Ametlla de Mar

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L'Ametlla de Mar

L'Ametlla de Mar is a small fishing village in the south of the Costa Dorada. You will find this pretty village fifty-five kilometers south of Tarragona, just before entering the Natural Park of the Delta del Ebro. L'Ametlla de Mar its also known as La Cala, and this is due to the large number of coves you can find in the sourandings. So if you hear of "caleros" they are referring to the inhabitants of l'Ametlla de Mar.

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L'Ametlla is one of the most picturesque towns on the Costa Dorada. The place we would certainly recommend you go if you are looking for a vacation to forget the world, a total disconnection and a reunion with yourself, with nature and simple life, the usual. And is that L'Ametlla de Mar is a small fishing village with a charm without equal. There are also many places that you can walk on foot, both inside the village and beyond, through its paths, full of nature, bordering the sea.

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L'Ametlla de Mar Attractions

L'Ametlla de Mar is a quiet and very familiar town and is close to many big tourist attractions to enjoy with the whole family. You can not leave without taking the children to PortAventura, which is well connected by train and only 15 minutes.

The park does not need presentation, but just in case you do not know it yet, we will tell you that it has six theme areas, Far West, Mediterranean, Polynesia, Mexico, China and recently, SesamoAventura, where you can ride spectacular roller coasters, Kind - you can not miss the water attractions in summer - childrens areas and shows that are at the head of the shows that can be seen in European amusement parks. You will spend an unforgettable day in family, full of emotions and fun.


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We recommend you to take a day trip by going southwards to the Delta del Ebro. Here you can rent a bike and do some bike path between the rice fields to appreciate the fauna that so much love the little ones. There are restaurants specialized in family tourism at the mouth of the river Ebro, where you can also interact with other farm animals. And from there, take a boat that will take you to make the mouth of the river to the sea.


Another option is to go to activities on the river Ebro, where you can practice from canoeing, watercraft or kayak, up to a lute. And if you do not want to leave Ametlla de Mar, in the municipality you will find several playgrounds with fountains to cool off, as well as various summer activities options where the children can make new friends and have a great time.

What to see in Ametlla de Mar

The great attraction of l'Ametlla de Mar are its coves and the crystalline waters, all in the middle of nature. But the village itself is already a sight for itself, as it looks like it was taken out of a summer postcard. Articulated by its port where the boats of fishermen rest at dusk and they leave again to the sea before hardly has dawned.


We recommend that you approach the port at around 4 o'clock in the afternoon, which is the time at which the fishing boats usually arrive and let yourself be amazed by the hustle and bustle of the fish market. You will see that a walk surrounds the port and in it you will find typical fishermen's bars and charming restaurants where you can savor the best typical gastronomy.

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L'Ametlla de Mar is a good starting point for small excursions and daily trips, as it is in a privileged spot, close to many attractions. In the same locality you can do the Tuna Tour, or what is the same: swim among redfin tunas on the high seas. It is without a doubt an unforgettable experience that you will rarely have the opportunity to repeat.

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We also recommend to visit the caves of Benifallet, which are about 20 minutes by car and are a spectacle that will leave you breathless. Once in Benifallet, it is worth going to see the Castle of Miravet. It is also ideal if you go with children because to access you will have to upload your car to a boat with which you will cross the river Ebro and surely the little ones will have a pipe with this experience.


If you like history, do not miss the fortifications of the Spanish Civil War converted into a museum, located just 2 kilometers from the center of l'Ametlla de Mar, located between the beach of Estany and Port Olivet . Another activity that you should not miss in l'Ametlla de Mar, if you do not mind walking, it is more, if you are accustomed to hiking , you will love the stretch of the GR-92 route known as The "path of the Mediterranean". Through its 9 kilometers - about two hours of walking - you will visit the most beautiful coves of the Costa Dorada, enjoying nature and exceptional views.

The beaches of l'Ametlla de Mar

The beaches of l'Ametlla de Mar are some of the most beautiful beaches on the Catalan coast.The beaches of l'Ametlla de Mar are quiet, soft entrance, warm and transparent water, mostly sand, although you can also find some stones. In l'Ametlla de Mar you will find coves and beaches for all tastes.


The most popular among tourists are the urban beaches of L'Alguer and Pixavaques or the beach "Sant Jordi", but in addition to visiting these beaches we recommend that you head towards the urbanizations of Tres Calas and Calafat and from there you go Discovering each and every one of the hidden coves and creeks between nature.

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Here you have some of our favorites:

Cala Llobeta cove is difficult to see amidst so much vegetation, surrounded by rocks and embraced by trees, offers spectacular seabeds.There are many diving excursions starting here to appreciate the more than 700 species of animals and underwater plants of the place "La Calafató" beach, we advise you: when you get to this beach you will feel that you are on a Hollywood set, because of the idyllic location of Cala Vidre, it is small, with absolutely transparent, calm water, softly entering the sea , Of sand ... a paradise for the lovers.


Cala Forn, is the perfect balance between wild cove and services offered. Beach of "l'Estany", it is a natural beach two kilometers south of the municipality, large and quiet. Cala "Llenya", pines, turquoise water, gigantic rocks and coarse sand. Nothing to envy to the most beautiful coves in Ibiza, right?

Cala de Santes Creus is located in a protected natural area and has, to the eye, a lagoon next door, so that its ecological value is brutal. You have to see it.

Cala de l'Illot: this cove we like so much that we do not want to explain how beautiful it is so that it does not become crowded. But we will make an exception with you. Ask us how to get there and we will tell you if you keep the secret. Have you been wanting to know more coves, beaches and beaches where you can have a mojito in the shade of the pines?

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Here you have other lovely beaches in l'Ametlla de Mar: we have the "Pepo" Cove, laya "Torrente del Pi", the beach of "Estany Tort" "Ambrosia", "Podrit" cove, Calafat cove, "Cementeri" cove, "Bon Caponet" cove, and its older sister, Bon Capó cove, Port Olivet beach, Beach of "Punta de l'Àguila" and the cove of "L'Àliga". On the beaches within the village you can practice all kinds of nautical activities such as hiring a scooter, beach volleyball, beach soccer, world-famous shovels, renting a jet ski, etc.And in the coves the best activity you can do is scuba diving or snorkeling and appreciate the wonder that are its waters and seabed.

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Do you want your holiday in l'Ametlla de Mar to be even more unforgettable? Rent a boat, order a paella to take and cool a bottle of wine. And it runs cove to cove in boat to feel like in the best one of your dreams. What? Are you now glad that you have not chosen any other place in the world to spend your summer vacation?

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Ametlla de Mar tourism office adress:

  • Avinguda Amistat Hispano Italiana, s/n
  • 43860 L'Ametlla de Mar, Tarragona
  • Teléfono: 977 45 64 77
  • Horario: 9:30–14:15, 17:00–20:15

Where to stay in Ametlla de Mar

Although  l'Ametlla de Mar  l'Ametlla de Mar is a destination far from the main touristic circuits of the  Costa Dorada and not much mass, it has a good offer of holiday accommodation. In the village there are several hotels and aparthotels to stay. But undoubtedly, the best and most economical option is to  rent apartments in Ametlla de Mar  which will provide us with freedom and comfort during our holidays. Already in the outskirts of Ametlla de Mar, in urbanizations like Las Tres Calas, Rocas Doradas or Calafat, we will be able to enjoy a large number of vacation rental houses in Ametlla de Mar where to accommodate the whole family. If we are looking for more privacy and greater breadth, the best option is certainly the villa rental in Ametlla de Mar and enjoy a perfect holiday.

How to get to l'Ametlla de Mar

L'ametlla de Mar is located 55 kilometers from Tarragona and 155 from Barcelona. Its nearest airport is Reus airport, which is 50 kilometers away and accessible by road, although it is not connected to public service. The distance between l'Ametlla de Mar and Barcelona airport is 134 kilometers, about 80 minutes by car. In l'Ametlla de Mar there is a train station with own stop and from which regular trains leave for PortAventura, Salou, Cambrils, Tarragona and Barcelona and also to the south, Valencia. You can reach l'Ametlla de Mar by motorway (AP-7), by motorway (A-7) and the N-340. We will wait for you!

Gastronomy in l'Ametlla de Mar

If you like gastronomic tourism or simply enjoy the pleasures of eating, you have gone to the right place. Here you can taste aspecial dish called calderetas of fish - or the suquet of peix calero, as they call it here -,also all type of rice, made in Delta del Ebro, or the wild tuna cooked of the thousand different ways. Do not forget to try the arrossejat or the fideuada, as well as the typical desserts of the town: hearts and pastissets. In l'Ametlla de Mar you will find a multitude of quality restaurants , of familiar treatment and with view to the sea. A whole show for the senses.