Our Guide to Family Holidays in Salou

Sun, sea, sand and thrills and spills – there’s no place like Salou, Spain for the perfect family holiday.

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Salou is the family capital of Spain’s stunning Costa Dorada. Miles of sandy beaches, captivating Mediterranean vistas and endless options for entertainment come together to create a family holiday destination to suit adults, kids and teens alike.

Our expert travel advisors have pieced together a list of the key must-sees for any family holiday in Salou.

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Experience the thrills of PortAventura

PortAventura is undoubtedly one of Salou’s major attractions for family holidays. It’s a big name attraction that attracts big numbers of visitors every year – more than four million annually! The park is surprisingly big too – it’s just as jam-packed full of rides and things to do as Disneyland Paris or Orlando’s theme parks. As well as the adrenaline-fuelled rides, there are facilities and attractions suitable for all ages. And while you’re there, visit Ferrari Land, a park within PortAventura perfect for car enthusiasts.

See historic Tarragona

The magnificent city of Tarragona is just a stone’s throw from Salou. Many centuries of history have left their mark on this magnificent place and it’s so captivating to explore the layers of heritage left behind by the people who lived, laughed and loved here. What was once an important harbour town in ancient Roman times is now a popular tourist destination with so much for families to see and do. Don’t forget to visit the seaside amphitheatre, a truly awe-inspiring sight.

Pop over to Barcelona

Barcelona is just an hour away from Salou by train. It’s a great option to have if you’ve got some wiggle room in your itinerary. Visit the famous Sagrada Familia with its otherworldly Gaudi architecture. Take a tour of the football stadium, the Nou Camp or just indulge in the local cuisine!

Spend a lazy day by the beach

Salou is celebrated for its beaches, and there’s a good reason why. You’ll find sandy beaches with great facilities for the whole family including playgrounds, restaurants and cafes. Let the little ones splash around the safe waters, known for being clear blue and calm. While away a day relaxing in the warm sun. Wherever you choose to stay in Salou, there’s sure to be your choice of amazing beaches nearby.

Bosc Aventura

This big adventure park is right in the middle of Salou. It’s got climbing walls, paintball and scavenger hunts. One of its main selling points is its fantastically fun 80-metre zip line. Perfect for adrenaline junkies and teens!

Hop on board Salou’s tourist train

How about something a bit different? The tourist train is a great way for the family to get around Salou and take in all it has to offer. No family holiday to Salou would be complete without taking in its major sights and that’s exactly what this tour will help you do. As well as the main attractions, the train will take you around to heritage sites and some hidden local gems.


Don’t forget to check out our site for more inspiration! We have detailed guides available to all our top family destinations. 

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