Divjake-Karavasta National Park

Western Albania  >  Albania

Karavasta Lagoon is the largest lagoon in Albania and one of the largest adjoining the Mediterranean Sea, spanning an area of 42 km2.

Added* by Bleta Arifi
Most recent update 25 October 2022


The Karavasta Lagoon is part of the Divjakë Karavasta National Park and is separated from the Adriatic Sea by a large strip of sand. The combination of lagoons, small sandy islands, coastal pine forest with sand dunes is attractive for many birds. 230 different species of birds have been recorded. The lagoon is renowned for Dalmatian Pelican (6.4% of the Europe's population) and within the List of Ramsar wetlands of international importance. Other birds you can expect are Greater Flamingo, Black-winged Stilt, Kentish Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Dunlin, Common Greenshank, Collared Pratincole, Little Tern, Pygmy Cormorant, European Bee-eater and Golden Oriole.



The lagoon is situated on the Adriatic coast, 40 km west of Lushnja city. From Tirana, you have to take the highway to Durres and then, from there, take the one to Fier. Then, after about 38 kilometers, follow the signs for Cerma and Sipërme, and then those for Divjaka. There is a visitor center, a bird watching tower and there is a trail to explore the area on foot. You can also book organized boat trips on the lake.

Terrain and Habitat

Wetland , Lake , Beach , Sea , Dunes


Flat , Open landscape

Circular trail


Is a telescope useful?

Can be useful

Good birding season

All year round

Best time to visit

Spring migration , Autumn migration


Paved road , Unpaved road , Wide path

Difficulty walking trail


Accessible by

Foot , Car , Boat

Birdwatching hide / platform


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