Offering sunny beaches, Spain’s largest theme park and a whole host of water sports all within easy reach of Barcelona Airport, Salou is the perfect destination for family friendly fun. If you’re planning your next adventure, look no further than this popular getaway on the Costa Dorada, and make sure you try these four unmissable activities. |
A Visit to Port Aventura
Your kids will be thrilled to join the four million adrenaline seekers who flock to this theme park every year. Although some rides are not for the faint hearted (the famous Dragon Khan rollercoaster reaches top speeds of 105km/h), there really is something to suit all interests here. The park offers dance shows and fireworks, along with plenty of cafes and resting places where younger visitors can take a breather in the shade. With six themed areas taking you from the Old West to a Mediterranean Fisher Village, the kids are unlikely to get bored - in fact, you might have to tear them away at closing time.
Letting Loose at the Bosc Aventura
For a more natural adrenaline rush, head to Bosc Aventura, a classic outdoor adventure park in the centre of Salou that boasts an 80 metre zipline and four different rope bridge circuits. With varying heights and difficulty levels, this is another activity that offers something for the whole family. There are also plenty of shady picnic areas to recharge your batteries after a day of monkey business.
Taking a Stroll Along the Cami de Ronda If you’re looking for something a little more relaxed after all that thrill seeking, the Cami de Ronda is perfect for a warm summer’s evening. The path takes you along the coast, past stunning bays and coves, and features of historical interest like the Civil War bunkers at Cala Llenguadets. The walk is just 2km long - nothing too taxing for younger ramblers.
Taking a Dip at the Beach or at Aquopolis Costa Dorada No summer holiday is complete without ample opportunity to splash around outdoors. Take a trip to one of the region’s famous sandy beaches, and enjoy crystal clear shallow waters that are accommodating for less experienced swimmers. Alternatively, visit the Aquopolis water park with its Hawaii-inspired palm trees and hammocks, for a turn on the twisty water slides.
How to get to Salou
With hundreds of flights landing in the region every day from a variety of major cities, the Costa Dorada is one of the most accessible holiday destinations in Europe for young families. As one of many holiday hotspots within striking distance of Barcelona airport, Salou allows for minimum travel and maximum family time. The easiest way to reach this resort on a budget is by making use of the many low cost airlines serving Barcelona airport. Salou also benefits from great motorway links to the city, making a pre-booked private transfer worth considering, especially if you want to get the whole family to the hotel as quickly as possible whilst avoiding the dreaded cries of ‘are we nearly there yet?’
Lukas Johannes is a driver for Shuttle Direct, the number one provider of shared and private airport transfers all over Europe and northern Africa. If you’re looking for an affordable transfer from Barcelona Airport, Salou is just one of the destinations we serve. Lukas and his colleagues can make sure that you and your luggage get to and from the airport swiftly and safely.
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