Another great place is Spa Salino, Isla Canela who provide relaxation experiences related to salt in the millenary Salines of Castro Marim. You can float in an artisanal salt pond, try the mineral mud body application. As an handmade salt company they will also show you the centennial production process, from the entry of the Atlantic Ocean water till the artisanal sea salt and Flor de Sal is ready to your table.
In addition to sea salt, Salina Barquinha, in Castro Marim, brings together the best of naturotherapy: floating baths, salt flower peels and clay treatments in a charming landscape
The scenery is magical the beautiful village between ramparts up there, down below fields flooded in squares with white mounds everywhere. We are in the calm of the Natural Reserve of the Sapal de Castro Marim, in Salina Barquinha, where traditional sea salt is produced from the brand Agua Mae. The old house, with blue-washed edges, announces a centennial activity. But there is something new here: inside the two tanks, with salt-laden water, adults and children float freely. Others, stretched out on the sun loungers, are covered with clay to dry in the sun.
The experience could not be more natural exfoliation of the whole body with a salt flower is done, the face is covered with clay and you enter the floating and tepid waters with more than 80 different mineral salts in high concentration, where if you stay about half an hour you float. Then your whole body is covered with the black mud of special properties and you rest another 20 minutes in the chairs, feeling the clay dry until it clicks, sucking the toxins and the stress. Next a bath to remove most of the clay, followed by the outdoor showers. A different and perfect activity for the whole family, since children over five years can also do the treatments. If you want to know more about this ancient art, you should not miss the guided visit to the salt flats.