L’Ametlla de Mar
L’Ametlla de Mar is located on the Costa Dorada on the Eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain; about 45 minutes drive from Reus airport.
L'Ametlla de Mar is very quite and peaceful place, but one where you will find all necessary amenities, including a supermarket, good restaurants and bars, a marina, scuba diving, bars, 1 open air disco and beautiful virgin beaches.
The golden sandy beaches are the stars of the coastline where the pine filled air caresses the senses.
The principal industry in L’Ametlla de Mar is fishing, the town incorporates the largest tuna fishing fleet in Spain. The fish auction takes place in the harbour every working day from 4.00 p.m. Except during May and June.
Visit the Museum of Popular Ceramics whose collection is made up of ceramics from all over the Iberian Peninsula and is considered to be the largest collection of its kind in Europe. There are about 4,500 permanent exhibits.
The Castle of Sant Jordi dAlfama was built in the XIII century, and was the headquarters of the Sant Jordi d'Alfama Order (templars). The present castle is the restored building of another castle built between XVII and XVIII century.
The Order of Sant Jordi dâ'Alfama was founded in 1201 by Peter the Catholic, king of Aragon and count of Barcelona. This name was given to it because the order was given the desert of Alfama, just 5 km north of L’Ametlla.
L'Ametlla de Mar has a 14 km long coastline, magnificent cliff structures, little bays of crystalline, blue water surrounded by rocks and pine trees, bays with fine, white sand like Cala del Trevol, Calafat, Sant Jordi and pebble beach coves such as the Xelin
Other scenic coastal spots include Llenya. the natural harbour of L'Estany and the secluded Baix Ebre coast, where you will be able to find peace and quiet away from the crowds.
Leisure & recreation
Local activities and sports include golf, tennis, snorkelling, fishing, sailing, kayaking, cycling, rambling/hiking, bird watching and running. It’s an ideal resort for families, outdoor enthusiasts, as well as those looking for a peaceful holiday location.
There are many nice fish restaurants along the beach and in town there is plenty of excellent eateries where you can try the typical dishes of L’Ametlla de Mar and the Costa Dorada.
The village of L'Ametlla celebrates its patron saint in February, Corpus and Saint John in June, and also has special events throughout the summer.
Spains largest theme park, Port Aventura is a few minutes drive to the north east and the cities of Tarragona and Reus make for a very worthwhile day out for their monuments and excellent shopping.
L'Ametlla de Mar enjoys mild winters with some rainfall, warm blossom filled springs long hot summers and autumns of golden sunlight and rich sweet plums.