Albufera is a beautiful coastal nature reserve in the Alicante region of Spain. It is characterised by vast freshwater lagoons and a rich variety of flora and fauna. It attracts tourists and visitors from all over the world every year, and its proximity to cities like Valencia and Alicante make it more popular and accessible. The area boasts numerous self catering properties and these may even include villas with your own private pool and beautiful vistas of the Mediterranean Sea.
Holidays in Albufera natural reserve can be fascinating with something new to learn and experience every day. Its immense natural beauty makes it an ideal place to have an exciting, yet relaxing holiday. Exploring the freshwater wetlands, cycling through the beautiful park and observing the rich wild life are the main activities of interest in Albufera. This area is a delight for anyone interested in wild life, photographers and nature lovers. You may even be able to book yourself on a guided walking tour of the area and lest we forget the fact that you are very close to the coast here, with all of the watery attractions that are connected with it.
Muro has little else besides the Albufera reserve but it is more than enough to keep tourists occupied and fascinated. The museum of Pop Art in Muro can be interesting to some visitors. There are rental properties, especially self catering apartments in Albufera which can be quite convenient as a base from which to explore the wetlands. Since this is a highly popular place, accommodation is often booked up days in advance. If you fancy locking up your cosy self catering accommodation for the day, why not head to the fascinating cities of Alicante and Valencia. Allow a full day for each as there is just so much to see and do.
Valencia and Costa Blanca have a Mediterranean climate. This region has one of the world’s most balanced weather patterns, with mild winters and warm summers with a cooling sea breeze. The weather is an important part of this fragile wetland ecosystem and has contributed to the evolution of this unique wildlife habitat. The best time to visit Albufera is anytime throughout the year, depending on your preference. The annual rainfall is limited to an average of about 20 days, which pales in comparison to the 300 days of sunshine it sees over the year!
Valencia has an international airport known as the Manises Airport (VLC) with good connections. It is also connected to the city centre by metro and bus which makes it convenient for self catering villas in Albufera. Valencia airport (VLC) is connected to London Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW) and Bristol Airport (BRS). The Alicante International Airport (ALC) is the next closest connection to the UK, with flights to most UK airports including London Heathrow (LHR), Gatwick (LGW), Luton (LTN), Bristol (BRS), Glasgow (PIK), Manchester (MAN), Birmingham (BHX), Newcastle upon Tyne (NCL), East Midlands International Airport (EMA), Belfast International Airport (BFS), Blackpool International Airport (BLK) and Leeds-Bradford international Airport (LBA) among others.