Parque Natural de la Albufera, Valencia

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#2 of 7 in Nature in Province of Valencia
Explore the 21,000 hectares (52,000 acres) of lush flora and fauna at the Parque Natural de la Albufera. The nature reserve is home to a large freshwater lagoon and estuary on the shores of the Gulf of Valencia. Take a relaxing boat ride across the lagoon. Join a tour to learn more about the local wildlife or simply explore on your own. Bring binoculars to appreciate the variety of birds that inhabit the park. This is the main rice-producing area of Spain, so be sure to try the famous Valencian paella in one of the neighboring villages. Make Parque Natural de la Albufera a part of your Valencia vacation plans using our Valencia vacation route planner.
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  • August 18, 2017
    A little detour to l albufera is essential during your stay in Valencia a tour boat super nice in a beautiful and quiet setting, a small restaurant and a beach tour, then salt and finally required the sunset over the Park a very pleasant day and low blow
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  • August 18, 2017
    After eating a good sticky rice with lobster in El Palmar, we got on a boat trip by La Albufera. It was amazing and wonderful. 100% recommend it.
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  • August 18, 2017
    Journey to the land of the swamp. Very nice, quiet, relaxing boat rides. Discover the wildlife of this natural park.
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