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Divjaka-Karavasta park, important biodiversity area in Mediterranean

Divjaka – Karavasta National Park is one of the most important biodiversity areas of Albania and the Mediterranean coast.

Being in the shape of a green arc by the Adriatic Sea, this park is located about 5 km from the city of Divjaka and about 70 km from Tirana and consists of ecosystems rich in biodiversity, natural resources, a protected natural area for waterfowl like a wetland, of international interest and significance.

The park is bordered by the Shkumbin River in the north, Divjaka hills in the east, Myzeqe canal and Seman River in the south and the Adriatic Sea in the west.

In the vicinity of this park, there are the isle of Kular, Karavastasa Lagoon, Great and Small Godulla Lagoons, Godulla of the Pine.

Karavasta and the surrounding water area are habitats for several types of fish such as eel, bass, mullet, etc. Meanwhile, part of the park are natural monuments such as: Pelican Isle; Dunes of Divjaka oasis; Wild Pine in the oasis of Divjaka, etc.

Divjaka and Karavasta Park is one of the favorite places on the Albanian sandy coast for marine ecotourism, relaxation, research and studies. In the vicinity of the park, there are also many cultural monuments with touristic value, which show high interest for local and foreign visitors in every season of the year.