Salou

Salou
4th September 2020 Safer Travel

Salou


Salou is a resort town along Spain’s northeastern Costa Daurada, in the Tarragona province. There is so much to explore in this city, from water parks to museums. Coastal walks are also a popular activity, along with beach walks to watch the sunrise or sunset.


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Details


Before visiting any town or city make sure you know the basics. General details and important information.

  • Emergency Services: 112
  • Language: Spanish
  • Currency: Euro
  • Country Code: ES
  • Travel Visa: None required
  • Population: 26,775

Risk Level


Researching various official sources, we perceive the risk to holiday makers and travellers are as follows;

Overall Risk 35%
Pickpickets 28%
Mugging 25%
Common Crimes 23%

Travellers Tips


Top travel advice and interesting tip bits of information from experienced travellers.

Emergencies


For the Emergency services just dial 112 from any phone.

Travelling Around


Salou offers easily accessible public transport. Train is a great way of getting around, with RENFE Station being at Port Aventura. For a scenic option, bike hire is a great way to experience the most out of the towns. Alternatively, taxis and car rentals are also available.

Airports

Train Stations

Salou Safety

  • What are some safety tips I should know?

    Salou is known for its low crime rates. The only main point to note is to keep an eye on your belongings when on the beach and not leave them unattended. With regards to nightlife there’s safety in numbers, the same as with anywhere. Just make sure you’re always in a group and you’ll be sure to have a fantastic time.

  • Are there any areas to avoid?

    Be careful on nights out to avoid street sellers selling drugs and counterfeit merchandise. This is extremely uncommon but useful to be aware of. Again, be sensible, use your common sense and have a great holiday!

  • How do I keep up with the local news?

Improve Your Personal Safety

Knowledge – the more you have the better equipped you are.

Awareness – the more you see the safer you become.

Response – the right reaction can change a situation.

Local Traditions


Every culture has its customs and traditions, they have been handed down the generations and are always held in high regards by the local residents.

Annual Ceremonies

Golden Night’s Summer Fiesta
Taking place in mid-summer at the end of July, this several week long ‘party’ hosts a range of concerts and processions as well as a large variety of refreshments being constantly on offer. The ‘party’ continually attracts large crowds each year giving a vibrant atmosphere and all topped off with firework display when the fun is about to end.

Annual Events


Annual events allow a city come together for some amazing experiences. If visiting at this time, make sure you have your accommodation booked and are always aware of your surroundings when travelling around.

Salou Events

The Bewitched Flamenco Show
Easily accessible being only a five minute taxi ride away from the beach and set within a typically Spanish environment, this show is not to be missed. The sheer skill and passion of the dancers should be enough to make you pay a visit, as well as the music and atmosphere all taking place within dimmed lighting. You won’t be able to take your eyes off the vibrant dresses of the female dancers whilst relaxing with a quiet drink at the bar or the seated area. The show is split into two parts with refreshments being passed around in the interval. A great evening show.

Salou Highlights

  • What else is there to see?

    Cala de le Font
    Lying within the west of the City, this picturesque beach will blow your mind. The cove is at the heart of the area and is a hiding gem for many. Whether you want to appreciate the beach at its peak in the day or relax and look over the water as the sun sets in the evening, definitely somewhere to go to end a great holiday. The beach is one of the quieter ones in the area as is less well known as it is not as heavily tourist populated as some. There are beach cafes a plenty and rock climbing opportunities. Simply stunning to visit.

    Avenida Jaume I
    More than merely any street, this area is located very close to the station and can be known as one of Salou’s hotspots. It boasts a range of traditional and modern architecture, each in themselves containing both traditional and modern shops, restaurants and bars. Day or night there’s always plenty to do and the street allows you to experience the sheer vast amount of nationalities that come to the area. If you’ve just stopped off for outside drink in the sunlight you will hear many a different accent, refreshing to hear. A place to bring your camera as there’s a multitude of statues as well as many a souvenir shop to provide you with memories of your trip there.

  • Are there any attractions?

    The Dancing Fountain Show
    Seen from the Promenade, close to the centre of Salou’s long golden stretch of beach, a 30 minute light show will amaze you. Very much appreciated by culture and arts fans, although visually stunning to anyone, the atmosphere, music and lights provide a fantastic show. Sit back and relax in the areas gardens and take a moment to watch the fountains many formations. Only a stone’s throw away from a huge selection of restaurants after the show has finished, you’d be mad not to see this night spectacular.

    Bosc Adventura
    Located in the East of the City and close to the beach, this attraction is one for sports fans. Whether you fancy crossing the circuit bridges and swinging across the zip wires you’re sure to get an adrenaline rush. A clever way of keeping the family fit as it’s fun and exciting exercise, the multiplex sports centre provides it all. Young and old will love it, there’s even paintballing and a large range of food and drink facilities on site.

  • Where is great to visit?

    PortAventura Park
    Every thrill seekers dream, this theme park will have you screaming for more. Situated in the centre of the city, it’s easy to get to and won’t leave you bored. The Park is best appreciated over more than one day as there’s simply too much to cram into a single visit. Variety shows, hotels, ample refreshments, a water park and a theme park, more than your standard family trip out! If you’re lucky enough to go on a special occasion, there are special celebrations and themes across the park. One not to miss out on.

    House of Illusion
    Located near the south coast of Salou, lies an attraction for the whole family. If you’re looking to be amazed then you’ve come to the right place. Once stepping through the door you’re hit with the mystical atmosphere. A large amount of performers will keep you entertained, from magicians to the variety performance, to the live mind reading, theatre itself and of course the bar. The bar offers as much alcohol as you could ever need, stocked with local offerings as well as old favourites and all set within beautiful candle-lit architecture. Somewhere you’ll never forget.

    Llevant Beach
    Known for being impressively clean and boasting clear shallow waters, this beach is perfect for a stroll and taking in the views of the City. Restaurants are a plenty nearby if you’re feeling hungry as well as a variety of shops and amusements on the beaches edge. But the only place you’ll really want to be is lying on the fine sands and soaking up the sun or catching up on a few beach sports if you’re feeling a bit more energetic.