The coastal wetlands of Secovlje are also home to the nation’s largest saltpans. Thick, murky green walkways wind between expansive wet water areas that capture and hold vast amounts of salt that naturally occurs here. While the pans alone are a site to see, the Secovlje Salina Nature Park has been attracting travelers for decades, thanks to its extensive biodiversity, natural beauty and picturesque landscapes.
With more than 270 different species of birds, the nature park draws ornithologists and birders to Fontanigge, the southernmost section of the park, where vegetation is perfect for white herons and a picturesque estuary leads to a quiet river. But Secovlje Salina offers plenty of options for travelers who aren’t so interested in our flying friends. An extensive network of bike and walking trails as well as the Lera Salt Shop and the Saltworks Museum round out a visit to this Mediterranean destination.
The park is located 130 kilometers from Ljubljana. Travelers can tour the park in a private car, or access the area by boat from Piran. Public transport from Portoroz is not available.