Two coastal lagoons which have been transformed for salt extraction. There is a narrow belt of reed (Phragmites) and halophytic vegetation.
The site is important for breeding, wintering and passage waterbirds. The site acts as an important refuge when there is hunting in the El Hondo (215) and Santa Pola (216) IBAs.
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Mata and Torrevieja lagoons. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 18/01/2021.