Marjal de Pego-Oliva Wetland Natural Park



Marjal de Pego-Oliva Wetland Natural Park is located between the provinces of Valencia and Alicante, occupying an area of 1,253 ha that extends over part of the towns of Oliva and Pego. This wetland is a highly attractive destination for visitors as it is located in the centre of a horseshoe-shaped mountain range formed by the mountains of Mostalla, Migdia and Segària.

Its environment is characterised by its great biodiversity and the excellent quality of its waters. There are two main rivers that run along the wetlands: the Bullent or Vedat in the northern part, and the Racons or Molinell, in the south. In addition, there are numerous tributaries and springs in the area known as "ullals".

It has a dune system that extends to the south of the Serpis River and it consists of wetlands and rice paddies, giving a different look to the landscape. It is worth the trip to see a large variety of waterfowl, and it is considered a natural park par excellence due to the quality of its macrophytes; aquatic plants which are often difficult to find.

More park information here

Main species 

Residents: Mallard, Eurasian coot, common moorhen, western swamphen, little grebe, marbled duck, black-crowned night heron, little bittern, little ringed plover, squacco heron, little egret, cattle egret, western yellow wagtail, Eurasian bittern, western marsh harrier, collared pratincole and Eurasian hoopoe.

Summer: Black-winged stilt, red-necked nightjar, whiskered tern, grey and purple herons, moustached warblers and Eurasian reed warbler. 

Winter: Glossy ibis, black-headed gull, booted eagle, peregrine falcon, Audouin's gull, bluethroat, red-crested pochard, great cormorant, Eurasian penduline tit, curlew sandpiper and European stonechat.

Recommended seasons

Spring, autumn, summer and winter. 


- Bird observatory

- Interpretive routes and trails

- Parking 

- Viewpoint 

- Nearby accommodations 

- Recreational area 

Birdwatching points of interest

- Reed beds 

- Rice paddies

There are walkways and an a bird observatory.

Parque Natural del Marjal de Pego-Oliva

Open location
Oficina Técnica del PN - 679 19 52 27
Tourist Info Pego i Les Valls - 966 40 08 43
Oficina Técnica: C/ Llavador, nº 5  C.P. 03780 Pego (Alicante)