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Parque Natural de la Albufera

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Address: El Saler, Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 34 96 3510417
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a nice wild area 30 minutes outside the city

We took a taxi to visit the area. It was in October around lunch time. The area was deserted, and we saw a beautiful area, with a lot of green spaces and a lake. It takes about... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 20, 2015
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

We rented bikes at the hotel. The ride to the park is nice and safe, but about 8 km before you arrive at the centre and the lagoon there is a sign that says "end of the bike lane"! There was a two-lane road with quite a lot of cars, so we just turned back. Pretty stupid. If you are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 NEW

We took a taxi to visit the area. It was in October around lunch time. The area was deserted, and we saw a beautiful area, with a lot of green spaces and a lake. It takes about 30 minutes by taxi from Valencia city center.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Very nice for a tour out of the city. We visited with some local friends, it´s a natural park comprised by a lake not far from town. Would recommend the fishing boat stroll.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We have been at 2 places in Albufera: el Palmar it takes about 30 minutes from Valencia by bus, there you can take a boat ride along the lake, rent a bike and enjoy decent trails, visit a beach but it is not that good it is littered and the sea is not calm. If you want to taste the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

just hire a bike in valencia, bike to the coast and follow it for a few and then you will arrive in this beautifull natural parc...eat something in el palmar,(more then enough restaurants), and bike back to valencia. 55 km, rather flat and for from the crowd...enjoy it

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We went over Christmas early in the morning while it was still getting warmer....it was still very crisp! But it did not spoil the beauty. We went to the village nearby the lake, El Palmar and when we got there it looked like all the boating hire companies were closed. We went into one of the local cafes for a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Drive through the rice fields outside Valencia and you'll find the Albufera - a lagoon surrounded by tall reeds that has become an important nature reserve. We hired a motorised barge for 4 euros and the captain took us on an hour long, informative journey. It's even open in December but I imagine would be hot in summer and if... More 

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Valencia, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Inside the rice fields is a small road which we took to observe wildlife. This was very rewarding and interesting. Then we took a boat trip which costa 4€ and well worth the price. The captain was very knowledgable about the history of the place and its wildlife. Later we had lunch at one of the restaurants and although it... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Ride a bike to get there and enjoy the miradores or the walk near the information center. Some interesting birdlife to observe. We skipped the obligatory boatride due to weather conditions (too much wind), but still enjoyed the lake. Continue further south to El Palmar for some real paella. If you decide to bike it , bring a helmet or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

The lagoon is very nice and I imagine at sunset it could be good - it looked very inviting on a scorching day, but essentially the surrounding scenery isn't that dramatic so I wouldn't make a special journey unless your combining it with a visit to one of the beaches. The journey there by public bus was pretty chaotic so... More 

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