The Natural Park of Delta del Ebro (Natural Park of Delta de l’Ebre, in Catalan) is located at the mouth of the Ebro River, in the province of Tarragona, between the regions of Bajo Ebro and Montsiá, in the southernmost part of Catalonia. It was declared a natural park in August 1983, and expanded in 1986. It currently has a total area of 7,736 hectares (3979 hectares in the right hemidelta and 3757 hectares in the left hemidelta).
The Ebro river, the largest in the Iberian peninsula, is primarily responsible for this environment, providing the materials torn from its head to deposit them here, in conjunction with the Mediterranean. The sediments are therefore materials from the Pyrenees, the Iberian system and the Cantabrian Mountains, places where the river is born and its tributaries. The amount of sedimented materials has created an area of more than 320 km², in which numerous habitats have been formed. The current form of the Delta is a perfectly drawn “arrow” that penetrates about 22 km into the sea, creating the third largest delta in the Mediterranean after the Nile Delta with 24,000 km² and the Rhone, which covers an area of 500 km² .
The Ebro Delta is the largest wetland area in Catalonia and one of the most important in Western Europe behind the Camargue regional park in France and the Doñana National Park in southern Spain.
In the surroundings of the Delta del Ebro Natural Park you can enjoy its wonderful virgin beaches, with more than 16 km of fine sand and shallow water. They have adapted access for those with reduced mobility. We can reach them by car, on foot, by bicycle …
Together with the beaches you can enjoy a wonderful landscape with different rafts and wetlands in which you can discover the great variety of fauna that inhabits them.
All our accommodations are located in the Ebro Delta, most of them very close to tourist services and our virgin beaches.
The production of seafood, mussels, oysters and clams, are grown and processed in the bays of Fangar and the Alfacs, located in the Delta del Ebro Natural Park and within the area of the Biosphere Reserve.
Everything revolves around rice in the Ebro Delta, one of the three places in Spain with Protected Designation of Origin (D.O.P). The rice fields, those huge fields flooded with water that are lost on the horizon, are the main protagonists of the landscape and have transformed life in the Ebro Delta since the 17th century. Especially that of humans and birds. Today, for example, there is no restaurant in the area that does not offer rice in its menu.