Salinas de Torrevieja, Pink Lake in Spain

Ranked #5 of 8 in “PINK Lake” – How Many Are There On Earth?

Ranked #10 in Spain Tourism

Located in the small but growing city of Torrevieja in Spain are two huge salt water lakes called Salinas de Torrevieja (meaning “Salt Pans” of Torrevieja). Interestingly the lakes are pink in color due to algae that produces a chemical substance when sunlight falls on it. The salt lakes to the west of the city and is now a protected natural park that is important for the flora and fauna it supports. Because of the salt lakes, the surrounding march lands also have a high concentration of sodium and magnesium salts. Migratory birds make for the majority of the inhabitants on the lake and associated national park.

Read about Lake Retba, Senegal - “The most famous pink lake in the world.

Pink Lake of Salinas de Torrevieja, Spain

Pink Lake of Salinas de Torrevieja, Spain

 

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