The pink lagoon of Torrevieja, a unique place in the province of Alicante

Many people come to Torrevieja as the first class tourist destination it is, to enjoy the beach and the good weather of the Levante region. But many of them ignore the existence of this extraordinary natural jewel in Spain, the pink lagoon of Torrevieja. A unique place located in the Natural Park Lagunas de la Mata-Torrevieja that amazes with its vibrant pink and fuchsia tones.

Located to the west of the coastal city, the so-called “Valencian dead sea” has survived to the present day in a fairly good condition. Despite the salt exploitation since the 14th century and the surrounding agricultural plantations, the environment still offers spectacular views and feelings.

A walk around the pink lagoon of Torrevieja

A walk around the pink lagoon of Torrevieja. | Shutterstock

The Valencian dead sea, a place to discover by foot

The Natural Park Lagunas de la Mata-Torrevieja has several well-marked paths that allow the traveler to visit the spots of this place in an easy and safe way. And this it is certainly worth it. The panoramic view of the lagoon, especially in August and September, offers its best face at sunset. This is due to the higher concentration of salt in the water and the greater activity in summer of bacteria and algae that produce the pink color. Great allies, no doubt.

Sunset in the pink lagoon

A place with an extraordinary panoramic view at sunset. | Shutterstock

Although bathing is prohibited for personal and environmental safety reasons, it is still worth a visit. It is an ideal complement to the traditional Mediterranean sunbathing that can be enjoyed on the beaches of Torrevieja. One more attraction of the town for all those people eager to squeeze the most out of everything this lagoon has to offer.

Birds, salt and natural beauty

Flamingos taking flight from the pink lagoon

Flamingos taking flight from the lagoon of Mata, sister of the pink lagoon. | Shutterstock

In addition to the impressive panoramic view of the place, the lagoon is a bird reserve of great ecological importance in the area. Not in vain, the park is home to one of the largest populations of common flamingo in Europe. There are many other birds that choose this place as their place of residence, an idyllic place for all those who love live natural spectacles.

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