- The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new lands but seeing with new eyes. Marcel Proust
Visit the Albufera Natural Park in Valencia
The park is home to the largest lake in Spain and one of the most important wetland areas in the Iberian Peninsula. It is a place of great ecological interest with rare species of wading birds and a rich variety of wildlife. Its waters have been traditionally worked by fishermen and rice growers, supplying ingredients and inspiration for many of the regions most succulent dishes. The trip itself offers some lovely views of the beaches, the rice fields and the lagoon. Furthermore, there is an awesome bike route. The best way to get there is from the village El Palmar. It is an excellent place to try classic dishes such as Paella, Arroz a Banda, or All i Pebre made with eels freshly caught from the lake. After the meal, there is nothing more relaxing than a boat trip on the Albufera lake contemplating the red and amber tones of the setting sun dancing across the water.