El Hondo national park more popular than ever

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El Hondo national park more popular than ever
EL HONDO: Safe outdoor excursions Photo credit: Jaimesm

THE Hondo national park straddling Crevillent and Elche has had an exceptional year.

Despite the pandemic and months of lockdown, 2020 has overtaken 2019 when El Honod received a record 28,000 visitors.

Home to threatened and rare species including the cerceta pardilla (marbled duck), the park has been able to offer open-air excursions that comply with all health and safety conditions.

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It also provided ample opportunities for nature photography, an activity whose popularity has grown noticeably this year, the park authorities said.


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