The Pink Lagoon, a wonderful place
The Laguna Rosa de Torrevieja is one of the most incredible places to visit in the heart of the Costa Blanca. Costa Blancain the region of Vega Baja del Segura (Alicante). A spectacle for the eyes (be careful, bathing is forbidden) that will undoubtedly be a real treat for you.
It is part of the Lagunas de la Mata y Torrevieja Natural Park. We tell you a little more about the Laguna Rosa de Torrevieja.
Visit the Pink Lagoon
The spectacular phenomenon of the Laguna Rosa is of natural origin. Some 1400 hectares covered with a pink water And it is not magic, but simply the action of a bacterium present in the soil that releases a pink pigmentation in waters with a lot of salt, as is the case in this lagoon.
It is not the only lagoon like this in the world, we can see similar sites in Mexico: Las Coloradas, in Canada: Dusty Rose or in Senegal, to name but a few. But what better way to get close to Torrevieja to see this unique spectacle in Spain.
Moreover, this Laguna Rosa is not only a beautiful sight to behold, it is also a very interesting site. cost-effective saltMore than 800,000 tonnes of this product are extracted here every year. It is protected thanks to its declaration as a Spanish Natural Heritage Site in 1992.
Tips before you go
If you're visiting the area we recommend you bring your camera with you to take some great pictures, or at least a charged mobile phone if you're into taking pictures with your smartphone. Of course, you don't need to wear swimwear or anything like that.
As we have mentioned before, it is no bathing so don't even try. It will also be good for you to go with sun protection as the area has plenty of sunshine for most of the year.
Rather, be prepared to make a good route, as the site is extensive and well worth a visit to appreciate it in all its beauty and to discover different nuances in the different areas. It is also a good idea to visit at different times of the year as the influence of the weather and the light also has an influence on the pigments.
Likewise, if you pay a visit, try wait for dusk to enjoy the chromatic effect of the sunlight on the water of the lagoon.
We must also give you some advice in case you are going to make the visit more than 15 people, in that case it is necessary to give prior notice The visit will take place at the Interpretation Centre in order to avoid any problems. Due to the local fauna and the fact that it is a protected area, we try not to overcrowd the area in order to preserve it properly.
How to get to Laguna Rosa
The Laguna Rosa de Torrevieja can be accessed by various routes as there are several paths that cross it. As it is in the Natural Park of the Lagunas de la Mata and Torrevieja it is not far from the city. The best way to get there by car is go along the CV-895 towards Montesinos. You also have a good access on foot by the road itself. Lake Street.