The Albufera, Spain
Not far from Valencia is this freshwater lagoon and estuary. The Albufera is 52,000 acres of preserved wetlands. It is a bird sanctuary, marked as a Ramsar Site since 1990 and also includes larges sections that are Special Protection Areas. Because of its proximity to Valencia, the Albufera is a place to go to escape the city. Fishing is traditionally the most important human use of the lagoon though numbers are dropping today. Therefore, pescadors will give you a relaxing ride through the lagoon in these tiny, wooden boats. Sit back, relax, and have a good boat-ride through the duck and bird filled estuary!