Albufera Natural Park is home to the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife. Its waters have been traditionally worked by fishermen and rice growers, supplying ingredients and inspiration for many of the regions most succulent dishes. To sample the best of the local gastronomy, go to the village of El Palmar. It is an excellent place to try classic dishes such as Paella, Arroz a Banda, or All i Pebre made with eels freshly caught from the lake. After the meal, there is nothing more relaxing than a boat trip on the Albufera lake contemplating the red and amber tones of the setting sun dancing across the water.
El Saler: Pine woodlands and rolling san dunes cover this strip of land that separates Albufera from the Mediterranean. The crystal-clear waters and golden sands have deservedly been given a European blue flag award in recognition of their quality. A stone’s throw from the city, the visitor can be lounging on the beautiful beach in a question of minutes. Right next to the sea is a top-class golf course that has been ranked among the best 50 golf courses in the world.
You can enjoy Albufera Natural Park getting the Albufera Bus Turístic for only 17€. This bus service will give you a complete tour of the Albufera Natural Park, where you will discover the rice field ecosystems. The tour also includes a boat trip.