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Parque Natural de la Albufera

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Address: El Saler, 46012 Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 34961627345
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There are not many out of city excursions for the Valencia city area, (although this review says I visited in October 2014, I actually visited with my family in August 2013) I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 2, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

There are not many out of city excursions for the Valencia city area, (although this review says I visited in October 2014, I actually visited with my family in August 2013) I forgot to publish the review. Let's hope the excursion is still the same. Anyway, the luxury bus left plaza de la Reina on time the journey to the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

something different close to Valencia, worth to be seen, but do not expect too much. The lake is nice and the small pueblo El Palmar, but there is nothing more

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Great way to spend 5 hours (1345-1845). Pick up from our hotel and a 45-minute boat ride were followed by a leisurely paella lunch and the chance to walk it off before returning home. Loved the lake, its habitat, colour and tranquillity. Not bad value at 30 euro per person. Got tickets from hotel lobby.

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Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

La Albufera is a lake that has changed drastically over the past 50 years, due to pollution from urbanization and rice farming. Inside the national park, a small organization called Tancat de la Pipa is working to restore the lake to its once-pristine conditions, and they accept volunteers from around the world to help them in their endeavors. If you... More 

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Halifax, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I know this as an area just outside Valencia; not as a hotel. It is a really nice natural area - so close to Valencia city but so very different. Away from the crowds of tourists but only a 10 minute drive out of the city. The area is famous for hundreds of species of birds resting here during the... More 

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Gijon, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We took this boat tour on a warm evening and it was atmospheric and beautiful. Lots of birds and eels, seeing how and where rice grows and run by a local rice growing family. We hung around afterwards and chatted with the family and got some tips on how to cook bomba rice. Highly recommended.

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

We stayed in Les Gavines near El Palmar for a week in May this year. The area is beautiful but we found both that at this time of year that the many of the restaurants and shops in all the villages and towns are completely closed, and in any event even in high season many do not open during the... More 

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Chelmsford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We stayed in El Saler, in the Parque Albufera, for a week. Once we got to know the area a bit, we found it far more rewarding than seems to have been the case with other reviewers - lighten up, guys (or maybe learn some Spanish)! El Saler comprises a school, a few café/diners, a friendly bakery, a lot of... More 

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

We came on an afternoon/ evening trip to Albufera while on tour in Valencia. An enthusiastic young lady volunteer took us for short walk through pine forests, explaining local plants, then we visited town of El Palmar. I have to be honest, it's a bit of a dump, square concrete houses, largely covered in what looks like floor tiles from... More 

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Steyning, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

Took the bus from valencia city. Very easy and only cost 1.50 euros each, each way. When we got there it was very disappointing. Nothing was open, the place has seen better days and the area seemed to have been left in the 70's. Couldn't wait to get out.

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