Ametlla de Mar, also known as L’Ametlla de Mar, is a coastal town located in the province of Tarragona in Catalonia, Spain. Situated on the Costa Dorada (Golden Coast), Ametlla de Mar is known for its beautiful beaches, picturesque fishing port, and natural surroundings.
The town has a population of approximately 7,000 residents, although this number can increase significantly during the summer months due to tourism. The local economy is largely based on fishing, agriculture (olives and almonds), and tourism.
Ametlla de Mar offers several pristine beaches and coves with crystal-clear waters. Some of the popular beaches in the area include Cala Forn, Cala Vidre, and Cala Pepo. These beaches are often less crowded than those in other popular tourist destinations in the region.
The town’s fishing port, Port d’Ametlla de Mar, is a charming area where you can witness the daily activities of local fishermen and enjoy fresh seafood in the waterfront restaurants. It’s a great place to explore and soak up the authentic coastal atmosphere.
For nature enthusiasts, Ametlla de Mar provides opportunities for hiking and exploring the nearby natural parks. The Ebro Delta Natural Park, located a short distance away, is a haven for birdwatching and boasts beautiful landscapes shaped by the Ebro River.
In terms of cuisine, Ametlla de Mar offers a variety of seafood dishes, as well as traditional Catalan and Mediterranean cuisine. The local gastronomy often features freshly caught fish and shellfish, accompanied by locally produced olive oil and wines from the region.
Ametlla de Mar is well-connected to other parts of Catalonia and Spain. The nearest airport is Reus Airport, located approximately 50 kilometers away, while Barcelona Airport is about 150 kilometers from the town.
Whether you’re seeking relaxation on pristine beaches, enjoying fresh seafood, exploring nature, or experiencing the local Catalan culture, Ametlla de Mar offers a tranquil and picturesque coastal getaway.