Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Train travel from the Villamarina Hotel in Salou

Here in the Villamarina Hotel in Salou we try to ensure we are offering you all the information you will need to ensure you have a fantastic all inclusive holiday. This all inclusive hotel is situated in the old part of Salou just minutes away from the Main train station making this the ideal location for those of you who want to explore. Or it may be that you are a train spotter and would like to watch the trains come through.

The main destination people like to visit when coming to Salou is Barcelona and this could not be easier. The following trains make this so easy and economical at this time for you to do this cost effectively:
  • The Regional Express train leaves Salou station at the following time 7.07, 8.43, 10.13, 19.43 and 20.39 taking approx 1h30mins to get to Barcelona Sants Station.
  • The Catalunya Express train leaves at the following times 14.13. 16.45, 18.18, taking approx 1h20mins to get to Barcelona Sants Station.
  • The Regional Train leaves Salou station at the following times 11.42, 17.36, 18.52, 20.20, taking approx 1h 20 mins to get to Barcelona Sants.
  • Coming back there is a train approx every 2 hours from 06.30am – 21.00pm.
  • Return Tickets from 7 – 11€.
Allowing the freedom to do things in your own time and see what you want to see. You can also visit other destination within the Costa Dorada or surrounding areas, very easily. The Villamarina Hotel in Salou is a fantastic base to visit Salou, the Costa Dorada and Barcelona.

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Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Car Hire Costa Dorada

Driving overseas is a great way to explore, Salou and the Costa dorada you can hire a car any time. The rules of the road can be very different, so it is important that you obey them.
Hiring a car enables you to visit more towns, villages and attractions within the Costa Dorada area at your own leisure.

The Costa Dorada is famous for its beaches, resorts and theme parks. With its many exciting sites to explore and easy access too many more, this area has become one of the most popular vacation destinations in Spain.

Easily the largest tourist draw to Salou is Port Aventura, a theme park. This theme park is filled with restaurants, shows, games, and of course rides. Featured, and dominating the skyline for miles around, is one of the largest rollercoaster’s in Europe, the terrifying and exciting Dragon Khan.

Salou contains several relics that stand as testament to its rich history. During the 13th century, King Jaume I conquered this city from the Moors and is still revered today. This beach town is awash in activities for holiday makers. Beyond the beautiful beach and its sunbathing and swimming options, Salou offers parasailing, golf, tennis, cycling, horseback riding in addition to its great restaurants, family Bars and clubs. Another option is the Aquopolis Water Park or Caribe Water Park. These parks have waterslides for all the family.

Salou is also well placed as a base for exploring other interesting places. Not far from Salou and easily reached by car is the town of Figueres which features the Salvador Dali Museum. It is also near the famous city of Barcelona just 1 hour by car with its magnificent Gaudi architecture and Montserrat spectacular mountain monastery. A bit closer to Salou you will find Tarragona which has many Roman ruins including the amphitheater.

You can also experience Cambrils a small fishing village just a 15 min drive away from Salou, and watch the fishermen bring home their live catch on an evening. By hiring a car you experience the Delta Ebro, with its fantastic scenery and fishing, just 25 mins down the coast.

Hiring a car gives you the freedom and choice of planning endless activities and sights for your trip to the Costa Dorada. Villa Marina is in the perfect location for you to go and explore the Costa Dorada by car.

3 well known car hire companies here in the Costa Dorada are Hertz, Europcar and Avis, and the average price for a small car for 1 week is from 230 – 300 euros.

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Friday, 14 November 2008

A unique way to see Barcelona - By Helicopter

Been to the Costa Dorada or the Villa Marina before? Well you will know the Villa Marina all inclusive hotel is only 1 hour 30 mins away from Barcelona by train. The train station is a 5 mins walk away from the hotel.

There is no better way to see Barcelona the capital of Catalunya from a different and exciting view for all the family.

Cathelicopters and Barcelona Helicopters are helicopter service companies in Barcelona, that offers a unique opportunity to see the city from a different perspective. This is a fantastic day for you to take home those different photos and enjoy the thrill of flying above Barcelona.
At least 4 persons minimum, 5 maximum, must reserve in order that the trip is carried out, it needs to be reserved with time.

BCN Costa Tour:
Helipad, WTC, Commercial Port, Olympic Port, Olympic Villa, Barcelona Beach, Forum, Besos River and back to the Helipad.

Approx 45.00 euros

BCN Skytour:
Helipad, WTC, Commercial Port, Olympic Port, Olympic Village, Barcelona Beach, Forum, Agbar Tower, Sagrada Familia, Park Güell, Tibidabo, Camp Nou, Olympic Ring of Montjuïc and Helipad

Approx 80.00 euros

BCNSkytour + Montserrat:
Tour: Recorrido: Helipad, WTC, Commercial Port, Olympic Port, Olympic Villa, Barceloneta Beach, Forum, Agbar Tower, Sagrada Familia, Eixample, Park Güell, Tibidabo, Montserrat, Camp Nou, Olympic Ring of Montjuïc and Helipad.

Approx 240.00 euros

The Villa Marina is the ideal location for you to go off and explore attractions at your own leisure in the area of Costa Dorada and we will give you the help and information you require for you to experience new and exciting adventures.

What better way than to have an all inclusive holiday here in this all inclusive hotel and save your spending money for exciting trips like this one.

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Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Barcelona Tour Bus


Fancy coming to the Villa Marina in salou but want to visit Barcelona?, The best and most independent way to do this is by utilizing the Barcelona City Hop-on Hop-off Tour which has three different tour routes to explore the city! See the major sights aboard an open-top double-decker bus, and with over 44 stops to choose from.

You decide where to hop on and hop off around the city depending on which attraction / sight you want to visit. Spend as much or as little time at places of interest before jumping aboard for the next stop - the choice is yours!

You are given a printed information guide about each stop when you buy your ticket as well as a discount voucher for entrance to museums and main sights which is always a bonus. You can hop-on and off as many times as you like at any of the 44 stops. Tickets cost approx 20 euros for 1 day and 26 euros for 2 days , childrens (4-12) 12 and 16 euros.

The easiest access to get to Barcelona from the Villa Marina hotel would be by train. Train takes 1.30 mins and costs 12 euros return. The train station is a 5 min walk away from the Villa Marina Hotel. If you are not confident if going to Barcelona independently, then ask your representative for organised trips. Majority of people say by doing this independently you get to see a lot more of Barcelona, and specifically you choose what you do and do not want to visit.

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