Eco-Tourism for Groups at Albufera de Valencia

Eco-Tourism for Groups at Albufera de Valencia

Last Saturday, we had the pleasure of providing a half-day activity in the Albufera de Valencia Natural Park for an international group who were visiting the University of Valencia. The morning was designed so that the group could learn of and enjoy the historical, cultural and natural aspects of the park. To do this, we decided to start the visit in one of the park´s visitor centres, where we provided an audio visual presentation, focussing on how the area was originally formed, its traditions, culture, habitats, bird life and complex eco-systems. After the presentations and further debate, we divide the [read more]

Actividad guiada en el Parque Natural de l'Albufera

Actividad guiada en el Parque Natural de l’Albufera

El sábado pasado, tuvimos el placer de desarrollar una actividad guiada para un grupo de diversas nacionalidades de la Universidad de Valencia por el Parque Natural de l’Albufera. La mañana estuvo diseñada de modo que el grupo pudiese apreciar y disfrutar todos los aspectos históricos, culturales y naturales del Parque. Para ello, decidimos comenzar la visita en el Centro de Interpretación, donde gracias a la secuencia de paneles informativos, fotografías y vídeos resulta muy simple que los visitantes consigan una apreciación completa de lo que es este complejo pero maravilloso Parque Natural. Luego de la extensa presentación, dividimos el grupo [read more]

Bird Watching from El Parador de Golf, El Saler.

Bird Watching from El Parador de Golf, El Saler.

It was great to begin the new year by doing what we love, bird watching with people who value and appreciate nature. Over the New Year festive period, we had the pleasure of introducing a group of guests from the Parador de Golf de El Saler to the amazing bird life of the Albufera de Valencia Natural Park. As a way of making this experience available  to as many guests as possible, we organised a series of trips over a three day period, focussing on the ecology, habitats and bird life of this fascinating wetland region.  Although the format for [read more]

Actividad de Bird watching para el Parador Nacional de Golf de El Saler

Actividad de Bird watching para el Parador Nacional de Golf de El Saler

Despedimos y comenzamos el año haciendo lo que mejor sabemos y más nos gusta… observando aves con personas que valoran y aprecian la naturaleza. Un año más hemos tenido el grato desafío de enseñar el mundo de las aves que habitan en el Parque Natural de l’Albufera, a los huéspedes del Parador de Golf de El Saler que estuvieron a celebrando el final del 2015 y el comienzo del 2016. Para hacer realidad la posibilidad de acercar a la mayor cantidad de personas posibles a las aves y sus hábitats, deci dimos desarrollar durante tres días dos salidas diarias. Cada [read more]

Visit Natura showcased at the Natural Parks of Valencia Tourism Fair

Visit Natura showcased at the Natural Parks of Valencia Tourism Fair

On Saturday 14th November, Yanina and I showcased our Eco-Tourism business Visit Natura at the Tourism Fair for companies accredited by the Natural Parks of the Valencian Community. We were proud to receive an award from the Department of the Environment in recognition of our work in Eco-Tourism and Ornithological Tourism within the Natural Park ofl´Albufera de Valencia. The fair was held in the beautiful “Mercado Colon” in central Valencia. We were delighted to meet not only locals but also visitors from UK, USA, Germany and the Netherlands.

Participación en la IV Muestra de la Marca Parcs Naturals

Participación en la IV Muestra de la Marca Parcs Naturals

El sábado pasado, 14 de Noviembre, se celebró la IV Muestra de la Marca Parcs Naturals, en la cual hemos recibimos la placa distintiva de Consellería de Medio Ambiente como empresa de Turismo de Naturaleza y Ornitológico en el Parque Natural de l’Albufera. El evento un año más tuvo lugar en el Mercado de Colón y contó con gran afluencia de visitantes los cuales disfrutaron de un gran ambiente donde pudieron conocer las distintas empresas certificadas como Marca Parcs Naturals de toda la Comunidad Valenciana. Ya estamos esperando la Muestra del año que viene!

Una charla sobre Turismo Ornitológico

Una charla sobre Turismo Ornitológico

El viernes pasado fuimos invitados por nuestros colegas de Visit Albufera a dar una charla sobre el Turismo Ornitológico en el Parque Natural de l’Albufera. La jornada titulada “Visitas guiadas a l’Albufera” tuvo lugar en la Universidad de la Nau en Valencia, donde tuvimos el agrado de presentar el Bird watching como una de las opciones de visitas guiadas que están en auge en l’Albufera y Comunidad Valenciana, y que a su vez, ponen en valor la conservación y el respeto por nuestros recursos naturales.

Yanina Gives a Presentation on Ornitholocal Tourism

Yanina Gives a Presentation on Ornitholocal Tourism

Last Friday we were invited by our colleagues at Visit Albufera to give a talk on bird watching in the Albufera Natural Park. The conference entitled “Guided Visits to l’Albufera” took place at the University de Nau in Valencia. Yanina gave a presentation on bird watching as one of the growing activities in both Albufera and the Valencia region in general, focussing on how ornithological tourism can function hand-in-hand with environmental and conservation projects.

Birding trip to l´Albufera de Valencia

Birding trip to l´Albufera de Valencia

Last Monday, I had the pleasure of providing our most popular birding trip to l´Albufera de Valencia, for two clients from Holland. Anne and Hans are keen on nature and birding but they also were interested to know how the area was formed, the history and traditional aspects including how rice paddies are managed and how the annual rice cycle operates. After I collected them at the apartment where they were staying at in Valencia City, we went directly to the interpretation centre of the Natural Park where I could explain in detail about the origin and transformation of the [read more]

Birding in the reserves of Albufera de Valencia

Birding in the reserves of Albufera de Valencia

Last Friday I had pleasure to providing a trip for two clients, one from USA and the other from England. They were both extremely experienced birders and whilst at a congress in Valencia they were keen to fit in some guided birding in the reserves of Albufera de Valencia. As they were on a very tight schedule, I opted to take them to three of Albufera´s best reserve areas, as a way of maximising the species that they would see. The first stop was in an area of forest and lagoons, where we could had great views of a colony [read more]