We propose a challenge: to discover the most closely guarded secrets of La Ràpita and the Ebro Delta. We offer youthe most intimate secrets of a town that looks towards the sea and is embraced by a land that we would love to share with you. To this end, we have designed many experiences – nautical, terrestrial and gastronomic –that will allow you to write your own story, 365 days ayear. Shall we begin?
THE SECRETOF PUREADRENALINE
Increasing numbers of people come to us in search of excitement.La Ràpita and the Ebro Delta are uniquedestinationsfor enjoying water sportswith guaranteed excitement. The geographicalconditionsof Els Alfacs Bay allow you to take advantage of the power of the wind without exposing yourself to the uncertainties of the open sea,making it especially enjoyable for windsurfers and kitesurfers.
THE SECRET OF ECOLOGICAL SAILING
La Ràpita is surrounded by a fragile environment of greatbiodiversity that must be preserved at all costs. We offer you ways of exploringthe best of our countryside while respecting the environment. Paddle surfing,kayakinganddinghy sailing are ideal activitiesto enjoy inEls Alfacs Bay. Its shallow waters and absence of waves are perfect for those starting out in these ecologicalsports,as well as for those who already know and love them.
THE SECRET OF CONNECTING WITH THE SEA
For us the sea is everything. A source of life,emotions and experiences, and it hides secrets that can only be discovered by going out into Els Alfacs Bay.We’re talking about the infinite mussel beds,Punta de la Banya natural reserve orLa Trinitat salt pans. You can discover all these secretsfrom a sailing dinghy, a pleasure boat, a guided boat tour ora hire boat (with or without a skipper’s licence).
THE SECRET OF AUTHENTICITY
The natural wealth that surrounds us offers unique flavours that you will only find here. Discover the secret of our gastronomy, the authenticity of a cuisine forged from tradition and customs, and enhanced by the innovation and savoir-faireof our restaurateurs. It is they who bring us the most authentic flavours of ingredients such asmussels, oysters, king prawns, rice and marsh samphire. And they achieve it with gastronomic products originating in the Ebro Delta and prepared in the most natural way to retain all their true flavour.
THE SECRET OF BIODIVERSITY
The Ebro Delta, Els Alfacs Bay and the Montsià Mountains make up one of the most singular areas in Catalonia and the region with the greatest biodiversity. They are home to numerous species of birds that have chosen our region to live inor to visit during their migrations. When you discover this secret you will understand why the Ebro Delta is a paradise of biodiversity, of which the flamingo, oursymbol, is the best representative. We propose you experience and admire this biodiversity by bike, on horseback, in a van, Nordic walking or hiking.
THE SECRET OF THE LIGHT
Few places enjoy the magic of the Mediterranean light like La Ràpita and the Ebro Delta. Here it is more than light, it is the dance of the sun that illuminates everything from dawn to dusk, it is omnipresent, always changing and stubbornly capricious. Its creates emotional landscapes capable of capturing the soul of every visitor. There are increasing numbers of sensitive souls that visit us to enjoy these unique, ephemeral moments. El Trabucador Beach, from where you can see the best sunsets in Catalonia; La Guardiola viewpoint, a perfect place to look out over the town, and the Roca Foradada, an exceptional watch tower guarding the Ebro Delta and the Montsià plains; just some the of the best places from which to observe the spectacle of the Mediterranean light.
THE SECRET OF CHARLES III
Charles III was so enamoured of La Ràpita that he chose it as the place to build one of the most important tradingports in the Mediterranean. Today we can recall this promising past through the architectural imprint the king left on the town. You can discover the secret that led the monarch to plan his dream town, Sant Carles de la Ràpita.