Monday, December 21, 2009


Salou is a tourist and residential city that has consolidated its capital role as the leisure and service centre of the Costa Dorada through the diversity of its offer and the quality and quantity of its tourism facilities.

With this, on the hand, it presents itself as a holiday destination and reference point, concentrating the majority of the basic tourism industry infrastructure in the Tarragona region. Salou is home to the amazing theme park Port Aventura which attracts millions of holiday makers to this area.

The Festival Village Apartments is situated in Cap Salou just on the edge of Salou but with easy access right in to Salou either by public transport, or leisurely walking.

The Costa Dorada offers good temperatures; safe, orderly shallow beaches offering all services and equipment; hidden coves of great natural and scenic interest; an urban design plan that gives centre stage to green spaces, plants, design and the architecture of the landscape; points of historical, architectural and monumental interest; a varied entertainment and leisure on offer; and quality facilities have all helped to run Salou into the “Capital of the Costa Daurada” and to earn the top rating for a family holiday destination in Catalunya.

The main stretch of beach in Salou is 3 km long making it ideal for sunbathing and swimming in the shallow waters of the Mediterranean. For the more adventurous journey, try the water sports on offer such as water skiing or jet skiing.The promenade runs alongside the beach making it an ideal walk, especially at dusk to watch the fantastic sunsets, and fountain show of an evening with music and lights

On the promenade you can see a statue of king Jaime I, from the 16th Century. Another relic of the area is the Torre Vella, a building which is located just behind the railway station, and helped Salou to be safe from the Turkish pirates and is now used as a museum or weddings.
The main shopping area of Salou is at the far end of the promenade and is where you will find the Avenida Andorra. Around here you will find shops open in the day and most evenings.

Out of all the apartments in Salou, the Festival village offers you a fantastic location to explore the area of Salou and the Costa Dorada along with been the only apartments also offer you all inclusive, making it the ideal destination for families.

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tarragona from the Festival Village

There could not be an easier way to get from the Festival Village Apartments in Salou to Tarragona it is right on your doorstep with a fantastic transport link outside these Salou apartments. Take full advantage and visit this city whilst here in the Costa Dorada.

Tarragona has two sides. Both are very different. On first seeing Tarragona you will be aware of the modern city sights on arrival, example’s of the industry going on around the area. The other face of Tarragona is more hidden, but once found it is a beautiful area of culture and history. Tarragona is the capital of this province and is an area of great Roman historical and architectural importance. The area is now protected historical by the World Heritage.

Tarragona is inhabited by 115.000 residents and is a short 10 km trip from Salou. There are various sites that allow you to experience the history of this area.

Going down to the harbour, next to the river Francoli, you can see the Necropolis, which was discovered by the Tobacco industries, in 1923 when they were looking for a suitable site for their factories.

The harbour and the commercial centre join to create an area that is used both socially and is where you can experience Tarragona by the sea.

During your visit you can see the Roman amphitheatre, the praetorium, the roman walls, the roman circus, the aqueduct known as the “Devil’s Bridge”, in addition to interesting museums. Tarragona´s Cathedral is beautiful and is in one of the most interesting zones of the city which includes the university vice-chancellorship, the town hall and some of the most outstanding stately homes of the medieval period: Casa Castellarnau and Casa Montoliu.

As well as history and culture Tarragona has an indoor shopping mall known as Parc Central, where you can experience some of Spain’s more famous shops like Zara and Mango.

The Festival Village Apartments in Salou is the perfect base to discover Tarragona and the Costa Daurada. This Salou apartments combine the freedom of large one and two bedrooms apartments with all the facilities of an all inclusive hotel, the Festival Village offers the best of both worlds.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Salou parks

Aquopolis water park:

La Pineda is a leisurely 20 – 30 minute walk or just 5 minutes on the public bus from Cap Salou which stops right outside the Festival Village Salou.

This water park offers something for everyone to enjoy, from small children’s slides to thrilling and exciting large water slides. If you do not fancy anything too energetic then you can watch the free Dolphin and sea lion show or just sit back and relax on the sun bathing terraces. A Great day out for all the family.

For thrills, spills and excitement for all the family Port aventura is a must, just 15 minutes away from the Festival Village and Cap Salou, you will be sure to have a fantastic day out. The whole family can enjoy, roller coasters, water rides, simulators, and much more.

Port Aventura offers some of the best shows ever seen in the Costa Dorada, experience the atmosphere of 5 different worlds, Mediterranea, Far West, Polynesia, China and Mexico all offering something different and unique for everyone to enjoy.

Go all inclusive and spend your extra money and one the pleasures above to ensure you have a fantastic family holiday.

Situated at the Theme Park of Port Aventura in Salou you will find another fantastic family water park.

Designed to give you the feel of been in the Caribbean, you can sit back on a deck chair and listen to the reggae music or participate in the exciting water rides. Costa Caribe also has a small indoor section for the cooler days, with rides for all the family.
These 3 main attractions of Salou are a must, by choosing the Festival Village all inclusive apartments you are in a perfect family location to ensure you are able to experience these fun family days out.

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Cap Salou

Just outside the main area of Salou a short 5-10 minutes drive west you will find the cove which is known as Cap Salou, which is home to the Festival Village.

The area of Cap Salou has 3 little coves which do have life guard facilities and are situated in a very picturesque area with a back drop of mountains full with pine trees making this the ideal location to relax and enjoy your all inclusive holiday.

Cap Salou is a quieter area away from the hustle and bustle of the centre of Salou, but still within easy reach with a great public transport to all facilities and attractions within the Costa Dorada. Just 10 Minutes to the centre of Salou, 15 minutes to Port aventura and 5 minutes from La Pineda home to the fantastic water park Aquopolis.

The Festival Village and Cap Salou offer you the perfect destination for a fun friendly family atmosphere whilst on your all inclusive holiday.

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