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Las Salinas de Marchamalo – Salt Flats

Las Salinas La Manga
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Las Salinas Story

The Salinas de Marchamalo originated from an old salt industry that was established at the end of the 19th century. The salt flats extend from the beginning of La Manga to Playa Paraíso.

During its operational period, the evaporation of water in the ponds caused by natural insolation left a saline residue, from which salt was subsequently extracted. However, eventually production was closed due to low productivity.

Eco Systems

In order to conserve ecosystems, the Autonomous Community continues to pump sufficient water into this wetland, which is now home to numerous breeding and migratory aquatic birds, such as flamingos, common coots or sandpipers.

There is also a population of toothfish (Aphanius iberus), a small fish from the southeast that is in danger of extinction currently protected by law. Other populations of Fartet are also preserved in continental and brackish waters of the Mediterranean coast such as the Salinas de San Pedro del Pinatar and the Salinas del Rasall in Calblanque.

Flamingos in Las Salinas Marchamalo salt flats

DIRECTIONS FROM APARTMENT / HIGHWAY

From ShoreHouse holiday apartment

Walk outside the Verdemar 2 building from the entrance facing the Playa Honda marine walkway and after exiting to your right, walk straight along the beach towards Playa Paraíso. You will find Las Salinas just after Playa Paraíso and extending to La Manga. There is a special viewing point called the Mirador and hopefully you will get to see some lovely graceful flamingos. Seeing them fly is also an amazing sight!


From the highway

On the La Manga dual carriageway, take exit 13 Cabo de Palos- Cala Reona- Las Salinas towards the latter (4th exit) and a narrow road takes us through the salt flats, being able to park at one end of the salt flats, near a beach called Playa de Los Alemanes.

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