However, you really do need at least two full days in Salou. Here is our suggested itinerary: On day one, spend the morning on one of Salou’s nine beaches and coves, with fine golden sands, shallow waters and, some of them, surrounded by idyllic natural settings. After relaxing on a sun lounger, pluck up your courage to try out one of the water sports available at Ponent and Llevant Beaches. Activities include snorkelling, kayaking, kitesurfing, sailing... all with the best instructors and equipment. Do you dare?
When hunger calls, there’s no need to leave the beach to have a bite for lunch. The best option is to try out one of the guinguetes (beach bar-restaurants) to enjoy Mediterranean flavours while gazing out at the sea. Now, would you like to kick back and relax for a while, perhaps a little Spanish style siesta? You can do this on the beach or at any of the hotels, apartments or campgrounds in Salou..
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If you love running or bike riding, the late afternoon is the perfect time for the Camí de Ronda, or coastal path. You can do it on foot or bicycle. Whichever way you choose, you will discover the beaches and tucked-away coves, while wandering through pine groves and stunning landscapes, ending up at the lighthouse or Cape Salou, where there are exceptional views and the beautiful light of late afternoon.
On the way back, our proposal is clear: dinner with sea views. The culinary offering is extensive in Salou and you can try out traditional Catalan seafood and fish dishes, to the most exotic international cuisine.
Before kicking off the night on one of the numerous terraces, pubs or clubs, we recommend a stroll down Passeig Jaume I, where the water, light and sound show at the Cybernetic Fountains and Luminous Fountain should be underway.
Start off your second day in Salou in mid morning (sleep in, you’re on holiday!), perhaps at one of the two karting circuits, or the Bosc Aventura. The two go-kart facilities in Salou have tracks for adults and kids, and are considered among the best in Catalonia. Bosc Aventura (or the Adventure Forest) has zip-lines and paintball, as well as different fun routes in the trees, surrounded by nature. Another idea would be to play a round of golf at one of the three courses at Lumine Golf, in the midst of nature. Relaxation and even a bit of competition, while you enjoy spectacular views.
After lunch and a well-deserved rest, how about a catamaran ride along the coast? The Nautical Station has three hour tours, where you can gaze out upon the Costa Daurada as you sail by on the sea.
When you get back, the Tourist Train is well worth a ride. And you may even want to do it again.