The salt production has always played a major role in the economy of Aveiro region.
What used to be a thriving economic activity has somehow decreased in the last years. Only a few salt ponds have remained. In Troncalhada Eco-Museum you can learn a lot about the salt extraction process.
The active tourism company Cale do Oiro was born from the passion of a small group of citizens from Aveiro, eager to share the natural and cultural richness with those who visit the city of Aveiro.In its wide portfolio of activities, this company organises salty baths in the salt ponds of Aveiro. There is a salt pool available and the bottom of the pool is covered by the natural mud of the salt ponds. The high concentration of salt allows people to float, like in the Dead Sea.
Apart form the salty baths, Cale do Oiro also organises mud baths and relaxing massages.
Memorable experiences at the heart of a unique ecosystem!