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Janubio Salt Pans
Salt has played an important role in Lanzarote since the late 19th century, accounting for a large percentage of the island’s industrial income and even making its mark on local culture – during the traditional Corpus Christi festival, brightly-dyed salts are used to decorate the street with large colorful artworks. Today, the salt industry has fallen into decline, but a number of the island’s traditional salt pans remain in use – manmade flats where the sea water is channeled and left to crystalize, allowing the sea salt to be harvested.

The Janubio Salt Pans are the island’s most famous, created in the early 20th century by Victor Fernandez and consisting of over 440,000 square meters of pans, making it the biggest salt refinery in the Canary Islands. Today, the area is a protected National Heritage site and produces up to 10,000 tons of salt each year, harvested by hand during the summer months. The historic site has also become a tourist attraction, and the gigantic patchwork of salt pans makes for a unique view, set against a backdrop of the black sand Janubio beach and attracting an array of native birds.

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The Janubio Salt Pans are located on the southwest coast of Lanzarote, close to the village of Yaiza.
Address: Janubio Salt Pans, Lanzarote, Canary Islands, Spain
Hours: Daily
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Southern Lanzarote Day Trip

Discover the lunar landscapes of Lanzarote on an action-packed half- or full-day tour of the southern part of the island. Explore the natural sculptures carved by molten lava in the Timanfaya National park and witness demonstrations of fascinating geothermic activity. Experience an optional camel ride on the dramatic volcanic slopes then immerse yourself in the verdant beauty of La Geria winemaking region to pleasure your palate with refined local wine. Venture to the Janubio saltpans and El Golfo lake on the full-day tour, concluding with exploration of the Hervideros grottoes.
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