In full Albufera Natural Park, facing the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, the Parador de El Saler is located, surrounded by dunes and pine forests. The hotel integrates perfectly into this spectacular landscape of the province of Valencia and from it you can access, through a walkway, the Devesa beach.

On the other hand, this accommodation has the sustainability and preservation of the natural environment as a flag, and for this reason it develops energy efficiency projects, recovery of endangered species and reduction of plastics and food waste.

On this occasion, together with the NGO Xaloc Mar, it has launched ‘El Parador de las Tortugas’, the first sanctuary for the Mediterranean turtle (Testudo hermanni). This protected species is one of the most emblematic of the Valencian coast and in recent years it has seen its natural habitat degraded by massive construction on coasts and natural areas that threaten its survival.

Alarcón Castle.

The fantastic Parador in a medieval castle halfway between Madrid and Valencia

A safe space for Mediterranean turtles

From now on, at the Parador de El Saler, the Mediterranean turtles have a safe space where they can gradually get used to living in freedom again, to do a reintroduction into the middle more gradual and reliable, considerably increasing your survival rate.

Turtle sanctuary at the Parador de El Saler.
Turtle sanctuary at the Parador de El Saler.

The NGO Xaloc Mar insists on the importance of knowing the difference between these native land turtles and other invasive species such as Trachemys scripta, which is why this sanctuary is a controlled and protected space for previously selected specimens and The free introduction of animals is not allowed outside this biodiversity conservation program.

This is the Parador de El Saler

The Parador de El Saler can boast of being in a privileged location. Within a natural park and next to a beach, the hotel has an elegant design and low height, so as not to clash too much with the landscape. In addition, it has a soccer field, outdoor poolspa, gym, outdoor parking, playground and a golf course where the so-called Natursenda is located, a two-kilometer route to learn first-hand about the ecosystem of the area.

El Saler Parador.
El Saler Parador.

On the other hand, it also has two restaurants where you can try the delicious Valencian rice dishes and other dishes from the traditional Levantine recipes. Complementing the main restaurant, La Barraca del Mediterr√°neo is a gastronomic space with a more informal menu representative of Valencian cuisine.

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