Pedra Lume Salt Crater, Ilha do Sal

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Even if you don't know how to swim, you'll likely stay afloat at Pedra Lume Salt Crater, 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 Pedra Lume Salt Crater.
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  • One of the planned activities was a visit here. View when you first went through the portal in the mountain and came out, it was really cool. The bath was fun, it flowed nicely, but it is quite different and nothing you need to do. It was chilly winds that day and the only one in our family bathed. It was cold.
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  • I was sceptical about this place as I have two young kids and I was worried it won’t be much there but I was wrong. It was their favourite experience of the visit . The entrance costs 5euro . It was r...  more »
  • place exotic with access by underground, bathing in salt water and mud for the wackiest plastering (beware the mud has a persistent smell)
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