About Visit Natura

 

Where we are

Visit Natura is an Eco-Tourism company based in the Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia.  The enchanting city of Valencia is surrounded by extremely diverse natural environments, with a rich bio-diversity and some amazing protected nature reserves.  The autonomous region of the Valencian Community is home to 22 designated Natural Parks.  In addition to the natural diversity, the region also boasts an exceptional cultural and historical richness just waiting to be explored.

 

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Who we are

Visit Natura is owned and operated by Yanina Maggiotto and David Warrington, both professional, licenced guides.  The organisation is accredited by the Department of the Environment and holds the prestigious certificate of the official brand of the Natural Parks, guaranteeing best practice and environmental responsibility.  We also hold the “Qualitur” certificate which is awarded by the Department of Tourism to high quality service providers.

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What we offer

We design and provide environmental activities for groups and families, based on the needs of the client.  This can be purely leisure based or can focus firmly on environmental education and outdoor activities.  Our key operating philosophy is to offer tailor made activities and experiences, focussing on the environment, natural history, eco-systems, culture and local history.  Rather than simply offering a standard product, we encourage our clients to discuss with us their priorities and budgets, and based upon those, we design and propose specific activities.

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Our Guides

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Yanina Maggiotto was born in Argentina and has been passionate about wildlife since her childhood. She moved to Spain in 2002 and fell in love with the Albufera de Valencia Natural Park, where she now lives with her family.  She is formally qualified in Tourism, is a fully licensed guide and as well as acting as a consultant on eco-tourism, she is also heavily involved in numerous local conservation projects.

 

 

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David Warrington was born in Sheffield, England and began his fascination with nature and adventure as a child in the Peak District National Park. He moved to Spain in 2006 and was amazed by the natural diversity of the Valencia region, a huge influence in the decision to establish an eco-tourism business soon after. He now lives in the beautiful Mediterranean city of Valencia with his family. David is a professional and licensed guide and holds a certificate in Wilderness First Aid. He regularly works as a consultant to promote sustainable nature tourism.

News

  • Actividad de Bird watching en el Parque Natural de l'Albufera
    Actividad de Bird watching en el Parque Natural de l’Albufera

    El fin de semana pasado, hemos tenido el placer de organizar una actividad de bird watching (observación de aves) en el Parque Natural de l’Albufera para un grupo de la Universidad de Valencia. El grupo estaba formado por personas de 9 nacionalidades de distintos continentes que habían venido a participar en el congreso internacional de lingüística y desean disfrutar de un día en la naturaleza y descubrir la magnifica biodiversidad y paisajes cercanos a la ciudad de Valencia. El punto de comienzo de la actividad fue en el centro de interpretación Racó de l’Olla, tras la visita explicativa dentro del [read more]

  • Group activity in English and Spanish: Bird Migration
    Group activity in English and Spanish: Bird Migration

    This morning we provided a 3 hour activity at the hostal Ull de Canals for a group of school children from Ibi, Alicante. The day began with a presentation and open discussion about bird migration, and why Spain as a country plays such an important part in this amazing natural phenomena. We then focussed on two species that although common, lead amazing lives and cover huge distances on their migration between Europe and Africa…the Barn Swallow and the Swift. There followed an active question and answer session, many of the children showing a healthy interest and enjoyed sharing their thoughts, stories and [read more]

  • Excursión guiada de dos días: Fotografiando aves en Valencia
    Excursión guiada de dos días: Fotografiando aves en Valencia

    Esta semana tuve el placer de guiar durante dos días a dos fotógrafos de naturaleza de Madrid. Ambos socios de Seo y especializados en la fotografía de aves, llegaron a Valencia para intentar capturar y conseguir imágenes de aves muy especiales. El primer día, luego de recogerles en el hotel donde se hospedaban, nos dirigimos a una reserva de acceso restringido. El silencio y la soledad, característico que esta reserva, nos puso en primera linea para disfrutar de especies con el flamenco, cigueñuela, avoceta y muchas otras limícolas; sin dejar de fotografiar a la familia de anátidas. De esa reserva, [read more]

  • Actividad de Bird watching para familias
    Actividad de Bird watching para familias

    El domingo de Pascuas tuvimos el placer de organizar una actividad de Bird watching para familias de Tarragona. Un grupo formado por 11 adultos y 9 niños muy entusiastas dispuestos a recorrer todos los ecosistemas del Parque Natural de l’Albufera para descubrir su biodiversidad. El punto de partida fue el centro de interpretación Racó de l’Olla, a través de los paneles hemos podido recorrer la historia de la formación natural de l’Albufera y su diversas transformaciones por la acción de hombre. Disfrutamos de un vídeo ilustrativo sobre el ciclo del cultivo del arroz y la pesca tradicional en el lago. [read more]

  • Activity in English and Spanish :  Bird Migration.
    Activity in English and Spanish : Bird Migration.

    This morning we provided a 3 hour activity at the hostal Ull de Canals for a group of school children from Ibi, Alicante. The day began with a presentation and open discussion about bird migration, and why Spain as a country plays such an important part in this amazing natural phenomena. We then focussed on two species that although common, lead amazing lives and cover huge distances on their migration between Europe and Africa…the Barn Swallow and the Swift. Barn Swallow There followed an active question and answer session, many of the children showing a healthy interest and enjoyed sharing [read more]