Afternoon day 1: Discovering the beaches
Start by leaving the car behind (or whatever transportation you took to get to Salou) and stretching your legs with a gentle walk around the town’s four beaches: Llevant, Ponent, Capellans and Llarga. Llevant is the longest and has a range of services and leisure facilities, including games for kids and the Club Infantil club for kids, which is open in July and August. If you’re an active type and want to practise any of the activities offered by the Estació Nàutica, this is the place to head. And what if you happen to prefer small coves to beaches? No problem – Salou has some beautiful ones. You can't go wrong with any one of the following five: Vinya, Crancs, Font, Penya Tallada and Llenguadets.
When it’s time for dinner, you won’t find it difficult to find a good place to eat. Close to the beaches, there are 'guinguetes' (informal cafés) and restaurants where you can enjoy great fish or other excellent dishes. Before heading to bed (and to help your digestion), we recommend a walk along Passeig de Jaume I. There you’ll find a monument dedicated to this king – Jaume I and his troops left Salou on September 5, 1229, on their way to conquering Mallorca. Along this road, there are also modernista houses worth seeing, along with the automatically controlled fountains and lights, which provide quite a show for passers-by.