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Parque Natural de la Albufera

El Saler, Valencia, Spain
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Ranked #36 of 158 Attractions in Valencia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bodies of Water, Parks
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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200 reviews 200 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

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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Bury st. edmunds
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138 reviews 138 reviews
53 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
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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Island of Anglesey, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

Sold this sunset trip on the lake at Albufera by the tourist bus company. We set off from the city centre to the same tour guide audio as the city tour. 40 minutes later we parked in a nearly deserted village and walked down a lane past a few allotments to a small boat. The bus driver left the engine... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

We rode bikes to see this "impressive" lagoon. The views on the ride from Valencia itself aren't very impressive and when we finally did arrive at the lagoon we were completely underwhelmed--spent five minutes there, took some snaps and headed back to El Saler to the beach (which again isn't much to write home about). We didn't take a boat... More

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Lviv
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

The lake is pretty impressive, but a boat trip in the hot day under the scorching sun did not seem attractive to us. I am sure that in a colder weather it should be more interesting and pleasant. Instead, we took some pictures and went to El Saler beach, which was fantastic! We got to Albufera using public transport ("Yellow... More

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Madrid, Spain
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We took a boat ride from El Palmar into the lagoon, and saw a few ducks, jumping fishes and some traditional houses ("barracas"). It was cheap enough (4 euros per person) to enjoy and relax (and keep our toddlers quiet), for around 40 minutes, but nothing really memorable: just another boat ride.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

This was my favourite place in Valencia. I cycled along the coast and stopped at a beach (much quieter than the main beach in Valencia) and then walked around the park. I didn't see any animals (someone did tell me there are flamingos?!) but it was nice to relax and it felt like I had the park to myself!

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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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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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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Belgium
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8 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 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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