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Salt Factory of Janubio

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Address: 35570 Yaiza, Lanzarote, Spain
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+34 928 80 43 98

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We stopped here on a private tour, our guide explained the history of the salt production and its importance to Lanzarote. There is not a lot to see, channels where the sea water... read more

Reviewed 2 February 2017
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 167 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

We stopped here on a private tour, our guide explained the history of the salt production and its importance to Lanzarote. There is not a lot to see, channels where the sea water is let in and the lake basins and the odd pile of salt BUT it is a part of Lanzarote's heritage.

Thank Datchet
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 November 2016

The salt pans (Salinos de Janubio) are well worth a stop for view of how salt is traditionally made. There are a number of places you can stop and enjoy the views. The more adventurous will drive down the rough track to the southern end of the black sand beach and walk about 500 metres to the lagoon at the... More 

Thank TravelBugTW
Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 August 2016

On our way back from El Golfo to Playa Blanca we decided to visit salt factory. It well worth visit. Before the turn to actual factory the is a little space for cars to park and just 2 meters away is hill with the stunning views on the salt factory. We bought salt for just 50cent for 500g. And in... More 

Thank Anastassia2013
Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

Here they make salt the traditional way from sea water which evaporates in many basins. There are decorative white piles of salt.

Thank StenAllan
Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2015 via mobile

It is worth driving past the salt factory when in the area to explore El Golfo and Los Hervideros. We just drove past and found the factory views, along with the mounds of salt interesting to see. There are some convenient places to pull in to stop and admire the views here and along the route from El Golfo.

Thank saw646
Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 548 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2015

Great little salt plant. Directions are as the reviewer below stated, though if you are heading to El golfo, los herviodores or timanfaya from PB you can't really miss it. Salt available to buy and extremely cheap. Great colours from the various pans which make for a good photographic study.

2 Thank Dave H
Reno, Nevada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2015

The map associated with this listing is wrong. This place is at the south end of LZ-703 where it meets LZ-2 near La Hoya (between Yaiza and Playa Blanca). The best view is on the south side of the Laguna de Janubio looking north and east. That will get you views of the ponds with various colored water in them.... More 

3 Thank fuzzyfred
Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2014

My dear Mother swears by this stuff, I bought 2 kgs for the princely sum of 2.5 Euros. This is the type of natural sea salt (slightly pink in colour) that some enterprising person could package prettily and sell for £10 for 500grams ... Now THERE's a thought!!

Thank Trevlik
Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 17 October 2013

Nothing special. Only if you are on the way for El Golfo and Hervideros you can have a quick stop for some photos and nothing more.

1 Thank Andrea D
Stockport, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

There are spectacular views of the salt marshes on the road from Yaiza to the green lake at El Golfo. Well worth a visit as you can see the various part of the desalination process. A good alternative place to view the Salt Factory of Janubio from above is on the seconadry road to Playa Blanca - there is a... More 

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