Alcanar

Province: Tarragona
Shire: Montsià
Inhabitants: 9402
Extension: 47,1 Km2
Altitude: 72 m

The municipality of Alcanar has an area of 47.07 km 2. Located in the Montsià region, it is the southernmost municipality of the Principality. It borders to the north with Sant Carles de la Ràpita and by a small sector with Freginals, to the east with the Mediterranean, to the south with the lands of the Baix Maestrat and to the west with the term of Ulldecona.

This geographical situation gives it its own characteristic microclimate. The municipality is structured in four urban centers: Alcanar, the Houses of Alcanar, Alcanar Playa and La Selleta.

Reach

The main nucleus, which gives its name to the municipality, is Alcanar. The city is a few kilometers from the coast. The historical nucleus stands out, around the parish church of San Miguel, with narrow and sloping streets, and houses of small dimensions, among which are vestiges of the old walls of the city and several buildings of historical and artistic interest.

The base of the alcanarense economy is eminently agricultural. Alcanar is located in the head in the production of citrus plants and is the largest clementine producer in Spain.

The houses of Alcanar

They still preserve the appearance of an authentic fishing village. They live the fishing trade with tourist activities and with a varied gastronomic offer. The maritime façade, which still preserves the old fishermen's houses, the quiet virgin beaches ( l'Estanyet, Platjola, Sòl de Riu...) and the Marjal promenade, which runs along the coast to the mouth of the Sénia river, stands out..

Its fishing and sports port, with 129 berths for sailing boats, is the southernmost of the Catalan coast. Marjal beach and Las Casas beach (Blue Flag) are the most important beaches and offer the possibility of combining enjoyment and the natural environment with a varied leisure offer.

Alcanar Platja

The great tourist expansion of the coastal area of the Canareu municipality has given rise to a third scattered nucleus, known as Alcanar Platja. It is a residential area, scattered houses and urbanizations where most homes are second homes.

One kilometer from the center of Alcanar Platja is the beach of Martinenca, and very close to it, is the Maricel beach. These two beaches are the most important of Alcanar Platja and the quality of its waters are rated as outstanding.

La Selleta  

Motivated by the search for an alternative life, in 1973 Theodoro Eichheim and a group of friends founded the Selleta community, inspired by the May 1968 student revolution and the countercultural background of the time.

The statutes of La Selleta regulate its internationalization, without distinction of religion or race, and also refer to the ecological use of the environment, to freedom and responsible coexistence.

Where to sleep

Càmping & Bungalows Estanyet

Alcanar (a 3.3 Km)

Charming campsite open all year, located on the seafront at the end…

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Apartamentos Sant Carles de la Ràpita

Sant Carles de la Ràpita (a 11.2 Km)

Apartments Sant Carles de la Rapita offers a variety of accommodation to…

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HCC Montsià

Amposta (a 20.3 Km)

Located in the center of Amposta, a 10-minute drive from the Delta…

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Can Clos Bonet

Amposta (a 20.3 Km)

It is located in the center of the town with all kinds…

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Ventura Rural

Deltebre (a 27 Km)

Ventura Rural is a family company dedicated to the management of rural…

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Hostal Cling 43 B&B

Deltebre (a 26.7 Km)

over two floors. The ground floor, where the reception, a living room,…

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Hotel Rull

Deltebre (a 28.2 Km)

Located in the heart of the Ebro Delta, 300 meters from the…

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Where to eat

L’Estany - Casa de Fusta

Amposta (a 20.7 Km)

Restaurant serving regional cuisine with a large sample of the ancestral Ebro…

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Restaurant Delta Park

Camarles (a 28.3 Km)

Delta Park Restaurant offers three menus daily for you to choose from,…

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What to do

Oficina Municipal de Turisme d’Alcanar

Alcanar (a 4.4 Km)

Discover the route of the old town of the city of Alcanar…

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La Passió d’Ulldecona

Ulldecona (a 6.5 Km)

Representation of the Passion to the population of Ulldecona for more than…

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Embarcacions Badia Alfacs

Sant Carles de la Ràpita (a 12.6 Km)

Boats Badia Alfacs is a company that was born in 2004 with…

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Cooperativa La Galera

La Galera (a 15.1 Km)

We offer visits throughout the winter where we teach the whole process…

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MónNatura Delta de l'Ebre

Amposta (a 24.4 Km)

Delta de l'Ebre MónNatura to discover a natural environment rich in one…

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Riu a l’Ebre

Deltebre (a 28 Km)

Discover the Ebro Delta, a Biosphere Reserve with bike trips, kayak or…

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Lo Sirgador

Tortosa (a 29.6 Km)

The Sirgador is a replica of the ancient lutes that crossed the…

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News

Feasts of the Sega of rice in the Terres del Ebre

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Weather forecast

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Events

Iber Tyrika Festival of Alcanar

28/09/2019 - 29/09/2019

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Five-Year Parties of Alcanar

02/10/2019 - 14/10/2019

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