Just fifteen minutes South of Fuerteventura Airport is the newly renovated Salt Museum Salinas del Carmen. It is near the small Village of Las Salinas del Carmen. It is a gorgeous little area with a few beaches and apart from the Museum is mainly home to locals of Fuerteventura. There is also a nice little fresh fish restaurant.
As you turn off the FV-2 you can already see all the salt ponds. There is a lot of parking just in front of the entrance and there is also a bus stop making it easily accessible to all. The Salt museum is worth a visit it’s small but nicely put together with well-explained details in both English and Spanish.
When you enter the Salt Museum building there is a well stocked and presented little gift shop with a very good selection of salts and different herbs that have been added to the salt that has all been made here. You will also find a fantastic assortment of local and hand made products from food, jewelry, bags, hand creams, postcards and Aloe Vera products. All made in Fuerteventura so please do support the locals and purchase an item or two.
After having a good look through the Museum and the gift shop you can head through to the seaward side of the building and find a very nice and newly remodeled café and enjoy a coffee over looking the salt ponds. The food also looks delicious it is mainly Canarian style. After the coffee enjoy a walk around the salt ponds and along the seashore following the well sign-posted visual panels explaining the salt process in detail, the path is wheelchair and pushchair friendly and doesn’t take very long approximately 5-10 minutes. About half way around you can get a photo of a very grand whale skeleton, the whale washed up on the shores of Fuerteventura, you can read more about it just below the whale.
After an enjoyable hour or two at the Salt Museum I would head south and walk towards the little bay and village of Las Salinas del Carmen. Las Salinas del Carmen is a quaint and picturesque fishing village where all the houses look like they have been built around the chapel called Iglesia de las Salinas del Carmen. After a quick stroll through the village and a few photos I took a little walk so make sure you have a backpack with your swim gear, a water bottle, sunscreen and a hat.
Walk past the little bay and past the Fish restaurant Las Caracolitos on your right and keep heading south and you will come to a rocky path follow the path until you get to the 2nd bay. It is a gorgeous quiet unoccupied beach called Puerto De la Torre it should take about 20-25 minutes to get to and you will most likely have it all to yourself possibly a couple of goats will be also walking along the path as you do. They will quickly move out of your way, just let them enjoy their island too. It is also possible to drive just follow the road pass the church and continue on it takes about 6 minutes.
Once you have enjoyed the beach as long as you wish at this bay head back by same path you came on.
We stopped at the fish restaurant for a late lunch. The fish is so fresh and is served with the delicious Canarian salted baby potatoes. The other dishes on the menu looked delicious and so did the desserts but we were so full we just ended with the small gift of the house local Canarian honey rum a sweet smooth liqueur, it is called ron miel in Spanish and was a perfect end to a relaxed little unknown area of Fuerteventura. The Restaurant is called Restaurante Los Caracolitos and is open Monday to Saturday 12noon until 10:30pm. They have a great selection of fresh fish and seafood cooked in the Canarian way, Delicious.
The salt Museum is open everyday from 10am to 6pm and is only a quick 10-minute car or bus ride from Caleta de Fuste. Just over 40 minutes drive from Corralejo and approximately one-hour drive from Morro Jable. Very easy to get to in a car or by the Fuerteventura bus network as it is on the airport bus route.
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