Tortosa is the medieval city of the Baix Ebre area in the province of Catalunya on the lower reaches of the largest river in Spain the Ebro (Ebre). Tortosa at 12 meters above sea level is protected on its northern side by the mountains of the Massif Cardó of which Buinaca, is one of the highest peaks. To the southwest lies the Els Ports mountain range (a nature reserve) where Mont Caro and other high summits are covered with snow in the winter, yet down by the river Ebro the winter weather is temperate.
The area has something for everyone, historic city to explore, fabulous beaches to discover, mountains to climb, cycle on the many paths and trails and of course, the world famous fishing available on 50 kilometres of the river Ebro flowing through the beautiful Lower Ebro Valley. You could live here for a lifetime and still not discover it all. With a population 34,000 Tortosa has all the amenities you expect from a city, with a charming and relaxed atmosphere that must be experienced.
Should you wish to live in a village community there are many to choose from. The riverside villages of Xerta, Tivenys and Benifallet are located in the beautiful Ebro Valley, whilst in the mountains, El Pinell de Brai, Els Reguers and Mas de Barberans have magnificent views of the many mountain ranges of this area. The coastal areas of Costa Dorada, Sant Carles de la Rapita and L’Ampolla are only 20 kilometres from Tortosa. The internationally protected Ebro Delta Natural Park is accessed via the town of Amposta, known as the gateway to the Delta.
Further inland is the wine growing region of Terra Alta whose capital is Gandesa, Vlllages such as Batea, Bot and Corbera d'Ebre produce fine local wines that you can sample and enjoy in the winery. Exploring and researching the area is exciting and the right location for you is just waiting for you to discover.
Where to stay on your visit? Use this opportunity to get a good feeling for the area; there are hotels in the city and towns or Bed and Breakfast establishments in most regions. Spend a little time in cafes and restaurants discovering the local cuisine and hospitality. Most of all come and speak to us; we look forward to welcoming you to the Jewel of Catalunya.