Walking and cycling are both pleasant ways to explore the salt fields and the habitats - walking can actually take you further than cycling because it doesn't require extra pavement. The motorized traffic is almost non existent. However, in any case observe the rules and don't walk where you're not allowed. The dykes and fields are sensitive...more
Maybe your best part of stay at Slovenian coast will include trip to salt fields in Secovlje - what is left amazes the senses. In a way. Salt is produced in the parts of existing fields, while majority of them is abandoned and due natural course of succession turned into wildlife habitat - birds heaven. It makes it a wonderful walk. Binoculars will...more
Life in salt pans was heavy. Besides housekeeping, women had to work very hard. They tried several herbs, to found out if they're eatable. In the middle of the photo is the herb, so small and tiny that you can't noticed it. It turns upon the humidity and it originated a sort of barometer.more
The park has its own souvenir shop where they sell park related items and products. It's based in former guard station, Caserma, now turned into small shop. Friendly staff can help you with choice, but no doubt there're nice things to buy. It all depends on your budget or how much you're willing to spend.
What to buy: Books with salt fields themes can be above 50 Euro - variety of them to buy, depends whether your interest lay within photography or science.
Buttons - on the pic - had some lovely motives and I couldn't resist to buy few of them. Towels, t-shirts, cooking clothes and cotton bags, mugs and soaps, notebooks all make it nice and useful present or souvenir.
Their best seller, however, is their salt: salt from their salt fields, basically hand produced in traditional way in one of the last remaining fields by the Northern Adriatic sea. Good choice if you take some with you and very special gift.