The landscape is barren, dotted here and there by boulders, fissures and slopes. Notwithstanding this arid appearance, there is a rich and varied range of animal life, including 18 species of bats that find ideal shelter in the various grottoes.
In order to get to know this protected area, visitors may choose between the 16 pedestrian walks proposed by the Park.
Close to the River Maior, we find the rock salt mines, where it is possible to see salt-extraction activities, in accordance with management and utilisation principles that have been used for over eight centuries.
Salprom is an example of a Salt evaporation ponds. It is a space that provides a privileged view over the “Salinas” of Rio Maior, while enjoying the best regional gastronomy.