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This is the largest wetland in Catalonia, and one of the most important in the Mediterranean region The estuary of the river, which gives its name to this region, forms a first class nature reserve, with a richness of flora and fauna beyond compare. It has a total surface area of 7,736 hectares in the Baix Ebre and Montsià regions. Here, you will find many lagoons: La Bassa de les Olles, El Canal Vell, El Garxal, L’Alfacada, la Platjola, la Tancada and L’Encanyissada; as well as Buda, Sapinya and Sant Antoni islands; La punta de la Banya and El Fangar peninsulas, the Casablanca moorlands and Els Ullals de Baltasar (blow holes).

As for vegetation, there are more than 500 different species including reedbeds, bulrushes, Eucalyptus and River Woodbines. Not forgetting rice, which is the star of the area and rice fields occupy lots of land in the delta. Regarding fauna, birds are very important here, with 50,000 to 100,000 examples of 300 different species. The humid climate is ideal for insects and invertebrates, and the differing degrees of salinity in the water means that there are also many different fish, including eels, red mullet and sea bass which live alongside other introduced fish like the Wels Catfish.

Climatic conditions and the natural beauty of the land, give visitors some wonderful scenery to admire, where the water from the river and the sea plays a leading part. There are many routes and activities to choose from in the Ebre Delta and nearby towns and villages.

More information:

Delta de l’Ebre fact file

How to get there from Barcelona

Video: © Turisme Terres de l’Ebre

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