Salou Honeymoon Travel Guide

Take in the thrills at one of the largest theme parks in Europe and sunbathe on a choice of three golden-sand beaches opposite the main town of Salou.


Salou, Spain
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Introducing Salou

Salou is a bustling beach resort on the Costa Dorada (or Costa Daurada), just a short drive away from the sights of Barcelona and Tarragona, and offers a great spot for a honeymoon.

Salou water park

What to do and see in Salou

Take in the thrills at one of the largest theme parks in Europe and sunbathe on a choice of three golden-sand beaches opposite the main town.

Or relax on one of several secluded coves surrounded by pine-fringed cliffs and luxury villas on nearby Cap (Cape) Salou.

Away from the beach, discover rides at the Salou fun fair, the illuminated ‘dancing' fountains on the promenade, and Torre Vella, a 16th century watchtower that hosts modern art exhibitions.

For some of the best thrills, head to the Port Aventura Amusement Park, one of Europe's largest theme parks, crammed with a series of fantastic rides and an excellent water park, the Costa Caribe (photo).

Watch the dolphin show and try the water chutes at Aquopolis Water Park in the neighbouring resort of La Pineda. Or stroll amid impressive Roman ruins and monuments at nearby Tarragona.

To the south lie the lagoons and marshes of the Delta de l'Ebre, a 32,000ha riverine wetland – the perfect locale for a day cruise; try to spot some of the 320-odd species of birdlife that migrate through this region.

After dark, discover a huge choice of music bars, discos, English-style pubs and nightclubs such as La Cage nightclub or Pacha in nearby La Pineda – perfect for party-going honeymoon couples.

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Salou offers a wide range of honeymoon accommodation including 4-star hotels such as the California Palace Hotel Salou, located close to the beach, and the Hotel El Paso Salou, which boasts a huge range of facilities and sits next door to Port Aventura.

Find the best deal, compare prices and read what other travellers have to say about hotel accommodation in Salou at TripAdvisor.

Best time to honeymoon in Salou

The best time to visit Salou is late May and June when the daytime temperature average 26ºC (79°F), and the resort is not yet swamped with the visitors that arrive during the high season months of July and August, when temperatures soar beyond 30°C (86°F).

September and October are also good times to holiday in Salou, averaging between 23°C (73°F) and 25°C (77°F), although you can also expect some short heavy downpours.

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Getting there

Salou is located on the Costa Dorada on the east coast of Spain, 11km south of Tarragona and 110km southwest of Barcelona.

Reus-Salou Airport is just 16km northwest of Salou, with daily flights from Madrid. Salou is just an hour from Barcelona by train or car.

Latest update Salou honeymoon destination: 7 February, 2017

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