The 10 best experiences to do in Salou

What to do in the capital of the Costa Daurada

The leisure and fun activities in Salou are one of the most powerful on the Mediterranean coast and this is our TOP 10 experiences to do in Salou.

Every summer, the Mapilife Salou guide selects the most representative experiences and activities in the capital of the Costa Daurada. From the most emblematic and well-known proposals to original activities and novelties. Enjoy them and share them with us on social media with the hashtag #mapilifeSalou.

1. PortAventura World

A must visit if you come to the Costa Daurada is to discover the parks of PortAventura World. Considered one of the best theme parks in the world and the first in Europe thanks to three unique parks with fun and excitement for young and old. PortAventura Park hosts more than 70 attractions and 40 daily shows. The park’s offer is completed by the refreshing Caribe Aquatic Park and the engine and innovation park: Ferrariland. Find out more about this unique amusement park, here.


2. House of Illusion shows

The nights of Salou are synonymous with magic and fun thanks to the daily shows of the House Of Illusion. Two different shows that captivate the whole family. The magic, escapism and mystery of the House Of Illusion and the music, comedy and dance of the Musiacals Show fill the Espigó del Moll auditorium with excitement. Some shows include drinks and some also dinner. More information about the shows, here.


3. Electric Karting Salou

Adrenaline and speed with 100% electric go-karts. The first karting in the state with this environmentally friendly kart model. Two 800 meter circuits to live a fun and safe experience for all levels of driving and ages. Check schedules, prices and promotions, here.


4. Bosc Aventura

Multi-activity park for all ages located in a natural area in the heart of Salou. Circuits with zip lines and flying bridges to jump between the trees. In addition, they have leisure activities such as a 14-hole mini golf, areas for a battle of paintballs: sofa paintball and paintball, for children and adults respectively. As well as a space for archery. More information on the activities of the urban adventure park of Salou, here. 


5. In & Out Escape Room

The escape room of the center of Salou, located on Valencia Street. They have a game, ‘The Secret Bunker’ where you must escape in less than an hour deciphering the riddles and challenges that will test your team. A leisure proposal for groups that is a trend everywhere and also succeeds on the Costa Daurada, check prices and availability, here.


6. Beti Martí Estètica Holística

Aesthetics and natural therapies center in the heart of Salou where to take care of our body and our mind. In this center, located on the Via Augusta in Salou, all kinds of beauty and health treatments are performed, as well as massages or hair removal, among others. Services aimed at both men and women. The experience we propose in the guide is a holistic massage, more information, here


7. Summit Salou

Exclusive attic terrace located on the roof of the Hotel Olympus in Salou, an open-air space with glass pool and chill out area. Ideal for meetings and celebrations during the afternoons and evenings. Summit Salou organizes themed parties every week with DJs and live music. Free entry and easy access to the top terrace directly from the street with the new elevators. Check out the agenda of events and their schedule, here.


8. Water activities

Salou has established itself as the capital of water activities on the Costa Daurada, as most of the beaches host activities to enjoy the beach in a more active and fun way. You have the opportunity to fly over the sea with parasailing, go on a jet ski trip along the coast, rent a small boat without a license to sail at your own pace, learn the technique of paddle surfing or go fishing. More information on the water activities of Salou, here.


9 – Coastal path of Salou

An emblematic excursion for the whole family, ideal to discover the whole environment and the coast of Salou, where you will walk through wooden platforms, natural beaches, secret coves and forests of native vegetation, making stops to contemplate the horizon and Salou from a distance in the different viewpoints. The ‘Camí de Ronda’ route, suitable for all ages, starts at the Els Pilons monument and goes to Els Replanells, a viewpoint located at the end of Platja Llarga. This stretch is about 2 km away and is quite flat. Then you can continue walking along a natural path and cross the whole area of Cap Salou to reach the lighthouse (4.5 kms).


10. Tennis H2O Salou

Located in a privileged natural environment, the Tennis Salou H2O sports club opens the doors of its modern facilities to new visitors to play tennis and paddle, offering very competitive prices per person and court. This center also has a gym and swimming pools, indoor and recreational, as well as a cool terrace and a restaurant serving good Mediterranean cuisine. More information and prices on Salou tennis, here.


Bonus: Viu el Salou sunset 

Mapilife selects the most spectacular places to enjoy this spectacle from the sky. Live one of the most magical experiences on the Costa Daurada and watch the sunset from the viewpoint of Els Pilons or from Summit, the attic of the Hotel Olympus, where you can watch the sun set with 360-degree views all savoring a cocktail. An ideal activity to say goodbye to the city and return home with charged batteries and a suitcase full of memories. Check out the selection of the most spectacular sunsets in Salou, here.


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