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Salt Mines - Other Activity Salinas de Bolívar - Ecuador

On the outskirts of Salinas is the origin of this town’s name: blocks of salt that glitter in the sun like giant granite boulders. A thin river winds across the páramo and licks the edges of the saline deposits. At dawn during the dry summer months (July-October), you can see the local women working these mines, much as their ancestors did many centuries ago. In the afternoons, they return to the village, leading donkeys bearing buckets of the precious salt.

1 kilometer (0.6 miles) from Salinas de Bolívar
Salinas de Bolívar, Ecuador

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