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Reserva natural de s'Albufereta

Reserva Natural de s'Albufereta, Foto © Tolo Balaguer

S'Albufereta is a coastal wetland located in the north of the island, in the bay of Pollença. The reserve is of great ornithological interest as it is a resting and feeding area for birds during spring and autumn migrations. The 200-hectare protected area includes canals, torrents, two lagoons, a beach and a dune system.

In addition to the importance of the enclave for migratory birds, in S'Albufereta numerous waterfowl and significant species nest, such as the purple swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), the black-winged stilt (Himantopus himantopus) and the western marsh harrier (Circus aeruginosus), among many others.

As far as vegetation is concerned, there is an abundance of species typical of coastal wetlands, with the presence of reeds, bulrushes and samphires. Inside the reserve is one of the largest and best-preserved tamarisk forests (Tamarix spp.) in Mallorca. The presence of endemic limonium species gives S'Albufereta a special botanical interest.

In S'Albufereta there are two itineraries. One runs along the beaches of Sa Marina and Can Cap de Bou and the other is a circular route which borders the reserve. This last itinerary, about eleven kilometres long, is very suitable for cycling.

The La Gola Ornithological Tourism Centre is located in the nearby tourist town of Port de Pollença. Here we will be able to visit a permanent exhibition with information on the different species of birds and the best areas of the island to observe them.

In the Natural Reserve of S'Albufereta there is no complementary service.

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Data of interest


Ctra. Alcúdia - Port de Pollença



00 - 34 - 971 89 22 50


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How to get

Public transportation: by bus from the Port de Pollença or from Alcúdia (

By car: there is no parking availability. Cars must be parked in urban areas.

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