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Laguna de Fuente Piedra

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Cerro Del Palo, Fuente de Piedra, Malaga, 29520, Spain
+34 675 64 59 57
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Huge shallow lagoon, thousands of punk flamingos

This is a great place to visit, even for non-birdwatchers - there are thousands of punk flamingos... read more

Reviewed 7 June 2018
amdgriggs
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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Flamingos

We were there late in the year, the lake was very dry, but we still got to see some flamingos. Well... read more

Reviewed 7 October 2017
Malvic4
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Melbourne, Australia
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This scenic lake is home to Europe's second largest population of flamingoes.
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  • Average14%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible4%
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Cerro Del Palo, Fuente de Piedra, Malaga, 29520, Spain
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+34 675 64 59 57
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Reviewed 7 June 2018 via mobile

This is a great place to visit, even for non-birdwatchers - there are thousands of punk flamingos in season and countless other water birds, in the enormous main lagoon and in the wetlands round the visitors centre. Most of the flamingoes are standing in the...More

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Reviewed 7 October 2017

We were there late in the year, the lake was very dry, but we still got to see some flamingos. Well worth the trip!

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Reviewed 7 August 2017 via mobile

We visited the place on Aug. 6, 2017. It was VERY hot - about 42 degrees centigrade. The attendant advised us to 'go behind the building to see flamingos'. We followed her advice and were able to see flamingos from the top of the hill....More

3  Thank Yuri K
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

An amazing place and we spent a lovely afternoon there watching the flamingoes but perhaps we should also have watched our car -bags stolen from boot ! Take care !

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Well worth come here to see the Flamingos there are many still in the lagooon just near the visitors centre. They have provided excellent comfortable Hides to view the birds and not disturb them . Flocks fly arround and land and others just walking eating...More

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Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

This is a lovely spot but you must be aware that with any wildlife, this is seasonal. In the dry seasons (summer/autumn) there is very little water and the birds are on just a couple of small ponds near the visitors centre. For birders there...More

1  Thank Ngilai
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Reviewed 6 May 2017

After the festival and a hiking trail to clear the cobwebs, we decided to check out the largest lake in the region and frolic with the local fauna. The shallow water teems with Crustacea and my favourite bird, the crane. We got some use out...More

2  Thank Eli B
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

This is one of the most important sites in Europe for Greater Flamingos, however they depend on the lagoon having sufficient water in order to breed there and when there has been a particularly dry winter this leads to a water shortage in the spring....More

6  Thank travel69Uk
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Reviewed 3 March 2017 via mobile

As we approached we could already see the Flamingos on the small lake nearest the town. Taking the short path from the Visitor Centre we were able to get a good view of a group of 5 of them grooming and feeding. There were loads...More

1  Thank Patrick V
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Reviewed 15 August 2016

We knew that the flamingos would not be here but having been to Lake Bogora we were interested to see another stop on the flamingos flight. It was such a beautiful peaceful place and it was lovely to see rabbits chase each other on the...More

1  Thank Hil L
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AliMair
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You can get to the town by bus but then you will need to walk to the visitors centre which is about 2km
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