Salou is the ideal holiday destination for young families looking for a getaway to please the whole brood.This popular resort town has plenty on offer for all kinds of travellers, and while some holidaymakers might prefer to explore the area’s culture and traditions, it’s the beaches, parks and outdoor adventures that the families will love.
Read on for some inspiration about how you and the kids can get outdoors and stay active on your next holiday.
The Best of the Beaches
Many travellers choose Spain for its array of fantastic beaches, and it isn’t hard to see why. If you’re thinking about venturing to Salou on your next holiday with the little ones, here are the beaches you shouldn’t miss.
This is probably the most popular beach due to its central location, so if you don’t mind the crowds this is a must! All the necessary amenities for a family day out are easily accessible here – playgrounds, rental services, umbrellas and, of course, a number of great restaurants nearby. Paddle in the shallow waters or head out on a jet ski for something a little different. Either way, a day out at Platja Llevant won’t be forgotten in a hurry.
Cala Penya Tallada
Fancy something a little more secluded and private? Cala Penya Tallada is the perfect choice. This small cove is just 125 metres long and rarely becomes crowded since few people know about it. If you’re spending the day here, make sure you bring your own gear and picnic along – the beach is so secluded that there are no amenities nearby! This is the ideal location for a peaceful family adventure where you can simply enjoy the natural surroundings and one another’s company.
Go Crazy at Bosc Aventura
If you’re looking to let off some steam with the kids, Bosc Aventura Adventure Park is calling! Located in the centre of Salou and catering to children from three years old, this place is the go-to stop for families in search of outdoor fun.
Just some of the activities on offer at this park include archery tag, mini golf, teambuilding exercises, paintballing and zip lining – there’s guaranteed fun for the whole brood! If the children aren’t into the crazy activities, there are plenty of miniature obstacles dotted around the grounds. Everyone is catered for on this day out.
The Coastal Path Walk
Enjoy some bonding time with the family by heading out on a coastal path walk together. The Cami de Ronda in Salou is a fantastic walking trail and a great way to get away from the busy tourist centre to become one with nature. The pathways are easily accessible and safe for young children, so there’s no need to worry about precarious rocky trails.
Along the way you’ll spot numerous beaches, interesting rocky coves and even a small playground for the kids to enjoy as you take in the magnificent views. There are plenty of beautiful spots to enjoy a picnic together, so make the most of the walk and prepare some tasty refreshments to snack on as you wander Salou’s gorgeous coastline.
Where to Stay
Blaumar Hotel – Kids and adults alike will love a stay in this hotel. Boasting two swimming pools, a spa, a games room and a children’s play area, you and the little ones might not even want to leave your accommodation to explore the rest of Salou! If you do manage to pry the kids away from the onsite attractions, the adventure park is just a short drive away – the fun never ends!
Apartamentos Dorada Palace – If you’re going to be spending a lot of time soaking up the sun, Dorada Palace is in a great location for you as it’s just a short walk from the beach. There are three swimming pools onsite, a rooftop hot tub and each apartment has a private balcony – the perfect place to admire the stunning Spanish landscape.
How to Get There
From the UK, a flight to Barcelona Airport (BCN) takes just two hours, so you can stick a film on for the kids and you’ll be there before you know it. Once you land and you’re ready to get your family holiday underway, you’ll want to head straight to your accommodation to get unpacked. The best way to do this is to grab a shuttle transfer from the airport to Salou – you’ll be there in less than 90 minutes.
If you want a reliable and stress-free transfer, book in advance with Shuttle Direct. Your driver will be waiting for you when you land so you’ll be able to hop straight into the vehicle and continue your journey to your holiday destination. No stress, no hassle – just a holiday you’ll remember forever.
- UK to BCN Flight Time: 2 hours
- BCN to Salou Distance: 104 kilometres
- Shuttle Direct Transfer Time: 1 hour 20 minutes
About Shuttle Direct
At Shuttle Direct, we strive to provide excellent service and reliable airport transfers. If you’re looking to get to your holiday destination quickly and with no hassle, we’re your go-to provider. Book online today and you’re sure to have a stress-free holiday travel experience.