Salou - Costa Dorada
Evenings still wonderfully warm.
Old Salou and the Cambrill area is clean and quiet, which suited us. We would not have enjoyed staying at Cap Salou, which I feel caters more for younger energetic tourists and is far noisier and crowded. We are both sixty years of age.
I agree that the Spaniards will push past you and can be rude. However, others are charming and friendly. Furthermore some restaurants do ignore you if you are not Spanish and so these lose out on foreign custom: their loss. However, others, like the Sunset Street cafe bar, will offer a warm welcome to all.
The promenade is the ideal place for leisurely walks and comes to life with its colourful fountain displays and the water fountain spouts that the children love to run around and chance staying dry or getting wet. It is so lovely to see and hear the children`s enjoyment and they are all so full of life even at ten o'clock in the night
As for culture, it is true Salou itself is not the place for culture vultures, but a short bus ride away is Tarrangona and a little further away is Barcelona. Both places are easily accessible by bus and train and have lots to offer.
There is a street market in Salou on Mondays and in Cambrills on Wednesdays.
So deciding on what sort of holiday you want, you should look carefully at what area in the Costa Dorada you go to. If it's a quiet relaxing time enjoying the weather, the beach or the pool, Salou is the place.
Recommend Costa Dorada to others