Beside discovering the beautiful scenery around the lake and the sierra, the area holds great diversity of activities, most of these are within half an hours drive.
The area is superb for bicycling, and in Argentera, a nearby village you find Mediterrania Cycling Tours, with tours from 1-6 days in our splendid landscapes and thrilling ground, with professional equipment, gps or guided tours, see more on www.mediterraniacyclingtours.com
In Salou you find nice beaches, crazy nightlife and the amusement parque PortAventura (www.portaventura.com) and in Miami beautiful beaches and attractive golf areas.
Cambrils holds posibilities for all kind of water sports, but is most famous for its nice fishing harbour which extremely good fish restaurants.
Siurana is a famous climbing area and also holds a unique village with history and scenic view from the top of the mountain surrounded by siurana lake.
Wine area Priorat: The mountains behind the house holds one of the best areas of wine in Spain with several routes and cellars to visit. We can organize visits to cellars, but you can also check www.priorat.org Priorat Regional Tourist Information Office for further information.
Barcelona is situated 120 km north of the village and is an absolut must-see. The city has an impressive modernist route (see<http://www.vegueries.com/asp/rutasVCAT.asp?Id=8&V=Barcelona> Rutes Catalunya for more details) dominated by the works of the architect Antonio Gaudi and his world famous unfinished temple " Sagrada Familia". The easiest way is by train from the train station "Riudecanyes-Botarell" 1,1km from the house. It leaves you in the city center of Barcelona in 1 hour and 35 minutes.
Reus is 25 minutes away with airport, attractive shops and an interesting modernist route. See www.reus.net / Route of Modernism for further details.
Tarragona, a world heritage city, is about 30 minutes away with the original roman wall protecting the old city and the amphit theatre.
Beside the modernist routes in Reus and Barcelona, there is a Cister route in the area which hold three old monesteries in Poblet, Santes Creus and Vallbona de les Monges. See www.larutadelcister.info / La Ruta del Cister for further details.
For bird watchers and nature lovers the natural bird resort Delta del Ebro is about 70 km away with long quiet beaches.
Riudecanyes: The olive oil from the local cooperative in Riudecanyes won the national Jaen prize for being the best olive oil in 2005. Of course you will find a sample of it to taste in the house. By Riudecanyes you also find the pantano, where you can enjoy fishing, canoeing or bird watching at certain periods of the year, or enjoy the nature from the path around the lake from horse or mountainbike. To arrange for horseriding contact us or www.hipica-escornalbou.com.
About 15 minutes away you find Montbrio del Camp, which holds the SPA Termes de Montbrio and close by, you find the Sàma parc, which is very popular for wedding celebrations, but also good for an hours walk with the children. See also <http://www.turismebaixcamp.org/eng/llocs.php> Places of interest on the official web site of Baix Camp.