Salou - Things to do & Attractions

Top Things to do in Salou


Thrilling award-winning rides, shows, coasters and more in 6 exciting themed lands – if you’re staying in Salou a visit to PortAventura is an absolute must!

One of Europe’s most popular theme parks, PortAventura is home to Furious Baco – the fastest rollercoaster in Europe – as well as loads more pulse-pounding rides. Tickets are available from single-day entry up to a full week’s worth of fun, so you can choose whichever suits your holiday best!

Find out how to get the best out of your visit in our Ultimate Guide to PortAventura

Costa Caribe Water Park

Open throughout the summer, PortAventura’s Costa Caribe Water Park is the perfect place to cool off under the hot Spanish sun!

Thrill-seekers will want to head straight for Europe’s highest free-fall slide, while little ones enjoy a Sesame Street pirate adventure and the grown-ups relax in the Caribbean-themed pool.

With a Multi Bump slide, a 6-lane racer and loads more Caribbean-themed attractions, you’ll find more than 50,000m² of water fun at Costa Caribe!

Cirque du Soleil - Amaluna

Welcome to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon. Cirque du Soleil’s “Amaluna” tells an epic and emotional story of love that immerses its audience in a blaze of colour, music, lighting, characters and spectacular sets, with all the incredible, breathtaking features that characterise a Cirque du Soleil performance.





The main language in Salou is Catalan, but there is also a wide usage of Spanish, English, German and French


The closest airport to Salou is Reus Airport

Flight time from UK:

The average flight time from London to Reus Airport is 2h 10min



Opening times:

  • Salou’s establishments are generally open from 9.30am to 1.30pm and 4.30pm to 8pm Monday–Friday.
  • Many have the same opening hours on Saturdays and some are open until lunchtime on Sundays. Shopping centres and some of the larger stores remain open during the siesta (lunchtime).


  • Temperatures in Salou range from an average of 10°C in January and February, to an average of 24°C in August.
  • The sea temperature is at its warmest in August, when the water can reach temperatures of around 26°C.

Emergency numbers:

  • Country code: +34
  • Emergency Services Number: 112


EU standard, 220 V

Getting Around in Salou


  • The local bus service in Salou is called Plana. Their most popular service travels from Cambrils to Tarragona, and there is also a service to the City of Barcelona.
  • You can pay the driver for the journey, or buy a top-up travel card from local shops
  • To check timetables see the Plana website


  • The train station is located in the old town of Salou.
  • From here a train will take you to Barcelona City in about 1 hour and 15 minutes, or travelling south, as far as Valencia.
  • Train prices are very reasonable, but they stop on running fairly early at night
  • To check timetables see the Renfe website


  • Taxis are white and can be hailed on the street – if a taxi’s light is green it means they are available.
  • There are also several taxi ranks in Salou.
  • If you are in a bar or a hotel, the staff will usually be happy to call you a taxi

Just over an hour from Barcelona, Salou is a fabulous destination for anyone searching for a little Spanish sun, sea and sand! This popular family seaside resort is close to Reus International Airport in the Costa Dorada.

One of the most popular attractions in Salou is PortAventura – one of Europe’s most exciting theme parks! And if you fancy cooling off under the hot sun, you’ll find the Costa Caribe Aquatic park right next door.


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