Natural Park of Aiguamolls de l'Empordà

Located in the foothills of the Serra de Rodes to the north until the Fluvià Vell mouth to the south, it has a surface of 4783 ha. The conversion of the Aiguamolls to a Park dates from the year 1983 and it has legal protection. Actually it's the second most important park in Catalonia. The interest for the marshy zones it's based in the fact that they are productive places from the biological point of view and for this reason they have a large number of vegetal and animal species. In some aspects, the Aiguamolls de l'Empordà are important for Catalonia, and in others, like the bird's migrations, they have a high international value as a refuge of most birds. The best hours to observe the birds are in the morning and in the afternoon, and the times with more species are during the migrations (march/may and august/october), but the rest of the year other interesting species can be observed. The Natural parc has a information and documentation center, meteorological station and a guarded parking (it's necessary to pay), and more other services. This guarantees a cultural, pleasant, interesting and complete visit. Hours: From 1 october to 31 march, from 09.30h to 14h and from 15.30h to 18h From 1 april to 30 september from 09.30h to 14h and from 16.30 to 19h

El Cortalet, Carretera de Sant Pere Pescador, km. 13.6 17486 Castelló d’Empúries Phone number: (+34) 972 454 222 Fax: (+34) 972 454 474