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Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

1. Salou: PortAventura Theme Park Tickets

Enjoy a day of thrills at PortAventura, Spain's largest theme park, just 45 minutes away from Barcelona by train. Explore the universe, divided into 6 distinct destinations, each with attractions for all ages, unique gastronomy, and typical products to purchase as one-off souvenir gifts. Have fun in Mexico, the Wild West, Imperial China, and Polynesia. With more than 37 attractions, from roller coasters to water slides, and skydiving simulators to cowboy shows, there’s something for everyone. The exotic landscape of marvelous Polynesia is a gift for the senses. Sounds, colors, and sensations will transport you to paradise. Explore the world of the Mediterranean, ideal for those who crave the tranquillity of a traditional fishing village. Have fun in China and go to the Far West to enjoy cowboy dances and shows. Indulge your inner child and put a smile back on your face at the new Sesame Street rides, where Bert and Ernie await old and young alike.

PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

2. PortAventura & Ferrari Land Tickets: 1, 2, or 3-Day Entry

Enjoy 1, 2, or 3 days of thrills with a ticket to 2 amazing parks, meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in far away lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Feel the adrenaline rush on board roller coasters, unwind in the spa, enjoy the fresh air with a round of golf or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore PortAventura's third theme park dedicated to the prestigious Italian firm Ferrari. Visit a unique park in Europe and see its tribute not only to the technological facet of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Feel the speed, innovation, adrenaline, theming, and leading rides on an international scale. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. The tickets are valid for consecutive days after the first activation. The number of days depends on the option chosen. 

Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

3. Tarragona: Costa Daurada Catamaran and Snorkeling Tour

Sail across the azure waters of the Mediterranean on a Costa Daurada catamaran tour from Tarragona. Choose between a 3-hour cruise with snacks and drinks, a 3-hour cruise with drinks, or a 5-hour cruise with a tasty barbecue lunch and drinks. Stop to swim and snorkel in stunning locations. Board the boat and set sail from Tarragona. Sip on a ice-cold drink as the wind blows through your hair. Be on the lookout for caves hidden between the sandy beaches and frolicking dolphins. Drop anchor off the coast so you can enjoy some time swimming. Snorkel around the boat, exploring the underwater life and swimming through schools of silver fish. Soak up some sun on the spacious deck. Enjoy views of dynamic shoreline and turquoise waters as the catamaran sails back to Cambrils.

Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

4. Salou: PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park Ticket

Experience the thrills of PortAventura Aquatic Park, just 45 minutes from Barcelona, with a full-day entrance ticket, and enjoy one of the best and largest water parks in Spain. Located in the heart of the Daurada on the Catalonian coast, the amazing water park will plunge you into refreshing adventures, where you can practice rafting, go down water slides, or just relax in the sun on a lounger. Even young children can have bags of fun at the Caribbean-themed playground. Listen to the sound of the waves, combined with reggae music in every corner of the park. Explore more than 50,000 square meters (over 538,000 square feet) of tropical plants and water rides. Search for pirate treasure, travel full-speed down rapids, surf the waves of the vast pool, or relax in the calm waters of the river that borders the Aquatic Park. All this and more is waiting in a dream setting among palm trees, fantastic bars, restaurants, and exotic vegetation that will transport you to the heart of the tropics.

Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

5. Salou: PortAventura, Caribe Aquatic Park & Ferrari Multi-Day

Enjoy thrills with your friends and family all year round at PortAventura World. Feel the adrenaline rush onboard roller coasters or simply sit back and enjoy the tranquility of the gentle Mediterranean breeze. Explore the different worlds at the three parks of the resort: PortAventura Park, Ferrari Land, and PortAventura Caribe Aquatic Park. Meet fascinating characters, explore mysterious ruins in faraway lands, feel like a real cowboy or cowgirl, embark on amazing adventures and make your dreams come true. Discover Ferrari Land's incredible attractions and amazing spaces dedicated exclusively to the legendary Italian racing team. Visit a park unique to Europe and see the tribute not only to the technological achievements of Ferrari, but also to its role as an emblem of Italian genius. Experience the speed, innovation, adrenaline, of world-renowned rides.

Barcelona: Full Day Panoramic Tour with Free Time from Salou

6. Barcelona: Full Day Panoramic Tour with Free Time from Salou

Discover the best of Barcelona on this amazing guided sightseeing tour. Take the bus in Salou and relax for the one-hour journey to Barcelona. The first stop will be at the Camp Nou, the football stadium of FC Barcelona where, if possible, you will have time for a brief photo and a bathroom break. The second stop will be at Barcelona's most important landmark: the Sagrada Família, Antoni Gaudí's unfinished masterpiece. You will have the chance to walk around and take pictures. During the panoramic tour through Barcelona you will also see and hear explanations about the Arc de Triomph, Montjuic, the Olympic village, the beautiful houses built in the modernist style of Gaudí: Casa Mila and the colorful Casa Batllo. Once in the city center of Barcelona, enjoy some free time to explore the city at your own pace. You can choose to stroll along the Ramblas with its famous living statues and various stalls of flowers or walk around the Plaza Catalunya. You might take some time to lounge on one of the many terraces or take a bite in a restaurant as there are many on the Ramblas and in the Gothic Area.

From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

7. From Salou and Cambrils: Ultimate Speedboat Experience

Come enjoy 2 hours of thrills, excitement and relaxation, all in one memory-filled trip on the fastest speedboat on the Costa Dorada. After you depart from Salou or Cambrils, your captain will soon have the boat gliding along the Costa Dorada coastline. Sit back and relax while enjoying the feeling of the wind and waves, and let your adrenaline start to flow.   Once the boat reaches its destination, you’ll drop anchor to take a dip in the gorgeous Mediterranean Sea. Life jackets and snorkels will be provided. Those who don’t want to swim can soak up the sun from the comfort of the boat. Drinks will be served while the boat is anchored. Choose from a selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages on offer. Once everyone is back on board, it’s full speed ahead back to the marina.

Tarragona: Kayak & Snorkeling in Llop Mari Cave

8. Tarragona: Kayak & Snorkeling in Llop Mari Cave

Dive underwater in the Llop Mari Cave with this kayak outing. Observe the vibrant marine life, learn to snorkel, and enjoy a boat cruise to the cave. Park your car for free near the Arenal beach and come to the wooden booth on the beach. Get your snorkel gear, including a fin and goggles. Hear a short safety briefing and learn the basics of kayaking before heading out. Once embarked, set sail for the Cueva Llop Mari. After about 60 minutes of navigation, the boat will reach the cave and you'll visit it. Snorkel in the cave with the fish for about 30 minutes before heading back to the beach.

House of Illusion Mystery Theatre and Comedy Show

9. House of Illusion Mystery Theatre and Comedy Show

Be greeted by attentive staff and escorted up the grand stairs and onto a beautiful terrace or into the Houdini Bar. For Gold and VIP guests, you will be escorted into the VIP area, where you will at once be presented with a glass of champagne and treated to a beautiful room overlooking the sea. All guests will be treated to a close up parlor show before the doors to the theater open and you will be shown into a beautifully decorated, candlelit theater, where you will be served as much white wine, red wine, lager and soft drinks as you like, without even having to lift a finger. On the early dinner show option, enjoy a meal of fresh salad, marinated chicken, fries and ice cream or upgrade to the VIP package for a three course dinner of a mixed meat starter, sirloin steak or baked cod and a special dessert. Be entertained at your table by weird and wonderful mystery entertainers, followed closely by a hilarious variety performance, full of a mixture of magic, comedy and laughter. Throughout the second half of the show, explore the concept of ‘Dreams’. A mysterious world full of mystery, magic and bewilderment. Be full of amazement as the performers leave you lost for words with shadowography, manipulation, theatre of the mind and of course grand, mind blowing illusions.

Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

10. Salou : 1-Hour Quad Safari

Enjoy by driving your Quad on the off roads in Salou. Your professional guide, who will also accompany you on the entire route, will brief you on how to use the quad and how to properly handle the equipment. A fantastic activity for friends, family, or couples who want to spend an unforgettable moment with nature. All routes are led by a Professional Guide who can speak English, French, Russian, and Spanish. The routes are designed to accommodate both beginners and families, allowing you to enjoy every moment of your adventure.

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What people are saying about Costa Dorada

Overall rating

4.4 / 5

based on 1,697 reviews

Fabulous interactive game that lead us to see parts of Tarragona that we had already walked past and not noticed! Packed full of historical information and tips. Great way to pass a Sunday afternoon (26/6) when the museums/shops are closed. Only issue we had was finding the starting point as the Google map link had us go round in circles 3 times before we found the exact address…I’d advise others to use a paper map that are available in the tourist information office to locate the start point.

This is a great activity! It’s about a 20 min relaxed kayak to the cave and then we had plenty of time to snorkel once in the cave. We are a family with three kids aged 9, 11 and 14, none of the kids had snorkelled before but all enjoyed.

Picked up at our hotel Travelled to suirana The views were stunning Then went down to the lake at Pantaloon de Ciurana then onto Prades for an hour It was a great day out

Great if you are staying in Salou & want to visit Barcelona for the day. Excellent value for money.

The bus was very clean. The driver respected the time. It was a great experience for us!