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Parque Natural de la Albufera

El Saler, Valencia, Spain
34 96 3510417
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Ranked #31 of 143 attractions in Valencia
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
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Pretoria, South Africa
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

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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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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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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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

This is not a suitable venue for someone who wants quick and easy wildlife. Most of the visitors to this reserve are birders. Within the extensive maze of reedbeds and marshes, there is mile after mile of arrow straight, exposed gravel tracks. Take enough water, as there are no amenities apart from a water dispenser at the tourist office (15... More

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El Saler, Spain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Splendid place among rice fields, with the lagoon as a point of attraction, which, depending on the time of year, you can see more or fewer birds, for example now in summer there are fewer, but breeding season and hopefully they can see. Advisable to go through the channels rather than the center of the lake with the boat trip.... More

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Preston, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

We visited as part of an organised day trip to Valencia, many of the group had been looking forward to the boat trip, but it was disappointing. The lake is pretty impressive due to its size but there really isn't much to see from the boat, other then lots of reeds, a few ducks and the odd heron. There's a... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

We took the Albufera touristic bus out to the park. We had thought about biking but knee sore from walking hence the bus option. We took the 1.00 pm bus tour and were the only ones on the bus.....a private tour. We passed the morning bus returning and it was full so we were glad we took the later bus.... More

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