maras salt ponds

Maras – Tourist can’t enter to the salt ponds from June 16th, 2019

The salt pools in Maras – which are exploited since pre-Inca times – are the source of work for more than 600 families in the area who are responsible for their care and administration.
Because it has become more and more frequent to find remains of plastic wrappers and cigarette butts that contaminate the salt pools that also serve for human consumption, visitors will only be able to appreciate the salt pools from a viewpoint enabled by the community.
The pink salt of Maras, is considered among the 5 best in the world of gourmet cuisine, with this measure the quality and healthiness of this product is guaranteed.

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