A breathtaking showGuardamar is at the heart of several rich ecosystems between the salt lakes in La Mata and Torrevieja and the Segura river mouth, resulting in a natural paradise to many bird species.
The variety of Spanish birds you will find in Guardamar is always a big surprise for many people, bird-lovers and amateurs. Our surroundings turn out to be a genuine paradise to observe these elegant winged animals.
Have a look at the best spots close to our hotel to enjoy birdwatching: The Segura river mouth, the Natural Lake Park in La Mata and Torrevieja, the salt lakes of Santa Pola and the Elche countryside. These wetlands gather the necessary features for a wide range of species to thrive and let them benefit from optimal conditions when it comes to nesting, migrating and spending the winter.
Amongst the many species of birds that have been seen in these spots, the most significant ones are the Grey Heron, the White-headed Duck, the European Squacco Heron, the Common Pochard, the Great Crested Grebe and the Marbled Teal. The Elche countryside is the main place in Europe where the Marbled Teal nests. However, the main protagonists in the salt lakes are, without a doubt, the flamingos whose sight delights the tourists and the birdwatching fans.
If you are thinking of organising your holidays focusing on birdwatching, we recommend you to visit us in spring or fall for it to coincide with bird migrating season. With the tours that we’ve planned for you, you will be blown away by this natural show!