Deltebre is a town that belongs to the province of Tarragona, where the richness of its nature makes this place one of the most visited one of this Spanish region or autonomous community. It also belongs to the 'comarca' or geopolitical subdivision known as the Bajo Ebro, and is the closest town to the mouth of the river Ebro, which makes this place of great ecological impact.
It has a population of 11,000 inhabitants, who are lucky enough to live in one of the most beautiful spots in the whole province.
This area has focused on the practice and offer of rural tourism, since it is surrounded by the Natural Park of Delta del Ebro, which is a natural reserve of high natural value. Also, during the last few years, this natural surroundings has lead to a significant increase in the number of visitors welcomed each year.
It is precisely the cultural scene of this place which has meant that visitors can now enjoy exploring some of the lesser known parts of this area, and with it the conditions in which Deltebre has grown.
Also, out of many of the fun facts about the history of this place, we find the story of how the first inhabitants of this region, the Moorish, settled in here. The vicinities of this town are divided into three different areas, which are also one of the main attractions to visit here: La Punta del Fangar, considered to be the only desert in Cataluña, the lake of Canal Viejo, and the rice field extensions.
There are many places of interest that you cannot miss in this area, and that will allow you to appreciate a little more the charm of Deltebre.
To begin with, of course, we recommend walking by the mouth of the river Ebro, an activity that will allow you to take into the many of birds, beaches and nature in general, that can be seen more clearly from the Mirador de Zigurat.
And without leaving the views of this place yet, we recommend that you check out the views from any of the viewpoints in El Garxal, although, we must tell you that one of them has a reduced mobility access enabling, in this way, accessible tourism.
The bridge Lo Passador, is an example of the modern architecture from this area, and next to it you will find the viewpoint of Molino de Mirons, from which you also have a view of the river Ebro, and the isle of Gracia, which can also be seen from the distance.
As for the natural areas that surround Deltebre, perhaps the most impressive of them is the Punta del Fangar, as we mentioned before, and which is the only desert in Cataluña, where the sand of its dunes gets lost in the water of the Mediterranean Sea, overwatched by a big lighthouse, the whole picture creating a postcard-like view of this unique landscape.
To finish this guide to the highlights of this place, Muntell de las Vírgenes is a historical monument which you will find in the highest spot of Deltebre.
The climate of this are is also something that you should also consider if you would like to enjoy spending your holidays without any nasty surprises. Its is characterised by its mild temperatures, even during the coldest months.
As for the precipitations, they are much more abundant during October, whereas in July is the warmest and driest month in this area.
Summers here are known for their hot temperatures, which combined with the seaside, make summer season the moment of the year when the tourist demand sets off to its highest peak.
The local gastronomy of this area is one of the pillars of its tourism, for which reason you mustn't forget to try it, enjoy it, and discover other aspects from the culture from this town.
Without question, the natural elements characteristic of this area area, and its huge amount of rice fields, constitute an essential part of the gastronomy here, with rice dishes as the most popular ones.
'Arroz a la banda', or 'paella' are some of the classics of the gastronomy of Deltebre.
Although there are many other typical local products from this area, such as eel, with which you can prepare a delicious 'suquet'.
But rice is an ingredient that you will not only find in pellas, since it s also used in the elaboration of 'morcillas', a typical Spanish blood sausage. 'Borrajas' and 'parracotes', which is how dried fig is known here, are other products you will probably encounter in the menu of Deltebre.
The Jornadas Gastronómicas of this area, celebrated in July, will give you the perfect chance to try some of this dishes.
Last, but not least, we have a few tips for you, so that your trip to Deltebre is geos without any complications. You can travel by car, as long you do it following the signs that will take you to the motorway.
Nevertheless, if you would also like to go by bus, you should know the closest bus station is only 7 Km away from Deltebre, in Camarles. And at almost the same distance approximately, you will also find the train station in Ampolla, where you can also go by bus from Deltebre.