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  • Address: Playa de Pinedo Ctra. del riu, 486, Valencia, Spain
  • Hours: Open year-round

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Albufera Natural Park Tours

Albufera, south of Valencia, is home to Spain’s largest lake and some of the country’s most scenic wetlands and lagoons. The park’s natural biodiversity features hundreds of native plants and 340 bird species, including rare and endangered ones. Locally grown rice is featured in many regional dishes, such as paella.

The Basics
Local fishermen use flat-bottomed boats to net fish and eels from the shallow waters of Albufera Lake, and such a traditional boat ride has become one of the most popular ways to enjoy the scenery in Albufera Natural Park (Parque Natural de la Albufera). Day tours from Valencia offer just such a boat trip, as well as options to cycle through the rice fields, dine on a Valencian paella lunch—a local specialty—or take a paella cooking class in one of the villages near the park to learn how to transform local ingredients into traditional Spanish dishes. You can combine park tours with a visit to Valencia’s City of Arts and Sciences.

Things to Know Before You Go
  • The Albufera Natural Park is a must-see for bird-watchers and nature lovers.
  • Guided tours from Valencia can last anywhere from 90 minutes to six hours, depending on the option you choose.
  • Don’t forget to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, and a sun hat, as La Albufera offers little in the way of shade.
  • Come hungry, and don’t leave without trying traditional paella in the very region where the dish was born.

How to Get There
To get to Albufera Natural Park, take the number 25 bus from Valencia to either El Palmar or El Perellonet. The journey takes under an hour. You can also reach the park by bicycle, either independently or as part of a guided excursion.

When to Get There
Valencia’s mild climate means it’s a great place to visit throughout the year. For bird-watchers, the best time to visit the nature reserve is during the autumn and winter months, when thousands of migratory birds return to their winter wetlands.

The Villages of Albufera
There are two main urban areas near the natural park: El Palmar and El Saler. The former sits directly on the lagoon and is one of the best places for eating Valencian rice or taking a sunset boat trip. El Saler attracts visitors with its beach, separated from the lagoon by piney sand dunes. It’s the only beach in the Albufera Natural Park region.

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Albufera Natural Park Tour, Valencia, null
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Albufera Natural Park Tour

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In our visit to the Nature reserve of the Albufera lake, we will go over to the fishing village of the Palmar, only 20 km far from the city. We will be able to ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 90 minutes (approx.)

From USD $29.64
Paella and Sangria Cooking Class in Albufera Park forom Valencia, Valencia, Day Trips
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Paella and Sangria Cooking Class in Albufera Park forom Valencia

Do you want to learn how to prepare Paella and Sangría? In a typical farmhouse located in the unique surroundings of the Albufera Nature Park, an expert ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Spanish Omelette and Agua de Valencia Class in Albufera Park, Valencia, Food Tours
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Spanish Omelette and Agua de Valencia Class in Albufera Park

Are you ready to make an authentic Spanish Omelette (Spanish Tortilla)? You'll learn how to cook this typical and delicious dish with the guidance of an expert ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class, Valencia, Food Tours
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Authentic Valencian Paella Cooking Class

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Experience of cooking an authentic paella of Valencian and enjoying the pleasures of our gastronomy in a sea of sensations. Set in a typical Valencian ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park, Valencia, Cooking Classes
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Paella Cooking Class and Private Tour Albufera Natural Park

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Learn to cook Spain's national dish, paella, in the Valencian rice fields where it originated. With a small group, discover Spanish culinary secrets from an ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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The Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport, Valencia, Cooking Classes
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The Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport

Book this 4-hour tour and discover one the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula, the Albufera. Discover all the local wildlife as you sail its ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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Shore excursion: Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport, Valencia, Private ... 
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Shore excursion: Albufera Natural Park Private Tour from Valencia with transport

Book this shore excursion: Albufera Natural Park from Valencia with transport , 4-hour tour and discover one the most important wetland areas in the Iberian ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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La Albufera Natural Park Bike Tour with Paella, Valencia, Ports of Call Tours
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La Albufera Natural Park Bike Tour with Paella

A must for nature lovers! relax, nature, boat trip around lagoon, paella lunch : these are the ingredients of the Albufera Bike Tour! A very nice tour taking ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 5 hours (approx.)

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Valencian Paella and Sangria Experience in Albufera Park, Valencia, Bike & Mountain Bike Tours
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Valencian Paella and Sangria Experience in Albufera Park

Do you want to learn how to prepare Paella and Sangría? In a typical farmhouse located in the unique surroundings of the Albufera Nature Park, an expert ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 6 hours (approx.)

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Valencia Shore Excursion: City of Arts and Sciences with Rooftop Albufera Wine Tasting, Valencia, ... 
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Valencia Shore Excursion: City of Arts and Sciences with Rooftop Albufera Wine Tasting

Your tour will begin with a visit to the Albufera Natural Park, just 10 minutes away from the city. Next, continue into the “modern city” and enjoy a tapas ...  Read more

Location: Valencia, Spain
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

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