The Salinas de Tenefé are located on the coast of the municipality of Santa Lucía not far the famous windsurf spot, Pozo Izquierdo. The 20,000m² of Salt pans were built towards the end of the 18th century in order to supply salt to the fishing fleet that were working the Saharan Bank as well as for local consumption. Originally there were three windmills that pumped the seawater to higher ground and for this reason the Saltpans were known the “Salinas de los Tres Molinos” (Saltpans of the three windmills).
The Salinas de Tenefé Saltpans were given special protection in 2005 when they were declared an area of Special Cultural Interest (Bien de Interés Cultural).
The Interpretive centre is housed in the old Saltworker’s house, that originally housed both the workers and served as a store for the salt itself.
Visitors to the saltpans first get to see the pans themselves, so that they gain an understanding of the production process, followed by a visit to the Interpretive centre where the visitor learns about the role of salt in nature and history.
Tel: (+34) 928 75 97 06
Open 8:00 to 15:00 Monday to Friday