Parc Natural de S’Albufera

May 6, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

The wetland south of Port d’Alcuia, occupying the shores of Lake Grandeup to C’an Picafort, was once a swamp. Most of it was drained in the 1860s, but a portion remains, which in 1985 become the Parc Natural de S’Albufera. The marshes can be explored on foot, following the marked trails. A major conservation project, […]

Mallorca’s caves

April 9, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Mallorca is famous for its caves, which are carved out of the island’s limestone rocks. Many were known by the locals for hundreds of years and they once provided shelter for the early settlers, or served as hiding places from marauding pirates, dens for smugglers or religious sanctuaries. In the 19th century Archduke Ludwig Salvator […]

Cabrera Island National Park

April 1, 2012 by · Leave a Comment 

Cabrera (“goat island”) lies just 18 km (11 miles) from mainland Mallorca. A rocky, bare place and virtually uninhabited, it nevertheless has a rich history. It served as a prison camp during the Napoleonic War and was used as a base by Barbary pirates. Since 1991, Cabrera Island, together with an archipelago of 157 sq […]

Cap de Formentor

October 30, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

The FormentorPeninsula, at the northern end of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a 20-km (12-mile) long headland of steep cliffs, that is in some places 400 m (1,300 ft) high. The footpath from the road leads to the Mirador des Colomer from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the El Colomer […]