Las Salinas de Torrevieja
Las Salinas de Torrevieja
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9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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  • CupcakeQueen1810
    Cardiff, United Kingdom46 contributions
    Mosquito's everywhere
    Beautiful place. Lucky to have this on our doorstep in our villa. WARNING if you attract mosquitoes... you'll be bitten alive if you don't take precautions. Lots of deet spray and cover up whilst you walk through the reeds. Also take bottles of water just to rinse off after coming out of the lake
    Traveled with family
    Written June 24, 2022
  • Paul
    Wombourne, United Kingdom24 contributions
    unique
    There is a blue lake and a pink lake in Torrevieja, both part of the slat industry. You can park up and clamber across to the lake. People cover themselves in mud, allow it to dry, then wash off in the salty waters; claiming health benefits. Beware: some people are sensitive to the salt water and it can be painful. Take a large bottle of water with you to wash off pained legs. Also the white salt shore is very slippy and you must walk with care. The walk to the lake is not advised for people of limited mobility. Note: you will see a lot of snails on the bushes, this is a unique species to the lake area.
    Written May 11, 2020
  • Jim I
    194 contributions
    Visit To Salinas By Salt Train
    Visited the Salinas with a Friend in September 2020. We Travelled to the Salinas on the Salt Train and there was Information about the Salt Works in English as We travelled on the Train. There was a Guide who got on the Train as We reached the Salt Works and She explained All about when the Salinas started. We were Allowed of the Train to climb Salt Hill then a Visit to Kiosk to Buy Jars or Packets of Salt with Garlic, Herbs etc. The Trip lasted Approximately 1 Hour and was very Informative. definately Worth a Visit.
    Written October 3, 2020
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J Taylor
Lochgilphead, UK10 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We drove over an hour to see the lake and were so very, very, very disappointed ... first it wasn’t pink, it was brown ... second the smell was somewhere between a hamster cage and a men’s urinal ... third there was trash everywhere, it was like walking through a waste dump - beer cans, two plastic chairs that had been abandoned and sunk deep into the mud, baby wipes and - yes - poo in a piece of toilet paper right there on the path leading to the lake.

Just nasty. Avoid and go somewhere, anywhere else!
Written August 1, 2020
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Guðbjörg G
Keflavik, Iceland6 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We took the Trainvision tour to the salt lake. The history of the lake is amazing and the view is extraordinary. We were lucky that on the day we went it was windy so it cooled us down, we also didn't get any mosquito bites because of the wind. This environment is amazing and they open up a little shop at the end of the tour so you can buy some salt and souvenirs. We saw some birds but no flamingoes, maybe next time 😊
Written August 24, 2022
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redhead_roaming
Seattle, WA2,353 contributions
Apr 2022
We stayed a couple nights in Torrevieja and did day trips and it was a good stopping point on the way to Valencia so while this wasn't the only reason we were here, it was a main reason.

I kinda knew going into this that it would probably be a little disappointing so I didn't have my hopes very high. And that was good I did so because while yes, it's definitely not blue water and has a smidge of pink, it's not like the pictures I see online (I'm assuming severely photoshopped or perhaps a once-a-year phenomena?) where it's hot pink. We parked in front of a white building on the corner of C. Sol & C. Venus and there's a deliberate opening in the fencing there. The walk was 2 minutes to the water through some very tall and moderate high greenery. The location wasn't the greatest and we didn't see any flamingo's, even in the distance. There may be better locations.

We wore regular sandals and wadded into the water to about our ankles. On advice from others on here, we took a Nalgene bottle of water with us and rinsed off our feet afterwards.
Written April 30, 2022
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Julie N
Aarhus, Denmark55 contributions
Apr 2022 • Couples
We’ve spend 6 weeks driving around east and southern Spain, and this was the most disappointing experience so far.

The lake was not the slightest pink and mosquitoes were EVERYWHERE!

We spent 5 minutes here and then left as we were eaten alive by the mosquitoes.

Perhaps it’s better another time a year but for sure I won’t be back.
Written April 28, 2022
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Joshua W
2 contributions
Jan 2020 • Couples
Every pic of this lake is Photoshopped to hell. Drove from Alicante to here (1 hour) and it's a dirty brown puddle that smells of pee. Honestly it would have been more fun to watch paint dry. Ultimate let down. Wouldn't even give it 1 star.
Written January 10, 2020
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littlegecko
Madrid, Spain18 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
So, those who complain about the lack of pink its all to do with the algae and bacteria balance and stress its under. Right now its low, so not too pink. Also brighter sun is good. Tip for taking pictures is to press water part of photo frame so camera or phone focuses on this and not the people. Brings it up pinker. Sad to see a lot of folk bathing and disrespecting - they are killing the algae... theres a reason for this restriction. Very beautiful place. Look for San Luis residence turn off on road near Mercadona supermarket... fir roadside near entrance.
Written August 19, 2020
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K A
Valencia, Spain11 contributions
Aug 2020 • Family
We were looking for things to do with young kids in a time of covid. Kids liked the train and a nice lady hopped on when we reached the Salinas and gave us a few facts. Saw a few flamingos and saw the only true pink lake with edible grade salt. We climbed a little salt mountain and bought some salt when she changed hats and opened her gift shop.
Only drawback was the diesel fume spewing tractor pulling us. Seemed a bit out of keeping with the whole natural reserve
Written August 2, 2020
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IrinA
London, UK5 contributions
Apr 2022 • Friends
Very disappointing. I felt I was catfished. The holiday version. Seeing the photos of the pink water i planned my whole birthday trip around this, i even had an outfit to match the water. And then we arrived and all we could do is distract our disappointment with laughter. Instead of pink water and wonderous views we got, well how cani describe this, small bushes and moody brown water.
Written May 4, 2022
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AndrewCherkashin
Spain161 contributions
Sep 2014 • Friends
You can easily get down to one of the two lakes (Salina de Torrevieja or Laguna de Torrevieja) to swim and bathe. Drive to Calle de las Lavandores (37.996916, -0.700556), park there, walk towards the lake (100-150 m). The salinity level is very high, you can float. Mud is in abundance. The best time to visit is from June to September. There's no infrastructure.
Written November 17, 2014
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KEJ0406
Woodbridge, UK60 contributions
Oct 2017 • Couples
We visited the salt lake recently. It took a while to find it having had trouble locating it via maps etc so this is my helpful review:

The best place we found to park was on Calle de las Lavanderas. You’ll park on the side of the road then when looking at the lake look to the right corner of the grass area and you’ll see the sign. Then walk down along the dirt track to the edge of the lake where you can then cover yourself in the mud from the mud pit areas, wait for it to dry and then wash off in the lake.

Advice:
1) Take at least 1 5L bottle of water. You’ll want it to wash your face - the water being very salty will hurt your eyes. Also good for that final rinse down.

2) Take a bucket as you might have to dig a bit for mud.

3) Take sea shoes as it’s a pebble/small rocky dirt track down and also this will help you getting in and out of lake.

4) it’s a 5 min walk from car so again be prepared for that.

It’s supposed to have many healing powers and legend has it you should only do it an odd number of times so don’t be going twice without making sure you can fit in a 3rd visit!!!

Once is enough to feel the benefit. Beautiful place and worth a visit.

Pics attached to help locate it- you’re welcome.
Written October 10, 2017
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