L’Ametlla de Mar is a charming town on Spain’s Costa Dorada. Despite having a range of glorious golden beaches and natural surroundings, you will not find tourist crowds or high rise hotels in L’Ametlla de Mar. Villas are build in traditional styles, and owned mainly by long term residents, which makes the town a perfect place to combine both a sensational beach holiday and a traditional, cultural Spanish holiday.
L’Ametlla de Mar has some of the most picturesque Mediterranean coastline on offer in Spain. Its jagged shore consists of plunging coasts, serene coves and secluded golden beaches, all bracketed by warm, calm turquoise water and lush Mediterranean vegetation. Many of the beaches have been awarded the coveted European Blue Flag, and there is plenty of choice. The main town beaches of Pixavaques, Cala Pepo and l’Alguer are great places to sunbathe, but the further you travel in either direction, the larger the choice of idyllic rural beaches you will discover.
There are many sporting marinas in the region, where sailing and yachting are great options for activity from a villa in L’Ametlla de Mar, especially for exploring the varied coastline. There are also a range of excellent scuba diving sites in the area, which draw visitors to L’Ametlla de Mar villas from across Europe.
The countryside which is accessible from a L’Ametlla de Mar villa is extensive and blissfully untouched, making it an absolute haven for walkers and mountain bikers. There are an unlimited number of trails both into the countryside and along the coastline to enjoy, and the rocky terrain of the interior means that there are some excellent places to climb and learn to climb. There are also a number of golf courses within around half an hours drive from a L’Ametlla de Mar villa.
The city of Tarragona is the main administrative and commercial centre on the Costa Dorada, which is also the most important Roman settlement in the whole of Spain. The history of the region is brilliantly documented in the city, with many of the municipal museums being housed here. There is also a strictly naturist beach in Tarragona, Playa El Torn.
With average temperatures in the summer of over 25˚C, a self catering L’Ametlla de Mar villa is a blissful option for a summer holiday. Even in winter, walking, cycling and horse riding holidays are exceptional, as temperatures are rarely under 10˚C
Reus Airport (REU) is very conveniently situated for reaching a villa in L’Ametlla de Mar, located just 35km away.