Albufera Natural Park
This is where the paella was invented
Only 10 kilometres from València you will find the Albufera Natural Park, a Mediterranean ecosystem with unspoilt dune beaches, forests, rice fields and a huge lake where you can enjoy boat trips.
This is where paella was invented and where you can try other culinary delights made with local products, such as all-i-pebre (a garlic and paprika-based dish) and marinated mullet. There is no better way to discover the area’s biodiversity than experiencing one of the park’s six routes on foot or by bike.
The 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, a setting for many of the works of Blasco Ibáñez. 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.
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- Albufera Natural ParkEl SalerL´Arbre del Gos BeachLa Garrofera BeachLa Devesa BeachEl Saler BeachPinedo BeachEl Perellonet / Recati Beach