Thursday, 27 August 2009


Just down the coast from Salou is the town of Cambrils
One of its best and most treasured attractions, Cambrils fine golden sand beaches extend for 9 kilometres -the perfect place to enjoy the marvellous Mediterranean climate.

Cambrils beaches are top quality, as the blue flags they've been awarded by the European Union show, and gentle slopes make them very safe for the little ones.

What's more, skirting the beach is the Passeig Marítim, the seaside promenade, where you can enjoy the peace and quiet of Cambrils coast on foot, or by bike on the cycle path.

On the 5th September Cambrils has the "Nit Del Foc" (Night of Fire) an amazing spectacle similar to the one recently in Salou.

For other events in and around Cambrils check here

Salou Holiday Guide your comprehensive guide to Salou

Tuesday, 25 August 2009


10th - 15th September 2009

5 night club events all with happy hours at the start of the night plus drinks specials all night! Including spirit & mixers, beers plus cocktails too. In the daytime we’ve a lovely pool surrounded by palm trees and a waterfall where djs will play soulful grooves every day for you to relax to, plus we’ll be staging an afternoon cocktail party with food including Spanish tapas & djs playing on a cliff top with panoramic views over looking the sea. All this for an event pass of only £60!

Friday, 21 August 2009


Thomson Holidays to Salou
Spain… A European favourite. When it comes to sandy beaches, great family fun and affordability, it remains unbeatable.
Here’s the fun Spanish destination of Costa Dorada combined with a rightly priced hotel package.
Some say a holiday in the eurozone is too expensive, but a recent Post Office survey denies this.
As an example, the price of a family meal (two adults and two children), including a bottle of wine and two soft drinks at a local restaurant comes up to an average of £31.39 in Spain. In comparison, the same meal is £57.85 in Brighton.
Furthermore, the average cost of ten popular holiday items, such as a bottle of lager, sun cream or a cup of tea was 38 per cent cheaper in Spain than in Brighton.
The best deal at the moment: Salou’s Aparthotel Golden Avenida Suites are handily placed close to the Costa Dorada’s top attraction, the PortAventura theme park. Avenida Suites offers a Kidzone club, playgrounds with fun slides, a drop-in den, and a splashpool.
Seven nights of self-catering at the Avenida Park starts at £759 per family of four. Departing Gatwick on September 29. This price includes return flights, transfers, accommodation, and fuel supplements.
Call Thompson at 0871 231 3234 or visit


For the first time in the modern history of the World Rally Championship, the shakedown stage of the Catalunya Rally will form part of the competitive route.
In previous years, the shakedown test - a short stage run a day ahead of the start to offer the teams a final check over the cars - has always been run away from the route.
But, following a suggestion to the FIA from Catalunya Rally organisers RACC, the Salou-based event will break new ground when it runs from October 1-4.
Shakedown in Spain will include the first 4.32km of the Riudecanyes stage, which runs competitively (in its 16km entirety) twice on the final day of the penultimate round of this year's WRC.
A spokesman from the RACC said: "Using part of the real stages for shakedown will be another contribution to the continuous cost-reduction battle."
The leading drivers all have to complete at least two runs at shakedown between their allotted time of 08:00 and 10:00 - but there is now likely to be an increased enthusiasm from the drivers to complete as many runs at shakedown as possible, using it as the chance to fine-tune pace notes. Salou 2009

Thursday, 20 August 2009


Salou has two great events in one evening coming up. On Saturday 22nd August at 8 pm there'll be "Sardanas" the traditional Catalan folk dance close to the Sports Port.

After that, walk just 500 metres to the Plaça Venus (Camping Sanguli area) and hear the "Habaneres" Cuban style folk singing, starting at 10pm.

This is repeated on the following Saturday 29th and the Sardanas only on the day of the Diada de Catlunya (public Hoiday) on the 11th September.

There will also be street shows on the "Paseo" near to the statue/bis station on the 30th August, 13th, 20th and 27th September.


Salou is a tourist and residential city on the Costa Daurada (Golden Coast) Salou has thousands of visitors every year comprising mainly of English, Dutch, German and French.

Salou presents itself as a holiday destination and reference point, concentrating the majority of the basic tourism industry infrastructure in the Tarragona regions and acting as a main motor with regard to developing and capitalising on the diversity of the area’s entertainment and cultural offer. Salou is also home to the main agent for regional dynamism, the Costa Daurada’s attraction par excellence: the Universal Mediterránea complex, which consolidates the Salou product and its sphere of influence as the most important leisure centre on the Catalonian seaboard and in the Mediterranean arc in general.

Salou has Mild year-round temperatures; safe, orderly and shallow beaches offering all services and equipment; hidden coves of great natural and scenic interest; an urban design plan that gives centre stage to green spaces, plants, design and the architecture of the landscape; points of historical, architectural and monumental interest; a varied entertainment and leisure offer with highly dynamic sectors (shops and restaurants); and quality facilities have all helped to turn Salou into the “Capital of the Costa Daurada” and to earn it the top rating for Family Tourist Destinations in Catalonia. Salous beaches are a hive of activity in the summertime with some well placed Chiringuitos (Beach Bars) fully equipped to make your day on the beach as relaxing and enjoyable as possible take a look at the salou webcams page and the Salou Chiringuitos page to see what we mean.

In addition to the large variety of services and alternative activities available at the beaches, Salou has initiatives and acts for even the most diverse trends, habits and demands of today’s tourism: the opening of the Yacht Club, the future construction of a coastal route following the coves of Cap Salou, the environmental recovery of the coasts, and the execution of projects within the Plan for Tourism Excellence, which aims to turn Salou into a singular model for family tourism.

Salou has also transformed itself into an important residential destination. As a result of the city’s urban planning project to provide services and equipment, modernise its infrastructures and rezone the territory in order to achieve its re-equilibrium, plans have been implemented and carried out that have opened up the first-residence housing market. This fact, along with the city’s high standard of living, has played a key role in its spectacular demographic growth, as well as in convincing families from neighbouring towns and abroad (a high percentage of the inhabitants are from other EC countries), attracted by Salou’s conditions, possibilities and potential, to choose the city as their place of residence.

In short, Salou has projected itself as a city that cares about its services and is attentive to its community’s needs, offering ideal space both to live in and for social and professional development.

Take a walk along the promenade in Salou you will be amazed at how clean it is, not a scrap of litter to be seen, Salou is very keen to keep its clean and tidy image and no matter what time of day it is you will always se someone sweeping up or cleaning something on the promenade.

For a spectacular light and water display, make sure that you check out the fountains on Salou's promenade, they are amazing and hypnotic. See the Salou media gallery on the Salou holiday website for some video footage and photographs.