The salt. It is difficult to live without it. In the right amount, some pinches enhance the flavor of food. It is not by heart that it has always been named the main spice in our life, a magical product, which began to be exploited intensively by the Romans.
Salt reservoirs, here and there, show its use over time, also in food preservation. Together with olive oil and garlic, this is one of the essences of Mediterranean cuisine. Come and discover its story in the most quiet and preserved region of the Algarve, the Sotavento.
The discovery begins with a tour of the salt pans located in the heart of Ria Formosa.The production of Hand Harvested Sea Salt and Flor de Sal is made with a unique methodology that combines centuries-old tradition to modernity of quality processes, management and innovation to achieve product excellence. Opportunity to buy salt and flor de sal 100% natural.
The market of Olhão, famous for its colorful mornings, is an obligatory stop. Tavira, the city of 21 churches and their active salt pans will be an integral part of this script.
Remember to bring shoes to walk for protection from the salt and a hat.
Monday to Friday. This tour, including the visit to the salt pans, is only done from June till September.