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In addition to its beaches and coves in the heart of the Costa Brava and its cultural heritage such as Ciudadela or the Castillo de la Trinitat, the municipality of Rosas adds a natural area and two natural parks: the Paraje de la Albera and the parks of

Cabo de Creus

and the

Marismas of the Empordà

(or Aiguamolls de l'Empordà).

Crouching in the southern area of ​​the immense bay of Rosas, the Marismas del Ampurdán Natural Park is the second most important wetland in Catalonia after

the Ebro Delta.

A place that invites you to a getaway in which to enjoy fresh and relaxed air walks between

lagoons and ponds

, admiring more than 300 species of birds, many of them protected, of which a third regularly nest: storks, ducks, flamingos, partridges, crows, seagulls, cuckoos ...

All of them can be admired from different viewpoints, since the marshes, located between the mouths of the Muga and Fluvià rivers, bring together a great variety of well-differentiated ecosystems, such as lagoons, ponds, beaches, sandy areas, brackish meadows and even an island, Caramany .

In this natural park there are more than 300 species of birds.

Ideal for a

family getaway

in which to admire and enjoy nature in its purest form, the park is divided into

nine routes:

  • From Cortalet to more than Matà (2.5 km).

    It can be done on foot and is accessible by wheelchair.

    A very

    short but intense tour

    in which you can admire a large part of the park's habitats and birds at five observatories: Quim Franch, Gantes, Daines, Pallejà, Closa del Puig-pond of Matà and more of Matà.

  • From mas del Matà to the coastal lagoons or 'llaunes' (2.3 km).

    It is also adapted for wheelchairs.

    It runs along the


    of the park, from the shallow and freshwater marshes to the beach, bordering the Massona lagoon.

    Of its five observatories, the towering Senillosa tower stands out.

    The other four are: Closa del Puig, Gall Marí, Bruel and the tower on the beach of Matà.

  • Surroundings of the Integral Reserve of the 'llaunes' (8.2 km).

    It is the third longest.

    It can be done on foot or by


    and it runs along a coastal strip with almost intact vegetation of sandy and saline soils.

    It has several observatories, of which the Aguait de la Roguera and the Can Comes beach stand out.

  • From Cortalet to the Europa ponds (4 km).

    It can be done on foot and by bicycle, and links two wetlands and an agricultural plain, crossing the Europa ponds, of artificial origin, at the end, ending at the

    wooden pedestrian bridge

    over the Muga river.

    There are also six viewpoints: Quim Franch, Roncaires, Túries, Miloques, Capons and Bernat de Berriach.

  • River Fluvià (1.5 km).

    It is the shortest.

    On foot or by bicycle, it runs along the left bank of the river.

    The highlight of it is the great diversity of flora, especially the


    , and the riverside forest.

    All this, in the vicinity of the town of Sant Pere Pescador.

  • Vilaüt (2 km).

    On foot or by bicycle.

    This lagoon that has its greatest splendor in the flowering season of

    yellow lilies and buttercups,

    which coincides with the arrival of summer birds.

    The highlight is its observatory, the first to be built in Catalonia for bird watching, in 1983.

  • From Mas del Matà to Cortalet (2.5 km).

    Literary itinerary that can only be done on foot.

    A more poetic than natural walk under the protection of texts chosen from the work of

    Mª Àngels Anglada,

    in a dozen recesses or pauses, according to each theme.

  • Route of the ponds (32 km).




    from Castellón de Ampurias to Palau-Sabardera is the


    and recommended by bike.

    Apart from its varied natural ecosystems, it allows you to admire two of the oldest hermitages in the park: Sant Antoni and Sant Joan del Erms.

    The point of origin and end is the Cortalet (Park Information Center).

  • Natural Route of the Fluvià (8.6 km).

    Circular, along the south bank of the river, on foot or by bicycle (the most recommended).

    Starting and ending in Sant Pere Pescador, it borders the right bank of the river, leading to its gorge and the dune area of ​​the beach.

    From this itinerary you can see the island of Caramany.

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