Tel: (34) 96 3350300Fax: (34) 96 3350311
N +39º 27' 29.77" / W -0º 20' 53.30"
Welcome to my Valencia!
My name is Mónica and I am the natural spaces expert at the TRYP Valencia Oceanic. This is one of my favourite tours, the one I would do if it were my first visit to Valencia and wanted to enjoy the area’s natural spaces.
The Albufera Natural Park or La Albufera is an important natural park in the province in Valencia, Spain. It was known by the Romans as Nacarum Stagnum and in some Arabic poems it is called the Mirror of the Sun.
The Albufera de Valencia is a shallow coastal lagoon (average depth of 1 m) locatedon theMediterraneancoast to the south of the city of Valencia. It is 23.94 km2, and surrounded by 223 km2 of rice fields. Its watershed covers an area of 917.1 km², which extends from sea level to an altitude of some 1,000 metres above sea level. It is separated from the sea by a narrow sandbar with dunes stabilised by pine forest (Dehesa del Saler). The Albufera is a resting point for many different species of migratory birds.
It is of great ecological because here there are valuable species in danger of extinction such as the fartet or the samaruc. It is also one of the few albuferas in the province of Valencia which is well preserved. The coast formerly consisted of a series of lagoons and marshes. Today you can still see marshes along the whole of the Valencian coast, although not as extensive as that of the Albufera de Valencia, such as the Pego-Oliva marsh, the Jaraco marsh and the Rafalell and Vistabella marshes in the village of Rafalell and Vistabella, the marsh of the Moor in Puzol-Sagunto, and the Almenara marsh amongst others.
On the Camino de la Albufera enjoy the relaxing views of the rice fields-beautiful when under water. To take full advantage of the day and the fresh air, practice a bit of golf at the Parador de El Saler Golf Course. Open from7:30am to 8:45pm every day. Then you can walk along the beach of Pinedo or El Saler to work up an appetite and go for lunch. Don’t miss out on a boat trip or enjoy a beautiful sunset.
Calle de Redolins, 85. El Palma. Tel: 961 62 02 24
Traditional Valencian cuisine on the island of Palmar in the Albufera of Valencia
If you dare, try its special baked rice with eels
Prolongación Arzobispo Aliaga. El Palmer, Valencia Tel: 96 162 03 75
Classic Spanish and regional cuisine. Wood oven baked paellas.
C/Mosen José Cuenca 30, Pinedo, Valencia. Tel: 963 247 174
Tapas and wines in a relaxed yet stylish atmosphere
(EL PALMAR) Tel: 619 112 586
Boat trips with a visit to a traditional fishing hut to try horchata (ground almond drink)and fartones (cake), minimum 8 people / price 9 € per person