Salou, is "the" main tourist resort South of Barcelona. It attracts over two million visitors every year. There seriously is a happening nightlife, where the young and old can have a lively night out. The large palm-tree promenade separates the beaches from the shops, bars and restaurants. At one…
Salou has a reasonable mix of shops, going from the usual souvenier type to some expensive boutiques. The latter tend to be in the 'old town' area, towards the railway station. Cambrils, Tarragona and Reus are also worth visiting if you want a change of scenery.