Parque Natural de la Albufera, Valencia

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Water Body · Park
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 are a young couple and have done this boat trip on Albufera lake a few times both on the public boat and the private hire too. Both are a wonderful experience, although I would recommend paying...  more »
  • We went on to one of the local boat trips, and he just pointed the boat ahead while he looked at his phone, never said a word about the lake at all, which although it is huge is fairly dull.  more »
  • We went mid week! Took bus EMT 25. We have gone weekends before and it’s busy! It’s tranquil on the weekdays hardly anyone around (Oct 8) weather perfect. We took a boat out for half hour 4€. The boat guys can’t speak English but they really try hard to speak slowly in Spanish to help you understand. We then walked toward the beach El Saler. Very few people there. I think this is one of the nicest beaches we have been to. There are no bars or restaurants close by though. Great place to spend the day.
  • The boat tour is OKish, but the beauty of the natural landscape, floral and fauna make it an interesting visit. Better if you complement it with a Valencian rice lunch in the nearby township of El Palmar

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