europe and see the tribute not only to the technological achievements of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Experience the speed, innovation, adrenaline, of Ferrari.

PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

7. PortAventura and Ferrari Land: Full-Day Trip from Barcelona

At 9:00 in the morning, we will depart from the office at Estació del Nord, located very close to Arc de Triomf, please be at the meeting point at least 15 minutes in advance. Relax and enjoy the journey, we will arrive at PortAventura World around 10:30 A.M. Spend a full day enjoying the attractions at Ferrari Land and PortAventura Park, complete with comfortable round-trip transfers from Barcelona. Marvel at Europe’s tallest and fastest vertical accelerator at Ferrari World. Experience an authentic racing circuit with a 570-meter track. Feel the thrill of speed with 8 simulators that create an authentic F1 driving experience. See re-creations of the main façades of the Colosseum, the Scala and the Campanile of San Marco. Walk along the streets and stop at a store where you’ll find the most of exclusive products of the Ferrari brand. Enjoy all the flavors of Italy in an authentic trattoria. On this 12-hour combined program you’ll also visit PortAventura Park, which features 6 completely different worlds of adventure. Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West are waiting for your visit. Whatever you like to do, you'll find something to suit your tastes. PortAventura Park offers 40 rides for you to test your courage and to experience a rush of adrenaline. You’ll find rides boasting records in height, speed and size! You’ll encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You can cool off in water attractions like Angkor or Tutuki Splash. You'll also find plenty of attractions suitable for younger visitors: the Tomahawk roller-coaster in Far West, the exciting Coco Piloto plane ride, the Imperial China play area, and lots more. Your guides will invite you to enjoy a different kind of entertainment as well – the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances. Discover dances from distant lands, tribal rhythms, shows by the light of bonfires and more. Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and experience a world of magic and music where anything is possible! Don’t miss the talking parrots in Aves del Paraíso, the thousands of soap bubbles in Bubblebou and the surprise meetings with friends from Sesame Street. Around 6:30 P.M. meet your guide again to go back to Barcelona office, please bear in mind that July and August we will be departing around 7:30 P.M. because the theme park remains open longer.

From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

8. From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

Come enjoy 2 hours of thrills, excitement and relaxation, all in one memory-filled trip on the fastest speedboat on the Costa Dorada. After you depart from Salou or Cambrils, your captain will soon have the boat gliding along the Costa Dorada coastline. Sit back and relax while enjoying the feeling of the wind and waves, and let your adrenaline start to flow.   Once the boat reaches its destination, you’ll drop anchor to take a dip in the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Life jackets and snorkels will be provided. Those who don’t want to swim can soak up the sun from the comfort of the boat. Drinks will be served while the boat is anchored. Choose from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. Once everyone is back on board, it’s full speed ahead back to the marina.

From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

9. From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

Enjoy a full-day of thrills and spills at Spain's largest theme park with an entry ticket and return transfer to PortAventura from Barcelona. Explore the Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México, and Far West regions of the park with over 40 rides to fuel your adrenaline. At 9:00 in the morning, we will depart from the office at Estació del Nord, located very close to Arc de Triomf, relax and enjoy the journey, we will arrive at PortAventura World around 10:30 A.M. At the park, you will discover one-of-a-kind rides in Europe with records for height, speed and size. Encounter intense, dizzying and exciting attractions such as Dragon Khan, Furius Baco and Shambhala, Europe’s highest roller coaster. You'll also find plenty of attractions for younger guests, and lots more fun for the whole family!  In addition to fantastic rides, enjoy a different kind of entertainment through the magic of show business with up to 40 daily performances! Step inside the Gran Teatro Imperial and discover a world of magic and music where anything is possible, including acrobats, dance routines and melodies! Around 6:30 P.M. meet your guide again to go back to Barcelona office, please bear in mind that July and August we will be departing around 7:30 P.M. because the theme park remains open longer. Let yourself be seduced by fantastic offers! 

Cambrils: Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

10. Cambrils: Catamaran Cruise with Food and Drinks

Embark on an unforgettable luxury catamaran tour from Cambrils and admire the coastline of Catalonia. Enjoy swimming or snorkeling in the clear waters of the region along with food and drinks. You will sail approximately for 1-hour until anchoring the catamaran between Cap Salou and La Pineda. Take a bath in the turquoise waters and have the opportunity to appreciate the seabed of Cap Salou. Feast on delicious snacks with soft drinks, beer, vermouth, wine, and cava on board. You can also enjoy an onboard barbeque during the tour. Depending on the direction of the wind, you will go south to the Montroig area, where water sometimes is of an intense blue. Admire the stunning beauty of the area while you swim or snorkel in the water.  

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4.4 / 5

based on 3,169 reviews

Much cheaper price than official park website, and some other sites. However, we went in high season, for Halloween weekend. On Saturday the park was full (about a 2 hour wait max per attraction) but we expected that. However on Sunday, it was really hellish. The queue far exceeded the entrance to the attractions so it was not a 2 hour wait but much more. The park does not indicate more than 2 hours of waiting for the attractions. Although there are many more. I strongly recommend avoiding this kind of period, even if the park was well decorated. In summary, a Saturday in a normally crowded park and Sunday in an overcrowded park where it is not possible to do anything unless you want to waste a morning or an afternoon for an attraction. Not to mention force one from Ferrari land where I have no words to describe the wait....

Great prices through GetYourGuide. Saved a good amount on gate prices. Having the tickets on your phone means no ticket queues. Portaventura was fabulously decorated for Christmas with loads of photo opportunities. It was busy but nothing like during summer months. Only 30 mins for Dragon Khan. Downside - the water rides- log flumes and Tutuki splash not open in winter but River Rapids were open. Great family day out

Professional and very friendly guide. The experience was so much fun — Highly recommend!

I love portaventura,it was really busy so paid €40 pp for a fast pass which is worth it

Great opportunity not to wait in the line but go directly into the park.