Parque Natural de la Albufera, Valencia

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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. For Parque Natural de la Albufera and beyond, use our Valencia tour builder tool to get the most from your Valencia vacation.
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  • We visited the park touring it on electric bicycles. Something I can recommend. Make sure you bring a few bottles of water. 
    We visited the park touring it on electric bicycles. Something I can recommend. Make sure you bring a few bottles of water.  more »
  • Albufera lake located just outside the city if Valencia is one of a kind. This lavish, almost dream like lake is one of Valencia's secret gems. There many ways to get to Albufera, either make your... 
    Albufera lake located just outside the city if Valencia is one of a kind. This lavish, almost dream like lake is one of Valencia's secret gems. There many ways to get to Albufera, either make your...  more »
  • As a birdwatcher I chose this time the 'wrong' month to visit albufera. I will have to come by again during migration times. So after the wonderful and quiet boattrip with all Spanish guide (no... 
    As a birdwatcher I chose this time the 'wrong' month to visit albufera. I will have to come by again during migration times. So after the wonderful and quiet boattrip with all Spanish guide (no...  more »
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  • We got a tour bus out which included a boat ride and lunch. The boat ride was only 30 minutes max so we then had another 3.5 hours hanging around the town. The park itself is more of a nature reserve. We only saw a few ducks. Not worth the trip out in my opinion.
  • We expected more of this place. We went with bikes from Saler and hoped to drive among the lake, but it was not possible as we haven't found any access to it and place to look and enjoy the view. Thus, we drove through Palmar up to the beach in Perelló and then back to el Saler. From the beauties we saw some birds and emerald rice fields with a strong cooked rice flavour and sand dunes in every beach. But nothing really spectacular as we expected from a huge lake.
  • Beautiful place to eat paella, they grow their own rice, you are surrounded by rice fields and beautiful lake. The food is tip class.
  • Fantastic place near Valencia to forget the tourists. Beautiful nature
  • The nature surrounding the two lakes north of the village allows for some nice pictures and is worth a visit. The village itself is quite dirty and underwhelming, so it is best to skip el Palmar

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