Parque Natural de la Albufera

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Parque Natural de la Albufera

Parque Natural de la Albufera
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Rachel V
United Kingdom56 contributions
Aug 2020
We are a young couple and have done this boat trip on Albufera lake a few times both on the public boat and the private hire too. Both are a wonderful experience, although I would recommend paying more for the private hire so that you are able to be alone and enjoy the peaceful and stunning sunset views. The boat drivers, Sento and Paco were knowledgable, interesting and keen to make the trip as fun as possible, allowing us to stop in a beautiful spot and take photos of the sunset which is truly an incredible sight to see. Its a MUST!
Written August 23, 2020
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Violeta H
Serra, Spain202 contributions
Jan 2020
What a lovely experience! I went on a boat trip in Albufera 10 years ago (!!!) so we decided to do it again, especially as it was my husband's first time experience. The boat trip is cheap (4 Euros), takes 45 mins. You see so much of the environment, lots of birds and, most important, it is so peaceful!
Highly recommended!
Written January 26, 2020
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go9ers
Billericay, UK832 contributions
Feb 2020 • Couples
Unfortunately I travelled through the park on a busy Sunday but I was amazed by it nevertheless. It is a vast expanse of water with various migratory and resident birds. It is a must for me to return at a quieter time and enjoy it even more.
Written February 5, 2020
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JMY2004
6 contributions
Dec 2019
…but I will never find out. I had a ticket for the trip, booked weeks in advance. Bus arrived half an hour late, driver tells us that the bus is full. No trip for us. If you buy a ticket from Visit Valencia note that they sell more tickets than they have space for. Got a refund, but would rather have seen the park and had the lunch we had paid for weeks earlier. Tip: if you book this trip - go to bus stop 1. If you wait at other bus stops there is a chance you will go nowhere that day. Avoid wasting a day of a holiday like we did.
Written January 3, 2020
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Roberto D
41 contributions
Jan 2020
Serenity is the word for the Albufera out of season. Even the local "capital" of El Palmar is asleep.
Closer to or in summer, I'd suggest an early morning or a late afternoon visit: there is hardly any shelter and the light is better.
No need to book organized tours, bus 25 to El Palmar will do.
Written January 21, 2020
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Ann R
Poulsbo, WA12 contributions
Mar 2016 • Solo
The lake and village of el Palmar make a great daytrip. El Palmar is a charming and picturesque small village with great seafood and paella restaurants. The town is lined with canals. You can catch a boat out onto the lake with local boatmen, wander the streets or sit at a canal-side restaurant eating seafood. The #25 local bus runs between Valencia and el Palmar for 1.50 Euros one way. Make sure you catch the one saying "el Palmar" and not the one saying "Perellonet" or you end up someplace else. The bus runs more frequently in July and August. The Valencia Tourist booths can give you a pamphlet with times and stops. If staying in historic Valencia the best place to catch the #25 is next to the Roche Bobois furniture store on Carrer Cerda de Tallada. When the bus gets to el Palmar it drops you off at the entrance to the village or at a stop inside the village.
Written March 24, 2016
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TakeATripValencia
Valencia10 contributions
If you're looking for some peace and quiet in beautiful surroundings, this is a great place to spend a few hours. You can have a delcious paella at one of the many restaurants dotted around the lagoon and take a guided boat trip for no more than €5 per person. You won't find a more relaxing afternoon in Valencia.
Written July 30, 2007
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Ellie H
Epsom, UK48 contributions
Jun 2018 • Friends
Take the 25 bus from Valencia city centre and get off at Embarcadero stop, where 45 min boat trips are available for €4pp. Had to wait a few minutes for more people to make up a boat but that gave us the opportunity to take some photos of the lake while we were waiting. Te boat trip itself is very pleasant and peaceful, and the driver/guide was very informative, pointed out places of interest and was happy to answer questions, although I think he only spoke Spanish. It was a great way to spend the afternoon, and afterwards over the road there’s a nice walk you can do through the forest to the beach!
Written June 7, 2018
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BFCforever
Bury, UK37 contributions
May 2017 • Friends
We avoided using the tourist bus and did this by public transport. The local bus number 25 to El Parma cost 1.5 euros each way. The journey took about 45 mins. El Parma is a small town on the lake. Boat rips go out onto the shallow lake costing 4 euros per person. Great value when you consider you are in the boat for about 45 minutes, travelling up the canals and on to the large lake.
After the boat trip we chose one of the many restaurants to take in a Paella and some local wine. Great trip and lovely views.
Written May 5, 2017
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Brian_Human
Cambridge, UK938 contributions
Sep 2013 • Friends
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 to freshwater by the seventeenth century.

We travelled there on the Valencia Bus Touristic (www.valenciabusturistic.com) from the Plaza de la Reina, fare 17 Euros return with multi lingual audio commentary (punctuated by the Concierto de Aranjuez). If you want to stay and look around the little town of El Palmar, highly recommended for lunch and some leisurely exploring, there is a 5 Euro supplement for returning on a later bus, which has to be arranged with the driver. The package includes a boat trip on the lagoon (around 20-30 minutes).

The journey there is a delight in its own right as the busy historic center gives way to the Ciudad de las Artes y las Ciencias, which in turn gives way to the docks, rice paddies and glimpses of sand dunes and the sea. The peaceful sounds of nature replace the buzz of Valencia, which sits a distant white smudge on the horizon.

On the lagoon the boat glides slowly and almost noiselessly through the reeds and waving grasses, along channels and around floating islands. Fish break the surface with swirls and splashes. Poles mark out the territories of eel catchers. There are the faintest echoes of Wilfred Thesiger among the marsh Arabs.

Grey herons sit motionless at the water’s edge and float silently away as we approach; mallard, surprised by out sudden silent appearance, explode noisily from the water. House martins twitter and flicked over the reeds; high up the ominous dark shape of a raptor soars on stiff wings. Moorhens dicker nervously among the reeds; and a remote disturbance sends white egrets angel like into the sky. Albufera is famous for its birdlife, but remember that what you see depends on the time of year and time of day, so set your expectations accordingly.

As you disembark launch locally will beckon and you’ll know that staying for a few more hours in this haven of easy calm is the right thing to do – and well worth the extra 5 Euros.
Written September 30, 2013
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