Salou, Spain, is a Mediterranean resort located near Barcelona that is famous for its beaches and theme parks. Much like other European seasides, it is a popular area for British and French tourists.
Salou is located in the Catalonia region on the Costa Dorada. This seaside resort stretches north of Barcelona to south of Tarragona.
Salou is only 50 miles away from central Barcelona, resulting in an easy day trip from the resort. It is also only 15 miles away from Reus, where you will find Reus International Airport.
The most popular resorts along Spain's Mediterranean seaside are located in Salou. Resorts line the shore, drawing in tourists from across the world.
The main beach in Salou is popular because it stretches for miles and is white and sandy. A second, quieter beach is located past Salou's harbor.
A short day trip from Salou, you will find Cambrils, an old fishing village that is popular for the outdoor enthusiast. Here you can not only go out with fisherman, but you can also bid on the day's catch at the market.
Article Written By Melissa Warner
Melissa Warner is a freelance writer and editor in Milwaukee, Wis. Her work has appeared in a variety of publications, including "The Irish American Post" and "The London Student." Warner received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and mass communication from the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee.