Salou is a city famed for its natural beauty, tourist attractions and nightlife. With a sprawling stretch of seafront and multiple beach resorts, it's the perfect spot for a little relaxation, whatever the time of year. This port often crops up in the tales of corsairs and adventurers, and it awaits visitors looking to discover their own story. Catching the train to Salou is incredibly easy, with convenient connections from some of the most popular destinations across Spain. The train to Salou from Madrid takes approximately 4h20mins, including transfers, while faster connections are available for those looking to make use of the local metro.
As the main train station in Salou is located on one of the city’s major streets, tourists are in a prime location to explore the city by foot. Just a 2-minute walk from Salou’s train station will take visitors to El Carrilet — the old railway hub that once served the city. Another 2-minute walk from here is Torre Vella, which is one of the most iconic buildings in the city, boasting its own watchtower. It was once used to signal the arrival of pirates, but the tower now plays host to a fascinating museum and exhibition.
Once tourists have reached the seafront, it's time to replenish energy stores at one of the many restaurants and bistros around the marina. Fish and seafood form the bulk of the menus here, but visitors who fancy something else won't be disappointed by what's on offer either. Famed for its oils and wine choices, there's a huge assortment of other treats. For those looking for something more exotic, this stretch of shore is also home to restaurants that offer a wide range of cuisine, including Thai and Chinese food. After eating, why not enjoy a walk along the Paseo de les Palmeres? Here, travellers will be able to enjoy gorgeous coastal views as the sun slowly sets over the water. Or, for a different (but brilliant) vantage point, head to the Els Pilons monument just before sunset.