View on the lagune View on the lagune
Wednesday, 07 March 2018 16:29

Around the Jan Thiel lagoon

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  • Difficulty: easy
  • Terrain: Mostly level
  • Total distance (km): 10
  • Duration (hours): 3.5 - 4


Hike around the lagoon of Jan Thiel

Highlights of this hike

  • the historical bridge and a large well in Parke Sorsaka
  • a nice Mazaliña forest and a forest of Mangrove trees
  • beautiful nature along the path
  • view on the lagune
  • remnants of a lime kiln
  • saltpans

We park the cars along the road close to the plantation house Sorsaka opposite the Botika Sorsaka. From there we walk to the entrance of Parke Sorsaka; we walk through this park towards the area around the lagune of Jan Thiel, which can be muddy at times. We walk counterclockwise around the lagune. Depending on the water level it can be easy (low water level) to challenging to keep your feet dry (high water). There is a kind of bridge built at a place where we have to cross the water. If the water level is hight part of this bridge lies under water. Closer to the entrance of the lagoon we go a bit higher up.

Near the entrance of the lagoon we find an old border wall, an old pier and the remnants of a lime kiln; After a short break with fruit we continue our hike on the other side of the lagune further inland till we once again reach the shore of the lagune. We pass an old saltworkers house and the old saltpans.After leaving the lagoon behind we walk back along the same path as in the beginning to our cars.

Attention: this hike is about 10 km long; if we want to be back in a reasonable time (3.5 to 4 hours) we have to keep a good pace during most of the hike.

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Scheduled hikes


End of 2019 I will stop offering guided hikes; till that momenI the following hikes will be held: 

All hikes start from the parking place mentioned in the description of the hike.

Each hike costs US$ 10.00 per person to be paid at the start of the hike.

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