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Cap Salou

Cap Salou Holidays

Located on the east coast of Spain and nestled between its busier neighbours, Salou and La Pineda, is the small town of Cap de Salou. This compact hotspot is the ideal destination for any family or couple wanting to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

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Soak up the rays

Cap de Salou may be a little resort town but it has plenty to do and see. Explore its gentle private beaches and its thriving neighbour city of Salou, offering tons of attractions and entertainment on your doorstep.

The beach of Playa Llarga in Cap de Salou has deep golden sandy stretches, incredible Mediterranean Sea views, and shallow water, perfect for snorkelling and playing in the low waves with your children. If you walk to the northern end of the beach you'll find some lovely restaurants as well as some small souvenir shops.

If you fancy something more secluded, try the mini beach at Playa de Llevant. You have to walk down steps into the cove, which is surrounded by high rock walls, meaning this beach is much less populated that its neighbour beaches and you'll find a spot to soak your feet in the crystal clear seawater.

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Adventures next door

Cap de 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. They 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.

Eating out

There are a small line-up of restaurants and bars in Cap de 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 de 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 de 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 de 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 de 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.