Albufera: Water, Rice and Nature

Visit the 'birthplace' of Paella!

 Nature reserve neighbouring Valencia

Diverse ecological systems 

* Boat ride on the largest fresh water lake in Spain

El Palmar Albufera Reis See fahren Paella

No matter the time of year the nature reserve will charm you. It's located outside Valencia. Albufera is Spain's largest fresh water lake. It is one of the most important wet lands of the Iberian Peninsula. It welcomes migratory birds throughout the winter months. The nutrient-rich water offers perfect conditions for both fishermen and rice farmers. Other must-dos are eating paella and visiting the beautiful Mediterranean beaches. 


On this excursion you visit the village El Palmar. There you will view a 'Barraca'-house where locals used to live. Then,  a leisurely boat ride awaits you, a favourite pastime of Valencians. Your licensed English speaking guide will explain the origins of the lake and the moving history of rice farmers and their hard life. You'll feel relaxed enjoying the lake and its amazing views.


We definitely recommend eating a paella after the boat ride. There will direct you to our favourite restaurants. Remember, this is the home of paella!

Availability: Every day, all year around

Meeting point: Central meeting point, or your hotel/accommodation  

Transportation: Taxi, bus and/or private vehicle will be used during this tour. Prices vary.

Duration: Starting at 2,5 hours

Price: Upon consultation - we can include drinks, snacks, boat ride and transfers, depending on your needs.

Group size: Starting from 1 participant

Click here to book this tour by email ( You can also call us or send a message via WhatsApp or iMessage:


Stephanie: +34.625.770.839

Eline: +34.663.436.444

Would you like to combine this excursion with another tour in the south of Valencia? Check Xativa: Castles and Mountains or learn more about Valencia's Gold while visiting an orange orchard. Let us know if we can assist you any further!

Stephanie: +34 625.770.839

Eline: +34 663.436.444

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