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Pedra Lume Salt Crater

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Address: Pedra Lume, Ilha do Sal, Cape Verde
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Swimming (or bobbing) in warm salty water is something to try. Take some change for the shower afterwards if like me you prefer to remove the salt before getting your clothes... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
paulgarr13
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Swimming (or bobbing) in warm salty water is something to try. Take some change for the shower afterwards if like me you prefer to remove the salt before getting your clothes back on.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Salt mine in a volcanic crater,you can bathe in it,bit of a rocky surface and I did see a syringe discarded There! So be careful.

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Melton Mowbray
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On an island with very little to see, this is a must visit. Slightly disappointing that even though you pay an entrance fee, you then have to pay extra to have a cold water shower. However additional cost only 2€ and with all the salt is a must do.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Came here with local tour guide Elvis, dream tours. It was the last stop after seeing the island. What a way to finish a great day. Beats any spa. I was a little wary as I'm a non swimmer but wow, I floated with the best. Fascinating place, go.....

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The Hague, The Netherlands
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First of all, the view when you walk into the old mine is already impressive. But when you get the opportunity to get into the water (watch out for your eyes) it is extremely amazing. Try when laying in the water to put your feet down and you will notice that the water lower to the ground is extremely warm!

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Thank Lars1010857
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the saltmine located in the eastern part of the island. There is a salty ponds that are naturally born there. No human has made any mechanical work to pump that seawater there. They have a request for UNESCO heritage of this, because this is THE ONLY place of it's kind in the world! There was a lot of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

floating in a volcano crater....it is awesome ! not for young kids, but they can play on the shore. it is super warm water, bring water to rinse off with.

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic place to visit. As you enter you can see remains of the old lifts. Entry is 5€ Stunning view of the crater surrounded by the hills. The best is to go swimming in the salted water and feel how you float! It is fun and a lovely experience. There is lots of other views in the area. Make sure... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was my first time in a salt crater and I really enjoyed it. When you get in it feels like normal water although it is very dark water, once you relax you automatically float. We rubbed some of the salt mud on our bodies as its supposed to be very healthy for the skin, but please beware DO NOT... More 

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Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Visited during a day out. It is not very well developed, it is just a lake of very salty muddy water. It will stain your costume. Limited area to change. 5euro to enter. 1euro for a 30 second shower after. My husband who has never been able to swim floated and was impressed. Lots and lots of steps down and... More 

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