Excursion Details:
  • The Albufera Natural Park is one of the most representative and valuable coastal wetlands in the Valencia Region. With an area of 21,120 hectares, it is located just 10 km from Valencia and is easily accessible.
  • Throughout the year, the great biodiversity of this protected natural area allows us to observe an important variety of fauna and flora. L’Albufera was declared a Natural Park in 1986.
  • The Albufera, or L’Albufera de València, is a freshwater lagoon and estuary on the Gulf of Valencia coast of the Valencian Community in eastern Spain. It is the main portion of the Parc Natural de l’Albufera de València, with a surface area of 21,120 hectares. The natural biodiversity of the nature reserve allows a great variety of flora and fauna to thrive and be observed year-round. Though once a saltwater lagoon, dilution due to irrigation and canals draining into the estuary and the sand bars increasing in size had converted it to freshwater by the seventeenth century.
  • There are many beautiful elements of the park to enjoy: the paddy fields, the sandbar, and particularly its central area, known as La Devesa; the beach, with its seafront dunes, and the internal dunes which is one of the most attractive and popular routes. It is also the place where Paella was invented!
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