Wednesday, 26 May 2010

Paraglider arrested drunk on beach in Salou

Salou local police arrested a man on Sunday for paragliding with visible signs of intoxication on the beaches of the Salou. He was seen by swimmers and officers, flying near buildings and electrical wiring and making low flights over the sand. The offender, a local man Segrià 42, was arrested for not following the rules of conduct for gliders.

Gravel and Asphalt for the Catalunya Rally

The organisers of the Catalunya Rally have announced a mixed-surface opening day and a final day which includes two runs through a 26-mile stage.

The October 22-24 event, which is based in Salou, will start with an opening day comprising two stages which run on gravel and asphalt, and one completely loose surface test.

For the first time in the history of the modern era of the World Rally Championship, the teams are likely to start Friday with a car in gravel specification and finish it in asphalt trim.

The Saturday and Sunday stages are all asphalt. The pre-event shakedown has been moved closer to Salou and altered to reflect the split nature of the event. The 1.8-mile stage is now part-gravel and part-asphalt.

Clerk of the course Aman Barfull said: "We are and we want to continue being an asphalt rally, but we have included a mixed day. This new rally concept benefits the show, both for spectators and for the media. And it follows the guidelines of the FIA, requesting organisers to provide for novelties and to contribute in order to raise the interest in the WRC.

"The rally consists of eight stages run twice in three days, totalling 792 miles, of which 220 are competitive."

Monday, 24 May 2010

Salou and Cambrils house prices and rental costs one of the highest in Catalunya

The figures in the report submitted by the real estate portal, one of the most important market are clear. Cambrils, an increase of 4.9% over last April, was the Catalan population in which more increased the price of rented housing. Salou, with 2.7%, was the second. The two municipalities of the Costa Daurada are followed Sant Boi, Cornell and Calafell, in the latter case, an increase of 1.9%.
Figures contrast with the general trend Catalunya lives in recent months. The same report notes that in one year, in Catalonia there has been a decrease of 7%, and Santa Coloma de Gramanet, Gava and Lloret de Mar, among others, the municipalities that experienced the greatest decline in April.
Barcelona remains the most expensive on the average price of rental housing, to 12.92 euros per square meter, followed by Castelldefels. At the opposite extreme is Reus, with an average price of 6.67 euros per square meter.
In high season
It is expected that in the coming months, coinciding with the peak tourist season, the price of rent in the Costa Daurada continue to grow. Nevertheless, both Cambrils, as Salou, have significant surplus of rental housing, which draws attention in light of this growth. The car also has become one of the formulas currently used by owners unable to sell their homes.
According to data provided by the Departament de Medi Ambient i Habitge of the Generalitat of Catalonia, between 2008 and 2009, Tarragona was the city that grew most rental contracts, doubling in number. In the case of Cambrils, went from 483 to 593 contracts on the same date. The trend showed a decrease in the average rental price, which stood at the Camp de Tarragona, around 698 euros, in 2009, almost twelve per cent less than in 2008, returning data to contrast with the growth has occurred in the heart of the Costa Daurada.
Reports produced by the Generalitat, or even the IESE also reveal another reality, the increase in the number of evictions for nonpayment.
This grave situation is precisely that causes a significant number of non-inhabited dwellings on the market, due to fear of their owners, include the same studies.

Thursday, 20 May 2010

Salou Airport Arrivals - Salou Luchthaven

To check all live Salou airport arrivals and departures have a look on the Live flight tracker on the Salou holiday website.
With upto date information on all arrivals and departures from Reus Airport

Te controleren of alles live Salou luchthaven van aankomst en vertrek een kijkje op de Live Flight Tracker op de website van Salou vakantie.
Met upto date informatie over alle aankomsten en vertrekken van het vliegveld Reus

Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Salou Discount Vouchers

Good news people we have got a few Salou discount vouchers for you to download and take with you, lots more to come but here are a few for starters.
For a 10% discount on Downhill Bike rides in Salou just visit the Salou website to print off your voucher.

We also have a 20% discount voucher for Airport transfers to and from Salou

And if that's not enough for you we have a fantastic offer fron Costa Dorada Cruises for a free glass bottom boat trip

Keep popping back for more fantastic Salou discounts or visit the Salou Holiday website.

Monday, 17 May 2010

Salou Golf

Anyone with an interest in Golf inSalou or on the Costa Daurada, we are currently developing a website just for you.
Salou Golf will bring you all the information you need for the perfect Golfing holiday in Salou or on the Costa Dorada, with details of where to book your Golf days out, acommodation details and more.
We will also be looking for sponsors so if you want to get involved just drop us a line via the Salou website.

Sunday, 16 May 2010


Some snap shots taken from the Salou Webcams today.
Salou Webcams

Ash cloud brings more disruption to Salou

Another week of flight chaos is heading the UK's way after that annoying ash cloud from Iceland has once more closed the skies over parts of Britain.

A no-fly zone has been imposed on parts of Britain by air traffic chiefs above parts of Northern Ireland until at least 1 pm today after the “high density” cloud approached the province from the north west.

Flights to and from Belfast International and Belfast City airports, and Ronaldsway airport on the Isle of Man have been cancelled until at least 1pm, with more possible airport closures expected on Monday.

The ash could close some of the busiest airports in southeast England until Tuesday, the transport department warned yesterday. At greatest risk today are Scotland and Northern Ireland.

Live flight information for Salou Reus Airport

Saturday, 15 May 2010

Salou - The perfect day out.

Plenty of things to do in Salou while the sun is shining. Have a wander down to Levante beach, hire a sun lounger from one of the many Chiringuitos along the beach. I prefer to visit Chiringuito Leon where you always get a friendly smile and welcome, with the added bonus that from there you can see and hear the nutty antics of Dany the mentalist prop from La Sal.

After a couple of beers or coffee's at the Chiringuito, take a stroll down to windy piont (the end of the promenade near the steps) stop on the way and have a chat with John, the prop at Los Chicos (always has a tale for you) then arrive at the Rinconcito del Mar where they provide the best Sangria in Salou, along with the super friendly hospitality of the owners Manel, Sole and Maria you can sit and chill, and wait for the most beautiful sunset, from the best view point in Salou.
More on Salou

Cesc Fabregas visits PortAventura Salou

Cesc Fabregas & Lionel Messi were both at Portaventura to help celebrate the theme parks 15th Anniversary.
Cesc was the official guest of the day, whils Lionel Messi was just there with his family for a day out. Somehow i think it should have been the other way around.


Friday, 14 May 2010

World Rally 2010 SALOU

From the 21st to the 24th October 2010 Salou will once again become the center of attention for the world's car rally fans.

The route and details of the Rally Catalunya-Costa Daurada 2010 will be announced next May 18 in a presentation to be held in the auditorium of the RACC, in Barcelona. What we do know is that both Salou and PortAventura once again will serve as a base of operations.

For the sixth consecutive year, the World Cup again will stop in the province of Tarragona. It will be the twelfth test schedule, the penultimate, so there is a very good chance that we will see the new champion here in Salou.

Thursday, 13 May 2010


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Wednesday, 12 May 2010

Salou Airport Transfer Offers

Good news for everyone flying to Salou this year, some fantastic offers are available for transfer to Salou from all Costa Daurada airports, in association with the Salou VIP card.
Touchdown tours offer the best 24hr airport transfer service to and from Salou
Airport Transfers Salou

Salou Businesses report a loss for municipal works.

"Who would have thought that they would start municipal work in early May?" Asked Marta Toledo, The paddock restaurant owner and one of the last affected by the work consisting of wiring for new streetlights and repair sidewalks in the street Punta Salou's Cavall. Like her, half a dozen shops have joined the outcry by not understanding either the timing or effectiveness of measures to improve lighting on the street.

Marcel Vos, who runs the Big Ben, explains that he has closed to the public "for most of the time in which the works were carried out." The owners of the various establishments claim that, because of these municipal works which started on April 30, "We have suffered serious economic damage", not quantified. Marta Toledo as an example said that "with the dust raised by the works, all the tables and the chairs are filled with dirt. Many clients go look in and end up walking away business because of the mess that they see. Did no one understand that these works could have been done in November or that could have been delayed until the end of the tourist season? ".

Streetlights and sidewalks

For Elena Monica Benayon, a resident of the area, "there are businesses that do not cover expenses. What does it mean? If a business does not trade, and tell me how you pay the bills. " Traders claimed also that "the work on the sidewalks is not cordoned off. So, while they continue to errect electricity and telephone poles no cars or children or handicapped chairs can pass. "

For its part, the City acknowledges having met with those involved and said that the issue will be resolved in early June. "We understand the position of merchants. Claims that do will be met ", say local sources. As to the date of the works, the municipality believes that they should not hurt too much "because it does not take place in the peak tourist season. They themselves had requested improvements. "

Tuesday, 11 May 2010

Become a Salou VIP

For those of you with a facebook account you can access the SALOU VIP facebook page here
Salou VIP Only those who pre-register will be able to collect their FREE cards & wristbands.
Don't miss out, there will be some fantastic discounts and offers available from all kinds of Salou businesses.

Flight disruptions at Reus Airport

There is the possibility of flight disruptions today at Reus / Salou airport due to the current volcanic ash cloud, check your flights before leaving for the airport.
Salou Flight Checker Live
Ryanair Announcements

Beach cleaning in Salou

Tuesday 07:00am
The guys are had at it making the beaches of Salou nice and clean for everyone. Here is a picture from the webcam at Levante Beach with the tractor doing its daily sand flattening job.Watch them in action on the Salou Webcams.

Monday, 10 May 2010

Salous number one website.

The Salou holiday website is rapidly becoming the number one website for Salou and the Costa Daurada, with over 14,000 visitors in the last ten days.

Thanks for everyone's support and we will continue to grow and provide you with as much up to date information about Salou and the Costa Daurada as it happens.
Don't forget to visit the Salou Forum for all the latest Salou info.


The website for the new SALOU V.I.P. memberships is now live for pre-registration of members.
This is TOTALLY FREE so what are you waiting for?
Become a Salou V.I.P. today.
Go here SALOU VIP to register today.

Sunday, 9 May 2010

Salou Fun Run Photos

Taken today at the start of the Salou fun run.

Reus Airport open 11am GMT

At the moment Reus airport is open with some flights affected.
There is an update due at midday local time.
Check your flights before leaving for the airport
For live Reus Airport and Salou Airport information please visit

Reus Airport Information

Salou Weather

Salou weather for Sunday 9th May
Cloudy but clearing with temeratures of about 17c
For more information on and Salou 5 day and 10 day froecasts visit
Salou Weather

Portaventura Ticket Offers

Fantastic Portaventura ticket offer, kids go FREE, with a family pass, 2 adults plus 2 kids only £130 or €149.
More info here
Portaventura Ticket Offers


Sunday the 9th May 2010 is the Salou Fun Run day. In support of the Fresia Group for cancer.
Pop down and give your support.
Salou Forum for more info.

Saturday, 8 May 2010


The all new Salou Forum is now live, come along and give your opinion on Salou, find out about what Salou has to offer, with Salou Hotel information, Salou Transport Information, PortAventura Ticket Offers, Salou Guided Tour Information, Salou Airport Transfer Information, Salou Special Offers and much much more.
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