Even though pink lakes are not the world’s deepest or largest, pink lakes are still super famous in their own manner. Because of their extraordinary colors, pink lakes are amazing for taking pictures and that’s how pink lakes gained fame in their local countries and around the world.
In most cases, the lake is pink because it has a kind of algae that produces organic pigments that give off a pink color. Other lakes, can get their breathtaking colors because they have a high concentration of salt. You can find pink lakes in many places across the world. Here are some of the most amazing pink lakes that are worth visiting.
6 Amazing Pink Lakes around the World You Need to Discover
1. Lake Retba, Senegal
This sounds crazy but the lake Retba has 50 percent more salt than the Dead Sea has. Before the locals go into the lake to harvest the salt they have to lather their bodies in shea butter to protect their skin from exposure to high levels of salt.
This beautiful lake is located in a rustic harmonious area. And it is only a 40-minute drive from a town called Dakar. That makes it a great and easy one day trip because it is best to experience it during different parts of the day. The water the most pink around noon, then it gets reddish in the afternoon and reaches its glory during the sunrise. You can have the most relaxing time while floating on the water, but no one should be exposed too much without proper skin protection.
2. Sasyk-Sivash Lagoon, Russia
Sasyk-Sivash lagoon is located in the Crimean Peninsula that is in between the Black Sea and the Sea of Azov. This pink lake also has a high percentage of salt in it. Salt mining is really popular even though the water has a pretty bad smell because of what it got the nickname “Rotten Sea.”
Even though the lake is shallow, the lagoon is still an important part of their economy. Because the salt that is taken out of the lake is traded internationally.
3. Lake Hillier, Australia
Lake Hillier is located in Middle Island, and it is probably the most famous Pink Lake on this list. The most amazing part about the water in Lake Hillier is that it is permanently pink. Even if you take water in a glass it will still be pink. Its shore is covered in salt accumulations, also the samples of the water show a high level of salinity. There are many theories about why this lake looks like a bubble gum from the sky.
The most credible theory suggests that it’s because of the presence of the microorganism called Dunaliella Salina, which lives in the high salinity conditions that are usually found in this gorgeous pink lake.
Lake Hillier is difficult to access from the land because of its vegetation that encloses the island lake. The best way to visit is by organizing a private flight from Perth via Air Charter Network and enjoy the beautiful scenic flight over the lake which was found in the early 1800s and started being used for salt mining in the early 1900s.
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4. Tuz Golu Lake, Turkey
Tuz Golu Lake is located in the Central Anatolia area, this lake is one of the biggest salt lakes in the whole world. During 2001, this pink lake became a protected area, because flamingoes and geese are the most dominant species that are living in the surrounding area of this lake.
For the most part of the year, the Tuz Golu Lake is pretty shallow, especially during the warm summer months. During summertime, the water evaporates and leaves a thick layer of salt on the surface up to 30 centimetres. The salt that they extract is sold in the local market.
5. Las Salinas de Torrevieja, Spain
Las Salinas de Torrevieja has very similar high salt content and microorganisms as Lake Hillier, but Las Salinas de Torrevieja has a one of a kind pink lake and it is home to over 2,000 flamingos.
Even though the lake and the wildlife are amazing, the pink lake has amazing therapeutic properties of a natural spa. You can treat yourself to a rejuvenating mud bath and facemask and let it dry while you take in some sun. Then you can rinse it off with a relaxing swim in the pink lake, the salt makes you almost as calm as in the Dead Sea, adding to the overall relaxation.
6. Los Coloradas, Mexico
Because this lake has Beta-Carotene pigments the red algae take the most credit for making the water a beautiful pink colour and making it a great place for flamingos to live in. Thanks to its wildlife, it is a part of a UNESCO world heritage site. During your visit to this region of Mexico, you will be able to see some crocodiles, many reptiles, and hundreds of species of beautiful birds in the surrounding areas.
This particular lake is great to visit and take photographs, but not so good for swimming. You can notice piles and piles of salt along the shore where water is dried up.
The surreal color of these lakes is a natural invitation to people from all over the world to enjoy the breathtaking beauty of these pink lakes. Pick your favorite one and start planning and preparing for your trip. Even though some of these lakes are meant for swimming, there are still ways to relax and explore the lake and the things that surround it.
So this was it for today. I hope you have enjoyed reading this.
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