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Salou is the tourist capital of the Costa Dorada, due to its many tourist facilities and its beautiful beaches; it is a popular holiday destination due to its Mediterranean climate.

salou aerial view beach

Aside from its string of beaches interrupted by rocky coves, and its landscaped promenade, one of its main attractions is the Port Aventura resort.

Used as a port by Greeks (who named it Salauris) and Romans, it appeared again in an important historic event, when in 1229 the fleet of James I of Aragon departed from the port of Salou to conquer the Balearic Islands, thus creating the Kingdom of Majorca.

Later, Salou became a nest of pirates. After that it was considered an unsafe place, so in 1530 Archbishop of Tarragona decided to erect a new defence tower, now called Torre Vella.

In 1865 the railway station began to operate, opening a new development time, that led one hundred years later to a tourist boom that has brought prosperity to the town.

salou platja llevant

Salou was separated from the adjacent municipality of Vila-seca on 30 October 1989 by a decision of the Supreme Court of Spain.

Salou to Cambrils seaports_____ _____ Salou to Salou Cape

PortAventura Resort


PortAventura is a growing theme park resort on the Costa Daurada. The resort includes luxury four star accommodation, a major theme park, PortAventura Aquatic Park and a convention centre. The theme park’s main attractions are the Dragon Khan, a massive B&M mega-looper; Furius Baco, which is one of the fastest roller coasters in Europe; and The Hurricane Condor a tall falling tower ride which is 100 metres tall. In 2012 a new roller coaster called Shambhala: Expedición al Himalaya opened adjacent to the Dragon Kahn. The park also has a grand multi-media show, called the FiestaAventura, every night between the end of June and the end of August which features fireworks, fountains and parade floats.


Saloufest is the University sports festival which takes place on two separate occasions in April on an annual basis. The festival is infamous for its wild nature. In 2011 the festival brought 5.5 million euros into the local economy. The festival includes DJs and parties at the neighbouring resort’s nightclub called Pacha.

In April 2012 the Mayor of Salou inaugurated the facilities that have been built, which are six football fields(four artificial and 2 natural) including changing rooms, bar, waiting rooms and rooms for training sessions the second phase includes a further 6 more open fields, billiards room and shop selling merchandise.

The Coast

One of the main features of Costa Daurada and Terres de l’Ebre is the variety of the beaches, unique on the Catalan coast, ranging from sandy beaches with calm shallow waters, ideal for children, to pebbly or sandy beaches surrounded by red-hued cliffs.

Lagoons are one of the main features of the ecosystems found in the Ebro Delta. They consist of coastal pools of water running directly to the sea and surrounded by paddy fields. The productive life cycle of rice is the main reason for the changes in the salinity of the land, which in turn has been to a large extent the reason for the wide diversity of vegetation, fish and birds inhabiting the area.

Ebro Delta___ ___L’Ampolla to Olles ponds___ ___L’Ampolla to L’Aliga Cape


The Mountain

The Serra del Montsià stretches in a NE – SW direction and lies south of the Ebre river, its northern limit. Relatively high and located right by the Mediterranean coastline, it is an important landmark in the region. Its southern limit is marked by the Sénia River. The silhouette of the mountain range looks like a dragon, especially seen from the N. The view of the Ebro delta from La Foradada 698 m and the nice scenery merit the effort.


The mountains of the Costa Daurada are a real paradise to discover, full of natural virgin places, quiet corners and small and cosy villages where time seems to be stopped, keeping the its rural, authentic and local character.


Costa Daurada mountains

The Villages and Towns

NEAR many historical villages and monuments, old markets, very important towns, well comunicated by motorways and railway:

Barcelona: 157 km, 1 hour 39 min motorway, 2 hours 10 min Railway Salou: 48 km, 28 min motorway, 45 min Railway Port Aventura: 49 km, 30 min motorway, 48 min Railway Tortosa: 25 km, 20 min motorway, 35 min Railway Tarragona: 52 km, 35 min motorway, 55 min Railway Sea: 110 m Shops: 300 m Station and town center: 400 m

  • Highly recommended: Walking along the Passeig Jaume I, of the Port to the NE, day and night, buildings of the beginning XX century, with fountains, playgrounds for children and interesting sculptures.
  • Highly recommended: Walk along the coast to Cape Salou to NE (5km) and SO to Cambrils(9km) walk or bike.
  • Highly recommended: Torre Vella, 400 meters from the apartment. Historical building and cultural center.

It was built in the year 1530 by the Archbishop of Tarragona, Pere de Cardona to protect this part of the Coast against the pirates. The tower has been changed inside while the exterior has essentially its original look with the insignia of Pere de Cardona on the porch.
Currently, the Torre Vella is a cultural center devoted primarily to art exhibitions. Also houses the Museum of Contemporary Art, which has a collection of enamels of the authors of the twentieth century worldwide.

  • Recommended: Municipal Market, the center, Calle Roma, 700 meters from the apartment.
  • Recommended restaurants: Capri y Creta, The Paddock, Portofino or The Waterfront.

Ask for more ideas at the tourist office at 600 m from the apartment:

Tourist Office Chalet Torremar

Passeig Jaume 1,

43840 Salou (Tarragone) Espagne

Horaires d’Ouverture: 10h00 – 13h30 et 17h00 – 20h30

Tél: +34 97 735 0102


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