Salou is a Spanish resort town that punches well above its quaint size. Golden beaches, theme parks and historical sites make this gorgeous spot on Spain’s Costa Daurada the ideal destination for a family vacation.
One of Salou’s most popular attractions is the PortAventura World theme park. It’s the perfect place to take the family for an exciting day out and ranks as the most visited theme park in Spain. Here, you’ll find all the classic experiences like roller coasters and log flumes, as well as an interactive Sesame Street ride.
Salou is a dream if you’re a fan of sun-soaked beaches. There’s Llevant Beach, a long stretch of golden sand that opens up from the city centre into the deep-blue Balearic Ocean. With a calm current, it’s the perfect spot to spend lazy summer days with the kids. If you’re looking for something quieter, the coast is filled with cozy, smaller beaches too.
Salou is packed with plenty of cultural things to see and do. Check out Torre Vella, a 16th-century stone defense tower that now houses a collection of art and artefacts as the Museum of Contemporary Enamels. The Church of Santa Maria del Mar of Salou is another must-see. With a rich maritime history, it’s Salou’s oldest religious building and features gorgeous mural paintings.