Top attractions in Salou
Top Sites in Salou
Located on the Costa Dorada is Salou, Spain, a beautiful resort city perfect for a family getaway or solo retreat on white beaches next to dramatic mountainside coastlines. Be sure to check out these top Salou highlights!
1. PortAventura Park
This fantastic amusement park is packed full of rides and entertainment, a perfect place to spend the afternoon of family-friendly fun.
2. Illuminated Fountain
Not far from the port is a series of lit up colored fountains, and even a
water maze, which are best viewed at night. The main attraction is a
synchronized evening light and music show.
3. Torre Vella
This watchtower was built in 1530 to overlook and protect Salou. Today
it houses a few unique art collections open to the public for free.
4. Llenguadets Beach
This hidden gem of Salou beaches is where the locals go on the weekends,
free of the regular tourist crowds. It’s small, peaceful, beautifully
maintained, and entirely stunning.
5. Aquopolis Water Park
Just east of Salou in La Pineda is Aquopolis, a water park where you can have your very own private encounter with a friendly dolphin.
There are a variety of guided tours that will take you climbing deep through the Salou mountains—an unforgettable adventure.
Downhill Bikes Salou consistently beats expectations with their guided
bike tours through the incredible scenery down the mountainside.
Planning Your Visit
Salou Tourist Season
Salou peak season runs from May to October, so be wise and book your
tickets in advance if visiting during these months. The Salou weather is
absolutely blissful at this time.
What’s to eat? Welcome to Catalonia, where it’s all about the refreshing
seaside dishes and drinks. Eating like a local means beachside Sangria
and tapas all day long and seafood paella for dinner.
It’s best to buy your tickets in advance, not from someone selling on
the streets. Scams are common in a tourist city like Salou—don’t run the
risk of getting overcharged or buying an invalid ticket.
Good to know
- Euro (€)
- Time Zone
- UTC (+01:00)
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- To avoid the tourists and the rainfall that comes at the end of the
summer, try to plan your visit in May or June, when the weather will
still be warm.
Other Sightseeing Options in Salou
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What people are saying about Salou
Absolutely out of this world! Had the best time on this tour. Well worth going! The guide at the vineyard was fantastic as was James (the guy who picks you up from your accommodation). The views from Siurana were breathtaking. We made it just in time for sunset after the wine tour! The group on the tour was only 6 people which was nice. You will not regret going to Priorat!
Our tour of mountains outside Salou/Tarragona was amazing. We experienced some amazing vistas of the region, and we visited some very beautiful villages along the way. James and Juan Carlos were both very pleasant and engaging, and they took a genuine interest in the tours they operated and the people they brought. I would strongly recommend this company
Juan Carlos planned an incredible tour for the three of us. The wine guide Jefferson gave us an unbelievable tour of the facility, from the beginning of history until now. Juan Carlos showed us the Village/Tiny Community of Siurana, so few tourists, exceptional views, and a lovely Restaurant Bar way at the top of the hill. A must tour!
Great rides, fun day out but expect long waits.
PortAventura land has some of Europe’s biggest and fastest rides and is a great day out but because of this it’s very busy. You can buy express wristbands, which allow you to go ahead of those that don’t but are very very expensive. Expect waits of 1-2+ hour waits for the big rides, bring a drink and a hat!
This was our first time to Spain. We love visiting amusement parks all over the world and this park exceeded our expectations! There were plenty of fun attractions to enjoy for kids and adults. The roller coasters were awesome! The employees were very friendly. We would take this tour again in the future.