Salinas de Pedra de Lume, Ilha do Sal

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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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  • So you really do float, try to swim breastroke and you can’t as you above the water and your feet kick the air! surreal! Also the floor of the crater is seriously warm! Geothermic? Great experience.....  more
    So you really do float, try to swim breastroke and you can’t as you above the water and your feet kick the air! surreal! Also the floor of the crater is seriously warm! Geothermic? Great experience.....  more »
  • We stopped in here as part of a day trip tour of the island, you are given the chance to get in the water but its a weird sensation as you automatically float and the water has hot and cold spots... 
    We stopped in here as part of a day trip tour of the island, you are given the chance to get in the water but its a weird sensation as you automatically float and the water has hot and cold spots...  more »
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  • This place is worth the whole tour of the island. Something different. Like the Dead Sea but a bit less salty. You can buy here the cheapest salt in the island. 2kg = 2 euro. You float, swim a bit and enjoy the bare surroundings.
  • Place for production of salt. Possible to bath in the salty water. Bar without food. Massage and freshwater bath. Entrance 550 CVE.

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