COVE OR BEACH? YOU CHOOSE!
Get your swimsuit, towel and sunscreen ready and forget about stress on the unparalleled coves and beaches of Salou. Along its more than 14 km of coastline, you’ll find the perfect corner, from urban beaches that are adapted and accessible, with all the services, to coves hidden away by cliffs and pine forests, where peace and tranquility are guaranteed. Keep reading and discover some of the most charming beaches and coves.
THE TRANQUILITY OF THE SEA
- PENYA TALLADA COVE. A little corner in the middle of nature, located between Punta Roja and Penya Tallada, a rock wall jutting out into the sea. Disconnect and enjoy a relaxing day in the middle of Salou
- Crancs Cove Explore one of the most attractive coves in Salou and find your moment of peace on its 80 meters of golden sand. Surrounded by vegetation and natural boundaries, Crancs Cove is the ideal option to disconnect on your vacation.
SUMMER IN THE PUREST FORM
- PONENT AND LLEVANT BEACHES. Urban sandy beaches with a gentle slope leading down to the sea, ideal for children.
- CAPELLANS BEACHE A small beach in the town centre with very calm waters.
- LLARGA BEACH. Surrounded by pine trees and nature, Llarga beach is ideal if you want to sunbathe and take a break.
DISCOVER THEROMAN TARRACO
Tarragona is the capital of the province and is only 10 kilometers from Salou. It is connected by different means of transport, which makes it accessible to be able to visit at any time of the holiday, especially with the family. Both the smallest of the house, as well as the adults, will be able to see the Roman monuments of the ancient city of Tarraco, which in 2000 were included on the UNESCO World Heritage list.
We propose an ideal plan to enjoy with the family, and above all, so that the little ones know the history of one of the most important cities of the Ancient Roman Empire. In the link below you can find a Guide to the World Heritage Cities, in which you will delve into the main monuments of ancient Tarraco to be able to visit them with children in a fun and entertaining way.
La Siesta Salou one step away from Port Aventura
A magical world awaits you very close to La Siesta Salou Resort & Camping. Enjoy its incredible attractions and family shows. It will be an unforgettable day
Travel around the world at PortAventura Park, where you can become acquainted with other cultures and places such as China, Polynesia, the Far West and Mexico. Stroll through the Mediterrània and revisit your childhood at Sésamo Aventura. You might know its most famous residents, such as the Cookie Monster or Bert and Ernie. If you love excitement, you’ll love its 40rides and have fun at its shows.
PORTAVENTURA CARIBE AQUATIC PARK
At PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park you can take as many dips in the pool as you want in its 50,000 m2.
Have a great time with its fun attractions and put your courage to the test on the King Khajuana, the tallest free-fall slide in Europe.
Feel the speed at Ferrari Land, the new park at PortAventura World, where you’ll have one-of-a-kind experiences. Prepare for a spike of adrenalinafter climbing aboard its rides and feel like a kid in its more than 70,000 m2. Fun is guaranteed!
THE EBRE DELTA, NATURE IN THE PUREST FORM.
With more than 320 km2, the Ebre Delta is the perfect destination for your family excursions, either on foot or by bicycle. Bring some good shoes, cotton clothing, a hat and some binoculars to discover the great natural richness of its mouth and the surrounding towns.
Reconnect with nature in the purest form in its infinite rice paddies and along its kilometers of virgin beaches. Spot flamingos, moorhens and many other birds and delight in its gastronomy, prepared with quality local products.
While there is an infinite number of different routes, we want to make it easy for you and that’s why we’re suggesting some excursions for a perfect day out with your family.
Reserve the day!
- March-April: Abadejo Gastronomy Days (Tortosa)
- May: Delta Oyster Day and Oyster Gastronomy Days (L’Ampolla de Mar)
MONTBLANC, RELIVE THE MIDDLE AGES
Travel back in time with your entire family in the town with the greatest medieval tradition in all of
Catalonia. njoy Medieval Week in April, along with Its historical recreations; savor the products of artisan markets; relive history with theater performances of the legend of Sant Jordi or have a great time at the match between dragons and devils.
But Montblanc is not just a legendary town during this time of the year. Throughout the entire year,
trace the past with guided tours of its most emblematic places and get swept up in the magic of Montblanc!
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- End of April: Medieval week
- Mid-October: Clickània, Clickània, the Playmobil click festival.
CISTER ROUTE, AN EPOCH ADVENTURE.
Explore Catalonia by visiting a group of monuments of great historic and artistic value and discover the charm of the Cistercian monasteries of Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges! Art, culture, guided tours, handicrafts, wineries, gastronomy… All this and much more await you and your family on the Cister Route. You won’t want to miss it!
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- January: Black Truffle and Truffle Sniffing Dog Days (Vilanova de Prades)
- May: Sant Gallard Independent Music Festival (Conca de Barberà)
VALLS, A TOWN WITH VIEWS OF HEAVEN
If you’re not afraid of heights, climb up to the bell tower of the Church of Sant Joan, the tallest in all of Catalonia! From there, you can enjoy the skyline of Valls and admire each of its nooks and crannies. After going down its more than 300 steps, recharge your batteries with a good calçot with romesco sauce and prepare yourself for an exciting afternoon with the Xiquets de Valls, its very own group of castellers.
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- Last Sunday in January:The great calçotada festival
- First Tuesday and Wednesday of August: Firagost agricultural fair
PRIORAT ROUTE, MUCH MORE THAN WINE.
If you’re passionate about enology and nature, this route is perfect for you. Find out more about the more than 40 wineries and the Montsant and Priorat designations of origin, and learn to appreciate the nuances of some of the most unique, famous wines in the world.
Routes, gastronomy, cultural events, native flora and fauna, adventure sports…leisurely savor every nook and cranny of the Priorat and enjoy a laid-back day with your loved ones that won’t be easily forgotten.
Reserve the day!
- April-May: Falset Wine Festival
BARCELONA,AN AVANT-GARDE CITY
Barcelona is located just a few short kilometers from Salou. A cosmopolitan city, it is an icon of design and trends, where you will find a rich historical and cultural heritage Art, leisure, sports, sea, rich gastronomy…
Barcelona has it all!
If you would prefer to visit its historic and artistic legacy, we recommend visiting the Barri Gòtic to discover its medieval past. You can wander its streets full of modernist buildings, such as the Milà house, the Batlló house or Sagrada Familia church.
Don’t forget to stroll along its ramblas and visit its markets.
If you’re a soccer fan, and in particular, a Barça fan, remember to pass by Camp Nou. If you’re lucky, you might run into a player or two.
But if what you feel like enjoying the sea and sun, you can visit its 4 km of beaches. As you can see, Barcelona is a city to suit every taste.
SIURANA, IN THE MIDST OF A FORMIDABLE LANDSCAPE
If what you want is to discover a fairytale village with the memory of endless sieges and impossible conquests, Siurana is undoubtedly the place for you.
It took the knights of four counts to subdue it in an impregnable position above the river. Its castle defended an impassable border that stretched from Coll de Balaguer to Tamarit de Gaià.
Conquered in 1153, after the fall of Lleida and Tortosa, it was the last stronghold of the reconquest in Catalonia. If you look at the precipice that surrounds it, you will discover why it was not conquered for three centuries and why the end was so tragic.
Abdelazia,the moorish queen, rather than be subjected to the Christians, preferred to throw herself and her horse off the imposing cliff. The animal, in its futile resistance, left the imprint of its horseshoe on the rock for ever and ever. With the end of the reign of the queen, the last Saracen stronghold in Catalonia disappeared.
Today, we can contemplate a charming little village with houses and cobbled streets and the remains of the Saracen fortress, located at the entrance to the village. At its feet, a marsh with clean and calm waters offers the possibility of practising all kinds of water sports.
REUS, THE MODERNIST JEWEL WITH AIRPORT
The city of Reus has an architectural and decorative style of Modernisme, typical of the 1900s. The economic and cultural splendour of the time transformed its architecture into a modernist city.
Modernism is the most outstanding style in the urban planning of Reus. The birth of Antoni Gaudí and the presence of some of his closest collaborators in the city have left a visible mark and have given the city its aesthetic character.
The economic and cultural effervescence of the city in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, when Reus was the second city of Catalonia, can be seen in the luxury of the houses of the bourgeois families of the time, such as Casa Navàs or Casa Rull, but also in buildings as unique as the Institut Pere Mata psychiatric hospital.
Reus also has the main airport in the province of Tarragona, which is served by several low cost airlines. You can find out about the different routes and companies operating from Reus by clicking on the link below.
Stroll through the city
PRADES AND ITS MOUNTAINS
The population of Prades is located on a high plateau some 950m above sea level in the centre of the mountain massif known as the Muntanyes de Prades (Prades Mountains), which is part of the Cordillera Prelitoral Catalana and is one of the most important mountain features in the southern part of Catalonia. It covers an area of 3,300 hectares, oriented in a NE-SW direction, and its highest point is the Tossal de la Baltasana, at 1,203 m above sea level, which is a geodesic vertex of the highest order and the culminating peak of the massif.
The Prades Mountains separate the natural region of Camp de Tarragona, on the Mediterranean coast, from the regions of Conca de Barberà andPriorat, in the interior of the country. The special orography of the massif and its high altitude give it a peculiar climatology that is far removed from the typical Mediterranean system of the coast, being defined as a clear high mountain continental climate.
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- July: Festival and Cava Fair
ESCALADEI, IN THE HEART OF THE PRIORAT
In the municipality of Morera de Montsant we find the village of Escaladei. It was originally the convent of the Carthusian monastery that was established nearby. It was the seat of the business of the house, from where the prior procurator directed the workers, monks or not, who looked after the cellars, flocks and various fields.
The Carthusian monastery of Santa Maria d’Escaladei is the main monument of the region, which currently belongs to the Museum of the History of Catalonia. A visit to a restored cell, which gives a clear insight into the way of life of this community, is highly recommended. We also recommend a walk around the Carthusian monastery to La Piedad, the former resting place of the monks. In addition, there are several wineries in the vicinity of the village that can be visited.
GANDESA, LAND OF VINEYARDS AND OLIVE TREES
The capital of Terra Alta is undoubtedly an exciting enclave of vineyards and centuries-old olive trees. If what you are looking for is to taste the passion of the area’s wine-growing activity, combined with the age-old tradition of Mediterranean grapes and olives, Gandesa will not leave you indifferent.
It is worth mentioning the beauty of the Agricultural Cooperative, built at the beginning of the 20th century, which is listed as a Cultural Asset of National Interest and one of the seven wonders of Catalonia.
EL VENDRELL, CAPITAL OF BAIX PENEDÈS
Already in Roman times it was a strategic communications enclave, as it formed part of the well-known Via Augusta that connected the Iberian Peninsula with the Roman Empire.
The story of El Vendrell features Pau Casals, a revolutionary musician ahead of his time, who became one of the best cellists of the 20th century. In the municipality you can visit his former home, which has now been converted into a museum.
Another of the town’s tourist attractions is its deep-rooted castellera culture. Els Nens de El Vendrell, who were born in 1926, is the local Colla that can be seen performing in the different festivals of the town and nearby towns.
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- July and August: Pau Casals International Music Festival
TUNA TOUR, AN INCREDIBLE EXPERIENCE
Can you imagine swimming among hundreds of wild bluefin tuna? In this adventure you will be the protagonist and you will be able to observe these fish in their natural environment while you feed them.
It will be one of the best adventures of your life; the experience departs from the port of Ametlla de Mar aboard a modern catamaran. Then you can dive with the Balfegó bluefin tuna in the different pools located in the sea 5 kilometres from the coast, where these fish are found. After the activity, you can enjoy one of the delights of Mediterranean cuisine. What are you waiting for?
GO WINDSURFING ON THE COSTA DAURADA
If you are looking for excitement at sea, we suggest you experience water sports, and what better place than the Mediterranean? On the Costa Daurada you will find a wide variety of proposals to enjoy your favourite sport and try new experiences.
If you feel like riding the waves, we recommend windsurfing on beaches where the wind blows a little, for example, the Delta de l’Ebre is a perfect place to practice this sport. The weather conditions are ideal for windsurfing beginners.
If you dare to try this sport, don’t hesitate to visit a specialised nautical station with instructors to help you learn everything you need to know.
FISHING TRADITION, MEDITERRANEAN ESSENCE
The Costa Daurada has a wide range of municipalities that have been fully dedicated to fishing since Roman times. The fishing tradition is reflected in the essence of the gastronomy of the Costa Daurada.
The volume of catches of the fleets that leave before dawn can be seen daily in the fish markets. One of the most renowned on the Costa Daurada is the fish market in Cambrils, a neighbouring town just a few kilometres from Salou.
Along with Salou, Cambrils is a gastronomic attraction of great quality thanks to its fresh fish and seafood. It is therefore highly recommended to try the Mediterranean cuisine of the different restaurants in both towns.
A GASTRONOMIC LUXURY
From the region of Tarragonès to Les Terres de l’Ebre, you will find a wide variety of traditional Mediterranean dishes with fresh fish and seafood of the highest quality.
Among them, the famous Tarragona Red Prawn stands out, one of the queens of seafood in the area and which is present in the kitchens of the best restaurants in the province.
Another of the Costa Daurada’s most delicious crustaceans is the renowned Cambrils galera, which even has its own Gastronomic Days, normally held between February and March.
If we visit Les Terres de l’Ebre we can taste another of the wonders of local seafood, the cígala. Its intense flavour makes it one of the stars of the Delta’s rice dishes.
Reserve your day!
- February and March: Gastronomic Days of the Galera in Cambrils
- April: Cígala Gastronomic Days in La Ràpita
ENJOY THE BEST NAUTICAL ACTIVITIES
Fancy a different and fun-filled plan? We suggest you visit the water sports resorts on the Costa Daurada to experience unique and unforgettable moments that will make your family holidays the best of experiences.
We recommend Nàutic Parc in Salou. There you can choose from a wide range of activities for all ages, from the youngest to the oldest. Enjoy a day sailing along the best beaches and coves in the area, dive to discover the marine fauna or dare to take off metres above the sea with parasailing; feel the adrenaline as you discover Salou from a bird’s eye view.
WALKTHE NATURAL LANDSCAPES OF DREAMS
Discover Via Verda, one of the most interesting points of Les Terres de l’Ebre. It is a path that runs through the territory from north to south, through which you can get to know the landscape and the different neighboring towns, either by bicycle or on horseback.
The Via Verda runs through the old Zafán Valley railway that linked Aragon with the Mediterranean Sea and which was in operation for 31 years, closing on September 17, 1973.
The route that runs through the Baix Ebre region will allow you to discover spectacular sites and landscapes, from mountains to natural ponds. Enjoy nature in its purest state with your family and live an unforgettable experience.