Sant Carles de la Ràpita is a town in the Terres de l’Ebre located south of the Natural Park del Delta del Ebro (region Montsià, Catalonia). Thanks to its emplacement, the new Water Sports Centre offers a perfect mix of sea and mountains. Therefore, it’s a must for all tourists to visit the Delta and its beautiful surroundings. The Alfacs Bay, closed by the Punta de la Banya and the Trabucador, is a natural area with 5.894 ha; an average depth of 4 meters and a maximum depth of 6 meters, and it‘s one of the most important natural ports in Europe.
Why choose Sant Carles de la Ràpita?
We propose 10 reasons why come and visit us.
You will find the authenticity and kindness of a town born by the sea.
The Mediterranean climate, with soft winters and warm summers, offers to the visitors the possibility of enjoying nature the whole year: If you visit the Ebre's Delta Natural Park, the Serra del Montsià or the Ports Natural Park, you will enjoy spaces with a high ecological value and you will get in contact with the nature.
The Alfacs Bay –one of the biggest natural ports in Europe-, enjoys a perfect environment for nautical activities and other leisure activities (kayak, dinghy sailing, boat renting, fishing, etc.). The Trabucador isthmus is a suitable place to practice kitesurf and windsurf.
The sunny beaches with fine sand and shallow waters are suitable for family tourism. Two of these beaches, Garbí and Les Delícies, display the blue flag for the water quality.
The destination has all the facilities that the visitors could need –it concentrates the main offer in hotels and restaurants of the Terres de l’Ebre-, there are shopping and leisure areas and it’s the best place to discover the Ebre’s Delta.
Its excellent gastronomic offer, born from the high quality products of the area with Guarantee of Origin, give you the possibility of enjoying the exquisiteness of the traditional fishing and cooking of the Ebre’s Delta. The main products are the rice and the seafood.
Close to the town, you find Serra del Montsià, mountain ranges with the neuralgic point called La Foradada where you can enjoy the best panoramic views of the Ebre’s Delta and discover this interesting natural area.
You can visit the “muscleres” (mussels and oysters beds) of the Alfacs Bay by boat with a route that wants to show the natural environment and taste the best mussels and oysters.
The fishing port of Sant Carles de la Ràpita, one of the most important in Catalonia, allows you to discover the fishing live and the fish auction.
The maritime walk is a quiet and large place, with green areas and the best views on the Alfacs Bay. To go there for a walk is a perfect way to relax and enjoy the coast.
The patrimonial legacy and the history of Sant Carles de la Ràpita will make you discover the magic of the historical reminds of the project that Carlos III carried out in the second half of the XVIII century.
How to get here?
Highway AP-7 / E-15. Exits 41 (Amposta) and 42 (Ulldecona-Vinaròs)
C-12. This route crosses the area from the south to the north and connects with the region of Lleida.
N-240. It connects with Zaragoza by Teruel, crossing the Terra Alta and the Ribera d’Ebre.
Bus regular lines HIFE. They connect the main towns and villages of this region with the rest of the Catalan and Spanish cities (bookings on-line at www.hife.es or by phone at + 34 902 11 98 14).
Regional trains lines RENFE Barcelona-Valencia. The nearest stops are l'Aldea (15 km) and Tortosa (28 km). The speed train AVE that connects Madrid with Lleida and Tarragona is at only 1 hour by car (98 km). Bookings and information:
902 24 02 02 www.renfe.es
Airports. The Reus Airport is at 88 km. from the city, it has regular lines to many Spanish and European cities. The Barcelona International Airport El Prat and the International Airport of Valencia Manises are two of the most important airports in Spain. There are at only 176 km to the north (Barcelona) and at 196 km to the south (Valencia).
Autovia Tarragona-Reus, s/n
Tel. + 34 902 404 704 www.aena.es
For more details:
Oficina Municipal de Turisme de Sant Carles de la Ràpita / Estació Nàutica