Reus and Delta de l’Ebre Natural Park

This is a short post to end our short trip away, which started with a drive up the coast through Peñíscola, eventually arriving in Tarragona.

After leaving Tarragona and stopping at Les Ferreres Aqueduct on the way out of the city, we headed back east and a little inland to Reus. The town was nice enough, with a couple of interesting buildings and a Gaudi museum (which we didn’t visit), but there wasn’t that much to write home about, so I’ll leave it there!

From Reus we drove back to the coast and continued east to the Ebro Delta. The area we explored is called Parc Natural del Delta de l’Ebre and it’s huge, with a mixture of farmland, wetlands, lakes, river, grasslands and coastline.

We spent a few hours driving around, occasionally pulling over at a hide to do some birdwatching. Apparently there are around 95 species of birds that breed in the wetlands, as well as 300 more that stop by throughout the year. We saw various waders, egrets, a kestrel, herons, marsh harriers but best of all – FLAMINGOS!

The delta is completely flat and the roads are decent so it’s a great place to explore by bike. Before finally heading back to Valencia, we stopped in a quaint village called Poble Nou for a speedy but tasty lunch, and noticed quite a few guest houses offering bike rentals. A mental note was made and Dad and I have pencilled in a trip for 2019, so watch this space…

Just a quick one today but we'll leave you with photos and hopefully an urge to go explore the Delta. It is very serene and definitely a place worth revisiting. Until next time.

Poble Nou really is a lovely little village and well worth a visit if you're in the delta