Salou: March Weather Averages
|Sunshine Hours||7 hrs|
|Chance of Sunny Day||40 %|
|Rainfall days||8 days|
|Chance of Rain||19 %|
|Chance of Cloudy Day||21 %|
|Chance of Windy Day||17 %|
Averages for Salou in March
Salou in Spain enjoys mild weather during March. If you’re looking for a place to enjoy a pleasant spring, Salou is a great choice. Daytime average temperatures reach a high of 17°C (63°F) but only fall to 7°C (45°F) at night with an average temperature of 12°C (54°F) making it a beautiful time to visit.
The highest recorded temperature in March (2001) has been 26°C (80°F), with the lowest recorded temperature (2004) at -3°C (26°F). It is a rare exception to see below zero in Salou, especially in March. The weather climbs steadily throughout the month; early March starts at 15°C and continues upward, reaching about 16°C by mid-month. This increase continues to the end of the month hitting 17°C or even 18°C. The weather for March brings an increase of rain compared to the previous months. The first two weeks of the month experience nearly daily rain with only a day or two of sun mixed in. The third week does see a little more sun, but by the end of the month it’s back to raining almost daily.
The sea temperature holds its low temperature from January and February at 13°C (55°F). This is still warm enough for the adventurers who want to enjoy surfing, snorkeling and jet skiing, so pack your wetsuit and enjoy the waves. It is also nice enough for those who just want to feel the cool spray as they walk the beach.
The relative daily average for humidity in March is around 63%. Humidity usually stays between 60 and 80%, but can reach as low as the 30s and as high as the low 90s.
The average daily wind speed in March has been around 13 km/h (about 8 mph, or 7 knots) but in recent years the maximum sustained wind speed has reached 70 km/h (around 44 mph, or 38 knots). Wind speeds vary from 1-16 mph throughout the month.
Things to do
Bargain hunters and shoppers should be sure to experience the street Markets while in Salou. It’s a great way to spend your morning (get there early) whether you take part in an organized trip set up by a tour operator, or you venture out on your own. Either way, be sure to protect your valuables by keeping them in front of you. Never put money in your back pocket or backpack. Market locations change from day to so be sure to follow the schedule:
Monday: Salou and Reus
Thursday: Tarragona and Vila seca
Friday: La Pineda
Sunday: Bonavista (This is the largest market and is located approximately 20 minutes from Salou).
Situated between Cambrils and Montbrio del Camp sits Botanic gardens (Park Sama). The 100 year old Brazillian Wichichinttun tree is a must see, as well as many other indigenous and exotic plants. The Plana bus company provides a pick-up schedule on Tuesdays and Thursdays in La Pineda, Salou, and Cambrils. The bus ticket includes the cost of admission to the park.
Botanic gardens, Park Sama, Salou.
In addition to all this, you’ll have to hit the beach.
Hit the beach
While it won’t be warm enough for you to be working on a tan, the beaches of Salou are worth enjoying any time of year.
Ponent Beach is a 1 km stretch of golden sand and neighbours Llevant Beach, which is the main beach of Salou. Ponent is known for being a shallow, family friendly beach. At points, the sand slopes to create a perfect kids’ area for playing safely in crystal clear water. Shops, restaurants and bars are just a short walk away. It’s a little less crowded than Llevant and very clean.
For those going to the beach for relaxation, enjoy a nice walk or visit to the beach bar. Some beach bars are even open at night, selling drinks and light snacks to satisfy travelers. Enjoy ice cream shops, restaurants, and souvenir shops, as well.
Where to eat & drink
Koko Chill-Out is a hidden gem and the place to be, according to its satisfied customers. Known for its amazing staff, relaxing atmosphere, and gorgeous cliff overlook location, Koko Chill-Out is sure to be a favorite. It has everything from a bar, a terrace, sun loungers, and a beautiful view of the ocean. Try a Mojito while you enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking Salou.
Koko Chill-Out, Salou.
Located in Tarragona, Restaurant Mimino is a new Georgian restaurant with a traditional feel. Mimino has a unique design including a flower-filled room reminiscent of a stay in old Tbilisi. Next you can head to the Chill-out Terrace for different Kachimbas (Shisha) in a relaxing and friendly atmosphere. The delicious traditional cuisine and notable Georgian hospitality make Mimino worth a visit.
Where to stay
Sol Costa Daurada is an ideal location for family holidays. The buffet features local specialties as well as international fare. If you’re after rejuvenation, don’t miss the Wellness Center with a heated pool, gym, sauna, Turkish bath, two hydro massages, massages and beauty treatments. The hotel’s facilities are designed so that adults can relax while the children have fun. You’re sure to enjoy the activities programme, parties, musicals, evening shows and live music as well as the great location of the hotel. Sol Costa Daurada is considered one of the most important tourist resorts in Tarragona thanks to the wonderful climate, beautiful beaches and vibrant nightlife.
Sol Costa Daurada, Salou.
If you’re looking to simplify your trip to Salou, consider California Palace. Sometimes it’s nice to dine in and you can do that without sacraficing quality at this hotel. The buffet meals are far from ordinary and priced very affordably. The wonderful staff is truly dedicated to to seeing you enjoy your stay. Of all the hotel options in Salou, California Palace is considered a quiet hotel and out of the main path.
March events in Salou
Father's Day and Sant Josep
19th March 2015
Celebrated on the same day as the feast dedicated to Saint Joseph the husband of Mary, Father's Day is annual event when people celebrate and thank the father in their family. It's also a Roman Catholic feast day designated to commemorate the life of Joseph as well, so there may well be special services going on in the local churches.
29th March 2015 to 6th April 2015
Holy Week is celebrated with plenty of local and religious processions. It is traditional across Spain for Catholic brotherhoods to perform penance processions and religious statues to be paraded through the streets in the lead up to Easter Sunday.