Things to do in
Salou

Mountain climbing, snorkeling, and biking are just some of the adventures that await in this Spanish town.

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Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

1. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

Enjoy a day of thrills at PortAventura, Spain's largest theme park, just 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train. Explore the universe, divided into 6 distinct destinations, each with attractions for all ages, unique gastronomy, and typical products to purchase as one-off souvenir gifts. Have fun in Mexico, the Wild West, Imperial China, and Polynesia. With more than 37 attractions, from roller coasters to water slides, and skydiving simulators to cowboy shows, there’s something for everyone. The exotic landscape of marvelous Polynesia is a gift for the senses. Sounds, colors, and sensations will transport you to paradise. Explore the world of the Mediterranean, ideal for those who crave the tranquillity of a traditional fishing village. Have fun in China and go to the Far West to enjoy cowboy dances and shows. Indulge your inner child and put a smile back on your face at the new Sesame Street rides, where Bert and Ernie await old and young alike.

PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

2. PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

Enjoy 1, 2, or 3 days of thrills with a ticket to 2 amazing parks, meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in far away lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Feel the adrenaline rush on board roller coasters, unwind in the spa, enjoy the fresh air with a round of golf or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore PortAventura's third theme park dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm Ferrari. Visit a unique park in Europe and see its tribute not only to the technological facet of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Feel the speed, innovation, adrenaline, theming, and leading rides on an international scale. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. The tickets are valid for consecutive days after the first activation. The number of days depends on the option chosen. 

Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

3. Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

Sail across the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a Costa Daurada catamaran tour from Tarragona. Choose between a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks, a 3-hour cruise with drinks, or a 5-hour cruise with a tasty barbecue lunch and drinks. Stop to swim and snorkel in stunning locations. Board the boat and set sail from Tarragona. Sip on a ice-cold drink as the wind blows through your hair. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches and frolicking dolphins. Drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life and swimming through schools of silver fish. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck. Enjoy views of dynamic shoreline and turquoise waters as the catamaran sails back to Cambrils.

Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

4. Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

Experience the thrills of PortAventura Aquatic Park, just 45 minutes from Barcelona, with a full-day entrance ticket, and enjoy one of the best and largest water parks in Spain. Located in the heart of the Daurada on the Catalonian coast, the amazing water park will plunge you into refreshing adventures, where you can practice rafting, go down water slides, or just relax in the sun on a lounger. Even young children can have bags of fun at the Caribbean-themed playground. Listen to the sound of the waves, combined with reggae music in every corner of the park. Explore more than 50,000 square meters (over 538,000 square feet) of tropical plants and water rides. Search for pirate treasure, travel full-speed down rapids, surf the waves of the vast pool, or relax in the calm waters of the river that borders the Aquatic Park. All this and more is waiting in a dream setting among palm trees, fantastic bars, restaurants, and exotic vegetation that will transport you to the heart of the tropics.

From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

5. From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

Come enjoy 2 hours of thrills, excitement and relaxation, all in one memory-filled trip on the fastest speedboat on the Costa Dorada. After you depart from Salou or Cambrils, your captain will soon have the boat gliding along the Costa Dorada coastline. Sit back and relax while enjoying the feeling of the wind and waves, and let your adrenaline start to flow.   Once the boat reaches its destination, you’ll drop anchor to take a dip in the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Life jackets and snorkels will be provided. Those who don’t want to swim can soak up the sun from the comfort of the boat. Drinks will be served while the boat is anchored. Choose from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. Once everyone is back on board, it’s full speed ahead back to the marina.

Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

6. Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

Enjoy thrills with your friends and family all year round at PortAventura World. Feel the adrenaline rush onboard roller coasters or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore the different worlds at the three parks of the resort: PortAventura Park, Ferrari Land, and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. Meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in faraway lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. Visit a park unique to Europe and see the tribute not only to the technological achievements of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Experience the speed, innovation, adrenaline, of world-renowned rides.

Barcelona: Full Day Panoramic Tour with Free Time from Salou

7. Barcelona: Full Day Panoramic Tour with Free Time from Salou

Discover the best of Barcelona on this amazing guided sightseeing tour. Take the bus in Salou and relax for the one-hour journey to Barcelona. The first stop will be at the Camp Nou, the football stadium of FC Barcelona where, if possible, you will have time for a brief photo and a bathroom break. The second stop will be at Barcelona's most important landmark: the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. You will have the chance to walk around and take pictures. During the panoramic tour through Barcelona you will also see and hear explanations about the Arc de Triomph, Montjuic, the Olympic village, the beautiful houses built in the modernist style of Gaudí: Casa Mila and the colorful Casa Batllo. Once in the city center of Barcelona, enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace. You can choose to stroll along the Ramblas with its famous living statues and various stalls of flowers or walk around the Plaza Catalunya. You might take some time to lounge on one of the many terraces or take a bite in a restaurant as there are many on the Ramblas and in the Gothic Area.

Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

8. Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

Enjoy by driving your Quad on the off roads in Salou. Your professional guide, who will also accompany you on the entire route, will brief you on how to use the quad and how to properly handle the equipment. A fantastic activity for friends, family, or couples who want to spend an unforgettable moment with nature. All routes are led by a Professional Guide who can speak English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The routes are designed to accommodate both beginners and families, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your adventure.

From Salou: Villages and Lake or Waterfalls Jeep Excursion

9. From Salou: Villages and Lake or Waterfalls Jeep Excursion

Explore Baix Camp and Priorat on an excursion into these small monastery towns. On this trip, you’ll see the most unique sights this region has to offer as well as the most beautiful natural landscapes. See spectacular panoramic views of the valleys and admire the artistic flair of the facades of the buildings and monuments. From approximately January till May, visit the Mussara waterfalls, a 1-hour round trip by foot. Here, you can take a dip in its cool waters. From June to October, visit the idyllic Siurana Lake where you can take a swim in the refreshing water or relax and soak up the tranquil surroundings. Your guide will decide the best choice on the day of the tour, depending on the weather and the water levels at each location. If you prefer more urban activities, you can visit the typical Catalan towns or hermitages, true sources of artistic and historical information. This excursion will be made in a 4x4 or SUV etc that is available. Either way, enjoy a rugged adventure vehicle with comfortable seating and an amazing view of your surroundings. Each tour takes place at approximately 1000 meters of elevation. The tour is in English but depending on the availability of the guides sometimes other languages are possible.

Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

10. Salou: Guided Jet Ski Tour

Meet your guide at the port of Salou. Get set up with your lifejacket and receive a short safety briefing before starting the tour. Then, ride your jet-ski out into the sea. Feel the speed and adrenaline as you enjoy an unforgettable experience on the Mediterranean Sea. Follow the guide who will escort you along the coast to ensure a safe and fun experience. Enjoy the views of the Costa Dorada as you ride across the waves at high speed.

Planning Your Visit

  • Salou Tourist Season

    Salou peak season runs from May to October, so be wise and book your
    tickets in advance if visiting during these months. The Salou weather is
    absolutely blissful at this time.

  • Salou Restaurants

    What’s to eat? Welcome to Catalonia, where it’s all about the refreshing
    seaside dishes and drinks. Eating like a local means beachside Sangria
    and tapas all day long and seafood paella for dinner.

  • Beware Scalpers

    It’s best to buy your tickets in advance, not from someone selling on
    the streets. Scams are common in a tourist city like Salou—don’t run the
    risk of getting overcharged or buying an invalid ticket.

Good to know

  • Language
    Spanish
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+01:00)
  • Country Code
    +34
  • Best time to visit
    To avoid the tourists and the rainfall that comes at the end of the
    summer, try to plan your visit in May or June, when the weather will
    still be warm.

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What people are saying about Salou

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,367 reviews

My boyfriend and I had the most amazing time and got to experience the canyon just us two alongside the instructor Nikki! She was absolutely amazing and helped encourage us to make all of the amazing jumps in the canyon! An incredible experience that completely made our holiday! Couldn’t recommend it enough!

Amazing day we really enjoyed , I literally booked the ticket's the evening before which was then emailed to me instantly and the process was very straightforward when arriving at the park entrance just scanned the mobile ticket's and straight through, would definitely use again! Thanks

We booked for the Tuesday but it ended up being a bad forecast so we cancelled and re booked which was more than easy enough, got straight into park no issues and was a really good full day out

We really enjoyed this trip. John picked us up exactly on time at agreed place .He was friendly and knowledgable throughout trip .

Beautiful tour. Was very informative and interesting. Beautiful views throughout, well worth it.