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Hailed as one of Spain’s most effervescent and entertaining resorts, Salou is an energetic place in which travellers are sure to enjoy sun, sand and sea. Recline or revel upon the golden sands of the beaches, sipping cosmopolitan cocktails made using fresh fruit juices; sample seafood specialities in the modern restaurants of the promenade; or dance till dawn in one of the resort’s renowned and roaring night clubs.
The resorts primary allure is undoubtedly its blissful beach and tropical climate. An endless sandy stretch that attracts a younger crowd is Playa Ponent, an atmospheric beach which boasts a selection of welcoming bars and an impressive portfolio of water sports.
Those seeking even more intense adventures will delight in Adrenaline Park, a white knuckle wonderland that boasts bungee jumps, go kart tracks and rockets which hurl courageous climbers into the air.
Those seeking to satisfy cultural cravings are close to the ancient and atmospheric city of Tarragona, a mysterious city in which the medieval and the modern unite. Wander the curvaceous cobbles of the scenic citadel before climbing to the summit of the 12th century cathedral to absorb panoramic ocean vistas.
One of Catalonia’s most delectable dishes is undoubtedly paella, a fragrant mix of sumptuous seafood and aromatic rice. A firm favourite frequented by locals and loungers alike is Asador Las Brasa, a rustic eatery whose reputation is earned from its sublime specialties; sample the rich and robust flavours of fish stew or opt for the colourful paella, a dish that bursts with freshness and flair. (Calle Sancho IV el Bravo, 1, 11150 Vejer de la Frontera, Cádiz, Spain)