Reus Airport is the gateway to the Costa Daurada region of Spain including the resort of Salou, and the city of Tarragona. The airport is located around 10 minutes from the town of Reus.
The airport at Reus is a small airport with a single terminal building for arrivals and departures, and during the winter months it can be very quiet. During winter there aren't many holiday flights to Reus, and visitors could be mistaken for thinking that the airport was closed. However, once the tourist season starts, the airport transforms into a busy airport shuttling holidaymakers to the Costa Daurada resorts.
The AP7 (E-15) motorway which stretches the length of the eastern mediterranean coastline of Spain makes travelling in the region fast and simple, but the AP7 is now a toll road. It costs around 25 Euros to travel from Tarragona to Valencia via the AP7, and around 12 Euros to get to Barcelona. There is an older road which runs parallel to the AP7, which takes a bit longer but allows visitors to see some of the local towns.
Where to Stay
Reus Airport is a 10 minute drive from the town of Reus, and around 20 minutes from the large city of Tarragona. However, if you are looking for somewhere to stay close to the airport with beaches, the resort of Salou has plenty of hotels at reasonable prices. Expect to pay around 50-70€ per night for a double room in Reus or Salou.
What's Close to Reus Airport?
Although Reus is several kilometres from the Mediterranean coast, it is worth spending at least a few hours exploring the streets of the historic old town (centro historico). Discover the town's history at the Museu de Reus (Reus Museum), or simply enjoy the traditional Spanish architecture and culture that is less evident in the coastal resorts.
Reus Airport is located a few kilometres from some of the best beaches in Spain. The Costa Daurada coastline is essentially a Spanish holiday region, although some of the larger resorts such as Salou are frequented more by foreign tourists, so don't expect everyone to speak English if you visit this region.
Located to the north of Reus towards the coast is the protected wetland area of the Ebro Delta nature reserve. The Ebro Delta offers some of the best bird-watching and fishing in Spain. The town of Amposta is the centre of the Ebro Delta region.
The coastline Costa Daurada has a number of beach resorts, the largest of which is the town of Salou. If you are searching for a good destination for children Salou has beaches, waterparks, tourists bars and shops and also has a large campsite in the centre of the town.
To the south of the Costa Daurada, the resorts of Vinaros and Benicarlo are popular with Spanish tourists.
Costa del Azahar
Around 150 km to the south of Reus, the Costa Daurada meets the Costa del Azahar which stretches south to Valencia. There are many small Spanish resorts spread along the Costa del Azahar, including the seaside town of Benicassim which is better known for hosting Benicassim Music Festival.