Adventures next door
Cap Salou is a great location for any holidaymakers wanting accommodation close by to the city of Salou, but in a much quieter area. With this vibrant city on your doorstep you’ll have plenty of activities to venture out for including Spain’s biggest theme park, PortAventura.
This family fun holiday park is divided into six areas, five of which are based on civilisations of the world. Come explore Mediterrania, the Far West, Mexico, China and Polynesia. PortAventura holidays also have a Sesame Street area for children and are building a section dedicated to all things Ferrari in 2017.
If you’re a fan of thrills hop on PortAventura’s most famous ride, Shambhala – Expedicion al Himalaya, known by the locals as Shambhala. It’s the tallest and fastest hyper coaster in Europe. Another one to check out is Dragon Khan, which has eight exhilarating inversions.
There are a small line-up of restaurants and bars in Cap Salou offering up delicious authentic Spanish food on the resort’s promenade, which is called the Curve. Here you’ll find classic dishes such as paella and tapas as well as international restaurants serving British, Irish and even medieval style food.
Shopping and sights
Cap Salou is known for its lazy and laid-back attitude, frequented by tourists and locals alike because of its private beaches and access to its larger neighbour Salou. If you want to do a bit of shopping in Cap Salou you will find a few souvenir shops along the beach but it’s best to hit up Salou’s popular traditional markets for some more variety. Bonavista Market sells a selection of art, ornaments and trinkets on Sunday mornings and Via Roma sells similar merchandise on a smaller scale on Mondays.
For the history buffs in your group, Cap Salou is just a 15-minute drive away from Tarragona, the old Roman capital of Spain. Here you can explore the ancient amphitheatre, where gladiators did battle in front of 13,000 spectators. Journey back through time as you discover the circus once used for chariot races, the prominent aqueduct known as Pont del Diable or the ‘devil’s bridge’, and the Roman forum.
Night on the town
Even though Cap Salou is relatively small, it’s big on nightlife. With several bars and resorts offering up nightly entertainment, you are bound to find something that will appeal to everyone in your group. Head over to Avinguda de Carles Buigas for its lively disco or watch the Catalan dancing on the sea front. Other bars surrounding the area play live music and have cabaret and magic shows as well as karaoke and Irish tunes.
Even if you’re visiting on All Inclusive Costa Dorada holidays, it’s well worth taking a little spending money out for a taste of authentic Spanish nightlife in Cap Salou.