The longest river in Spain after the Tagus flows into the Mediterranean Sea and from it is born one of the most fascinating natural parks we have: the Delta de l'Ebre. A place full of nature and rice fields.
The Ebro Delta is an impressive, protected area located at the mouth of the Ebro River in the province of Tarragona. Covering an area of 7,736 hectares, this delta is the third largest in the Mediterranean. Its ecological importance makes it the largest wetland in Catalonia and one of the most prominent wetlands in Western Europe.
It is a unique ecosystem inhabited by a multitude of animal and plant species, consisting of a combination of islands, dunes, marshes, lagoons, and beaches that stretch across its 13 municipalities. It is an essential destination for nature and adventure lovers.
DISCOVERING THE EBRO DELTA
This delta is the mouth of the second longest river in the Mediterranean after the Nile, offering a wide variety of habitats that host astonishing biodiversity. Reed beds, riverside forests, salt marshes, rice fields, and dune systems create an endless environment filled with lush vegetation such as reeds, bulrushes, and water lilies.
It is home to species such as flamingos, red ducks, spoonbills, kingfishers, imperial herons, and Mediterranean turtles. You can also spot mammals like otters, minks, genets, and foxes.
In terms of climate, the delta enjoys a Mediterranean climate, with warm and dry summers, and mild and moderate winters.
DON'T MISS ANYTHING
Its beautiful sandy beaches and calm waters, such as Trabucador Beach and Riumar Beach, are perfect for sunbathing, swimming, and relaxation.
The Fangar Lighthouse is an unmissable spot located on a pristine beach, offering spectacular panoramic views. It is an ideal place to enjoy tranquility and natural beauty.
Among the municipalities that make up the Delta, there are numerous fishing villages like Sant Carles de la Ràpita and L'Ampolla. They are charming and have an authentic atmosphere. Here, you can savour delicious fresh seafood and explore their picturesque streets filled with history and monuments.
The Ebro Delta is a paradise for birdwatching enthusiasts, as it hosts a large number of unique bird species. You can visit the Tancada and l'Encanyissada lagoons, where you can spot flamingos, herons, and many other migratory birds.
Its extensive network of trails and cycling routes also stands out, allowing you to explore the natural beauty of the area in an active way. It is an excellent way to enjoy the landscape and discover hidden corners.
EXPLORE THE DELTA ON A BICYCLE
One of the most prominent routes is the Miradores Route, which takes you to various viewpoints throughout the delta, such as the Tancada Viewpoint and the Platjola Viewpoint.
Another popular route is the Delta Towns Route, which takes you through charming fishing villages such as Sant Jaume d'Enveja, Deltebre, and Poble Nou. In these places, you can enjoy authentic local culture and taste their delicious cuisine.
The Faro del Fangar Route is an exciting option that takes you to the iconic Fangar Lighthouse, located on a solitary peninsula surrounded by pristine beaches. This lighthouse is one of the main points of interest and offers spectacular views of the sea and the surrounding landscapes.
These are just a few of the prominent routes, as the entire area is exceptionally well-suited for exploring by bicycle. When we add bike lanes and cycling paths, there are over 1,000 km to explore. Each route offers a unique experience and allows you to discover the natural beauty and iconic places of this fascinating area.
HIKING IN ITS NATURAL ENVIRONMENTS
Hiking in the Ebro Delta is also a great option to discover its landscapes and biodiversity.
One of the notable routes is the Punta del Fangar Route, which takes you through dunes, beaches, and salt flats to the impressive Punta del Fangar.
Another popular route is the Birdwatching Route, ideal for birdwatching enthusiasts. The emblematic places along this route include rice fields, lagoons, and estuaries of the delta. The Tancada Route and the Foradada Route are also excellent options for this purpose.
The Isla de Buda Route also deserves mention. It passes through a protected natural reserve, where you can admire the beauty and diversity of wetlands and the island itself, known for its rice fields and rich fauna and flora.
The Miradores del Delta Route is an exciting option that crosses different strategically located viewpoints. Finally, the Sèquia Mare Route, which follows the canal that carries water from the Ebro River to the delta's rice fields, allows you to learn about the irrigation system in the area.
These are just a few prominent routes. Each one of them is unique and offers a different journey, but if you have time during your trip, we invite you to explore all the routes and hidden corners that make up this natural paradise.
Boat trips are a very popular option, allowing you to explore the breathtaking landscapes from a unique perspective. There are different types of boat trips, each offering a distinct experience. You can embark on a fascinating journey through the mouth of the Ebro River or opt for trips that focus on the beautiful rice fields, where you'll have the opportunity to visit masías, old farmhouses converted into museums that will transport you to the delta life centuries ago.
On the other hand, the Ebro Delta is a true paradise for water sports enthusiasts. Kayak lovers can explore winding channels and wetlands. Stand-up paddleboard enthusiasts can glide gently over calm waters and enjoy panoramic views. Windsurfing and kitesurfing enthusiasts will find optimal conditions at Riumar Beach or Marquesa Beach, known for their fine sandy beaches, shallow waters, favourable winds, and moderate waves.
ENJOYING THE EBRO DELTA FROM SANGULÍ SALOU
Camping Resort Sangulí Salou is an exceptional holiday destination that offers comfort, fun, and nature in a unique environment. With a wide variety of accommodations, impressive pools, and gastronomic options, it has everything you need for an unforgettable vacation.
Sangulí offers activities for the whole family, including water slides, playgrounds, live shows, and live music. It has sports facilities and a spa for relaxation. In addition, its beautiful natural surroundings and animation team make Sangulí Salou the perfect place to enjoy everything that the Ebro Delta has to offer with family or friends.
Staying at Camping Resort Sangulí Salou offers several advantages for visiting the Ebro Delta: its strategic location allows easy access to the area, which is a short drive away. Excursions and activities related to the Delta are also organized, facilitating the experience of discovering this fascinating environment. This accommodation provides the perfect combination of comfort, proximity to the Ebro Delta, and opportunities to fully enjoy this incredible region.
WHAT IS THE BEST TIME TO VISIT THE EBRO DELTA?
Spring and autumn are ideal for nature and birdwatching enthusiasts. Autumn offers the opportunity to witness rice harvesting. In summer, you can enjoy the beaches and water activities, while winter offers tranquillity and serene landscapes.
IS THERE ANY PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION TO VISIT THE EBRO DELTA FROM CAMPING RESORT?
Buses are accessible, with different lines connecting Salou with the towns near the Ebro Delta. For example, Line 2 passes very close to the campsite, connecting Salou with Amposta, from where you can access various points of interest in the Delta.
Additionally, you can travel by train to the "L'Aldea-Amposta-Tortosa" station, which is located a short distance from the Delta. These options allow you to comfortably explore the Ebro Delta without the need for a private vehicle.