You get a slice of the Costa Dorada’s sun, sand and nightlife on holidays to Salou – oh, and a whole theme park, too.

A golden choice

If you want to go for gold on your next getaway, Salou has you covered. This spot of Spanish sun sits on Spain’s Golden Coast, AKA the Costa Dorada, so it’s a given that it’s surrounded by sandy beaches. Whether you’re after a spot lined with bars and restaurants, such as Llevant Beach, or fancy something a little more family-friendly in the form of Ponent Beach, you’ll be sorted on the sun and sand front.

Spring break in style

Ready to party it up, Spanish style? Salou is known for being a student hotspot during the spring break season in April and May, thanks to its buzzing nightlife and party vibes right along the coast. While an international crowd heads to this spot over Easter, the city’s every-flavour nightclubs and bars keep the party going throughout the year. Or, just head to the beach with a cocktail in hand and enjoy the Insta-worthy sunsets in style.

All the action

Trips to Salou aren’t just about doing nothing on a sunlounger – the town has everything from huge rollercoasters to XL water flumes. Catalonia’s answer to Disneyland is right here – PortAventura theme park. It’s got a tropical-style waterpark, too. For some in-land culture, hop on the train to Tarragona or Barcelona and grab some tapas in amongst the city sights.

At a Glance

  • Party in the spring break capital of Spain
  • Sip sangria in a beachfront bar
  • Tick off Europe’s fastest and tallest rollercoaster