Salt Pans Spa – Castro Marim

Located in the Ria Formosa Natural Park these saltpans have been in family for over 150 years, always in artisanal way, without use any chemicals, machines and oils to maintain the salt’s purity.

The water enters the pans from the Atlantic Ocean at high tide and how it is filtered to produce top quality Flor do Sal (Flower of Salt). 

In a year they produce about 1000 tons of salt , which 40 tons is Flor do Sal. Flor do Sal is hand-harvested by workers who scrape on the top layer of salt before it sinks to the bottom of the salt pans. As it dries, it forms small sheets that easily crumble between the fingers.

Flor do Sal is considered an artisanal food product. Due to its labor-intensive production it is one of the most expensive salts.

In Salt Spa you can pull a sun chair and relax while you  enjoy the beneficts from the salt pools.

They are a  kind of  healing waters. The salt residue softens and hydrates the skin, acting as a natural antiseptic and reliever of pain, tension and stress.

The experience of floating in a salt pool is diferent of anyting that you experience before. You floats right on the surface, deeper into the water is nearly impossible.

 It feels like swimming through air, completely weightless.

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When: Tuesday to Friday

Language: English (Portuguese, French & Spanish on request )

Duration: Approximately 2/3 hours


Guided Tour :  
Adult :11,00€/Pax
Child: 5.50€/Pax
Extras Activities
Mineral floating bath : 8€ Pax
Mineral Mud application:  8€ Pax


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The Algarve is widely known for the beauty of its beaches, the excellent sunny days and mild climate. But along with all this there is also an Algarve still hidden, with natural parks where you can admire species of little known birds. Where you can find tracks by the sea and in the interior where few go, where there are still ancient traditions and you can learn to live healthy and joyous rhythm even if it is only during the holidays.

The Algarve Nature Tours were developed by the Nature Department of Domitur – leading travel agency in Portugal that develops packages and welcomes tourists in Portugal since 1988.

We selected the best specialists in different areas to work with us and we offer you a complete product, that has been tested so that customers can have great vacation. In the comfort of your home you can select dates and programs that we have set for your holiday. You can even organize a group of friends and suggest your own dates to do a program together.

When choosing a vacation package from Algarve Nature Tours you can rely on us to have a quality holiday, with full assistance and satisfaction.

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