In order to enable a harmony between the natural values of the area and its exploitation by part of the man and at the request of its inhabitants, the Generalitat constituted, in 1983, the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta. La seva importància és reconeguda a escala internacional pels màxims organismes especialitzats.
The biggest wet area of Catalonia is one of the most important of the Mediterranean Region. The river mouth which gives name to the ensemble of our lands makes a unique natural park of first class due to its exceptional fauna and flora. It has a total area of 7.736 hectares which includes the regions of the Bajo Ebro and of the Montsiá. More than 500 different species gives it a great potential regarding the vegetation, where we can stand out the reed beds, the rushes, the eucalyptus and the honeysuckles of the river. We must not forget the rice, the star legume of the area, of which production occupies large extensions of the soil of the delta. And regarding the fauna, the birds are of great importance in the area where is quantified among 50.000 and 100.000 specimens of 300 different species.
Within its vast expanse are:
The Balsa de las Ollas: the smallest lagoon of the Ebro Delta
The Fangar Punta: a vast sandy expanse
The Ebro mouth: the final frontier
The “Encanyissada”: a large submerged meadowland
“Ullals de Baltasar”: When the water emerges from the soil
Canal Viejo Lagoon: the origin of the Park.
La Punta de la Banya: the jewel of the park.
The Garxal: the most recent lagoon.
Buda: the last island.
“La Tancada”: a good place for bird watching.
For more information: http://www.gencat.cat/parcs/delta_ebre
Public facilities of the Ebro Delta Natural Park
Eco museum of the Natural Park of the Ebro Delta: The main objective is to introduce to the newcomers in the Ebro Delta world, especially in the performance of the natural and human aspects of its ecosystem. The visit starts by the farmhouse (masía) where we will find the information centre and the projection room and will continue for the permanent exhibition about the Natural Park and the Ebro Delta located in the upper floor. Once outside, we will follow an itinerary where we will discover the different natural ambiances: the river, raft, forest by riverside and “ullals” and humanized: irrigation system, orchard and paddy field, and the traditional human activities: the traditional techniques of rice cultivation and the inland fisheries.
The Eco museum also has a splendid aquarium where you can watch the main species of fish and amphibians present in the Ebro Delta.
All the tour is adapted for blind people, visually handicapped and physically disabled, and most of the information of the museum is produced in macro characters and in Braille system, result of agreement signed with the ONCE.
For more information: Eco museum - tel. 977 489 679
Casa de Fusta: This emblematic construction of the Ebro Delta at present hosts a permanent exhibition dedicated to the Ebro Delta lagoons and has a collection of the birds naturalized more representative of this wet area.
On the other way, the public services of this area are remarkable, basics both to know and understand the complexity of the Ebro Delta as to relax and enjoy the nature. It includes, among others: the information service, the agro shop, the audiovisual room, the interpretive itinerary, the different lookouts, the bike lane and the recreational area.
More information: Casa de Fusta, tel. 977 26 10 22
Lookouts of the Ebro Delta Natural Park: In a territory as flat as the Ebro Delta, the fact of rising a few meters from the floor allows to visualize a wide sector of the horizon. For this reason, the lookouts of the Park have become one of the most popular infrastructures used by the visitors. Mostly placed strategically around the ponds, allows discovering and admiring the high natural values of these rich and at the same time fragile, protected areas. Since its creation, the Park has been replacing the old observatories, it has renewed them and creates new ones, logically following a concrete typology and it has placed them in different areas with a great landscape and fauna content.
Eco museum and Casa de fusta
RULERS AND ADVICE FOR THE VISITORS OF THE NATURAL PARK OF DE EBRO DELTA
Respect the natural resources and help to preserve the environment. Next we will expose some recommendations to perform a sustainable tourism:
1. Pay attention to the signs and respect the areas of access forbidden, especially in the nesting season (from February to August, included).
2. Try to stay in the paths, itineraries and if necessary in the observatories intended for observation and photography.
3. Use the binoculars and telescopes to watch the animals from a prudential distance to not disturb them.
4. Leave the nature as clean as you find it. Take away the waste to the next bin.
5. The nature reserves cannot be disturbed, destroyed, even you cannot take any animal specimen nor vegetable, nor alive nor dead not even a part of it.
6. Dogs without strap frighten the birds and are not allowed in the natural reserves.
7. Avoid to camp in the forbidden areas or get settled to sleep in the birds observatories.
8. Leave the vehicles in the provided parking, on the side of the roads or in wide places in order they do not block the passage.
9. You can kindly, call attention to the people that do not respect the rulers, about all to the ones who penetrate in the forbidden areas.
10. Avoid touching dead animals, for hygiene. If you suspect that it is an endangered species, dead by strange causes or it is an injured animal, notify to the rural guards Phone: (0034) 977 70 62 61.
If you see severe abnormalities, dead animals, illegal hunting, fires, etc. call the rural guards. Tel. (0034) 977 70 62 61 or the Seprona Tel. (0034) 977 50 01 08.