Contact details

Oliva, Valencia  (Valencia)
parque_pegooliva@gva.es
http://oliva.es/es/areas/territorio/medio-ambiente/marjal-pego-oliva/
Tel.:+34 679195227
Tel.:+34 966400251
Fax.:+34 966467160

Location

Parque Natural de Marjal de Pego-Oliva



Description

La Marjal Pego-Oliva

Marjal Pego-Oliva is situated between the provinces of Alicante and Valencia. The western half belongs to (Alicante) and the eastern part to Oliva (Valencia). The space contains dunes, malladas, river and cultivated areas.

This protected open space has a range of dunes that extends to the river Serpis. It consists of marshes and paddy fields. Marjal is noted for the mosquitofish (Hispanic Valencia) or the spined loach (Cobitis maroccana), a well as the common tortoise (Emys orbicularis) and striped necked terrapin (Mauremys caspica).

Municipalities

Alicante - Alacant (Valencia)

Pego

Valencia (Valencia)

Oliva


  • Type of area Nature reserve
  • Area 1290 hectares

Map

Access and surroundings

Cultural information

Nearby the Nature Reserve lies Font Salada, that is a spring of thermal water with healing properties for the skin. Moreover, the area boasts a rich gastronomy that includes varied dishes, such as rice with an egg crust, baked rice and stew.

Environmental information

The flora includes species such as the 'malladas', 'tarays' (Tamarix gallica), rushes, reedbeds (Phragmites sp) and underwater vegetation. Whereas the fauna consists of shrimps (Dugastella valentina, Paleomonetes zariquieyi and Athyaephyra desmaresti) or the pechinots (Anodota cygnea and Unio mancus), amongst other species.

Information for visits

Address: c/ San Agustín, 6, 2º, in the city of Pego.




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