| THE PRAT DE CABANES-TORREBLANCA LAGOONS |
The Prat de Cabanes-Torreblanca Natural Park is an internationally-renowned wetland due to the fact that its beaches, marshes and lagoons are home to various species found nowhere else in the Mediterranean, many of which find themselves in danger of extinction. Its pebbled coastline, which separates the former coastal lagoon (now an area of marshland, grasslands and ponds) from the sea, is the most important of its kind in the Valencian Community. During the walk along the sprawling pebbled beach, and later as we weave our way through reedbeds, lagoons, grasslands and peat bogs, we’ll discover landscapes that look like they belong in other eras, and even other continents. We’ll learn the ways in which the plants have adapted to the different saline and freshwater environments, the different kind of soils and the ancestral uses that mankind has made of this place, such as the extraction of peat. We’ll also be able to observe a wide variety of bird and animal species in their natural habitats, making us feel like true explorers.
- Please bring suitable clothes and footwear for the activity. You’ll also need to bring water (1.5 litres/person) and a sugary snack, just in case.
- The best times of year to observe migratory birds are spring and autumn.
Torre la Sal, Cabanes (La Plana Alta)
Ages 6 and above