The MARINA and the Beaches
Wide, very equipped golden beaches, with disabled services, wooden walkways, infirmaries, lifeguards, children’s play areas, beach volley fields, always clean and properly maintained.
The sun is shining 300 days a year, so you can enjoy the sea in every season; Valencian coasts always represent a wonderful opportunity for relaxing and leisure yourself. We just want to mention someone: the Malvarrosa beach and the Cabanyal beach, that is for sure the most frequented by Valencians. You can arrive there by bicycle from every place in the city.
The seafront is shaded by hundreds of palm trees and several restaurants, where you can taste a delicious paella or agua de Valencia.
For the most trendy, one of the best places is the Marina Beach Club, a music-restaurant, bar and disco where you can edge off and listen different DJ sets, or ambient music and chill-out; you can plunge into the infinity pool and taste cocktails in front of the sea.
El Saler and the Albufera National Park
In the heart of the Albufera National Park, you can find one of the best beaches of the Valencian Community; surrounded by dunes, white sands and with crystal waters, this is possibly the wildest one. All around the beach, you can see the typical Mediterranean and spontaneous vegetation: with scented cluster pines alternating white dunes and its 6 Km of blue water, El Saler is the protected area that separates the Albufera Park by the Mediterranean Sea. This beach often receives the blue flag, that indicates how these waters are clean.
This is the cradle of paella, and here you can find all the elements that characterize this famous plate, as vegetables, snails, rabbits, chicken and of course magnificent rice fields!
Albufera is a typical Mediterranean ecosystem, one of the most important wetland areas of the Iberian Peninsula, and without doubt the biggest one.
The Albufera hosts and gives refugee during their migration to hundreds of waterfowls, and its waters have sustained fishermen and rice farmers for generations.
Navigation between rushes brings you the opportunity to see herons, mallard ducks, egrets and turtles, among the more than 350 different species of water animals that inhabit this area.
This is the little town in the Albufera Park, surrounded by vegetable gardens and rice fields.
Here you could visit the typical barraca, the ancient houses of the fishermen who lived along the banks of the lagoon. They have a peculiar triangle shape, with a cross on the top. The most ancient, la barraca del tio Aranda – Aranda’s house, is of XIX century. They were entirely built with local materials. The ancient latin ship Club was born here, with the aim of preserving, popularizing and conserving the historical patrimony; the Club organizes spectacular historical regattas with this characteristic ship.