We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

El Palmar

Autovia Sue de Valenci, Valencia, Spain
+34 96 1620066
Improve this listing
Ranked #65 of 145 attractions in Valencia
Type: Islands
11 visitor photos
Write a Review

50 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    19
    19
    6
    3
    3
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Cambridge, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
47 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

The town (or is it a big village?) of El Palmar is the starting point for visits to the excellent wildlife reserve of Albufera; and it’s well worth staying around and enjoying it in its own right. A haven of peace and quiet after the bustle of Valencia, its canals and the proximity of sea and lagoon give in the... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Maryland
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

I'm not sure if we went on the best possible day ever or what, but there were NO tourists in town, and it was early July. Beautiful quaint little town, happy helpful non-English speaking shop owners, and tons of little restaurants. We went all the way to the end of town, a small restaurant Tonica something.... But, 12€ each for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Virginia Beach, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

Great Paella and people - My wife and I went to the small village where Paella originated from and had some fantastic food. Food took about an hour to prepare - which was enough time to relax and enjoy the people.

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
worthing
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2012

If you like eating and want something authentic This is a great little town. Lots and lots of choice with restaurants, really friendly people and don't miss a 4/5 euro boat trip around the lake it was very therapeutic.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Murcia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

Pretty, often crowded with coach trips of seniors on arranged luncheons. Narrow canals and boats. Herons everywhere.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Belgium
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
36 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2012

I always come here when i go to Valencia. A small town, only to be reached through one way, with lots of nice restaurants and small streets to stroll around in. Near the water different boats are headed to the Albufeira lake which takes about 45 min. but a splendid trip it is. Lots of waterlife and birds around you.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Malaga, Spain
Top Contributor
2,230 reviews 2,230 reviews
2,008 attraction reviews
1,904 helpful votes 1,904 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2012

El Palmar is a small town that is filled with restaurants and is very popular with the people of Valencia, who go there to eat paella. There are many good restaurants and the main menu is the paella. They probably have the widest variety of paellas in Spain.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
mallorca
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
18 attraction reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

The area is flat, flat, flat. Just like the Camargue in many ways. The town is small and uninteresting except for the many little restaurants. But I happen to love the Camargue, and this is similar, but without the bulls and wild horses. The difference is the network of waterways and the birdlife therein. Well worth a day out, and... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Mazarron
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2010

We made a stop at El Palmer on the way home from Valencia. We were told it was a national park and so expected to see some animal life. Alas we saw nothing much. We wanted a meal and hadn't been told that it was the 'Home of Paella' so were a bit put out when EVERY restaurant was selling... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed El Palmar also viewed

Valencia, Valencia Province
Valencia, Valencia Province
 
Valencia, Valencia Province
Valencia, Valencia Province
 

Been to El Palmar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage El Palmar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing