Salou: Family Holidays in Costa Dorada

Strategically located on the Costa Dorada, Salou is a modern seaside resort that embraces both Spanish tradition and Mediterranean culture. It has warm friendly shores, a lively and entertaining nightlife, a relaxing atmosphere and the highlight is that it is very close to one of the most spectacular theme park in Europe: Port Aventura and the Port Aventura Aquatic Park.

Salou has always been a family friendly holiday destination. We invite you to discover and enjoy this modern and specialized family resort with your children. Since 2003, Salou has got the Catalan Government's "Family Holiday Resort" designation that covers accommodation, restaurants, shops, leisure services and entertainment, all offering the best for families.

Welcome to Salou!    

Note: besides being a certified family destination, Salou has a very busy nightlife attracting then a large number of young tourists.


Family Accommodation:

Salou’s range of accommodation is varied and modern, including hotels and apartments catering for every need, services of certified quality and just everything for kids such as instructors, kid’s activities, buffet, etc…
Among the accommodation in Salou, we offer you more than 90 hotels and apartments.

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What advantages will families find in Salou Costa Dorada?

In Salou you will find wide and large, golden safe sand beaches that slope gently into the warm Mediterranean weather. It is not hard to see why the area is known as the “Golden Coast”.
  • Salou beaches have the Blue Flag of the European Union, awarding the best and cleanest sea waters.
  • All kinds of water sports and activities in complete safety. In fact, the warmth and shallowness of the water make it ideal for children.
  • There are several options such as signing your kids up for their first windsurfing, sailing or canoeing lessons.
The family resort designation also covers accommodation establishments that cater to the needs of all children, from babies and toddlers:

  • Cots
  • baby bottle warmers
  • high chairs
  • safety covers on electrical sockets, etc

To older kids:
  • Children's menus
  • Mini-clubs
  • Playgrounds
  • ID bracelets
  • Special children's pools and zones, as well as extensive entertainment programs organized by qualified staff.
The Children's Beach Club:

The Children’s beach club lets parents enjoy Salou’s wonderful beaches while their children have fun in the care of specialized monitors who play games and organize activities for them. Located on the Llevant, Salou’s largest, longest, best known and most popular beach, the Club is a fenced area with a pergola where the kids can enjoy the club’s activities.

Facilities include outdoor picnic tables where the kids can work on handicrafts and chests where the material is kept while the club is closed.
The Children’s Club is open every day between 10 am and 8 pm from June to September. The price is per child per hour and children can be left for a maximum of three hours (please consult prices there).

What activities can we do in Salou for the whole family?

Book your holidays in Salou and you will find plenty of family attractions!
  • The Universal Port Aventura, just a few kilometres from the resort. The theme park is a huge draw for visitors, offering 5 different themed areas, ranging from the Mediterranean and the Wild West to Polynesia, Mexico and China.
Families are well-catered for in Salou with other attractions including:

  • a massive Waterpark
  • a Go-karting course
  • a toy library on the beach
  • kid’s entertainment, parties and cultural activities
To create great holiday memories that children will never forget.

And for those in search of a slice of the real Spain,
Salou is surrounded by beautiful countryside full of olive trees, almond groves and vineyards, and plenty of traditional villages nearby to visit.

Tarragona city, just 10 km west of Salou, is a great place for those interested in ancient history, with the old Roman ruins of an amphitheatre and an aqueduct, and home to numerous museums.

How to arrive to Salou in Costa Dorada?

Just over 100 kilometres from Barcelona and 19 kilometres from Tarragona, Salou stands out on account of its cosmopolitan and open character, boasting an amazing climate and landscapes.

By Car

High way AP7 (exit 35) Exit in Salou and follow the indications
High way A-7 (former N-340) Exit in Salou, then follow the indications
From the «Montblanc» (south of France) C-14

By Train

RENFE: Salou Station. Phone: +34 902 240 202
C/ Carles Roig, s/n
AVE: Camp Tarragona Station, perafort. Phone: +34 902 204 202
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By Bus

From Barcelona (75 km) HIFE Company Information and reservations: Tel. +34 902 119 814

By Plane

From Reus airport by Barcelona Bus. Ryanair Low Cost Flights arrive to this airport
From Barcelona Airport: Train to the central station Sants and then train to Tarragona – Salou.
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Salou Tourism Board
Xalet Torremar, Paseig de Jaume I, 4
43840 Salou (Tarragona) – Phone +34 977 350102

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