The wetlands and nature reserve of s’Albufera, is one of the biggest of its kind on Mallorca, and an excellent area for birdwatching
This area has a total of 2,580 hectares, and some 200 different species of wildlife. Especially the eels from s’Albefera, are particular known and loved by locals, a real local deli that is often used in the Mallorcan closed pies “Espinagades”.
The name of s’Albefera, derives from Moorish times on Mallorca, hence “albufera” means laguna.
In the 1800’s, a British company bought the area for industrial purposes, but went bankrupt. However, they did start building here, and today you can still see the remains of pipes.
Due to the expanding mass tourism on Mallorca, the area was declared a protected reserve in 1985.
How to get to the s’Albufera wetlands
Muro is a charming and diverse area found in the northern part of Mallorca. The municipality is part of the region called Pla de Mallorca, a region that is generally characterized by rural traditions and agricultural activities. However, Muro is also a coastal area with a highly developed tourism industry full of great hotels with state of the art amenities. The old town of Muro is a great place to go sightseeing, there is a number of interesting points of interests and attractions to visit which tell the story of the area. One of the best times to visit Muro’s old town, is during the fall season when some of the major traditions are celebrated such as thew autumn and pumpkin fair.