There are two large salt lakes around Torrevieja, these are appointed in two ways, namely the “Salinas de Torrevieja y de La Mata”, but also the “Lagunas de Torrevieja y de La Mata”, both names are used interchangeably.
The Salinas of Torrevieja and La Mata are a nature park and are located in the comarca Vega Baja del Segura in the south of the province of Alicante within the autonomous region of Valencia on the Spanish east coast north of the Spanish port of Torrevieja.
The salt lake also has a medicinal effect, many people with respiratory complaints, rheumatism or skin problems benefit from a course of several days in succession in the Salinas of Torrevieja. Some even take a mud bath first and others only “float” in the salt water. Due to the high salt content you float on the water, the water feels very greasy except salt. The 2 salt lakes of Torrevieja are the largest in Europe. One more is pink and the other is green in color.
The salt lakes are the natural spa of Spain! These are free to visit and you can relax. Real swimming is difficult, you can only float. Make sure you wear water shoes, the salt crystals on the bottom are very sharp. Unfortunately, there are still no toilets or showers to be found.