Friday, July 29, 2011

Parc Natural de l'Albufera ("Albufera Nature Reserve")

The Albufera is huge salt water lagoon with a surface area of 21,120 hectares (52,200 acres).  Since 1990, the Albufera Nature Reserve has been included as a Ramsar Site in the list of wetlands of international importance for birds. The park is a great destination for biking and the village of El Palmar—sort of an island in the marsh—can be reached in about an hour of easy pedaling. There is a bike path from Valencia that goes along the beaches of Pinedo and El Saler.

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