Local Area



Costa Daurada : the stretch of coastline along the province of Tarragona goes by the name of Costa Dorada (Golden Coast) because of the colour of its sandy beaches.

The province of Tarragona is steeped in popular traditions and folklore and has a very strong culture and history.

There are many historic and beautiful places to visit including monasteries, castles, cathedrals and villages.

The beautiful countryside is full of pine trees, olive groves and from the villa there are views to the sea and to the mountains further inland.

Childrens' Play Area in L'Ametlla

Childrens’ Play Area in L’Ametlla

Las Tres Calas: the villa is situated in this desirable location which stretches from the beach up towards the mountains. The area has shops, restaurants and also has a pool, mini-golf, tennis courts and a disco.

Near beaches: Cala “Vidre”, Cala “Forn”, Cala “Sant Jordi”, Cala “Ampolles”, Cala “Mosques”, “Torrent del Pi” beach, Cala “Xelin”.

L’Ametlla De Mar: is the local town – a typically Spanish fishing village where you can see the fishermen working everyday bringing their catch into the markets.

The village is only 3km from the villa and on a local bus route. It has everything you will need: good butchers, greengrocers and bakeries as well as the usual supermarkets and shops. For more information visit www.ametllademar.org.


Stop in the main square (Placa de Catalunya) for a coffee on the terraza, stroll along the front to the town beach (Platja de L’Alguer) or have lunch at one of the restaurants where the fishermen bring in their boats.

The town has many good restaurants and cafes as well as a play area for the children in the main square.


Regional Towns



Barcelona: a direct train from the local town (L’Ametlla de Mar) gets you to Barcelona in about an hour and a half. Highlights include the Gaudi park (Parc Guell), the Sagrada Familia cathedral, the Olympic village, the Ramblas, and the old Gothic Quarter. There is a great hop-on/hop-off tourist bus service which means you can see a lot in one day if you don’t want to stay and sample the night life.

Tarragona: the capital of the Costa Daurada declared by UNESCO as a world heritage site.

Highlights include great views over the Mediterranean, Roman ruins including an amphitheatre and an aquaduct. Look out for local festivals where you may see the “Castellers” (towers of people).

Tortosa: a very historic town with a mixture of medieval, Renaissance, baroque and modernist architecture. Highlights include an old cathedral and a castle which is now a Parador hotel – head up there for amazing views over the roof tops of the old town.

L’Ametlla de Mar climate guide

Visit this site to find out about the weather and climate in L’Amethlla


Tortosa Cathedral

Tortosa Cathedral