Friday, 5 December 2008

Holidays in Salou

Introduction to Salou
Salou is situated in the Costa Dorada between Cambrils and La Pineda, this resort host fine sandy beaches with calm seas. Salou is home to the number 1 attraction in the Costa Dorada of Port Aventura theme park, making it a great holiday destination.

Why go to Salou
Salou is a great for family holidays with great beaches water sports, good shopping, lots of local and British restaurants to suit everyone’s tastes.
Fun days out at the theme Park or the Costa caribe water park for all the family to enjoy.
There are lots of family bars and night bars to cater for everyone’s needs all within easy reach of each other.
Salou is only 1 and half hours from the amazing city of Barcelona, 20 mins away from Tarragona and Reus, and 15 mins away from Cambrils and La Pineda.

Who goes to Salou?
Salou is very popular with British tourists as well as Spaniards. Salou has wide appeal attracting visitors of all ages. Families, couples and young people will all find enjoyment in Salou.

How to get to Salou
The nearest Airport to Salou is Reus just 10 mins away, all major tour operators fly in to this resort in the summer period. If you are more of an independent traveller, Ryanair fly from several British airports daily.
Barcelona Airport is 1 hour 30 mins away and has a lot more budget airlines to choose from. Trains are very easy from Barcelona to Salou.

Salou Nightlife
Salou has the liveliest nightlife on the Costa Dorada with its many bars, clubs, karaoke bars and discos, where the young and energetic can party into the small hours.
It also has many family bars offering live entertainemnt and caberets for all the family to enjoy.

When to go to Salou
The most popular time to holiday in Salou is from April to October when the temperature ranges from a very pleasant 18 degrees rising to 30 degrees in the height of summer. High season months can be very busy. The outside months can be prone to light rain.

Salou shopping

There are plenty of wide ranging opportunities for shopping in Salou. Traditional souvenirs and gifts such as leather goods and ceramics can be found at the market in the old town centre every Monday. There is also a good supply of boutiques for fashions and other specialist shops. The most serious shoppers may be tempted by Barcelona, only one hour away by train or Tarragona or Reus just 20 mins away by public transport.

Salou eating
Salou has a wide variety of restaurants to suit all tastes and budgets. Traditional Spanish restaurants, fast food, and many british bars offering you the taste of home. All the restaurantrs in Salou offer you a warm welcome.

Where to stay in Salou
Salou is home to many hotels and Apartment however , if you are looking for a good value for money holiday and not having to worry about bringing too much spending money then have a look at the Villa Marina 3* all inclusive hotel. This family hotel offers you unlimited local produced drinks, soft and alcoholic, breakfast, lunch and dinner, snacks throughout the day and a full day and nightime entertainment programme for all the family to enjoy. All this included in the price. The Villa Marina was the first hotel in Salou to offer All Inclusive.

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Tuesday, 2 December 2008

Family Bars in Salou

One of the main questions when going on holidays is where can I get excellent value for money British food and entertainment. Salou is home to lots of British style bars and Pub, and one group of bars to mention offers you exactly that, and are all in easy reach from the Villa Marina.

Sinatra’s, situated on Calle Vendrell in the centre of Salou offers fantastic food from your Sunday Lunch with all trimmings, to curries, stir fries, Fish and Chips, children’s menu, full English breakfast with Mugs of tea or coffee and much more.
Sinatra also gives you the added bonus of a live show and entertainment for all the family to enjoy in an evening.
Sinatra’s is the furthest away from the Villa marina but still only 5 mins in a taxi.

Whetherspoons, situated on Carles Buigas in the centre, also offers a choice of great cafe style food, from, snacks, sandwiches to full British and international meals, and you will not be hungry after leaving here.

Titanic – situated just off Plaza Europa a fantastic cabaret bar of an evening with a whole range of shows from Elvis, Madonna, Comedians, Disco and your resident DJ starting your night with quizzes and Bingo!
Choose to sit on the top deck, lower deck or even the captains table and choose from a wide range of good quality meals.
All this is just 10 mins away from the Villa Marina.

Escape on to the sun terrace of O’Brien’s just situated next door to the Titanic and enjoy a jug of beer or sangria as well as a wide variety of snacks and meals.

Football mad! , pop in to the Shamrock and enjoy this fun sports bar with a cold cider or pint of Guinness, with a great atmosphere of a typical Irish Pub.

Black Bull – fantastic sun terrace to watch the world walk by, you can enjoy a variety of snacks. Football matches will be on and if you’re missing the soaps, they show them all.

This chain of bars is well run with friendly enthusiastic staffs that are always willing to chat and ensure you get exactly what you are looking for.
All of them show the latest football matches, sporting events, soaps and Sky news to keep you up to date whilst on your holiday.
For good value for money family orientated bars with quality food made from British Products, open from 09.00 – 02.00am make sure you pay them a visit.