Nin was one of Rome’s biggest salt producing locations and this gave Nin tremendous wealth at the time. Salt harvesting in a traditional manner using sunlight and wind is the oldest economic activity in Nin. Nowadays, at the end of the salt harvest season in August, the Festival of Salt takes places in honour of this cultural heritage.

‘Sal de Tavira/Flor de Sal de Tavira’ are sea salts that have specific physical and chemical properties which differ from those of common salt. They are unrefined, unwashed and additive-free sea salts that give dishes a unique taste. They come from the salt pans located in the Ria Formosa National Park, Algarve.

Salt Trail Routes

The salt route is an amazing journey that mixes culinary and non-culinary secrets about salt, which has a long and fascinating history. Visitors will have the chance to discover the region’s special salt, called “white gold” for its positive effects on health (it doesn’t have a negative impact on blood pressure) and for its good taste. They will experience many adventures, such as visiting the world’s oldest salt mine and descend into the mine via two miners’ slides.