Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia

Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia

Just 35 minutes drive from Refugio Monduver lies the Natural Park of Albufera de Valencia.  The freshwater lake of some 40 square kms is surrounded by rice fields, which are the origin of Spain´s most famous dish Paella. The Valencia area produces over 100,000 tonnes of rice each year and the village of El Palmar, located on the southern shore of the lake is where the Valencians go to enjoy this most traditional of dishes. The lake and surrounding rice fields and reed beds provide crucial habitat to a wide range of bird species.  There are over 4,000 pairs of Herons and Egrets and over 500 Glossy Ibis.  In spring, species such as Collared Pratincole, Purple Heron, Night Heron and Great Reed Warbler make their annual migration from Africa and arrive in Albufera to breed.  The park also provides wintering grounds for over 100,000 ducks. Perhaps the best way to [...]

Refugio Monduver

Refugio Monduver

Refugio Monduver Named after the imposing peak that stands behind the village of La Drova, Refugio Monduver is a 4 bedroom house offering self catering accommodation in the beautiful mountains of Valencia, Costa Blanca, Spain. It´s spacious yet rustic style appeals to those looking for a comfortable and relaxed “home from home”. Located in the mountain village of La Drova at over 375 metres above sea level, yet only 15km from the coast, it makes the perfect base for walkers, cyclists, mountain bikers, Costa Blanca climbers, bird watchers and nature lovers. Refugio Monduver is available to rent per week or for short breaks of 3 nights. We offer pet friendly accommodation, so animals are very welcome. The property has a fully enclosed rear garden where dogs have space to play in complete safety. Self catering accommodation in the mountains of Valencia, Costa Blanca, Spain. Ideal base for walkers, cyclists, mountain [...]