Salou is a resort that is suitable for people of all ages. The resort is most popular with families although due to the entertainment in the resort, you will also see couples and a few groups. The transfer time for this resort can be anything from 20 minutes to 45 minutes meaning you can get an idea of the location of the resort and look around at the scenery. The length of the journey depends on whereabouts in the resort you are staying. The beaches in Salou are covered in fine, golden sands and are extremely clean. You have a wide choice of beaches to use and some of them have even been awarded with the European Blue Flag for cleanliness. The resort is dominated by apartments, however there are also some hotels. They are mainly 2-3-stars, suiting people who are travelling on a budget. The apartments have all of the facilities that you will need for a self-catering option.
Salou is home to some brilliant beaches and therefore is home to brilliant water sports. You can try a relaxing water based activity and go on a boat trip, go sailing, or even hire a pedallo. If you prefer something more active, then why not try windsurfing, surfing, water-skiing, jet-skiing, scuba diving or snorkelling. If you would rather try something different then head to the marina for the amusement park, or travel just outside Salou to Port Aventura. Go-karting can also be done. If you enjoy water parks, then head to La Pineda which has one of the biggest water parks filled with swimming pools, slides and wave machines. If you prefer to go on excursions, then why no travel to Tarragona for the cathedral or go shopping and sightseeing in Barcelona. There are also castles and duty-free shopping opportunities in other areas.
Salou has something to suit everybody in the way of food. There are many British pubs, Italian restaurants, American style restaurants, Chinese and Spanish food. There are also quite a few classy restaurants. If you are looking for something more lively, then why not try one of the hundreds of bars and pubs as well as the music bars, discos, flamenco bars and even nightclubs. The nightclubs also tend to stay open until early hours of the morning. There is a wide range of shops on offer, including souvenir shops, expensive boutiques, leather shops, perfumeries, cosmetic stores, clothing shops, supermarkets and even a flea market. The public transport in the resort is very reliable, with many buses arriving every 15-20 minutes. Trains are also available and will take you to Barcelona every 2 hours. Taxis are also available, although it can be difficult to get one in the early hours of the morning when the bars and clubs are closing.
There are around 300 days of sunshine a year which means clear blue skies. During the warmest months of July and August, it can be very hot with temperatures reaching 30°C. The spring months of March and April see temperatures of 13-15°C, with May reaching up to 17°C. In June, temperatures finally start to rise to 25°C. During the summer, you will see at least 10 hours of sunshine a day, with water temperatures reaching 22°C. The coastal winds also help to keep the humidity levels down. During the autumn and winter you may see some rain, with September and October being the wettest months. As the resort is in the north, it is wetter than the south and in January, temperatures drop to around 9°C. The skies however tend to stay clear and blue.