Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca Sights

Albufera Nature Park

  • Ctra. de El Palmar s/n Map It
  • El Palmar
  • Nature Preserve/Wildlife Refuge

Published 08/18/2015

Fodor's Review

This beautiful freshwater lagoon was named by Moorish poets—albufera means "the sun's mirror." Dappled with rice paddies, the park is a nesting site for more than 250 bird species, including herons, terns, egrets, ducks, and gulls. Admission is free, and there are miles of lovely walking and cycling trails. Bird-watching companies offer boat rides all along the Albufera. For maps, guides, and tour arrangements, start your visit at the park's information center, the Centre d'Interpretació Raco del'Olla in El Palmar.

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Ctra. de El Palmar s/n, El Palmar, 46012, Spain

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Sight Details:

  • Park always accessible; visitor center daily 10–2

Published 08/18/2015


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