Apartment | 4 bedrooms | sleeps 12
Privately Owned: These two apartments (sleeping 12 in total; 6 in each apartment) are on the first floor with lift access. They are built to a high standard and are well furnished with fitted double wardrobes and drawer storage in every bedroom. They are next door to each other and have the same outlook from the front and rear of the apartment but access is gained via different lift/stair access. The pictures are a mixture of the two apartments which both offer the same spacious accommodation.
The apartments overlook the pool and landscaped gardens. These air-conditioned and centrally heated apartments offer the perfect holiday choice for all seasons, whether you visit for a fun time at Port Aventura, (we are the nearest apartments to the theme park, other than the actual hotels on the theme park site), and all that Salou has to offer, or just spend your time relaxing by the pools, or at the beach. The nearest supermarket is approximately a 5 minute walk and the beach is approximately a 10 minute walk.
|Size||Sleeps up to 12, 4 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Salou 250 m|
|Will consider||Long term lets (over 1 month), Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Access||Car not necessary|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Reus 10 km, Nearest railway: Port Aventura 1 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||No pets allowed, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Jacuzzi or hot tub, Sauna, DVD player|
|Pool||Shared indoor pool, Children's pool|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron|
|Utilities||Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms of which 2 En suites and 2 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||2 Sofa beds, Single beds (4), Double beds (2), Cots (2), Dining seats for 12, Lounge seats for 12|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Shared indoor pool, Balcony or terrace, Shared garden, Climbing frame|
|Access||Secure parking, Lift access|
There are plastic plates,bowls, beakers and cutlery for children.
A selection of children's DVD's.
You are welcome to bring your own CDs.
Free view sky is installed.
The large outdoor pool is on two levels with a waterfall, the gardens are laid to lawn and palm tree lined which provides shade. There is an outside shower and toilets, children's play area and Padel Tennis Court. The rackets and balls can be obtained from the lifeguard.
The indoor spa consists of an indoor gymnasium, pool, hydro massage pool, sauna and steam room (this is available to all aged over 3 years of age). Swim caps must be worn (which can be purchased from the Spa)
The Costa Dorada/Tarragona region
The Costa Daurada has 216 kilometers of beaches and is known as Spain's Golden Coast.
Reus takes 10 minutes by car and has comprehensive services and shopping.
Cambrils and Salou beaches are within walking distance and they have developed into one of the main tourist areas in Catalonia, with facilities and entertainment for all ages, including various boat excursions along the coast. After sunset, they are the liveliest resorts on the Costa Daurada. Salou has karting circuits for adults and children, a bungee trampoline and a bungee rocket. There are plenty of food outlets to cater for all needs.
Port Aventura Theme and Water Park takes approximately 15 minutes to walk to the gate entrance. It is Europe's second largest adventure theme park and is owned by Universal Studio. The big ride is the Dragon Khan, with its 70mph first drop and eight inversions. The indoor / outdoor Costa Caribe, the Caribbean-themed water park, also has a beach area and is an ideal venue to cool off.
Aquopolis Water Park is nearby. It has one of the most modern dolphinariums in Europe. There is also Aqualand Safari and Water Park within easy reach.
Tarragona is the nearest large town and takes 15 minutes by car, train or bus. It is the regional capital and has one of the finest examples of a Roman city. It has a well-preserved Roman aqueduct, cathedral, amphitheatre and museums. It has a good beach and excellent shopping facilities.
Barcelona takes 60 minutes by car, train or bus. It is Spain's second city and has fashionable streets with cultural and tourist attactions. It has one of Europe's largest and best zoos. Parking is difficult, so it is adviseable to go by train.
There are various excursions available to places such as Montserrat, it is the home of the Sanctuary of the Virgin and the Santa Monica Benedictine monastery, which, for nearly a thousand years, has been at the service of pilgrims from all over the world. Llieda , which offers mountain trekking, balloon and helicopter flights, horse riding, mountain bike or jeep excursions and river water rafting. The many information kiosks in Salou will have details of how to pre-book before going.
For the year 2012, PortAventura is in full motion to construct one of its newest attractions that will break the skyline of PortAventura with PortAventura's newest Shambhala Ride. Only the brave know what lurks in the long journeys that take them over huge lakes and mountains, climbing to new heights, abysmal falls and paths through dark tunnels, a unique adventure and more spectacular than any other roller coaster ride that you have ever known. It will be the tallest roller coaster standing at 76 meters high and with the longest fall in Europe of 78 meters... and will reach a speed of 134 km/h.
Opened in 2011, SésamoAventura the newest themed area of PortAventura, where the rides for the young and the old will let you have a great time. Come to the new area of the theme park and discover all its magical inhabitants: Bert, Ernie and all the Sesame Street characters are waiting for you! Ride the attractions and lose yourself in the fantasy world of the new area in the theme park. Fly like a bird on the aircraft SésamoAventura CocoPiloto (Pilot Grover). Navigate through the canals of SésamoAventura with the new ride of PortAventura, the Magic Fish. Experience a fascinating journey by train while you meet the characters who live in SésamoAventura in the funny farm attraction of Elmo. And for the fearless, hop on to Tami Tami, a roller coaster that will delight children of all ages.
Salou has become one of the main tourist areas of Costa Dorada, with over 2 million visitors a year attracted to its hot, golden Mediterranean beaches. Salou has become a popular family resort due to the safe nature of it’s shallow watered beaches, friendly locals, Port Aventura theme park and entertainment facilites.
The popularity of Salou as a holiday resort is largely built on its superb beaches. The coastline of Salou has 8 main beaches, each with fine golden sand and inviting shallow waters due to the long beach and slow tide. The beaches themselves are quite varied, some beaches consisting of long plains of sand, some mixing with the beachfront hotels and bars, while others have coved areas sheltered with pine trees giving a more intimate feel. The Ponent Beach joins with neighbouring resort Cambrils, while Llevant beach, the largest in Salou, has specially designated areas in the summer for sporting activities. Capellans Beach is quite small but a very attractive open beach, while Llenguadets and Llarga beaches are littered with small coves and are shielded by pine trees. Penya-Tallada, Cala de la Font and Cala Crancs beaches are all quite small but have a very tranquil atmosphere.
Shoppers in Salou are spoilt for choice when it comes to places to spend. Shopkeepers in Salou pride themselves on providing a good friendly service. While Salou as a whole has many areas to buy, the Old Town area contains many shops that are as old as Salou has been a holiday resort. The Jaume I Promenade and Major Street areas are more modern shopping areas, containing many restaurants and terrace cafes underneath a canopy of palm trees. The main shopping area for many locals is the Municipal Market area, containing many year-round businesses including food shops, fashion boutiques and restaurants. The weekly market here is a good chance to see what traditional Salou has to offer.
Salou has many activities for both children and grown ups. Port Aventura theme park, owned by Universal, is a fantastic modern theme park built around the basis of five worlds, with rides to match the theme of each world. The park also has 25 live shows a day as well as restaurants and bars. Salou also has two waterparks, Aquaopolis and Aqualeon. While both are filled with the slides and pools you would expect from a waterpark, Aqualeon also has a zoo with a large selection of animals. Many hotels and bars in Salou will provide entertainment throughout the day and night for both adults and children, while the beaches play host to many sporting activities and water sports, the surrounding streets provide play parks and terrace cafes, and at night a selection of clubs and bars light the pavements.
Salou, like many other meditteranean towns, has a rich cultural history. While it doesn’t portray as strong a cultural heritage as neighbouring villages Tarragona and Reus, Salou has its own subtleties, the modern buildings built as tourism expands in the town blend with the classical styled older buildings. The Church of Santa María del Mar was built in 1766, consisting of a church with a walled belfry and single bell, it was mainly used by seafaring folk. It was extended early in the 20 th century to its present form.
Local food in Salou is mainly catalan dishes, many of which are based on fresh fish caught in the local clear waters, but also consists of traditional Spanish dishes such as paella. Plenty of restaurants and hotels in Salou will serve more traditional foods alongside the more British tasting fast-foods such as burgers, pizzas and hot dogs.