An exciting ecosystem
The interesting guided tours of the 140 salt pools of Salinas de Levante take place four times a day, during which visitors meander through the pools on narrow walkways. At the beginning of the 90-minute tour, salt extraction is explained and binoculars are distributed. The binoculars are usually quickly put to use, because the tour of the salt pans not only teaches a lot about salt extraction, but is also an impressive natural experience. Bushes, reeds and rushes grow along the edges of the pools, proud stilt-walkers wade through the ponds, and flocks of flamingos are not uncommon. The abundance of bird species makes the salt fields in Mallorca a precious ecosystem.
Just as impressive as the large Salinas de Levante are the smaller Salinas de S’Avall on the outskirts of Colonia de Sant Jordi. Here, too, visitors learn all about salt production and can optionally attend a tasting.