El Palmar Travel Guide

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    Thatched roof house in el Palmar
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El Palmar Things to Do

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    Tiled Homes in El Palmar

    by Roadquill Updated Dec 5, 2010

    Many of the homes and buildings in El Palmar are tiled up and down. This makes for a very colorful streets.

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El Palmar Restaurants

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    Ravatjol Restaurante

    by Roadquill Written Aug 23, 2008

    Off the main drag, an English couple dining there said the food was good, so I stopped for lunch. Unfortunately all of the paella type dishes were a minimum order for two people, me, as a solo biker, was basically SOL. So I did the next best thing and ordered a cold beer.

    Favorite Dish: I wasn't in the mood for a heavy dish so I just ordered the roasted chicken It was cut up in ways that were a mystery to me, but it did taste like chicken and it sure wasn't frog legs.

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El Palmar Transportation

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    by DanielF Updated Jun 18, 2003

    The best way to discover the lake and its many canals are the traditional boats that have been used in the area for centuries. There are several places from where you can start a boat ride, for instance in front of the Parador.

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El Palmar Local Customs

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    by DanielF Written Jun 18, 2003

    The Albufera is rich in fish, particularly eel, with which local prepare the delicious all-i-pebre: an eel and potato stew with a spicy garlic and pepper sauce.

    These sticks are used for placing the fishing nests.

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El Palmar Favorites

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    Canals from El Palmar to the Lagoon

    by Roadquill Written Dec 5, 2010

    Favorite thing: Canals connect the town and homes in the town directly to the Albufera Lagoon. This allows easy access for boating, wildlife viewing and fishing.

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    by DanielF Written Jun 18, 2003

    Favorite thing: L'Albufera is among the most important and largest humid areas in Spain: a real sanctuary for water birds.

    As so many humids areas around the world, it is threatened by multiple dangers, in particular intensive agriculture and speculative tourism. For this reason, it is listed under the Ramsar Convention as a humid area of international importance. It has been also classified as a natural park.

    All this have provided a certain protection for the lake, but it is still highly endangered.

    The coastal vegetation is very sensitive and essential for the development of fish and birds.

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    after the harvest

    by DanielF Written Jun 18, 2003

    Favorite thing: Although intensive agriculture sets the Albufera at high risk, biological rice crops can sustain many forms of life and are compatible with the management of the natural park.

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