S’Albufera is the largest wetland in the Balearic Islands and of international importance under the Ramsar Convention. The area of 1646,48 hectares lies between Port Alcúdia and Can Picafort, and was formed out of an ancient lagoon separated from the sea by sand dunes.
The park is a key stop for many birds migrating from Africa to Europe and attracts birdwatchers from all across the globe. Peregrines, hoopoes, herons, avocets, Eleanora’s falcons, black vultures, egrets, osprey and kingfisher are some of the birds you may be lucky to spot. Some live here all year around and many more species come to breed or feed. You don’t have to be an expert in birds to appreciate the scenery and sense of peace here.
S’Albufera Nature Parc is the perfect place to go bird watching on Mallorca, where up to 230 species of bird have been spotted on this wetland in the north. […] Bird-watching on Mallorca
There are four marked trails for hikers and cyclists, and bird watching hides along the way. There is only a small car park at the entrance. The park can also be reached on the local bus 351 or 352 from Alcúdia, Port Alcúdia or Can Picafort.
The Park is open from 9.00 to 18.00 between 1 April and 30 September, and from 9.00 to 17.00 between 1st October and 31st March.
The park is free to enter, but a permit is required and must be requested at the Reception Centre (open between 9 am and 4 pm year-round, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day).