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Salou

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

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Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

1. Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

Experience the thrills of PortAventura Aquatic Park, just 45 minutes from Barcelona, with a full-day entrance ticket, and enjoy one of the best and largest water parks in Spain. Located in the heart of the Daurada on the Catalonian coast, the amazing water park will plunge you into refreshing adventures, where you can practice rafting, go down water slides, or just relax in the sun on a lounger. Even young children can have bags of fun at the Caribbean-themed playground. Listen to the sound of the waves, combined with reggae music in every corner of the park. Explore more than 50,000 square meters (over 538,000 square feet) of tropical plants and water rides. Search for pirate treasure, travel full-speed down rapids, surf the waves of the vast pool, or relax in the calm waters of the river that borders the Aquatic Park. All this and more is waiting in a dream setting among palm trees, fantastic bars, restaurants, and exotic vegetation that will transport you to the heart of the tropics.

PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

2. PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

Enjoy 1, 2, or 3 days of thrills with a ticket to 2 amazing parks, meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in far away lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Feel the adrenaline rush on board roller coasters, unwind in the spa, enjoy the fresh air with a round of golf or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore PortAventura's third theme park dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm Ferrari. Visit a unique park in Europe and see its tribute not only to the technological facet of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Feel the speed, innovation, adrenaline, theming, and leading rides on an international scale. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. The tickets are valid for consecutive days after the first activation. The number of days depends on the option chosen. 

Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

3. Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

Sail across the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a Costa Daurada catamaran tour from Tarragona. Choose between a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks, a 3-hour cruise with drinks, or a 5-hour cruise with a tasty barbecue lunch and drinks. Stop to swim and snorkel in stunning locations. Board the boat and set sail from Tarragona. Sip on a ice-cold drink as the wind blows through your hair. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches and frolicking dolphins. Drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life and swimming through schools of silver fish. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck. Enjoy views of dynamic shoreline and turquoise waters as the catamaran sails back to Cambrils.

Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Entry Ticket

4. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park 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. 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.

From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

5. 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.

House of Illusion Mystery Theatre and Comedy Show

6. House of Illusion Mystery Theatre and Comedy Show

Be greeted by attentive staff and escorted up the grand stairs and onto a beautiful terrace or into the Houdini Bar. For Gold and VIP guests, you will be escorted into the VIP area, where you will at once be presented with a glass of champagne and treated to a beautiful room overlooking the sea. All guests will be treated to a close up parlor show before the doors to the theater open and you will be shown into a beautifully decorated, candlelit theater, where you will be served as much white wine, red wine, lager and soft drinks as you like, without even having to lift a finger. On the early dinner show option, enjoy a meal of fresh salad, marinated chicken, fries and ice cream or upgrade to the VIP package for a three course dinner of a mixed meat starter, sirloin steak or baked cod and a special dessert. Be entertained at your table by weird and wonderful mystery entertainers, followed closely by a hilarious variety performance, full of a mixture of magic, comedy and laughter. Throughout the second half of the show, explore the concept of ‘Dreams’. A mysterious world full of mystery, magic and bewilderment. Be full of amazement as the performers leave you lost for words with shadowography, manipulation, theatre of the mind and of course grand, mind blowing illusions.

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

7. 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 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 world-renowned rides.

Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

8. Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

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: Guided Jet Ski Tour

9. Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

Meet your guide at the port of Salou. Get set up with your lifejacket and receive a short safety briefing before starting the tour. Then, ride your jet-ski out into the sea. Feel the speed and adrenaline as you enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the guide who will escort you along the coast to ensure a safe and fun experience. Enjoy the views of the Costa Dorada as you ride across the waves at high speed. A deposit of €50 is required before your departure with the jet ski. This amount will be refunded at the end of the activity. To avoid delays, it's best to arrive at the activity point 30 minutes before the departure time.

From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

10. From Barcelona: PortAventura Theme Park Ticket & Transfer

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. Enjoy a full-day of thrills and spills at Spain's largest theme park on this day out to PortAventura from Barcelona. Six completely different worlds of adventure await you in PortAventura Park: Mediterrània, Polynesia, SésamoAventura, China, México and Far West. PortAventura Park is home to 40 rides for you to test your courage and feel an adrenaline rush. Whatever you're into, you're sure to find something to suit your interests! 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! 

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What people are saying about Salou

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 2,123 reviews

Excellent trip, tour guide full of knowledge. To much to see and to little time, need a good couple days in Barcelona to see all the interesting places and really appreciate it. This trip was well worth the money though & would do it again.

The best way to go and enjoy the two theme park in one day. But better buy an express ticket to be able to enjoy all the major rides easily

Great day. Couldn’t fault and would go on again. Great for kids who have no fear as they were leaping into ocean having great fun

Great fun - guys running the boat made it memorable for the kids

had a great tour with a lot of speed and water fun.