Do you know his story?
Baix Ebre is part of the Terres de l'Ebre together with Montsià
and Terra Alta. Its climate is Mediterranean with hot summers and milder winters. Rainfall is rather scarce. Its good climate means that you can stay in a Holiday cottages at any time of the year.
Agriculture is one of the main activities of the region. The cultivation of rice in the area of the Ebro delta stands out above all. Many vegetables and fruits are also grown. Fishing is also present, especially in the port of l'Ametlla de Mar. We recommend that you visit the rice fields area, because you will be able to see unique natural places.
The presence of settlers has been found since prehistoric times. The fertile lands of the region favored human settlements in the Neolithic era. The Roman presence is also very important and helped in the economic development of the region.
What can you do in Baix Ebre and its Holiday cottages?
The range of activities you can do in the Baix Ebre is very varied. On the one hand, you have numerous hiking routes that you can do in the natural areas of the region. We recommend that you visit the parc natural del Delta de l'Ebre or the parc natural dels Ports. If you like water sports on Trabucador beach you will find Bahia d'Alfacs. Its shallow depth allows for sports such as paddle surfing, windsurfing, among others.
The Baix Ebre beaches have clean waters and fine sand. Many have the blue flag and that's why you can swim with the scoundrel with complete peace of mind. Cultural spaces are also very important. The Museu de Ceràmica Popular in Ametlla de Mar or the Catedral de Santa Maria in Tortosa are some of its greatest exponents. Don't forget to try its gastronomy, where rice in all its varieties is undoubtedly the star dish.
10 ideas to enjoy the Baix Ebre
- Parc natural del Delta de l'Ebre.
- Platja del Trabucador.
- Museu de ceràmica popular.
- La Foradada.
- Popular festivals.
- Discover its historical heritage.
- Catedral de Tortosa.
- Relax on its beaches.
- Hiking routes.
- Taste its gastronomy.
Parc natural del Delta de l'Ebre
It is one of the most important natural spaces in Catalunya, due to the fact that it combines all kinds of environments such as rivers, sea, beaches, lagoons, etc. The confluence of the marine and continental environments allows for a great diversity of fish. You can also find more than 400 species of birds or 700 species of flora.
The Delta de l'Ebre natural park offers numerous itineraries that you can do on foot or by bike . Some of the best known routes are the Ecomuseum-Fangar - Amposta-riu Migjorn or the Bassa de les Olles lagoon. In autumn, many birds colonize the Ebre delta. The park has numerous vantage points strategically located from where you can observe them.
Platja del Trabucador
One of the most emblematic areas of the Ebro Delta is the platja del Trabucador. As a peculiarity you should know that more than a traditional beach it is a sand bank where you will find two beaches. The outer beach overlooks the Mediterranean Sea and the inner beach overlooks Bahia d'Alfacs.
El Trabucador is one of the areas of the Ebre Delta where most water activities are carried out. The most popular are paddle surfing, kite surfing, windsurfing, etc. All these activities take place in the Bahia d'Alfacs area due to the fact that it is very shallow. If you want to enjoy a unique sunset then you can approach the Barra del Trabucador pier.
Museu de ceràmica popular
Located in the municipality of Ametlla de Mar, this museum is dedicated to the world of ceramics . It has a catalog with more than 4500 objects from both ancient and contemporary times. It was inaugurated in 2001 and is one of the most important in Europe in its specialty and is located in the middle of nature, surrounded by pines and carob trees.
Its rooms are arranged in several circuits where you can see the different processes through which the ceramic piece goes. There is also an audiovisual room and a didactic classroom where courses and workshops are held.
La Foradada is located near Sant Carles de la Ràpita. Its altitude is 507 meters and from its summit you will hear spectacular views of a large part of the Delta de l'Ebre. As you climb to the top, you will find typical plants of the Mediterranean forest such as pine, red juniper and dogwood. The whole path is very well signposted and has a low level of difficulty, which is why it is suitable for all ages. During the route you will see the ruins of Mas de Matarredona, an old farmhouse that is located in the middle of the path. We recommend that you protect yourself from the sun while doing the route, especially in summer.
Popular traditions are deeply rooted in the Baix Ebre. Many popular festivals are held throughout the year. One of the best known is the Festa del Renaixement a Tortosa. Numerous cultural shows are organized as well as dances, bonfires, medieval markets and much more. Another of the best-known festivals is the Festa de les Coves in Benifallet , where the discovery of the Coves Meravelles, one of the most particular geological elements in Catalunya, is celebrated. There are concerts and guided tours inside the caves.
Discover its historical heritage
The Baix Ebre has accumulated a great historical heritage over time . Since prehistoric times, numerous civilizations have left their mark. The presence of Iberians, Romans or Arabs is notable as can be seen in the numerous settlements that have been found.
A must-see are the cave paintings of Cabra-Freixet al Perelló , declared World Heritage. We also recommend l'enclavament fenici d'Aldovesta in Benifallet or el poblat ibèric de castellot de la Roca Roja . The capital of Baix Ebre, Tortosa, has a historical and artistic ensemble of great value where you can see currents such as the Renaissance or Modernism.
Catedral de Tortosa
The Catedral de Santa Maria is one of the most prominent buildings in Tortosa . Before its construction, on its site there was the Roman forum, a mosque and a Romanesque cathedral. Construction work began in 1347 and its style is classic Gothic. Its central nave and cloister stand out. It also has a Baroque-style chapel dedicated to the Virgin of the Ribbon.
Its cultural heritage is of great value, as seen in the altarpiece of the Virgin of the Star . In the Cathedral Museum you can see more than 200 works of religious style, as well as sculptures, pieces of goldsmithing or codices.
Relax on its beaches
If you are looking to relax in the sun, in Baix Ebre you will find beaches with fine sand and high quality water . Many of them have the blue flag, which guarantees the good condition and safety of both the services and the facilities. Many beaches have small coves and are surrounded by typical Mediterranean vegetation, which makes them spaces of great beauty.
Some of the most popular beaches are Riumar in l'Aldea, Cap Roig i Avellanes in l'Ampolla, Cala Forn i Calafató in l'Ametlla de Mar or Pixavaques in l'Alguer. In the Delta de l'Ebre natural park you have a long stretch of mobile sand dunes where you can go for walks.
The Baix Ebre offers you the opportunity to do routes both on foot and by mountain bike . The wealth of its surroundings will allow you to enjoy unique natural spaces and unparalleled views. One of the routes we recommend you do by bike is the one that goes from l'Ampolla to la Bassa de les Olles and lo Goleró . You will cross a privileged space where you can see numerous species of migratory birds. It has a distance of 12.8 kilometers and its difficulty is low. A route that you can do on foot is the climb to the top of Barcina , one of the highest peaks in the parc natural dels Ports. Along the way you will not only have a splendid panoramic view but you will also be able to see botanical species of extraordinary rarity.
Taste its gastronomy
One of the most outstanding aspects of Baix Ebre cuisine is that it uses a large amount of local ingredients. The variety of rice that you can taste in the Baix Ebre is very wide and is one of the most popular dishes. Fish and seafood are also other star ingredients. Highlights include mussels, oysters and tuna.
Meats such as goat stew, wild boar stew or rice dumplings are very well known. The confectionery is delicious, you must try the angel hair cakes , the sage coquettes or the different varieties of cakes. They are a real delight for the palate!