We operate in the region of Bajo Aragón - Caspe, which belongs to the province of Zaragoza. This has six major municipalities; Chiprana, Caspe (the capital of the region), Maella (Magalia in antiquity), Fabara, Nonaspe and Fayon. It borders Matarraña (Teruel province) and Terra Alta (Tarragona). Bajo Aragón - Caspe is fertile ground because it is located between the Ebro River and the Mediterranean sea. Characteristic are the protected natural areas and the rice agriculture.
The Matarraña river, which crosses Bajo Aragón - Caspe, rises from the 1300m high city of Beceite. The flowing water passes through gorges and forests and forms a natural border between the provinces of Teruel and Tarragona, nourishing all the ground that it passes. It is one of the best preserved Mediterranean rivers on the planet, has no artificial barrier, and is of high purity.
Our office is situated in Maella, which is surrounded by small villages. Each one of them has their historic centre and their shops, restaurants, bars, events and markets. The larger cities are located at the following distances: Gandesa (34 km), Alcaniz (49 km), Tarragona (112 km), Lleida (114 km), Zaragoza (130 km), Castelló (191 km) and Barcelona (190 km). The roads are in good condition and the two main motorways leading to each city of Spain are 80 kilometres away from Maella.
There are good train and bus connections to and from the larger cities. For example, the bus (Hife) travels to Barcelona in 3 1/2 hours. The train (Renfe) travels the same routes. For example from Caspe to Zaragoza in 1 hour and 41 minutes and from Caspe to Barcelona in 3 hours and 24 minutes.
The airports near Maella are:
Reus (101 km from Maella) - It is possible to fly to Reus from London, Glasgow, Dublin, Cardiff, Frankfurt, Brussel, Amsterdam and Eindhoven.
Zaragoza (130 km from Maella) - It is possible to fly to Zaragoza from London, Paris, Brussels (Charleroi) and Munich.
Barcelona (190 km from Maella) - It is possible to fly to Barcelona from London, Amsterdam, Brussels, Paris and all other major cities from Europe.
In one hour and 15 minutes (91 km) you reach the Mediterranean coast. Along the way you will find the Ebro delta nature park, one of the most extensive wetlands in southern Europe. A landscape of biological wealth and a wide variety of flora and fauna.
The climate has, within it’s Mediterranean characteristics, a continental tone. This means relatively long winters and summers. During the winter, temperatures range between 0 º and 15 º Celsius, while in summer it hovers between 25 º and 40 º Celsius. The many hours of sunshine are occasionally broken by a small rainfall. The winters contain warm periods, and as the fog settles in the valleys, this landscape shows an extraordinary beauty.
Agricultural activity is the main source of income for the region. People grow olives, grapes, almonds, peaches, nectarines, cherries and figs. At a private level, there are many locals who have their own garden ´huerta´ where they grow all kinds of vegetables, often ecologically.
Click on this photo to see a map of Maella