Albufera Natural Park is one of the 6 Natural Parks of Valencia, but the biggest of them all. The park consists of a freshwater lagoon separated from the Mediterranean Sea by sand dunes of Saler. It communicates the sea by small channels, the Perello, the Perellonet and Pujol. It is an area of high biological value and habitat for many species of native and migratory birds. Amazingly, just five minutes in a mega city like Valencia, we can find this Natural Park, a protected area of great environmental wealth and extraordinary natural beauty.
Throughout its more than 21,000 hectares, in this beautiful park you can enjoy four environments: El Marjal, La Albufera, El Monte y la Restinga. Also in the park you wil find the Casa de “Demana”. It is a landmark building with 300 years of history in which auctions of hunting took place. The building has the function to recover, preserve and disseminate the cultural, environmental and ethnographic values of la Albufera. The human presence in wetlands throughout history hasshaped patterns of life and customs and different types of fishing that this place is trying to maintain.
Takes the opportunity to enjoy delicious cuisine and relax
Anyone who reaches Parque natural de l’Albufera has to take the opportunity to taste the typical dishes of the land, such as paella, arroz a banda, or “a l’all and pebre” (garlic and parsley) made with eels of the lagoon.
In the afternoon, after a hearty meal, nothing is more relaxing than doing one of the most attractive activities in the park, a boat ride (with or without motor), crossing the lagoon, canals and discover the abundant wildlife.
How to get to Albufera Natural Park?
From the CV-500 road Valencia-Swedish go to Centro de Interpretación del Parc Natural de l`Albufera; approximately at the 10.5 kilometer, take the detour to El Palmar. About 40 meters left downtown the parking is located.
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