At the Salt Museum in Fuerteventura (Salinas del Carmen) you get the chance to see first hand how salt is formed and processed. The Museum of Salt is located in the municipality of Antigua, close to Caleta de Fuste and it’s an interesting place to visit if you want to see something else besides amazing beaches all day long.
By visiting the musem in Salinas de Carmen you can find out info about the history of salt, the applications it has had throughout the centuries and in different parts of the world and you also get to see the actual salt plains.
A nice and quiet place to visit in Fuerteventura: Salinas del Carmen and the Salt Museum
There are 2 parts to the museum: the first part is the indoor side of the museum, located in a nice building where you can learn how the salt is farmed from the sea and other interesting facts. Unfortunately, the museum isn’t exactly modern, and inside you will receive and pamphlet where you can read info about the things that you viewing. There are photos and charts but nothing much more interactive that this.
The outdoor section of the Salt Museum in Fuerteventura will prove to be the more interesting part, as here you can actually see the salt plains and the employees there mining the salt right in front of you.
The view from the salt museum is really beautiful, as it’s located right next to a beach that is usually deserted.
The location of the museum makes it also a great place for birdwatchers to see different species on their migration route between the north of Europe and Africa. Towards the exit you can also get to see sometimes the famous chipmunks in Fuerteventura.
After you finish visiting the Salt Museum you can go and have lunch at a nice restaurant situated nearby called Los Caracolitos. We had a really nice lunch here and you can read more about it in our article about restaurants in Fuerteventura.
At the end there’s a small bar and a shop where you can buy salt produced in Fuerteventura at a really low cost. Sadly, we weren’t able to find this salt available to buy anywhere else on the island, so if you want to get a taste of it, you’ll have to make the trip here.
Although it’s not the most impressive thing to do in Fuerteventura, the Salt Museum deserves a visit, especially if you get a cloudy day and want to get out of the resort. From Caleta de Fuste you can even walk by the ocean the 5 km to the Salt Museum, just make sure to have enough water and sun lotion with you.
Museo de la Sal / Salt Museum - Salinas de El Carmen: 918.104.22.168
Hours: Tuesday to Saturday from 10 am to 6 pm.
Entrance price: 5 euros