|Visit the salt works
Discover the salt produced in the Natural Park of the La Mata and Torrevieja lagoons in its characteristic enclave: the unique pink lagoon. This protected area has a total area of 3,700 hectares, of which 2.100 are sheets of water (1.400 hectares for the Torrevieja lagoon and 700 in La Mata).
The salt lake of Torrevieja is the first salt producer in Europe and the only one that uses floating machines for the salt extraction.
During this visit with the little train you can admire the salt mountains called “GARBERAS” which can rise up to 20 m high, like a seven floor building. You will also discover some amazing details like the numerous uses of salt or why the water on the lake has pink colour. This is due to some pigments of some algaes and bacterias living in extreme conditions of salinity that are also eaten by the microscopic shrimp called Artemia Salina. The more concentrated salt, the bigger number of bacterias and the more intense pink colour on the lake.
It is important to remember that it is a protected area and bathing on the lake is not allowed.