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 Pedra de Lume, plan trip itinerary details with our user-friendly Pedra de Lume trip itinerary planner, to make sure you see all that Pedra de Lume has to offer, including Salinas de Pedra de Lume.
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  • A lovely experience floating on dense salty water. You don't have to do anything just lie on your back and float.  more »
  • Came here as part of a Tui day trip but really wanted to visit as it looked really interesting. The salt lakes are great for having a float around - very relaxing! It’s quite nice and warm too so...  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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