Salinas de Pedra de Lume, Ilha do Sal

Even if you don't know how to swim, you'll likely stay afloat at Salinas de Pedra de Lume, an extinct volcano filled with salty seawater. With its base lying beneath the sea level, the caldera creates a lake with many artificial salt evaporation ponds. Discovered in 1640 and in operation until the 1990s, these salterns played an important role in the area's salt mining industry--today, they represent a major tourist attraction. Before you head to Ilha do Sal, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Ilha do Sal trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Ilha do Sal has to offer, including Salinas de Pedra de Lume.
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  • Better fluctuation than in the dead sea!. Bring bottle of water, Expensive showers later on site, it is better to go with salt in the body to conserve...
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  • Came here as part of a tour round the island. It's an interesting and spectacular landscape. Some great photo opportunities especially coming out of the tunnel. Need to bring swim wear and towel to fu...  more »
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  • Very interesting spot , with the history of the past production of salt .once you relax you automatically float. I rubbed some of the salt mud on my body as its supposed to be very healthy for the skin, don't splash or get any water in your eyes it stings a lot . Make sure the taxi drop and pick you up after. Taxis are frequent in this area .
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