Environment

The lakes are located in the village of Basturs (Pallars Jussà), along with Banyoles and Montcortès lakes, are the most important karstic lakes (fed by water from the subsoil) of Catalonia.

The high concentration of lime in water conditions that animals and plants that live there are not found in other water areas of our country. The vegetation of inland lakes is of an astonishing singularity. On the surface of the big lake, you can see a carnivorous plant, the Utricularia vulgaris, which has no roots and live floating in the water feeding on small crustaceans. In the big lake have been identified over 120 different species of unicellular algae of which do not live anywhere else in Catalonia, known scientifically Ceratium cornutum.

Information provided by El Consorci del Montsec

Hotel Santuari

Pla del Reial s/n,

25600-Balaguer (Lleida)    

Tel. +34 973 449 617

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