BIOSPHERE RESERVE

The Ebro Delta Natural Park is located in the mouth of the river Ebro in the province of Tarragona, in the regions of Montsià and Baix Ebre. Along with Els Ports, they are the two Natural Parks that make up the Biosphere Reserve of the Tierras del Ebro. It is situated in the southern-most part of the Principality of Catalonia. It was declared a protected area in 1983 and was later expanded in 1986 by an additional 7,736 hectares. It is located in between the municipalities of l’Ampolla, Amposta, Deltebre, Sant Carles de la Ràpita and Sant Jaume d'Enveja.

A unique space

The Ebro Delta is the largest wetland area in Catalonia and one of the biggest in western Europe, after only the Camargue Regional Nature Park in France and Doñana National Park in the south of Spain.

Two of the most renowned areas for nature are l’Aufacada and the beach at Migjorn, in the old mouth of the river Ebro. The lagoons of La Tancada and Encanyissada, together with the old San Antonio salt mines. The mouth of the river Ebro, where we can find the Muntell de les Verges. The Canal Vell and Les Olles lagoons, and Fangar Point, where we can see mirages on very sunny days and the beds of shellfish in the interior of the bay.

Beaches

The Ebro Delta is a nesting zone and migration route for a large variety of species of birds, such as common flamingos, ducks, seagulls, terns, egrets, Grey herons, Purple herons, common moorhens, common herons, Black terns, waders and birds of prey. All across the Ebro Delta we can find the typical cabins made using the traditional methods of their old inhabitants. White walls and grey thatched roofs.

Beaches

The Ebro Delta is a nesting zone and migration route for a large variety of species of birds, such as common flamingos, ducks, seagulls, terns, egrets, Grey herons, Purple herons, common moorhens, common herons, Black terns, waders and birds of prey. All across the Ebro Delta we can find the typical cabins made using the traditional methods of their old inhabitants. White walls and grey thatched roofs.