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“takes 10 years from your skin”

Las Charcas Mud Baths
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Owner description: Small lakes with very warm water, and deck and step access provided. People bath in these pools and smear the mud from the bottom over their bodies. The mud is reportedly excellent for damaged skin and for arthritic pain
Reviewed 16 October 2013

had a right laugh doing this covering yourself in mud then letting it dry then getting in the water to clean it off was just like getting in a warm bath yes they stink a bit due to the sulphur but its well worth it leaves your skin really soft but as a tip where a old swimsuit or bikini one your not bothered about getting mucky

1  Thank CastlefordElliemay
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Reviewed 24 September 2013

Head for signs to Lo Pagan and look for the old windmill on the promenade. These mud pools are on a lovely beach complete with bars, restaurants and play areas and harbour. The mud is easy to access using platforms so you can walk into the water. Take a bowl or bucket to collect mud and then stand on the platform and smear it all over! Leave it to dry and then rinse off either in the warm mud pools or on the other side of the promenade in the sea. Skin will feel soft and your aches and pains may even be eased.

2  Thank JoyTelfordUk
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Reviewed 9 September 2013

I was excited at visiting this location and made a point of reading the articles on Trip Advisor which encouraged me too.

We went to Lo Pagan beach late one morning and saw first hand what was taking place. I have to say it was wonderful to see people from other parts of the world taking advantage of this wonderful area and its offering.

I went over to one of the piers that were not too busy and managed to find a container to place the mud into (useful if you intend going there). Once into the water the warm mug was soothing and an experience in itself.

I brought some out and yest it does smell but not as bad as some make it out to be and once applied to the body the odour disappears. Applying the mud definately has some effect and after about 20 minutes or so drying in the sun there is a tight feeling on the skin prior to going back into the warm salty water to wash it off.

All in all a great experience and I did feel the benefit a few days later.
I would recommend this to anyone - go and savour the experience.

2  Thank Jay S
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Reviewed 30 August 2013

The mud flats at Lo Pagan/San Pedro del Pinatar are popular with many visitors especially Spanish as it is reported to have a curative effect on skin complaints. The idea is to cover the body with the smelly mud from the bottom of the flats and let it bake onto the skin then wash off in the same pool! This should never be washed off in the adjacent Mar Menor which is ecologically unique and would be contaminated. There is a walkway between the flats and the Mar Menor out towards its' entrance from the Mediterranean and the distance you have walked is meassured on the tiles up to a kilometre then on over an unmade path. The walkway is divided between pedestrians, cyclists and the little "train" which operates in the summer. The beach is very good as are the many restaurants, tapas bars and cafes spread along the front road. There are several hotels and pensions within the area and as most of the towns on the Mar Menor has very safe bathing with sailing and scuba diving facilities.

2  Thank TopsyR
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Reviewed 26 August 2013

Easy for us to find, look out for the out of use windmill on the shore and you're there. Mud pools on the left of the walkway and the Mar Menor is in your right; don't go in the sea with the mud still on as the locals don't like contaminating it. The mud is in the mud pool on the bottom; go down one of the platforms and into the toasty warm water. Walk back into the shore and you will find lots of mud that you can scoop up and take to shore to lather up in (there were some containers there but we found a BK cup did the trick).

The mud stinks terribly but after it's dried and you go in to float in the mud pool and wash off, your skin becomes lovely and soft. Warning though, I put it on my face and have sensitive skin - was nippy and itchy afterwards.

Great day out experiencing a free wacky day out with lots of photo opportunities. The Mar Menor water is wonderful to swim about in afterwards.

1  Thank viccid
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