The Secovlje Salina is considered as one of the most important parts of natural and cultural heritage in Slovenia. It plays an important role in Slovenian tourism as one of the best attractions on the Slovenian coast.
It is a landscape park covering the Secovlje Saltworks where salt is stll produced in traditional way, a wetland and a breeding place of many bird species. Due to the presence of numerous birds, the Goverment proclaimed the area of Secovlje Salina a nature park and the Museum of Salt-making a cultural monument of national importance.
Saltmaking is deeply consolidated with the Adriatic Sea’s history and constitutes one of the oldest economic activities. The saltworks have been active here since the 13th century. The way of sourcing the salt is highly unique in the Mediterranean as one of the rare economic activities with a minor impact on the natural environment, with favourable influence on the conservation of the biodiversity and lanscape. It relies on manual collecting of salt produced from the marine saturated
brine with the help of the solar energy. The salt is placed in pans with the bottom covered the biosediment which prevents sea mud from merging with salt.
The Museum of Salt-making offers a trail about 2,5 km long which allows the visitors to the learn salt-making procedure. There is also a viewpoint platform from where you can admire the wide area of the salinas. One of the most popular attractions in the area is also the open-air Forma Viva stone sculptures exhibition.
Since The Salina Nature Park keeps the status of a health resort, most of the hostels offer mud therapy, which becomes more and more popular among visitors.