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Parque Natural de la Albufera

El Saler, Valencia, Spain
34 96 3510417
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Ranked #33 of 147 attractions in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Visited this place with some local friends. It was a very windy day (probably in the order of 20 MPH). We saw the Albufera from an observation spot on one side of the road during the sunset. There was information available about the history and ecosystem. Other than that, observed a wetland with barely a few birds. Except for the... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We took a trip out to the park with visitnatura.com. Our guide , Yanina, was so enthusiastic and knowledgable. We leant a lot about the history of the area as well as the nature. Highlights were a lovely trip on her boat and seeing LOADS of flamingoes at the hide at the information centre. If you love learning about nature... More

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Altea, Spain
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8 attraction reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

Lovely surprise and a slice of folk history in the rice producing area close to Valencia. Make sure you book your boat trip with ROSA - the one and only female "barquera" boat woman. Lovely family who made our boat trip around the lake and lanes very interesting, they also have a home made mini-museum of the houses and furniture... More

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Madrid, Spain
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6 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Like everybody else, I had read great reviews about Albufera Park, and the trip was recommended to us by a couple of Valencia locals as well. My husband and I decided to be adventurous and bike there, so we rented bikes from El Carmen and set off with a rough sense of direction, since nobody seemed to have a map... More

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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Looked at the pictures of the boats and the water, made me go there. Water is filthy, no boats in the canals, only on the lake. People are pushed in like sardines. NOT RECOMMENDED! Food was good at the street restaurants though.

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Memphis, Tennessee
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39 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

I enjoyed my trip out to the Albufera, but if I hadn't been surrounded by lots of friends, I would have been bored by the trip and it wouldn't have been worth my time. It is not close to the city and you need to take a bus which makes things difficult and then most of the ride is all... More

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Brilliant place. Take sometime out the city and have a relaxing boat Radeon the lake. Some interesting facts, plenty of bird life for the twitchers.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

First, the basics. The Albufera is a freshwater lagoon and estuary just a few kilometers south of Valencia on the Mediterranean coast. It is the main part of the Parc Natural de l'Albufera, extending to 21,120 hectares; and is renowned for its great variety of year round fauna and flora. Once a saltwater lagoon, man and nature had converted it... More

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UK
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Having read glowing accounts in brochures, we decided to make the trip to Albufera by bus from central Valencia. Our hotel sold us tickets fr €1 each, which included bus travel each way, and a boat trip in a 2 hour trip. Due to Valencia's traffic, and numerous traffic lights, the trip by tourist bus takes about 40 minutes each... More

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Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

My girlfriend and I took the bus down to Albufera and got off at "Gavines". We then paid 20 euros for a forty minute boat trip around the lake. We had very high expectations from Albufera, having heard of the numerous bird species that migrate there and the fish that jump out of the water. However, our trip comprised of... More

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