In less than 2 hours driving from Barcelona, you can reach one of the most important wetlands in south of Europe: the Ebre delta. You don’t need to travel to Vietnam to see incredible rice fields under a sunset, or a fisherman throwing the net for fishing while thousands of flamingos start flying. You don’t need to go to Thailand to sleep in a wooden roof house surrounded by palm trees in front of a virgin beach. You have all of this in one single place in Europe. The Ebre Delta in Catalonia is still being discovered by travellers from all around the world and it is one of the best places to eat Paella and seafood!
We visited the delta in September, it was hot and humid, so we thought a perfect plan would be to spend the morning in the Trabucador beach. This beach is a 2 in 1 beach! You can swim in the mediterranean sea in the East or in the Alfacs Bay in the West. The East one has waves and it is deeper but the west one has no waves, the water is hotter and it is super shallow, a perfect place to go with children and babies. It is so shallow that you can walk dozens of metres and have the water level around your knees.
After having a bath in both beaches separated by 20 metres of sand we were hungry, so we went for lunch in Casa de Fusta Restaurant, just next to a typical house of the delta. We ate a delicious paella with seafood.
In the delta you can also do many kind of activities: windsurf, kayaking, canoeing, hiking, mountain bike, quads, horse riding, … It is a perfect place to relax, have good weather, enjoy food, friends and family. And close to the delta there are many cultural options and interesting cities like Tortosa, Reus, the imperial Tarragona and amusement parks like Ferrari Land and Port Aventura! Why do you just visit Barcelona?