Within easy reach of Casa Sotavento is the Ebro Delta, a unique natural paradise with kilometres of paddy fields and a lot of wildlife such as pink flamingos. It is one of the largest wetland areas in the western Mediterranean region. The Ebro Delta has grown rapidly as can be demonstrated by the town of Amposta. This town was a seaport in the 4th Century and is now located well inland from the current Ebro river mouth. The modern delta is used intensively for agriculture such as rice, fruit and vegetables. The Ebro delta also hosts numerous beaches, marshes and salt flats that provide habitat for a large variety of fauna, but what gives it an ecological dimension of international interest is the bird life – water and sea birds – with large breeding colonies and stopping places for migratory birds that come in autumn and spend the winter. The numbers range from 50,000 to 100,000 of 330 species, among which can be seen the pink flamingos.
Birdwatching – the delta has the world’s largest colony of Audouin’s Gulls and also one of the few breeding colonies of the Greater Flamingo in the Mediterranean region.
Fishing – The Ebro is famous for its massive carp and catfish and fishing is good all year round.
Pleasureboat cruises – these can be taken from Amposta or Deltebre.
Hiking – the Delta has several walking paths along which can be found information centres.
Cycling – Bikes can be rented in Amposta and there are itineraries