The wonderful S'Albufera de Mallorca Natural Park, in the municipalities of Muro and Sa Pobla in the north of the island, is Majorca's largest wetland area. Its more than 1,700 hectares are separated by dunes from the sea. Most of the natural park is underwater for most of the year, which promotes and shapes the vegetation. The large plant variety offers more than 250 bird species and 26 species of fish, and frogs, snakes and turtles can be seen in the waters of the Albufera.
The area is perfect for a visit, alone or with friends and the family, to spend a wonderful day in birding while enjoying the peace and silence of this incredible area.
The park has four routes to help visitors appreciate the vegetation in this wetland: reeds, rushes, elms and poplars are the most populous species. From the sighting huts you can watch the movements of aquatic birds like the bittern, the grey heron and other birds like the moustached warbler, whose most important population in Europe is located in this park. If you’re lucky, you might also spot an osprey or an Eleanor’s falcon which come to S’Albufera in the summertime looking for food.
Access to the park, either on foot or by bike, is via the Pont dels Ingresos. The park is perfect for bird watching. The entrance is free, and the park can be visited all year round from 09:00 to 16:00.