2 Best Sights in Albufera Nature Park, Catalonia, Valencia, and the Costa Blanca

Albufera Nature Park

Fodor's choice

This beautiful freshwater lagoon was named by Moorish poets—albufera means "the sun's mirror." The park is a nesting site for more than 300 bird species, including herons, terns, egrets, ducks, and flamingos. Bird-watching companies offer boat rides all along the Albufera. You can also explore the park on foot or by bike. 

El Palmar

This is the major village in the area, with streets lined with restaurants specializing in various types of paella. The most traditional kind is made with rabbit or game birds, though seafood is also popular.