It is the second largest wetland of Catalonia. It is formed by a group of ponds, enclosures and prairies that are flooded by the con- fluence of the Muga and Fluvià rivers. It makes up a privileged habitat for the fauna, especially the aquatic birds.
Services that offer:
Exhibitions, conferences, chats, …
Guided visits for schools
Guided visits for groups
Consult in the Park
Itineraries for the Park:
OFFICES OF THE PARK
Crta. de Sant Pere Pescador, km 13,6
17486 Castelló d’Empúries
Tel. 972 45 42 22 – Fax. 972 45 44 74
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / www.parcsdecatalunya.net
02.01 – 28-02: Every day: 9 -16h
01-03 – 27.10: Every day: 9 – 18.30 h
28.10 – 31.12: Every day: 9 – 17:30h
01.01, 06.01, 25.12, 26.12: Closed
Centre d’Informació de Mas Matà
10.02 – 30.06: Weekend and holidays: 9 – 15 h
HELP US PRESERVE THE PARK !!
Respect the installations, the signs, the itineraries and the prohibited areas.
When observing or taking photographs, you do not have to leave the trails.
Camping out is only allowed on the established campgrounds, or in special cases, on the grounds planned for this use.
Use the trashcans and if there are not any available, take waste home with you. Leave the park as clean as you found it.
You will meet in an agricultural area where many people leave.
MAKE SURE YOUR VISIT DOES NOT BOTHER THEM …
The best time to observe the birds is in the morning and at dusk, and when there are most of the species in migration (March – May and August – October), although interesting species can be seen all year long.
Binoculars are essential to observe the birds (if you do not have any, they can be rented at the information center)
It is best to dress mimetically in order to not scare the birds and to be able to observe them better. If it has rained, it is important to wear rain boots.
Mosquito repellant is recommended.
Entrance to the observatories and trails is free. For school groups and groups of more than 15 persons, prior reservations are required and we recommend contracting the services of a guide by phoning the Park’s information center.
Drive carefully on the rural roads and trails.
In the natural reserves, it is prohibited to bother, damage or take any kind of animal or plant, live or dead.
Staying overnight in the natural reserves is prohibited, as well as sleeping in the shelters and observatories.
Unleashed dogs are not allowed on the trails of the natural reserves.
The reserves may only be visited on foot. Vehicles must be left in the available parking lots.
However, from July 1 through September 15, the beach of the natural reserve of Las Llaunes may be accessed by a single marked trail only on bicycle. Bicycles may only be used on some sections of the routes of the reserves (those that join other areas)
Law 21/1983, of the 28th of October of the declaration of natural area of natural interest of integral zoological and botanical reserves of Aiguamolls del Empordà.
Law 12/1985, of 13 June for natural areas, in the first final disposition, modifies the denomination of the natural areas of national interest of La Garrotxa and of Aiguamolls del Empordà, as Natural Parks.
Area of special protection, September 1987, in accordance with Guideline 79/409 CEE, of bird conservation.
Resolution 15 March 93, inclusion in the list of the Agreement of wetlands of international importance, especially as habitats for aquatic birds (Ramsar)(BOE 73, 26/03/93)