Staying in one of our villas in Majorca will allow you to enjoy natural surroundings of great beauty, located in key areas of the northern part of the island. One of these natural attractions is the Albufera in Alcudia, located in the municipalities of Muro and Sa Pobla. Visit the largest wetland in the Balearic Islands, with an area of 1646.48 hectares and a line of dunes separating it from sea.
The reservoir, now a nature preserve, was formed approximately 100,000 years ago, although its size and characteristics were different then.
A visit to the Albufera is almost mandatory, especially for nature enthusiasts; it is the perfect place to contemplate the local flora and fauna. Access to the park can be on foot or bicycle, on what is known as the Puente de los Ingleses (“The Brits’ Bridge”). There is an authorized parking area near the entrance for those who prefer to access by car.
The Albufera in Alcudia offers different itineraries. They are self-guided and are permitted during visiting hours: 9am-6pm from April 1st to September 30th, and 9am-5pm from October 1st to March 31st.
Are you interested in a visit? A permit is required (free of charge) that needs to be requested at the Sa Roca reception centre, by phone: 0034 971 892250. Groups with more than 15 people must apply for a special permit in advance, using the same contact.
Every Saturday, there are guided tours in the park, from 10am to 12pm; they must be arranged in advance by phone at 0034 971 892250. The meeting point is the Sa Roca reception centre.
WHAT IS ALLOWED?
Allowed uses and activities:
- Observation of fauna and flora.
- Taking non-professional photographs without leaving the itineraries.
- All those that do not alter the park’s landscape, natural and cultural values.
Uses and activities that require written authorization:
- Scientific research activities that involve capturing, collecting or disturbing the fauna and flora.
- Fishing (eel fishing with worms may be authorized annually between July 1st and January16th).
- Forestry operations and forestry improvements.
- Taking horses or vehicles off the roads or itineraries suitable for this effect.
- Harvesting seaweed on the park’s coast.
- Camping in the parking areas.
- Collective sports activities (over 10 people).
- New property enclosures.
- Irrigation with treated water.
- The maintenance of existing roads.
- Treated water discharges.
- Repair, restoration and conservation of existing buildings, provided it is intended for the park’s agriculture, livestock, or service purposes.