Mud baths of Lo Pagan
 
Mud baths of Lo Pagan
 
From the Molino Quintin on Avenida del Puerto a dike starts with the Mar Menor on one side and some salt lakes on the other. In the first shallow salt lake, many visitors go looking for pots full of mud to smear their bodies with. It is claimed that this mud has medical powers due to the presence of, among other things, a lot of salt, calcium, magnesium and iodine.
 
Five scaffolding has been installed from which you can easily enter the shallow water with a staircase. Often you will find pots left behind on the scaffolding, making it no disaster if you don't have one yourself.
 
Try to apply the mud as thinly as possible over your entire body. Then it's best to take a walk on the dike until the mud has completely dried out. This is of course also the ideal time for a nice photo. Finally you go back into the salt lake to wash the mud. Even those who do not rub in mud can enjoy this last part. The water in the salt lake is considerably warmer than in the Mar Menor on the other side of the dike. Due to the high salt content, you can also easily float there, you should definitely try this.
 
A few more tips: don't take your best bathing suit to the mud baths. Multiple washings may be required to get this (largely) clean again. Water shoes to step into the salt lake are also recommended. Also keep in mind that the penetrating odor can linger in the car; a towel to put on the seats can help. And finally, it can also be useful if a person does not participate so that someone can keep an eye on your things. Lockers or other storage places are not available here.
kind of trip :
* varia
address :
* Carretera Camino Quintin, 30740 San Pedro del Pinatar
* GPS : 37.818665,-0.774970
distance :
* Torrevieja : 24 km, 24 minutes
* Guardamar : 34 km, 40 minutes
* La Marina : 42 km, 45 minutes
most recent update : 7 April 2019