10 Reasons to visit L'Ametlla de Mar
1.- A unique coast.
20 km of coastline with 30 coves and beaches with crystal clear water, some with fine white sand (northern area), others with stones, cliffs where pine trees reach the sea (southern area), 6 blue flags, 8 green flags (virgin beaches), areas of natural interest, protected lagoons, swimming pools and natural ports...
**2.- The Mediterranean essence. **
The Sea has been part of every corner, of every space, of its people since its origins. The fishing and seafaring essence permeates every corner of its fishing port, where all day it is a spectacle to see the constant entry and exit of boats, culminating each weekday with the fish auction at the Fishermen's Market.
3.- Seafood gastronomy.
The proximity of the Ebro River leaves a special stamp on the taste of the local gastronomy, the fish and seafood of the l’Ametlla de Mar acquire a special and peculiar taste and flavor full of nuances, always surprising our palates. The arrossejat, fideuada, bluefin tuna and calero fish suquet are the most typical. But we can't forget the zarzuela, grilled fish and shellfish.
4.- Activities at sea and nature: "L'Ametlla de Mar Experience".
In L'Ametlla de Mar you can intensely enjoy experiences to enjoy the summer, the sea and nature with several companies that offer you a wide range of activities such as: diving, snorkelling, cycling, fishing, excursions, boat rental, hiking, sailing, kayaking, etc.
**5.- An environment of great natural interest. **
If what you like is nature, you have found the ideal place, l’Ametlla de Mar is home to one of the best-preserved coastal areas of the Catalan coast, as well as large protected areas such as the coastal lagoons with an extensive and varied native flora and fauna.
**6.- A path to discover. **
The GR-92 coastal trail follows the patrol paths used by fishermen in the past and crosses a series of natural landscapes that you cannot miss: coves and beaches of fine white sand or stones, cliffs where the pines they reach the sea, places steeped in history such as Sant Jordi Castle or the Civil War fortifications, areas of natural interest such as the Santes Creus lagoons, Torrent del Pi, Sant Jordi or l’Estany Tort.
7.- The Motorcycling Circuit and the Calafat karting.
In 1974, the Calafat Circuit was inaugurated, the first permanent speed circuit in Catalonia, by a group of drivers and motor lovers alongside the Calafat Group with an initial route of 2,500 m. which years later, in 1987, was extended to reach 3,250 m. current November 2020 sees the debut of the Rallycross, Rally and Autocross track, a mixed asphalt and dirt circuit with 715 m, jumps and joker laps, which make the Calafat Circuit 100% versatile. In 2022, the Calafat karting will be inaugurated, a 700-metre circuit with a route designed with a wide variety of curves, ideal for fun. With a minimum width of 7 meters and a maximum of 10 meters, it has several right and left curves, two chicanes and a route that will require maximum concentration and pure adrenaline.
**8.- A unique experience in the world: the Tuna-tour. **
Swimming among hundreds of bluefin tuna from the Mediterranean in the pools that the Balfegó Group has installed 3 miles in front of the port of Ametlla de Mar is the activity offered by the Tuna-tour. During the journey on a modern catamaran you will discover the history and fishing of bluefin tuna through an audiovisual and you will be able to enjoy spectacular views of the coast of the Gulf of Sant Jordi.
9.- Historical walks and guided tours of the Civil War bunker.
During the summer months, the Tourist Office offers the possibility to learn about the foundation and history of the town through walks through the streets of the center of the town, as well as guided visits to the Civil War bunker (the fortifications ) located between the natural port of l'Estany and the Cala de Port Olivet.
**10.- A privileged location. **
In the middle of the Gulf of Sant Jordi, between Cap de Salou and Cap de Tortosa is L'Ametlla de Mar, from here and a short distance away you can visit a large number of interesting places within a radius of 50 km:
- Massif del Port Tortosa-Beceit.
- Tortosa millenary.
- El Perelló, honey capital.
- The Marine Villages: l'Ampolla, La Ràpita, Les Cases d'Alcanar and Cambrils.
- The 3 C route: Miravet Castle, the "Meravelles" Caves of Benifallet and the El Pinell de Brai Cooperative Cellar.
- Spaces of the Battle of the Ebro in the Ribera d'Ebre.
- Ulldecona, cave paintings and millenary olive trees.
- Iberian village in Alcanar.
- Port Aventura and Ferrari Land.
- Montblanc Medieval.