Mud baths

Mud baths in Lo Pagan

Just above San Javier, on the Mar Menor, lies San Pedro del Pinatar. The beach of Lo Pagan is known for its mud baths. Here, you will see people smearing themselves with mud, which has healing properties. The mud contains calcium, fluoride, magnesium, sulfate, and chlorine. The high salt content of the lake contains a lot of iodine. People with rheumatic complaints and arthritis, therefore, visit these mud baths. It is also believed that the mud has healing effects on the rehabilitation of fractures. Skin conditions are significantly reduced by the mud, they say. How does it work? People first apply mud to the sensitive areas or sometimes all over their bodies, and then let the mud dry in the sun until it forms a hard crust. The idea is to leave the mud on for at least an hour to dry. Afterward, one rinses off in the saltwater. It is said that taking a mud bath nine times yields the maximum results, but you can also go less frequently. The mud baths are completely free.

How to get there? Look for the old mill near the beach in Lo Pagan. From there, the walking promenade along the mud baths begins. On one side, you have the Mediterranean Sea, and on the other side, the Mar Menor. From the promenade, there are wooden piers that give you access to the water and the mud.