As you leave Puerto Alcudia southward along the Ma12 you will see Albufera park which is a 688- hectare wetland which is home to an abundance of residential and migratory birds.100’000 years ago these wetlands were far bigger but in the 19th century attempts were made to dry the water to combat malaria and create cultivatable land. You will see reminders of this in the form of the grand canal whch was used to channel water out to sea. In 1985 the government bought some of the wetland and the park was created.
Around 400 plant species reside in the park and 230 bird species live there too (80% of birds known in the Balearics).
The Centro de recepcion de Sa Roca is 1km from the park entrance and provides information about the park and birdlife. From here you can walk or cycle around 12km of pathways. Holders of the Targeta Verda can use the park bicycles for free.
Nearby Hotel – Grupotel Parc Natural