Parco Naturale Molentargius-Saline

Parco Naturale Molentargius-Saline

Parco Naturale Molentargius-Saline
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State ParksNature & Wildlife Areas
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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Dave B
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2022 • Couples
A fence keeps you well away from the water, so you are unlikely to see much bird-life closer than 200 metres away through the gaps in the undergrowth on the far side of the fence. The one viewing platform accessible from the bicycle path is useless because of the bushes which lie between it and the water and the distance to the water.
Your best chance of seeing flamingos is to cross the road from the visitor centre, even then, unless you are very lucky, a good set of binoculars is essential.
Bicycles are available for hire at 8 Euros for two hours and are a good idea if you wish to explore, especially in warm weather. (As you might expect from an area of salt flats, there's little shade).
We learned later that guided tours are available: perhaps those make it worthwhile.
Provision of some accessible viewing hides close to the water would be a good idea if their intention is to encourage visitors.
Written September 2, 2022
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Henri S
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2023 • Couples
Great place to see flamingoes and other birds and to enjoy nature in the city. Lots of different birds to be seen. Also an oasis of peace in the city. Not so crowded in the winter season, so you can also enjoy the quietness.
Written January 2, 2024
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Ilaria B
16 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2022 • Family
It waa a nice drive through the saltworks listening to the history of the area when it was fully operating. The flamingos were only visible from the distance which os understandable but I was expecting more info about the other birds living there and the flora.
It was a very hot day so I am conscious we could not standing in the sun
However as the tour was supposed to last 1hr30min and we came back after 1hr, more could have been explained in the office where a large board was showing the whole area divided in zones and the local fauna.
I do think the tour is a great idea but could be improved for a fully satisfactory and comprehensive experience.
Written July 16, 2022
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TravelAroundChick
Qormi, Malta, Europe86 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2022
A very nice experience, the tour explains how the salt pans used to work and how the site became a nature reserve. Its very interesting, they gave us binoculars to look closely at the various birds. there are over 200 different specious; obviously you cannot see all as they are wild and they try to hide. But we manage to see flamingos and other birds. I highly recommend it as it can be reached easily by bus. Its a heaven in the heart of Sardegna!
Written November 23, 2022
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Zosia B
Waterloo, Belgium1,445 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Family
A nice place to walk on a not too sunny day as there isn’t any shade. We skipped the guided tour so explored on our own. Difficult to see the flamingos as there weren’t many and we couldn’t get close enough to view clearly.
Written October 24, 2023
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Wendy J
Buxton, UK53 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2017 • Couples
We were directed to the Park entrance with an information centre. Take PF or PQ bus and get off at Ponte Vittorio (listed on bus stops and on bus). Cross over the road and take left turn. Walk about 300m straight up that road. You come to a pink church on the right and you turn right after it. The park entrance is signposted and nearby. The info centre has a map of the Park (only in Italian, But still useful). Only toilets are there. Has drink and snack vending machine. No cafe in park or near this entrance. Bike hire was popular, But we didn't investigate. We saw lots of flamingos today , got nearest to them near small lake on left of entrance. Only 1 bird hide was open - the one with the ramp. Also saw avocets close to on the saltpans and lots of other birds. Walked back down central path through saltpans to Poetto beach. Then easy to catch bus back to city centre. You would see more with bikes.
Written April 25, 2017
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Pjs666
Chesham, UK64 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2017 • Friends
After an extremely frustrating start because we couldn't find the park ( signposts are non existent but it's a few minutes from the PQ and PF bus route) it was well worth the effort!
Definitely hire bikes - make sure you have your passport or driving licence for ID - ( they are pretty ropey but the park is flat so cycling is easy) so you can cover more ground. We ended up going late afternoon which meant it was cooler, quiet and so peaceful. The flamingos and other birds were amazing.
The girl on the desk was lovely, really helpful and informative and speaks excellent English. Take a photo of the map on the wall in the visitors centre as it is much better than the leaflet!
The park is a real oasis away from the city, definitely a highlight of our trip!
Written October 15, 2017
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roaming_kiwi58
Christchurch, New Zealand2,817 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
We were driven around this area as part of our group's city tour. Unfortunately we were not given time to go a walk. We saw quite a few flamingos from the bus though.
Written October 30, 2019
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NHAD
CY80 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2019 • Friends
We have been around it and we saw it as well from the view point ;An excellent park ;well looked after and thousands of Flamingos in the waters of the park ;they have a program where the flamingos lay their eggs and stay there all year round ;also many other birds are found in the lakes;i am impressed of the natural vegetaion been preserved !Well done .
Written January 6, 2019
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Giorgio Cannella
Rome, Italy917 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017 • Friends
Imagine a place in which prisoners were forced to produce salt.
Imagine a site of exploitation and high temperatures.
Well! Now imagine the same place transformed in a beautiful Park.
The only site in Europe where pink flamingos live all year long and reproduce themselves.
How it has been possible ?
You will not believe it.
A disaster changed the situation: when salt production was going on, water from the small pool entered in the big pool polluting it.
Salt production ended for hygienic reasons, but nature took its revenge.
The new habitat hosted a little shrimp who is the perfect flamingos food !
Come in Molentargius-Saline Park and see how nature transforms human beings' pain and mistakes in a real wonder !
Just a remark.
When I visited the Park in August 2017, no structure had been built for tourists: restaurant, bar, toilets, etc.

P.S.: the pink color of the water (see photos) is natural.
It is due to natural evaporation of water that causes the rise of calcium and manganese concentration in it.
Written August 11, 2017
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