Jandía Saltings

A dense tapestry of vegetation

This space comprises 115.6 hectares, occupying a coastal strip of just over two kilometers long and a maximum width of about 500 meters.

Thanks to the flow of the tides, it is periodically flooded, reaching its maximum level of flooding at the autumn and spring equinoxes (spring tides). It houses an important representation of the salt marsh habitat. Its richness in flora, together with its potential value as a breeding, breeding and refuge area for migratory and sea birds, gives it a high scientific value.

7 m.

1 hour 30 minutes

5,1 km.

Circle Route

For reasons of conservation, it is forbidden to go directly into the salt marsh, which is otherwise difficult due to the density of vegetation and the silty, flooded soil. However, there are several ways to appreciate the values of this space. Our route proposes to surround it in its entirety.

The route starts at the southeastern end of the salt marsh, next to the beach, from where we will border the space, always walking next to the wooden fence that delimits the protected area. Arriving near the hotels that are on the western edge of the salt marsh, we can go to the avenue and return along the pedestrian path to the starting point, most of which is adorned by a beautiful avenue lined with Canarian palm trees. During the walk we will have passed close enough to most of the most characteristic native plants. We will also have been able to observe interesting birds that we must respect and not disturb or frighten, as they need a lot of tranquility.

Those who do not have time or desire to do the complete route can get a good overview of the salt marsh from the wooden walkway that serves as access to the beach, crossing from the avenue in the direction of the lighthouse.