Santa Monica Playa

Calle Falset 3, Salou, Costa Dorada, Catalonia, 43840, Spain and Canary Islands | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Salou

Semana Santa con Mis Tías

A travel blog entry by molliecura

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... a cooling bath, and lying on heated slabs was heavenly. Top off the visit with a Eastern scrub and a massage and all feels right in the world!

Toward the end of the week, my boyfriend came into town for the long Easter weekend. The four of us headed to Tarragona. Often referred to as "Spain's Rome", Tarragona is rich with Roman ruins. The second century amphitheater was spectacular. As you walk within the amphitheater, it's difficult to wrap your mind around ...

A drive in Catalunya

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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The small town of Montblanc is just up the road from Valls. We'd popped in for a late lunch one afternoon earlier in the year for little more than an hour and had been quite impressed, so with a free day we decided to go and have a closer look. We parked in the same car park that we’d used before, in the shade of a section of the city walls and the walked down to the edge of the old town to where an elderly bridge crosses the river and then from there into ...

KM 0 of Castellers

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... pair of those were more of a creamy colour.

With that, I was ready to make my first real appearance as a casteller so we walked back to the colla saying good morning to the many castellers from both teams who were about in town and visiting the Fira Castells.

It's probably worth mentioning at this point that there is a rivalry between the two big casteller groups in Valls. Valls is where it all began. Kilometre Zero of the world of castellers.

The ...

Reus castells and Valls diables

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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There was a Diada Castellera scheduled for Reus today and we didn't have any other plans so off we went. As we were driving into Reus we noticed a large bird of prey quite low over the road and Julie got a good enough view to confirm that it was a Booted Eagle. We parked in the market car park and when we came out onto the street another large raptor high overhead had us scuttling back to the car for our binoculars. We didn't relocate it but ...

Aragon and an Assaig

A travel blog entry by penguinchris

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... and best of all a Golden Eagle to the birds that we'd seen from the car.

El Portal restuarant in Alcolea de la Cinca was again out lunch time stop although we arrived after they had finished serving their lunchtime menu del diada. Nevertheless the chef took pity on us and most of the menu items were available so yet again we had a tasty and satisfying meal.

Back at the Hotel Valls we met up with Cuss, Brad, Ash and Jav in the ...

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This 3 star hotel, located on Calle Falset 3, Salou, is near PortAventura Theme Park, House of Illusion, Paseo Maritimo, and Avenida Jaume I.
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