Discover l’Ametlla de Mar

Ametlla de Mar
We present to you l'Ametlla de Mar, a fishing village with an incomparable charm, with turquoise watered coves and activities for all ages. L’Ametlla de Mar or La Cala, as its inhabitants call it, is a small fishing village of about 7000 inhabitants. It is located in the south of Catalonia, in Les Terres de l’Ebre and is famous for its beaches and its bluefin tuna. You want to know more? Join us!
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.
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.
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.
Enjoy Calafat
Boat rentals Enjoy Calafat
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
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
Calafat Holidays
Calafat Holidays
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.
Calafat Holidays
Calafat Holidays
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
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

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