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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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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... read more

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

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 NEW

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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Paris
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

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

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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Durban, South Africa
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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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Almaty, Almaty City, Kazakhstan
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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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