Costa Dorada has one of the most attractive and iconic tourist destinations in the Mediterranean: Salou. Its beaches are visited every summer by thousands of tourists coming from all over Spain and Europe. They are white-sanded and shallow beaches.
Salou is, since 2003, one of 15 destinations certified with the seal of Family Tourism Destination, a guarantee that families in Salou will have a wide range of services and facilities suitable for all ages and which comply with all safety regulations.
The Levante beach, with an area of 1200 meters long and 70 meters wide, is the busiest in Salou. This beach, along with Poniente Beach, holds the prestigious "Q" badge for Tourism Quality.
Parallel to the Levante beach is Paseo Jaume I, a wide promenade with gardens and palm trees, where the broad appeal is the Light Fountain. This light and color fountain is close to the apartments Los Peces Rentalmar and is one of the most visited places in the summer evenings. At the other end of Paseo Jaume I and next to the Nautical Club we can find the Cybermetic Fountain, which dazzles visitors during the summer months with a show lasting 20 minutes in which music, light and water powered by 1000 jets are the protagonists.
Other beaches in Salou are Poniente, Capellans and Playa Larga beaches; the latter is perfect for all kinds of water sports. Besides these beaches, Llengüadets, Penya Tallada, Cala de la Font, and Cala Cala Vinya Crancs coves are also worth the visit.
Leisure in Salou is complemented significantly with the amusement park Port Aventura, which yearly receives more than 3 million visitors. It is located in Salou and Vila-seca and is just five minutes away from the apartments Paradis Rentalmar Families Only, which Rentalmar intends especially for family tourism.
If you book your holiday for the second week of August, you will be able to enjoy the summer local festival of Salou. This is the week of the Les Nits Daurades, a week of concerts, outdoor theatre and a lot of activities for people of all ages. The festivities culminate with a large fireworks display, a beautiful spectacle that can be enjoyed from the beach and is followed by live music.
During the first week of September, Salou celebrates the Festa del Rei Jaume I. In those days you can attend multiple activities that recreate the time when James I of Aragón sailed with all his fleet to conquer Mallorca. One of the activities that attracts most public is the Medieval Market. There you can buy handicrafts and see how they are made by the hand of merchants who recreate the trades of the time. Coinciding with this holiday, the Sent Soví Salou is also celebrated: a medieval-inspired gastronomic tour after one of the oldest recipe books in Europe (1324) which is considered the origin of Catalan cuisine.
In February the winter local festival in Salou takes place. The most anticipated day of all is the first Saturday in February. It is the festival of Coso Blanco, a parade of floats, costumes, music and tons of confetti in which more than 2,000 people take part and which welcomes yearly more than 30,000 visitors from all across the Tarragonés region.
An attractive way to know Salou is to take the Tourist Train route. This means of transport offers two routes, the Red Route and the Blue Route. The Red Route rolls through the historic sites of Salou while the Blue one is designed for those who want to visit the town center. Both routes have a one-hour tour and take off every 30 minutes.
For those wanting to enjoy the night, Salou has a wide range of bars, terraces, clubs and discos for all tastes. You can make the night last longer in some of the drink bars that are scattered along the beaches.
The website of the Salou Tourist Board has made available a downloadable series of guidebooks where you can find useful information to plan your stay in the capital of Costa Dorada. In Rentalmar we have apartments in Salou including all necessary amenities to enjoy a pleasant stay and with the guarantee that we always get you the best price.