seen this on an other forum so thought i'd share with you all..
Take the plana bus (stops all over Salou ) to Cambrils a lovely little fishing village just up the coast. Go for a walk along the port to where you can watch people fishing or have a fish yourself off the rocks. Look for the shoals of fish that gather in the water around the small boats tied up there. See the fishing boats and maybe watch the fishermen at work on thier boats. If you go at the right time you can see the women sorting the catches for the markets.
There is a macdonals on the sea front for a cheap meal . Check out the shops. Then take the glass bottomed catermeran back along the coast to Salou port. There is always 2 parked up and take it in turn to sail. Its a lovely relaxing trip , great views of salou , lovely music , sea breezes.
It wont break the bank either, plana buses are cheap , and so are the boats . You can also see other sea trips up on a notice board by ticket ciosk.
This is one of my favorite days out and go every year to chill out. It will cost you a fishing net for all the children as they can catch little fish where the little boats tie up.
Tip number 2
If you have footie lovers in your group and fancy a day out in Barcalona try this one.
Tickets can be bought direct from the plana ticket booth on the prom opposite mcdonalds for this trip . You will find this is much cheaper that getting them else where. Where you buy tickets is same place you get on the coach
You will have an english speaking tour guide on board who will give you running comentary on the coach about loads of interesting stuff about Salou Catalonia Barcalona the football teams ect.
Your first stop is The Barcelona football ground (sorry cant spell the name of the stadium) where you get tour of changing room press rooms and loads more as well as the pitch. You also get to visit the footballs club mueseum. It is great for Manchester united fans as they won the triple . Manu fans will know what I'm on about. My lot insist on going every year. After the stadium you go back to town centre (you will get lots of comentary every time you go in or out of Barcelona centre about Goude ect)
You will then have time to walk down the Ramblers if you want or just do the shops. You will be invited to go have a meal with the Guide before you board coach back. Go on this meal it is good value as the guide has contacts who give them a deal.
If you dont like footie there are similar tours on offer but with different variations. I like the one where you go see the dancing fountains at night, and there is one where you go see the fanous Goude houses and the church yet to be finished.
Trip 3. This is a night time one especially for horse or flamenco lovers who like a dance and a bit of good clean fun
Glorias Ranch. All in deal of Coach to and back from Glorias Ranch. Show and drinks.
Met at entance and given drinks . Pop for children and sangria and sanmiguel larger for adults. After getting a drink you are sheperded to seats around a large arena for the show. You will see dancing horses , and talented riders taking them through there dressage routines. Lots of info about history of horses riders ect . After the show you can see horses in the stables
After the horse show you will enjoy a spanish night out. Face painting for the dids , competions disco ect. There will also be a show with audiece partisipation , and a flemenco dance show with lots of comentary about history dancers ect.
This all goes on either outside or in a huge spanish barn while you enjoy as much as you like of the drinks on offer. You just hold up your jug and they fill it. There is usually snacks like crisps on table for the children.
My favorite night out. Eat well before you go as the only thing you pay for is burgers and hot dogs, but they are not that expensive to buy. They do a barbeque at some point in the night when you can get one fresh cooked. Great for children to grannies, and grat value for money.
Portadventura is the bees knees, and beats eurodisney hands down. We have been euro twice on way to Salou to break trip over when children were small , they told me not to bother after that as they would rather wait to go portadventura.
Get 14 day passes if you are going for 2 weeks. They are only a little bit dearer than the 3 or 7 day passes. Then you can go for shorter sessions doing other things as well that day. Do mornings afternoons or evening sessions, as after first day you will realise just how tired you can get having fun, and you can avoid eating in park as it can be a bit steep for what you get portion wise.
If the fireworks display is on it is also a late finnish. so children will enjoy it more if they go late afternoon that day.
I usually take sweets and little packs of biscuit like things in with me. Get a big refillable coke ect as its cheaper to refill and the children can carry them round with them and bottles with rubber straw with Portadventura on make souveniers to take home. It gets very hot in the park and children can drink pints and pints of pop .
The costa carabe the water park part of Portadventura is ok but Aquapolis is better and there is a dolphin and seal show on there every day. There is also a building on site where you can see reptiles. Go here as gates open and take buckets of sun cream . Trying to get the children out of here when it closes at end of day is hard work. They dont want to stop having fun