Lipar Lagoon, also known as Pink Lagoon, is one of the unique attractions on the coast of the Oman sea in southern Iran, of which there are only four similar examples in the world. Lipar or Pink Lagoon is a 13 km long lagoon which is located 5 km from Chabahar on the Goatr road. This lagoon has emerged from the stagnation of water between two mountains. The pink water reaches the yellow shore and in combination with the green of the plants and the blue of the sky, presents a unique image. Also, its special and distinctive color has given an interesting ecosystem to this region.
How to go to Lipar Lagoon?
Lipar Lagoon is located in Sistan and Baluchestan Province, 20 km from Chabahar Road to Goatr Bay. To access the Lagoon, you have to go through Ramin village, 15 km from Chabahar city. To access this village, you must use the Chabahar coastal road to Goatr Bay. The coastal strip of Kalat River also leads to Lipar Lagoon.
Lipar Lagoon does not have many recreational facilities, but in late winter and early spring, as well as in late summer and early autumn, you can see the red tide phenomenon in this lagoon. Lipar Lagoon is a great destination for bird watching and is home to a variety of migratory bird species. Of the various animal species, flamingos, hedgehogs, gray herons, cormorants, hummingbirds, and terns can be mentioned. It is also home to the gray Franklin and the brown eagle. Lipar Lagoon is also home to endangered marble ducks.
Other recreational facilities include camel riding along the lagoon. You can rent and ride camels from the locals in this area. Those who are interested in photography and event recording can also take many memorable photos in this lagoon.
The cause of the pink color of the lagoon
The water of these floods is milky strawberry due to plant bacteria and planktons. About 90% of the Lipar Lagoon is full of planktons as well as organic and mineral matter that enters the lagoon. Although at first glance the water of the lagoon seems suitable for drinking, in fact, they are one of the saltiest waters in the world.
The best time to visit the lagoon
The best time to visit the lagoon due to the intensification of planktons activity. In some months such as February, March, April, May, June, September, and October, you can expect more color, but autumn, winter and early spring are also the best time to travel to this region.