L’Ametlla de Mar is a relatively new town as it was founded in the 19th century by groups of fishermen who decided it was the ideal place to live. It was a very prosperous fishing port until the 1930s when people started to move away from the town to look for work elsewhere. Although it still is a fishing port, tourism is now the number one industry in the area. Its coastline, known for its beauty, stretches for 14kms and it is considered one of the most pleasant areas along the Mediterranean.
Watch the fish being brought in and then auctioned off at the fish market. Sit at one of the bar-restaurants in front of the port and watch the boats coming and going.
The coast around L’Ametlla has many beautiful beaches ranging from the more developed town beaches to very private unspoilt coves. They retain their charm because they are not easy to find but we will happy to pass on the secrets.
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31st Jan – 4th Feb Main festival of the year with various activities.23rd April – Saint George’s Day. On that day or the nearest Sunday a popular walk to the Castle of Sant Jordi with live music, dances and a Paella competition.
1st or 2nd Sunday in May 400 lace-makers from all over Spain meet up to practice their art together.
29th of June to 1st July – Celebrations for Saint Peter. Activities include: dancing, boat races, and maritime procession.
Sunday in June to be determined – Celebration of Corpus Christi with street carpet of flowers and sale of typical regional products.
1st Sunday in August – Gathering of folk dancers from the region.