PortAventura

Located between Vilaseca and Salou. The first park opened in 1995 and seven years later, on June 13, 2002, the leisure complex was opened. Port Aventura World is the perfect destination to spend a fantastic vacation with your family, partner, or friends. With two theme parks, Port Aventura Park and Ferrari Land, Port Aventura Caribe Aquatic Park, various hotels, and a golf course.

PortAventura Park

Port Aventura is the best-known theme park and the largest of the three, since you will find five zones inspired by five places of the world: The Imperial China, the American Far West, the exuberant Polynesia, the Mayan Mexico and the most autochthonous, the Mediterranean. In addition, it also has an area dedicated to the little ones, the Sesame Adventure.
PortAventura china
Sesamo Aventura
Each area has attractions, bars, terrace areas, souvenir shops and hotels, so there is no reason to go anywhere else. We recommend some of the best attractions: The Furius Baco reaches 135k/h in just 3 seconds. The Tutuki Splash is an amazing water ride on a barge, get ready to get soaked. Shambala, the highest and steepest roller coaster in Port Aventura Park. The Dragon Khan, icon of the park, with 8 loops reaches speeds of more than 110 km/h. The children’s area of ​​China, with slides, swings, and walkways is also fun for all the family. The Feathered Serpent, with turns, ups and downs, we say no more… The Hurricane Condor, 100m free fall. The Mine Train, to tour the El Diablo Mine. Stampida, a race between two, who will win, the red or the blue? The Tami Tami, roller coaster for children. Magnific Fish, drift on the water with a goldfish and finally, the Magic Tree for the little ones.
Canoa port aventura
Angkor
The park opens its doors from April to January. During the summer months the water attractions are open. You can check their webpage for more information.

Caribe Aquatic Park

The Resort has more than 50,000m2 dedicated to water attractions, shops, restaurants and rest areas. For all ages, with a wave pool, an indoor area with slides and children’s pools, a crazy river to overcome unexpected surprises and an area with water fountains
Aquatic Park
This park is only open from June to September. You can see more on their website

Ferrai Land

It opened on April 7, 2017 and is the only Ferrari theme park in Europe and one of only two found around the world. Among its attractions, the Red Force stands out with a height of 112m and an acceleration that goes from 0 to 180km/h in five seconds. In the park you can enjoy traditional Italian cuisine, themed shows, an area for the little ones, roller coasters for the older kids and stores with original merchandising.
Ferrari Land
Ferrari Land
Ferrari Land is open on the same days as the park. But here you will find more information.

Important dates

The park has two special dates marked on the calendar, Halloween and Christmas. The entire venue is decorated, activities and shows are adapted to the dates indicated and extra activities are added. Let’s see what’s happening!
From September 18 to November 14 come and celebrate the darkest Halloween you have ever experienced; the atmosphere of the park is transformed into a dark and mysterious place suitable for adults and children. The complex dresses up for Halloween, you can discover strange creatures and new shows, taste the most chilling food, or walk through the most secret and terrifying passageways.
Halloween Portaventura
Christmas at Port Aventura World is a festive surprise, lots of surprised to be discovered, a new show, a surprise guest, among many other things. At Port Aventura World you will have the opportunity to meet Santa Claus, Woody and Chilly Willy. Enjoy the different Christmas shows, especially the enchanted forest and the variety of food proposals that are found in the different restaurants.
Navidad en PortAventura
PortAventura is undoubtedly an amazing amusement park where you can enjoy an amazing day perfect for all the family. Enjoy it!
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Family accommodation in Calafat

Escape with Calafat Holidays

Weekend or bank holiday getaways are always a great way to enjoy a few days off with family or friends and take the opportunity to disconnect from everyday life. Today we invite you take a break, choose a weekend or a bank holiday where you can enjoy the tranquillity and comfort of Calafat Holidays. Here we go!
As we mentioned in the last blog post about l’Ametlla de Mar, our climate is typical Mediterranean where the winters are mild, although you always want to be near a fireplace or have an apartment that is air-conditioned. At Calafat Holidays you can enjoy a few days or a winter vacation without worrying.
winter getaways
winter getaways
Calafat is the perfect location for a weekend getaway, it’s an urbanization located a few kilometers from l’Ametlla de Mar, where you can do a wide variety of activities or simply relax in the apartment.
We suggest you stay in a semi-detached house, an apartment, or a villa with a fireplace. With Calafat Holidays you can enjoy a cosy atmosphere next to the fireplace with a glass of wine and fantastic views of the sea.
winter getaways
In Calafat you can do many activities, such as strolling through the port, relaxing on a beautiful beach or going along the GR-92 and enjoying the wonderful scenery that we have along coastline. In the spring, summer and early autumn months, Calafat Port offers a variety of nautical activities, here you will find more. But don’t be discouraged, the winter months are perfect for enjoying the sun on the beach by yourself.
If what you are looking for is a shot of adrenaline, Circuit Calafat is the ideal place to visit. It has three tracks where you can enjoy motorcycle or car races on our speed track, Motocross on the dirt track or driving courses on the school track. If you are interested in the event we have on offer, here is the link to the Calafat Circuit calendar.
Circuit Calafat
Delta de l'Ebre
Do you prefer nature? We suggest you explore the Ebro Delta; you can rent a bike and tour a large part of this beautiful Nature Park, you can also go see the best sunset at the Trabucador beach. All these beautiful places are only 30 minutes from Calafat. If you want to know more, please find the link to our post about the Delta de l’Ebre.
Finally, let’s not forget that PortAventura World theme park and leisure complex, amazing fun for the whole family, is also about 30 minutes away. You no longer have a reason not to escape to Calafat for a weekend!
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Discover l’Ametlla de Mar

La Cala has a special charm which is that it is not an overcrowded village, with more than 20 beaches and coves with crystal clear water and activities for the whole family.
Promenade
Cala Xelin
What to do in l’Ametlla de Mar?
Get lost along its fishing port and the promenade contemplating the boats and the sailors at work. Stroll through the cobbled streets that surround the port and watch the sunset. Travel the GR-92 and enjoy its dreamy beaches. Taste typical dishes of the area on a terrace facing the sea with a good wine from Terra Alta. L’Ametlla de Mar is a family destination, beach and disconnection, discover more. Visit the municipal market, which is open from Monday to Saturday, on Mondays and Thursdays, you can go to the market square, where there are stalls for clothing and accessories and on Saturdays for fruit and vegetables.
L'Ametlla de Mar marina
Enjoy l’Ametlla de Mar
If you want to know more about the town, we advise you to visit the fish market from four in the afternoon, you will be able to see how the boats arrive at port, the catch of the day and the fish auction, which later you can taste in any one of the town’s restaurants. If you are more adventurous, you cannot miss the nautical activities offered by the town’s companies. You will find the information booths next to the old fishermen’s guild. They offer boat trips for fishing, diving and snorkeling… And the tuna-tour!
fishing Port
coastal walkway
Enjoy Calafat
In the Calafat Urbanization you can rent a boat with or without a license and get to know the environment from another perspective with Enjoy Calafat. If you want to start with something calmer you can rent a kayak and visit the beaches near Port Calafat or you can get on a jet ski or flyboard with Liberty Wings and release adrenaline. You will find these two companies in Port Calafat. Would you like more to explore the underwater world? Then your ideal activity is snorkeling or diving, let yourself be guided by companies such as Plancton and Ametlla Diving and enjoy the largest posidonia meadow in Catalonia.
Tuna-tour
Diving
Do you still want more? Then get on the Balfegó catamaran, during the journey they explain the history and the day-to-day of tuna fishing. Once at the pools it is time to jump into the water without any fear and swim among hundreds of giant tunas. And for those who are sportier, it is essential to follow the GR-92 route, the Mediterranean path where the pine trees are met by the sea. Stop to rest in one of over 20 beaches and coves, enjoy the scenery and relax.
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Boat rentals Enjoy Calafat
Gastronomy
L’Ametlla de Mar has a complete Mediterranean diet, the basis of its gastronomy is based on the cuisine of sailors, that is why its typical dishes are the suquet calero, the fideua and the arrossejat. We do not leave aside desserts such as pastissets, els corassons and panellets. If you want to taste the typical dishes or tapas, we advise you to book in the restaurants of l’Ametlla de Mar or reserve the date and visit l’Ametlla de Mar in its gastronomic days, where bars and restaurants of the town participate and offer you dishes cooked with fresh products.
Les Veles
Pastissets
Galeres
The Beaches of l’Ametlla de Mar
Cala Llobeta
As we have mentioned above, La Cala has more than 20 beaches and coves along its 16km of coastline. The crystal-clear water and an unsurpassed environment make that some of these beaches are awarded the blue flag awarded by the European Union. You can choose the one you like the most, whether they are fine sand, pebbles, virgin, nudist or dog-friendly. You see, endless possibilities to enjoy your vacation. Get to know all the beaches of L’Ametlla de Mar.
History and culture in l’Ametlla de Mar
Castillo Sant Jordi D'Alfama
You can also carry out cultural activities such as discovering the history of the Sant Jordi D’Alfama Castle and the Optical Tower or delving into the fortifications of the Spanish Civil War. The Tourist Office offers guided tours of the town explaining its history, making stops at the most interesting points and showing you how the town of La Cala was before and also in the fortifications. In addition, the Antigua Cofradía de Pescadores is currently an interpretation center with traveling exhibitions dedicated to the sea, local painters and writers …
Accommodation in l’Ametlla de Mar and surroundings
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You can find hotels, a variety of accommodations and campsites, but going a little further you will find the Tres Cales, Sant Jordi and Calafat urbanizations, where there are countless accommodations; Apartments, villas, townhouses … At Calafat Holidays we make it easy for you and help you find the accommodation that best suits your vacation.
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Near L’Ametlla de Mar
Delta de l'Ebre
L’Ametlla de Mar is located in a strategic point between the Costa Dorada and Les Terres de l’Ebre, which allows you to carry out more activities and get to know the surroundings. Starting from the south, you cannot miss the Ebro Delta Natural Park, the most extensive aquatic habitat in Catalonia and it is only 30 minutes away. A little closer, 15 minutes away, is the town of El Perelló, with a beekeeping culture which has a company that makes thematic visits to get to know the world of beekeeping. And you cannot miss the coastal towns such as l’Ampolla and Sant Carles de La Ràpita. Towards the west and entering the interior of Les Terres de l’Ebre, you can stop at two towns of wine culture, such as Gandesa and Pinell de Brai. Following the Ebro River is Miravet with its Templar castle. Continuing north you can visit Cambrils and Salou, two fishing villages with a lot of tourist culture and of course PortAventura, the theme park for young and old. Continuing a little further up, Tarragona where the Roman colony of Tarraco used to be. And entering the Costa Dorada, Reus, the city of Vermouth and Modernism.
Roman Tarragona
Cambrils
PortAventura
The weather in l’Ametlla de Mar
It has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and warm summers. In summer the weather is warm, but the sea breeze helps lower the temperature. In spring and autumn, the temperatures are maintained and the days are pleasant, at night it can cool a bit. As you can see, l’Ametlla de Mar offers a multitude of plans to carry out as a couple, family or group of friends. It is an essential place to visit if you are in Les Terres de l’Ebre and the Costa Dorada.
Ametlla de Mar

Travelling with your pet

Many times, finding a vacation destination where pets are welcome is quite a difficult task.

Here in Les Terres de l’Ebre province it’s very easy, there are endless activities to do with your pets, and at Calafat Holidays we make it even easier for you, we adapt our services and facilities for our four-legged guests and we offer you a variety of accommodation where you can enjoy a perfect stay with your pet.

Beaches for pets
Beaches for pets

Once you have found the perfect accommodation, let’s see what you can get up to with your pets! It’s fair to say that Terres de l’Ebre is a recommended area to travel with pets since there’s a wide variety of services on offer. Here’s a look at some of the many things you can do in the area. Here we go!

To begin with, hiking enthusiasts have the option of following all the different routes offered in the area, including the GR 92 that runs from Ametlla de Mar to Ampolla, passing through the town of El Perelló and the “Via Verde” that goes from Tortosa to Alcañiz. For more information click here, try a hiking route through the middle of the rice fields or simply walk the down the seafront of all the many beautiful towns in the area.

Click here to check out everything you can get up to in L’Ametlla de mar.

A great option is to discover the many beaches in the area. During the winter season and outside of the bird nesting season all beaches accept pets. The “Bassa de l’Arenal” beach, which is located in the Riumar urbanization, is the only beach that accepts pets throughout the year, it has specific signs indicating this.

To learn more about the Ebro delta, we recommend you read our article.

Travelling with your pet

Also, all the nature lovers have many different options. The first option is to take the route through the Tancada and Encanyissada lagoons, it is a 26 KM route that offers various observation towers and also reading panels with interesting information about the lagoons and the birds. It’s the best place for a bit of bird watching and if you do not want to do the entire route on foot it’s easily accessible by car.

The final alternative is to go to “als Ullals de Baltasar”, a set of small freshwater lagoons surrounded by an amazing green landscape. You will find a rich diversity of fauna and flora, a perfect place to enjoy with your pets.

Accomodation with pets
winter getaways

And this is where we finish, as we said before, these are just a few of the many activities on offer close to Calafat.

Nautical activities in l’Ametlla de Mar

In today’s post we are focusing on the activities that take place in Calafat Port, 10 minutes from L’Ametlla de Mar. Boat rental no license needed, sailboats, kayaks, jet skis, paddle surf… For daring sailors and sea lovers!
Port Calafat and the beach
As we have mentioned, in Calafat Port you will find a wide range of activities provided by Enjoy Calafat and other companies that we will present to you later. Let’s go! You can get to Calafat Port in 3 ways: by car, bus or cab. If you go by car you must take the N-340 towards Tarragona, take the Calafat entrance and follow the signs. If you do not have your own vehicle, you can use the public bus that Turisme de L’Ametlla de Mar provides during the summer months. Finally, for the cab, you can get the contact information at L’Ametlla de Mar Tourist Office within 10 minutes you will be in Calafat. Once at the port, you must access through the entry barriers, which need to be paid for, but if you do an activity you will get a free ticket to leave. You must go straight on until you are close to the beach and, on the right side, you will see a little wooden hut where you will be attended by the very charming guys from Enjoy Calafat. Enjoy Calafat offers boat rentals whether you have a licence or not, sailboats and kayaks.
Enjoy Calafat, boat rental
Enjoy Calafat, kayak
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Find accommodation in L’Ametlla de Mar
With its 10 boat fleet with a 1 to 6 people capacity and of 2, 4 or 8 hour tours, it offers great versatility to get to know the coast of L’Ametlla de Mar and Les Terres de l’Ebre from another perspective so that you can enjoy your vacation at your leisure. With a 15 minute explanation you will be able to perfectly sail a boat, no licence needed! Click here to find out more information. You also have Kayaks for 1-2 people that leave from the beach, so it is easy peasy! We recommend visiting the creeks closest to the port, there is no need to paddle all day and you can also take a dip in the sea. Keep in mind that kayaking is a bit exhausting if you have not done it before.
Enjoy Calafat
However, if you prefer to enjoy without having to sail yourself, we also have a 39 feet captained sailboat, and in case you have a licence you can sail it yourself. You will be guided, being able to discover the best spots on La Costa Daurada and Les Terres de l’Ebre. The rentals go from 4 hours to 1 or 2 weeks.
Sailboat rental
kayak
As we have mentioned above, in Calafat Port there are other companies that carry out nautical activities, and now we will present them to you.   Liberty Wings, jet ski outings which can be rent with or without a monitor. They have activities such as the banana as well, the Monstersofa, paddle surf or the flyboard, will you dare to try it?
Jetski rental
Liberty Wings, flyboard
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Then, there is Ametlla Diving and Marina Diving Center, who offer courses and daily diving excursions. Contact them and delve into the depths of the Mediterranean Sea, discover sunken ships and learn about the fauna and flora that hides on our coast.
Diving and snorkeling
Diving in Port Calafat
Do you fancy scuba diving? Then Plancton Diving is ideal because you will be able to have your first diving experience and they do snorkelling outings every day. They will introduce you to the largest posidonia meadow in Catalonia, you will get started in the snorkelling world and, moreover, your children can join the summer camp. Indeed there is a summer camp in Calafat port for the little ones where they can learn everything related to the marine world: learning and enjoying all at once.
Casal infantil de Plancton Diving en Port Calafat
Snorkel
Last but not least, Servicios Marítimos Mementos carry out excursions and fishing charters by catamaran, do not tell me you don’t feel like going fishing.
As you can see, in Calafat Port they have a wide range of ​​activities for you to enjoy. We hope that you have a great time during your holidays in L’Amettla de Mar.
Playa Calafa

Discover Ebro Delta Nature Park

The Nature Park is located in Les Terres de l’Ebre. It became a Nature Reserve in 1983 and it belongs to the Les Terres de l’Ebre Biosphere Reserve. It was divided in two parts, the North and the South. That is why our advice is to plan two visiting days in order to get to explore this amazing place.

flooded paddies
Typical boats of the Park

To get around there we advise you to go by car, since there is no public transport. You can go through l’Ampolla or through Camarles. We recommend l’Ampolla route, this way you can benefit from visiting the town.

There are available parking areas for cars and caravans at all points of interest, so it will be easy for you to get there. A piece of advice: park your car and rent a bike, there are many companies that offer this service. To discover the Delta you can choose between so many routes which are adapted to both adults and children.

During the tour you will be surrounded by the rice fields, that change every season. It’s really spectacular!

Northern and southern part of the Ebro Delta Natural Park
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Accommodation close to the Ebro Delta

To begin with, there is the North part of The Ebro Delta Nature Park, which is located in the Baix Ebre region. In this region you can visit a town called Deltebre, and its most touristy area: Riumar. Nevertheless, you definitely cannot miss La Bassa de les Olles, La Punta del Fangar, La Marquesa beach or La Bassa del Garxal. ¡Let’s begin!

La Bassa de les Olles

It’s the smallest llagoon in the Ebro Delta Nature Park. You will find it between rice fields and dunes and you can get there from l’Ampolla. Don’t miss it because you will be able to do some birdwatching and, if you are lucky, you will find flamingos during certain months of the year.

Bassa de les Olles

La Platja de la Marquesa y La Punta del Fangar

To get to La Marquesa beach or to El Fangar lighthouse you’ll need to follow the signs (the way are well indicated). Once there you can park on your way to the beach, always keep to the sides so others can pass freely, or you can also park in front of the restaurant Los Vascos.

You will see La Marquesa beach to your right. The dunes on this beach are the most well conserved, it is an unspoiled beach with crystal clear water and golden sand and it’s more than 1 kilometer long. What is curious about this beach is that you can find dunes inside the water as well.

Playa de la Marquesa

To the left of Los Vascos restaurant you will find the beginning of El Fangar beach, which is the way to go to El Fangar lighthouse. La Punta del Fangar is the peninsula that penetrates into the sea in the North part of the Ebro River mouth, an idyllic place to relax. If you want to walk to El Fangar lighthouse you must take into account that you will be walking in the sand and it will take you approximately two and a half hours.

Faro del Fangar
Punta del Fangar

Check the weather in advance, since it’s best to visit on a calm day. This way you can take a dip halfway to the lighthouse. We recommend to bring water and sun cream, since there is no shade along the 4 kilometer walk. On your way to the lighthouse, on your right, take a look at the beautiful dunes that have been growing and moving throughout the years. You don’t have access because that area is protected and is part of the Ebro Delta Nature Park fauna and vegetation salvation program. The closer you get you will be able to see the lighthouse. Once you get there take as many pictures as you want, let your imagination fly!

Desembocadura

The mouth zone of the Ebro river is divided between the North hemidelta and the South hemidelta. In the mouth are three protected natural spots of great importance, El Garxal, L’Illa de Sant Antoni and La Illa Buda (two little islands). The access to both islands is restricted and you must ask the Park for permission. El Garxal is an available zone near Riumar, you can go across it by walking or by bike. You will find different bird viewpoints.

In the mouth zone of Riumar you will find restaurants, gift shops and boats to visit the mouth and get to the open sea.

Ebro River mouth.

Deltebre and Riumar

Deltebre is located in the middle of the Ebro Delta Nature Park. With all the tourism, it still maintains its traditional agricultural spirit. Riumar is its residential area and we recommend it to you because there you can find Riumar beach, which is almost 4km long. With wood walkways to get to the beach, it has beach bars so that you can cool off on the hottest days.

Bridge to Deltebre
Playa Riumar
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Accommodation near the Ebro Delta

Then we have the South zone of the Ebro Delta Nature Park. This zone of the South hemidelta is in the Montsià region. El Poblenou del Delta, La Punta de la Banya, El Trabucador, L’Encanyissada, La Tancada and Las Salinas de la Trinidad, lots of enjoyable places to see.

Poblenou del Delta

El Poblenou del Delta is between L’Encanyissada and La Tancada, two lagoons that we will talk about later on. This little agricultural fishing town is made up of beautiful white houses and one of many magical places to discover; for example, La Torre de Sant Joan, a watchtower that was constructed in 1576.

Poblenou del Delta
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Accommodation near El Delta de l’Ebre

L'Encanyissada and la Tancada

L’Encanyissada is the largest lagoon in The Delta Nature Park, it has a total surface area of around 15 square Km! The journey to visit the lagoon starts at an emblematic building called La casa de fusta it has ornithological museum situated in one of its rooms. The lagoon is surrounded by bird observation points.

La Tancada is the second largest lagoon in El Delta de l’Ebre. It’s just East of El Poblenou del Delta. If you go all through La Tancada by bike you will discover some old abandoned salt mines. You’ll be able to identify them easily because of the white salt crust that you find on its surface during summer.

Route through the Tancada
Route through l'Encanyissada

Punta de la Banya and El Trabucador

El Trabucador is a long 5km sand barrier that is around 100-200m wide, to get to the Punta de la Banya peninsula you must go along it. Its main attraction are the amazing sunsets, since you have the sea left and right and this creates some truly amazing colours. La Bahia dels Alfacs is the most natural bay in Europe.

Les Salines de la Trinitat is at the end of La Punta de la Banya, If you are lucky you will see some flamingos, they nest there for large parts of the year.

If you go during the summer we recommend that you take into account the rising tides and the intense heat.

Punta de la Banya

This area was particularly affected by Storm Gloria in 2020 and also by other storms that have been taking place over the recent years. La Barra del Trabucador is now a lot less wide and it has even been broken at times due to a lack of sediment and sand. We ask you to respect the area and to obey the regulations indicated on the all the signs. As the area was badly affected, the municipalities and the government have agreed to impose a payment on all the vehicles that want to access to La Barra del Trabucador. You can find more information on the Sant Carles de la Ràpita Tourism website.

The Trabucador before the Gloria of 2020
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The Trabucador after the Gloria of 2020
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We recommend you visit the Ebro Delta during throughout the year in order to appreciate the different contrasts of the rice paddy cycles.

That is all we have to say, but you can discover a lot more on your own! We hope you enjoy The Ebro Delta Nature Park and respect all of the signs so that we can keep enjoying this idyllic spot that we are lucky enough to have on our doorstep.

Flamingos in the Ebro Delta
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Accommodation near El Delta de l’Ebre
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