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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 Unique Adventure in Spain

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... read more

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

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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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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Address: El Saler, Valencia, Spain
Phone Number: 34 96 3510417
Location: Europe  >  Spain  >  Valencian Country  >  Valencia Province  >  Valencia

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