Torrevieja and the salt – the salt belongs here, as the beach to the sea. The area around Torrevieja is nationally and internationally known for its salt production. Salt production has a long-standing tradition in the port city. The biggest boom was the salt production in the 19th century, at that time was supplied from here from Cuba with salt. In return came cigars and rum to Torrevieja. White big mountains of salt and huge salt lakes can be found along the road (N332) from Alicante coming towards Torrevieja, particularly in the south of Torrevieja. The salt is obtained from the salt mines of salt lagoons.
The two salt lagoons were once separated by a Erdwölbung, but via a channel connected. The lagoons of Torrevieja and La Mata were declared in 1994 the conservation area and includes 3,700 hectares of the most important wetlands in Europe, with an exceptional climate and level of such flora as well as a wide variety of animal species that exactly prefer this climate. Thousands of pink white flamingos, storks, eaglets and other birds feed on the salt-loving little creatures that live around the lakes. The vegetation adapts constantly to the salinity and humidity. In addition, here are over one hundred species of birds their refuge and breeding grounds. The huge mountains of salt to see is something very impressive, especially given that here more than half a million tons of salt are produced annually and Torrevieja making it one of the most important salt supplier in Europe and now is also known internationally.
Las Salinas – the salt lagoons of Torrevieja. It is neither prohibited nor permitted in these salt lakes to bathe, but very good for health. A special species of bacteria, the water is up pink in these lagoons pink, due to the low water depth of only a maximum of one meter, the water is also always nice and warm. A bath in this pink and highly saline water is special only because of weightlessness. The healing effects of the salt water, however, is not to be underestimated. In rheumatism, heart problems, skin diseases and respiratory ailments alleviation of the disease is to adjust it after a short time. After one minute in this water, the skin feels velvety soft. The water has a sodium chloride content of 150-180 grams per liter and crystallization (so is the process of hardening in the formation of crystals) of even 250 grams. Furthermore, the water contains the minerals potassium, and sodium bromide, magnesium sulfate, and chloride, as well as calcium sulfate.
In addition to the salt water in the lagoons is also the black mud have healing properties, so it is also referred by mud. This dark to black mud is generously distributed throughout the body and allowed to dry on the skin – similar to mud, then you can rinse it with a dip in the salt water. In particular, reports of natural healing mud baths, because of the natural brine, skin diseases such as eczema and psoriasis, as well as asthma and bronchial problems, of very many successes. The best way to be a canister freshwater takes to subsequently rinse because the salt content is really very high and white crystals leaves behind after drying on the skin. In addition, flip-flops are here very advisable as the first meters in the salt lake are very rocky and can quite do the small sharp stones barefoot hurt.
The salt lakes themselves and riparian zones are privately owned. This bathing is an unfortunately increasingly difficult in the lagoons, large parts are enclosed and have been declared a nature reserve. From Torreta III from one still has the ability to get there. You can park directly by car and only have to walk a short distance on foot.