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Get to know Salou (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Salou. To help you make friends with Salou before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Salou, Catalonia, Spain, is the tourist capital on the Costa Dorada in Catalonia. It is one of the most popular resort destinations for both youngsters and families. In Salou, you will find exciting nightlife, beautiful sandy beaches, and a wide range of activities in the surroundings.

From spring till autumn, the beaches in Salou, Spain, are packed with holiday makers. English holiday makers are by far in the majority, but French, Spanish, German, and Dutch tourists are also frequent visitors to Salou. Due to the huge amount of UK citizens visiting, Salou may feel like a sunny colony. Fish and chips restaurants are all over the boulevard. Salou’s sandy beaches have a high maintenance standard and are one of the nicest in Europe. There is a strict control on the quality of the beaches, resulting in clean and attractive beaches.

Considering that Salou is a beach destination, summer is the best time to visit. There is an annual summer festival in August called The Golden Nights. At this event you can enjoy musical performances, cultural events, and fireworks by the beach.

If you like to get active during your holiday, there is a big theme park only twenty minutes from Salou -- Portaventura World, which was previously part of Universal Parks. There is also Ferrari Land and an aquapark. For a cultural trip, Tarragona makes a perfect day trip, just a short ride from Salou. In Tarragona, you find Roman ruins and a Medieval old town. Barcelona is a hundred kilometers from Salou and also a popular day trip, but it is impossible to see all the landmarks in Barcelona in one day. Organised trips to Barcelona can be booked through tour agents and possibly your Salou, Catalonia, Spain hostel.

Hostels in Salou, Catalonia, Spain, are scarce. Most people visiting are groups or couples that are staying in hotels or renting an apartment together. Salou, Catalonia, Spain hostels are a good choice for solo travelers. Be aware that most Salou, Catalonia, Spain hostels advertise their rooms on one booking engine only.

Written by local enthusiast for Salou hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Salou hostels Martin Straatman

Your Packing List for Salou

Your Packing List for Salou

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These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Other Nearby Cities

La Pineda (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Cambrils (7 Km / 4 mi.)
Tarragona (10 Km / 6 mi.)
Reus (9 Km / 6 mi.)
Altafulla (21 Km / 13 mi.)
Falset (28 Km / 17 mi.)
Comarruga (34 Km / 21 mi.)

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