Salt lake of La Mata - Torrevieja
Salt lake of La Mata
If you drive along the CV-905 from Torrevieja inland then you will see a salt lake on the left and one on the right after a few roundabouts. The salt lake on the left is the one of Torrevieja, the one on the right is the salt lake of La Mata.
Torrevieja was once the most important salt supplier in Europe. The salt was extracted from the salt lakes of Torrevieja and La Mata. In the meantime, salt is no longer extracted in the salt lake of La Mata. It has been declared a bird nature reserve and is home to many species of birds such as flamingos, zapullines and stilts.
Today, the salt lake of La Mata is the ideal place for a brisk walk or mountain bike ride. Along the way there are viewpoints here and there where you can observe the birds. On the side of La Mata there is also a cozy place with benches where barbecues are regularly organized.
A full walk or ride around the salt lake is not possible. Only a part of the Northern side, the Eastern side and most of the Southern side are accessible.
kind of trip :
* nature
entrance fee :
* free
opening hours :
* always accessible
contact :
address :
* between the N-332, CV-905 and CV-895
* GPS : 38.035230,-0.686971
* there is a parking at the municipal cemetry
   GPS 38.019589,-0.665359
distance :
* Torrevieja : 7 km, 10 minutes
* Guardamar : 7 km, 12 minutes
* La Marina : 15 km, 19 minutes

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