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Come and be surprised

Salou, surprising beaches

Salou. Costa Dorada. 20 March 2024. On your list of happy moments there will surely be no shortage of those you will experience in Salou if you come and let yourself be surprised. You will be seduced by its beaches; You will be captivated by its natural and landscape wealth; You will enjoy knowing the secrets of its history; you will be encouraged to play sports; You will savor its varied and rich cuisine, and you will be able to choose between the most absolute relaxation or a long list of activities and proposals for leisure and fun. Come to Salou and be surprised! What more could you want?

Beaches and coves for all tastes

Salou surprises with the tranquility of its crystal-clear waters and the softness of the fine, golden sand of its 25 beaches and coves. Immerse yourself in them and enjoy them.

All Salou beaches comply with ISO 14001 quality certifications, blue flag and the Q for quality. The two main ones, Ponent beach, in front of Passeig Miramar, and Levante beach, which extends along Passeig de Jaume I, are perfect to enjoy with the family. Precisely, both have been recognized with the “Family Beach” seal awarded by the Catalan Tourism Agency. Its shallow waters are ideal for the little ones to have fun without worries, but they also have a wide range of services and are fully accessible for people with disabilities.

But if what you want is something further away from the center and more direct contact with nature, choose one of the coves in Salou such as Cala Capellans, Cala Crancs or Cala Font, with its pine trees and Mediterranean vegetation.

The Camino de Ronda: the natural beauty of Salou

For those who find happiness in walks by the sea, Salou surprises with a special gift: the Camino de Costa, also known as the Camino de Ronda. A 9 kilometer path that winds between the sea and the mountains while traveling along the beautiful Salou coastline.

From Pilons to Cap Salou, the Camino de Ronda passes through different beaches and coves of great scenic interest, through wooden walkways, striking cliffs and 26 viewpoints with spectacular views, including the Salou Lighthouse, 77 meters above the level. from sea.

The historical vestiges of Salou

Salou surprises not only with its rich history marked by military exploits led by King Jaume I, who left Salou with all his troops in 1229 to conquer Mallorca, but also by the first Iberian settlers, the corsairs who attacked the city in the Middle Ages, by the first tourists who built beautiful modernist chalets or by the vestiges of the Civil War.

If you like to know the history of the places you visit, Salou offers you the possibility of knowing:
  • the Iberian site of La Cella, possible origin of the mythical city Cal·lípolis
  • the Roman town of Barenys, where construction materials and amphorae were manufactured for the export of Tarragona wine.
  • the Torre Vella built in the 15th century to defend the municipality from pirates and corsairs, who attacked Salou for 400 years.
  • the modernist buildings on Paseo Jaume I, from the beginning of the 20th century, built by the first vacationers of Salou
  • the bunkers and machine gun nests built during the Civil War to prevent a sea attack.
You can discover many of these episodes as a family in the spectacular ceramic mural by the illustrator Pilarín Bayés, located on the porch of the Salou City Hall, on Advocat Gallego street.

Sport, a lifestyle for Salou

Salou shines as a destination and has become, without a doubt, a clear benchmark in sports tourism. And in Salou, sport is much more than an activity, it is a lifestyle throughout the year. And that is why the municipality has the Sports Tourism Destination seal from the Catalan Tourism Agency.

In accordance with this distinction, Salou offers high quality equipment and services that satisfy the needs of both the sporting elite, professionals and sports fans, be it football (15 fields), cycle tourism (with more than 2,000 km) sailing (9 km of coastline) or golf (with 3 courses), as well as tennis and paddle tennis courts, and 3 sports halls. This infrastructure allows Salou to host more than half a dozen national and international sports competitions every year, among which the RallyRACC stands out.

Salou, a gastronomic adventure

Salou also surprises us with a rich and varied gastronomic offer for all types of palates. Under the Salou Food Experience brand, traditional cuisine is intertwined with the most avant-garde and the most Mediterranean and local flavors are fused with international contributions. And all to offer unique culinary experiences for every occasion. At the epicenter of Salou's gastronomic scene is the Michelin-starred restaurant Deliranto, led by chef Pepe Moreno.

But the true gastronomic magic of Salou is revealed in its gastronomic days and in eventos as consolidated as Tasta Salou, the gastronomic rice days, Sabor Salou, Gastrotour, Gastrowine & music and the Squid Days, which are linked to the most traditional seafood cuisine.

Beaches, nature and landscape, history, sports and gastronomy, as well as popular culture, tranquility and fun. What more could you want?

If you come, Salou will surprise you!

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