Salburua is a district within the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz and is home to one of the most visited and most important nature reserves in the world. The Park of Salburua is one of the jewels of the nature, more preserved in Europe and to which an impressive work of environmental restoration has been realized. Since previously this one had been victim of the indiscriminate felling and the artificial drainage provoked for the creation of cultures. This came into reducing considerably the forest and with it the species that inhabited the place. The area had considerable impacts such as the dumping of waste and other practices that almost destroyed the landscape and its environmental conditions.
For the first decade of the 90’s the recovery begins. It was an important project to foment the sensitization towards the necessity to conserve natural spaces and to protect them, as well as scientific investigation about the species that inhabit it. This is how Salburua has become an important natural destination that attracts hundreds of tourists and nature lovers. For the inhabitants of the area this park has become a synonym for recreation, leisure and contemplation.
Enjoy the best natural landscape in Salburua
The Wetland Park is one of the most important in Europe and one of the most significant for the great diversity of birds that inhabit it. This natural space is formed by two lagoons extended to the east of the city of Vitoria and the subsoil of the Llanada Alvesa and has 9 km. Space to walk on, helped by wooden walkways over the water.
Activities in Salburua
If you love hiking this is a good place for it, you can enjoy a walk in the park or rent bicycles there and take a walk with family or fellow adventurers.
If you are a bird lover, then you will love the Ataria observatory, which is the wetland interpretation center. You will learn much more about the birds that migrate to the place and about this beautiful park and its importance for the environment and its conservation. Here you will also be informed of everything you will find in your tour of the park.
There are 4 routes that you can take and in each of them you will be able to know and contemplate the wonderful diversity of flora and fauna of the place. The routes are arranged by colors, the green will take you to spaces where the botanical part stands out. Blue way will take you to contemplate the diversity of migratory birds or those that remain there during any time. White road will take you to the place where you can see all kinds of invertebrates. Yellow road leads you to the area where you will find amphibians and reptiles. So you have a lot of options to enjoy the scenery.
Natural wealth in fauna and flora in Salburua
With the dedicated recovery of the wetlands, the fauna and flora once again gained strength. Just by crossing the wooden bridges you can see the storks crossing the skies and contemplating the serfs just a few meters from there.
In the park, different wooden bridges have been built over the rafts so that visitors can travel around the area effectively and comfortably. The serfs are always the greatest attraction for visitors, although these are not part of the ecosystem have been introduced into the park.
According to the seasons in which you intend to visit the park, you will find species of various types. Especially the birds that choose this place as a stop before continuing their winter migration towards the south. Here they will be able to find abundant food. In the observatories you can also learn more about the species that inhabit the place and that have returned after the recovery of the place.
You don’t have to stop in Salburua, you can also take a long walk around the green ring that surrounds the city of Vitoria-Gasteiz. The park is very close to the ice skating rink and the Buesa arena. You will be able to choose between the various events and recreation spaces in the area. More informationHERE.