Selection of Holiday rentals in Salou
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Villas to Rent in Salou
Find thousands of villas in Salou for an unforgettable summer on the Costa Dorada. Private rentals are your best alternative if you want to stick to a low budget and remain just a few minutes walk from Playa Larga, Cala Crancs, Cala Font or any of the other beaches in the area. You should visit Salou anytime from Easter onwards when the high season begins. If you’re visiting as a family, you will find Salou accommodation the perfect option for a trip with the kids. If you stay near Portaventura, you will be close to the most famous theme park on the Tarragona coast and enjoy it at a more reasonable price than other options. Salou is a destination that is in the same leagues of the likes of Benidorm and San Sebastián, and can be enjoyed by everyone since it has many leisure activities on offer that attract more and more tourists both internationally and nationally and isn't too far from the city of Barcelona. In fact, self-catering apartments in Salou have become increasingly popular with young people in recent years, particularly those with a pool. If your intention is to practise water sports, we recommend that you book a holiday rental for a few days near the Estacio Nautica Costa Daurada where you can practise kayaking, diving or sailing. If you prefer activities on land, you can walk the Camino de Rondas, or visit the Cala de Penya Tallada or Cala de Lengüadets which both have magnificent views over the Mediterranean. Don’t wait any longer - book with us now!
Where to book your self-catering apartment in Salou
Finding the best area to stay in Salou is key if you want freedom during your holidays. These are the most popular areas to find holiday villas in Salou near the beach:
- Paseo Jaime I: If you are looking for apartments near the beach, it is one of the best areas for you. This is the most important promenade in the city and extends from the marine to the Fuente Luminosa. In addition you will be right on the beachfront which is the widest of all. Imagine waking up to overlook the Mediterranean every day - there is accommodation in Paseo Jaime I from £90 a night if you’re looking for views, although you can easily find apartments in the perpendicular streets just a few minutes from the sea from only £65 per night.
- Carles Buigas: At the east end of the Jaime I promenade, you will find this street which is one of the liveliest neighbourhoods in Salou. It is where the nightlife is concentrated, so if you’re travelling with a group of friends this is the best option. In addition to bungalows and hostels, you will find cheap apartments in Carles Buigas from £45.
- Paseo Miramar: This is an area with a family atmosphere, and holiday apartments near the beach from £ 62 per night. It is the second major promenade of the city, continuing on from Paseo Jaime I to Cambrils. It is a little farther from the centre of Salou than the others, but if it a good area with plenty of amenities for shopping and eating so you don’t necessarily have to go to the city centre if you prefer not to.
- Cap de Salou: This is a secluded area of the centre where you will be as close as possible to the most beautiful hidden coves such as Cala Font, Cala dels Crancs, Cala Morisca and Cova del Lladre. This is a good choice if you’re travelling by car and you are looking for a quieter and more rural location, one which is less exploited by tourism. There are villas to rent in Salou with a private pool here from £60.
- Portaventura: The theme park of Portaventura is located about 3km from Salou, and is very close to the neighbouring town of Vilaseca. It is not advisable to stay in the hotels within the park, since you will have to depend on the transport every day to go to the beach, and it is usually quite costly. Therefore, the best alternative is in the east centre where you can find apartments in Salou near Portaventura. From the accommodation near Plaza de Cataluña you can reach the park in 8 minutes and you can rent from £34 per night. They are also very close to the beach too.
Holiday rentals in Salou
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Best time to travel to ‘Europe’s Beach’
The best time to travel to Salou is undoubtedly the summer season, in such great weather you can enjoy the chiringuitos at Poniente beach, outdoor activities, water sports and sunbathe to your heart’s content. Apartment rentals in Salou in summer can start at £42 per night, although in the month of August the price range may rise given the large number of tourists who come to the beaches of Salou. There are apartments in July from £45, and in August from £55 per night. In addition, on 15th August the Nits Daurades, the Summer Festival, is held in Salou. If you are looking for apartments in Salou Costa Dorada, we recommend that you come in September, when the weather is still good and the prices drop around 24%. But more and more visitors are choosing to come to Salou in the Easter holidays, when you can find accommodation from £24 per night. In addition, on the first Saturday of February it is quite common for people to rent for the weekend, since it coincides with the Cós Blanc, when the Winter Festival is celebrated.
Best beaches in Salou
Of course the beaches are the main attraction when booking Salou rentals. It is highly recommended to walk the Camino de Rondas, which is a succession of stairs and walkways through a rocky landscape, where you can also enjoy the beautiful views of the coves of Cabo Salou and tranquility of the Costa Dorada. These are the most outstanding beaches:
- Levante Beach: Also known as Llevant Beach, this is the main beach of Salou, it is 1,200m long and covered with fine golden sand. It has all the facilities and services of the urban beaches. At its north end is the Luminous Fountain and to the south is the marina.
- Long Beach: It is 500m long and is very close to the city centre. The water quality is higher than the more central and crowded beaches, and there are also chiringuitos and sun loungers available. It is also located in a less urbanised natural environment, which contributes to its charm.
- Poniente Beach: This is 1000m long and is one of the most touristic. It is perfect to go with children, as there are playgrounds, many water sport activities and beach bars catering to all tastes. Also on the seafront you will find the largest offer of restaurants for dinner or lunch overlooking the sea.
- Cala Font: This is a hidden gem in the Cap de Salou, so to get there you will have to take the car. The surrounding nature, with cliffs and the forest, creates a beautiful environment, although it is true that in recent years with the surrounding hotels it has become more crowded.
- Cala Crancs: This is a very small cove, which is scarcely 150m long, but it is worth visiting to dip in those unique turquoise waters in the Cap de Salou, 4.5 km from the centre. It is the best beach to practice diving.
- Cala Llenguadets: This is a more urban cove and does not have the natural charm of Cap de Salou, but it is also good for a different place to dip into the sea without having to move from the city. It has lounge chairs and beach bars.
- Penya Carved Cove: This is very small (60 m) and hidden, and is much less touristy than the rest since many people do not know it. It has been nicknamed as the Millionaire's Cove and its natural environment is incomparable. Of course, it does not have restaurants or beach bars, but that is precisely what its visitors quite like.
- Capellans Beach: On the Spanish Playa de los Capellanes, it is one of the most famous beaches of Salou. It is only 450m in length, which means it gets quite busy. You can access this beach from the street of Port de la Gavina.
- Cala Vinya: A beautiful cove that is quite small and very busy due to the amount of holiday accommodation that are in the area.
Portaventura Park and other points of interest in Salou
If you are thinking of a sun and beach getaway, book self catering in Salou. Its beaches and coves of golden sand and calm waters mean that it is a household name for the Costa Dorada, alongside Cambrils. In addition, Salou holds the Family Tourism Destination stamp, which makes it perfect for all families with small children. Did you know that it was built by the Greeks in the 6th century BC? And because of its status as a coastal city it became one of the most important ports of commercial exchange in the Mediterranean. Salou is also considered to be the capital of the Costa Daurada Festival. You can find all kinds of places to enjoy the nightlife, from English pubs, salsa bars and macro discos or beach bars. Some of the options in the party area are the 007 Party Bar, the Murphy's Pub, the Kalea Bar, Caffe di Mare, and the Flash Back, Kiss, Snoepys, Tropical and Port-au-Prince nightclubs.
- Port Aventura Park: This park has six thematic areas: Mediterrània, Far West, Mexico, China, Polynesia and Sésamo Aventura, and offers visitors more than 30 rides, 75 restaurants and 27 craft and gift shops. In addition to the rides, there are numerous family-friendly shows within the park. One of the most recent is Ferrari Land, with professional acrobats dancing to the rhythm of Italian popular music. Of course, the attraction that everyone knows is the Dragon Khan, one of the best roller coasters in Spain with up to 8 loops. A one-day ticket costs € 55 for adults and € 47 for children.
- Fuente Luminosa Light Show: Located at the end of the promenade, in Francesc Germá, it has become a tourist attraction thanks to the spectacle of light, music and water that can be seen every night.
- Stroll along Espigó del Moll: Between Paseo Jaime I and Paseo de Miramar you can see the famous monument of the Fisherman, a work that testifies to the past sailor of the municipality. But it is also a fantastic area to walk around and has lots of seaside restaurants.
- Tourist Train: There are two routes available, and they take you to places of interest in the city such as the Faro de Salou or the Church of Santa María del Mar. In addition, the journey ends in Port Aventura.
- Torre Vella exhibitions: It was built in 1530 for sighting pirates who were threatening to invade the city, and today it is an artistic centre for painting exhibitions where admission is free.