Discover the surrounding area

Described by the Tourist Board as a new area for rural tourism the "Terres de l'Ebre" (Lands of the Ebro) hold a wealth of surprises. It is, of course, the grand River Ebro which forms the backbone of this wonderful land of contrasts. To the East and West the River is flanked by the mountains of Els Ports and Montsant. To the South the river empties into the Mediterranean forming the enchanting, watery landscape of the Ebro Delta. And along the coastline, North East of the Delta, stretch the golden sands of the Costa Dorada.

The Lower Ebro Valley

A fertile river basin which is a patchwork of neat fields growing peach, pear, cherry, orange, olive and almond trees.Come in early Spring and the blossom will take your breath away! The River Ebro, of course, is a magnet for anglers who come to catch the massive catfish and wild carp. Dotted along the valley are sleepy, ancient villages and the riverside city of Tortosa. Full of character and steeped in history it is well worth spending time exploring their castles, churches and winding streets to unlock their secrets!

Natural Parks

The mountains of Els Ports Natural Park rise to a maximum height of 1447 metres at Mont Caro. It is wild and craggy landscape with large areas of pine forest where Golden Eagles and Griffon Vultures soar overhead. Over to the West, in the Natural Park of Montsant it is the sierra of the same name that towers over the land, where Priorat vines cling to impossible slopes. These lands are the habitats of a rich variety of wildlife such as the wild cat, the mountain goat and wild boar. Both parks have fantastic, virtually unknown walking trails, excellent climbing and stunning landscapes.

The Ebro Delta Natural Park

WIn contrast to the mountains left behind this is completely flat land covering an area of 320 sq kilometres. It is a watery land of lagoons, rice paddies, salt marshes and reed beds which form a unique ecosystem supporting hundreds of species of birds. The sand dunes and deserted beaches are perfect for a quiet day relaxing in the sun. The superb light, the reflections, the changing colours of the seasons, the sunsets are also a joy for photographers and artists.

The Costa Dorada

The Costa Dorada is home to the busy holiday resort of Salou and Theme Park of Port Aventura. Other than that, most of our local coastline has been largely ignored by mass tourism. Which means that you can enjoy uncrowded beaches, quiet coves or pretty fishing ports - with not a MacDonald's nor a kiss-me-quick hat in sight! Not to be overlooked either, is the seaside city of Tarragona for some of the best Roman remains outside of Italy

Please check our activities page for more places to see and things to do in this wonderful area of Catalonia.

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