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Strolling among the white houses of Almadrava

12 km south of L'Hospitalet de l'Infant, past the Coll de Balaguer, you found the village of L'Almadrava. The small white houses and their layout are reminiscent of a fishing village on the Levantine coast. This is not surprising, since some of the first settlers came from this part of the peninsula.

Shares the name with its beach, quiet, with transparent waters and fine sand, which has an extension of 1,600 metres and is next to the promenade. This is a place name that is closely linked to tuna, because it is in the migration of this fish that the close link with  the municipality and, specifically, with the town of L'Almadrava was born. In the past, during the journey to warm waters, the tuna was caught using a technique called almadraba, which consisted of surrounding the fish with nets so that they could be fished with harpoons. For this system to be effective, bay-shaped, shallow beaches were necessary, a characteristic of the coasts of L'Hospitalet de l'Infant and Vall de Llors.

For hundreds of years, this peculiarity attracted fishermen from all over the Mediterranean. The presence of these fishermen, largely from Altea and Benidorm (Marina Baixa) and L'Ametlla de Mar (Baix Ebre), left a great gastronomic tradition and a very important identity mark.