The Ebro Delta is the largest wetland in Catalonia with an area of 320 km2. It constitutes one of the most important aquatic habitats in the Mediterranean.
The unique lagoons and rice fields stand out for their characteristics and for their abundant variety of birds: ducks, herons, flamingos, etc. Among the fish, elvers stand out.
The “Casa de Fusta” is one of the most emblematic buildings of the Ebro Delta. It currently houses the Information Center of the Natural Park. There it is advised of the most interesting places and the activities that can be carried out. You can do many itineraries on foot, by bicycle, by boat or by car.
Just in front of the “Casa de Fusta” there is an observation tower from where you can watch the birds on the “Encanyissada” raft, which is the largest in the Delta. Behind the restaurant you can rent bicycles and the fun bike-cars where the whole family can travel.
"MónNatura Delta" is a space for interpreting the Delta. Some old salt flats have been rehabilitated, where currently you can carry out recreational and educational activities that allow you to get to know this area. It has a viewpoint and an area with rowing boats where they can check their seamanship skills.
They can take a small cruise to discover the mouth of the Ebro river and discover the key points of the last kilometers of the river.
From Sant Carles de la Ràpita you can take an interesting excursion by boat through the interior of the bay to the mussel and oyster nurseries. The excursion stops just above the oyster hatchery where it is possible to taste these mollusks or have a drink.
Sant Carles also has an important fishing fleet. We especially recommend attending in the afternoon the spectacular arrival of the boats after fishing and their subsequent auction of fish in the fish market. They will be able to see the fishermen selecting the different fish and prawns in boxes according to types and sizes for presentation and sale in the fish market.
It is a beautiful fishing village. It has a fish market of smaller dimensions than that of Sant Carles and where the fish auction can also be seen. From the port of Atmetlla de Mar you can make an interesting excursion by boat to the bluefin tuna hatcheries and even dive among them.
The visit of Tortosa is also worth interest. City with an abundant historical heritage.
Of Iberian origin and Romanized, it was during the Arab domination the capital of the kingdom of Taifas.
Its main monuments are: the Cathedral, the Sant Lluís school founded by Carlos V and the Zuda Castle from where we can admire the landscape with the Ebro river and the roofs of the old Jewish quarter.
You can enjoy the view of Tortosa from the river. You can go to the market pier and navigate the Ebro river with the "Llagut lo sirgador". The llagut is the traditional transport boat used in the Ebro river.
Tortosa pastissets are traditional in this area. Typical desserts with Arab reminiscences filled with angel hair.
In case you want to know the interior area, we suggest you visit Miravet, 107 km from Calafell. The majestic Miravet Castle rises. Medieval castle of the Templars who controlled the river traffic. In Miravet there is still an old boat crossing to cross the Ebro river with the car on board a barge that crosses the river guided by ropes from side to side of the river.
In Benifallet, near Miravet, there are two caves: the "Gruta de les Meravelles" and the "Cova del Dos". Both caves are important for the large quantity and quality of formations they contain (macaroons, flags, eccentrics, apart from the popular stalactites and stalagmites).