Salinas de Fuencaliente

Salt Pans in Fuencaliente

Beyond the lighthouse at the south of the island are the Salinas de Fuencaliente (salt pans of Fuencaliente), which you can explore along a self-guided path; explanations on boards tell you all about the processes of salt extraction from seawater. The pans cover a huge area, totalling 35,000 sq metres. Buses (€2.40, 30 minutes) run from the lighthouse back to Fuencaliente at a quarter to the hour between 9.45am and 5.45pm, via the settlement of Las Indias.

With their white heaps, the salt pans make for quite a sight, especially at sunrise or sunset. Salt is, of course, for sale in the gift shop and the restaurant here – Restaurante Temático El Jardín de la Sal – is a good choice if you want to conclude your visit to the salt pans with a meal.