Parc Natural S’Albufera de Mallorca was declared a Natural Park on 28 January 1988 (Decree 4/1988). It is also a Wetland Area of International Importance under the Ramsar Convention, and is included in the EU Natura 2000 Network
both as a Special Protection Area (SPA) under the Birds Directive and a Special Area of Conservation (SAC) under the Habitats Directive.
S’Albufera is the largest and most important wetland area in the Balearic Islands. With a surface area of 1646,48 hectares, mainly of wet grassland and marsh, the Park lies within the municipalities of Muro and Sa Pobla. The origins of the wetland date back to ancient times, and its surface area and features have fluctuated with changing sea levels.
While part of the grassland area developed during the Tertiary Era, the current wetlands were formed less than 100,000 years ago. The coastal dunes are considerably more recent, forming over the last 10,000 years or so.
PARC NATURAL DE S’ALBUFERA DE MALLORCA
- Please respect the wildlife and other values that have made this protected area possible. The removal of plants, flowers, animals or their remains is not permitted.
- Please remain on the marked paths at all times, proceed slowly if on a bicycle, and respect the signposting.
- Bicycles with more than two wheels are not permitted in the Park.
- Please respect the Park’s visiting hours.
- Noise disturbs the animals and the other visitors. Please move about quietly.
- Food is not allowed in the hides, nor are picnics allowed in the Park. Outdoor tables are provided at Sa Roca for your convenience.
- Sports activities are not allowed within the Park (Running, jogging, horseback riding, mountain biking, etc.).
- Please do not bring pets (particularly dogs) into the Park.
- In the case of a violation of the rules, the Park staff may revoke the visitor’s permit.