Parque Natural El Hondo is a protected natural space located between Crevillent and Elche.
It is considered one of the main humid areas in Comunidad Valenciana. It features an extraordinary ecological value due to the abundance and diversity of birds which habite it, in addition to the plain tigers and fishes in danger of extinction as “el fartet”. Furthermore, it has a great scenic value, composed of salt fields and palm groves.
El Hondo Nature Park Information Center is located in the municipality of Crevillent, very close to the district of San Felipe Neri. It is equipped with a permanent exhibition on the natural and cultural values of this natural space, as well as an audiovisual room. Next to the center there is a recreational area equipped with adapted tables, wastebaskets and services.
Several paths and footbridges form the route. There are observatories where you can discover the different corners of the park and the activity of the uncountable birds which float on the lakes.
Yellow route “Information Center”: Adapted, 1 km in length where we go on a footbridge that runs over typical salt marsh plants. From a small viewpoint, we can see the “El Saladar” lagoon. There is a picnic area with adapted tables, drinking water, etc. at the end of this route.
Green Route “Lagunas El Rincón and El Saladar”: 3.7 km long and with infrastructures for Public Use destined to the observation of the birds that are present in the two lagoons of the Finca El Rincón (observatories, towers, areas of rest etc.).
Blue route “Azarbes de El Convencion y Dalt”: For bicycles; length of 18 km (round trip). Following the signs, after visiting part of the green route, you reach the southern area of the park where two observatories allow us to observe birds in the Reserve pond.
Red route “Ornithological itinerary: Riegos de Levante”: The only route that does not start from the Information Center. Thanks to its 2.5 km (one way) plenty of observatories, towers, viewpoints, walkways over water, etc., you can visit the irrigation reservoirs and see all the typical birdlife in humid areas. It is the only route that requires a prior reservation to be visited, by contacting the Information Center (Tel. 96 667 85 15) or through the email email@example.com.
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-Parques Naturales de la Comunidad Valenciana: parquesnaturales.gva.es
-Conselleria de Turisme: www.comunidad-valenciana.org
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