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Holidays in Salou provide the opportunity to experience Catalonian culture and explore the unique history of this region. Located on the north-eastern coast of Spain, this Mediterranean municipality was used as a port by both the Greeks and the Romans, and was once a hub for pirates. Its long and illustrious history is just one of the attractions Salou holds for tourists; the Port Aventura theme park resort is fast becoming another firm draw for visitors to the region.
Many of the beaches close to Salou are largely unspoilt and surprisingly quiet, with rocky coves breaking up the bays. Llevant Beach is the largest beach here, where a diverse range of water-based activities are on offer from windsurfing to banana boat rides. If you prefer to take day trips to visit landmarks, the remarkable Santa Maria Del Mar Church built back in 1766, and the Torre Vella, a defence tower built to protect the local townspeople, will both be of interest to you. The latter now holds art exhibitions and other cultural events, so view the programme to see what coincides with your visit. For a more exhilarating day, Bosc Aventura offers activities such as climbing, paintball, and zip lines.
Package holidays deals can offer a cheap way to enjoy this region and everything it offers. The public bus service is an economical way to explore the area if you do not intend to hire a car during your stay. Staying within the resort you will find a wide range of international cuisine on offer, traditional Mediterranean dishes in abundance, as well as fast food restaurants. When the sun goes down, package holidays in Salou start to heat up, with plenty of bars and clubs packed with holidaymakers partying the night away. Flashback and Bus Stop are popular clubs, and in the neighbouring resort of La Pineda you will find the famous Pacha nightclub.
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