“The goal of life is to make your heartbeat match the beat of the universe, to match your nature with Nature.” —Joseph Campbell
Did you know that in the Balearic Islands you can find an enormous diversity of ecosystems and landscapes? This archipelago surprises with its local flora and fauna. Do you need more reasons to visit them?
Given the size of the island, Mallorca’s nature reserves and natural parks are many and varied. Below we will tell you about the places worth visiting during your stay in Mallorca.
Mondrago Natural Park
The Mondragó Natural Park is made up of a mosaic of different environments that give it a great diversity of landscapes: wild olive and pine forests, dry farming fields, coastal savannas, the sweet pond of s’Amarador and the brackish pond of Ses Fonts de n’Alis, the cut coast with rocky areas and sandy beaches. It also stands out for its high ethnological interest; the more rote booths, the Curucull barracks, the dry walls, the dry docks, the defense towers, etc. Additionally, there are a few nice lagoons with beaches with fine sand.
The surface of the park is 750.25 land hectares.
Sa Dragonera Island Natural Park
The Natural Park includes the island of Sa Dragonera, two islets (es Pataleu and Sa Mitjana), and a group of smaller islets (els Calafats). It is one of the Balearic islets with the most significant conservation interest due to its bioecological and landscape aspects. The Park is managed jointly by the Council of Mallorca and the Government of the Balearic Islands.
The surface of the park is 274.39 hectares (land).
Also, this island is famous because of its almost tame lizards that happily eat the bread from the hand of visitors.
Es Trenc and Ses Salines
This protected natural space has great wealth, ecological, natural, and landscape. It is a beach-dune system where a significant number of habitats coexist, including important Posidonia oceans seagrass meadows, front primary dune ridges, stabilized dunes, an important wetland area (the Salobrar de Campos), coastal rafts, forests of pine and juniper trees that fix the most consolidated dunes and, in the north and in the central part, crop fields, and livestock farms.
The Park has 1,441.06 terrestrial hectares and 2,327.20 marine hectares. Within the marine area of the Park are the islets of Na Llarga, Illot Gros, Illot de Sa Llova , and Illa Gavina.
Ses Salines is famous for its sea salt production. And Es Trenc considered as most beautiful beach of Mallorca that feels like Caribbean.
Natural reservation s’Albufera
In the s’Albufereta Nature Reserve, we find high biodiversity that gives it high natural interest. Its water comes from the sea, from the torrents in the area and from the outcrops in the area. Outside the Nature Reserve, an area called Periphery of protection has been established, necessary to guarantee its conservation.
The surface of the park is 211.43 land hectares.
It is located in the north of Mallorca, in the Bay of Pollença, within the municipalities of Alcudia and Pollença.
Cabrera Island Natural Park
The National Park is made up of the Cabrera archipelago formed by the main island of Cabrera, Cabrera Gran, the island from Conills , and fifteen small islets, plus the surrounding waters.
The surface of the park is 90,794 hectares (89,478 marine hectares and 1,316 land hectares).
Located in the south of Mallorca, ten nautical miles from the port of Colonia de Sant Jordi (ses Salines). It belongs to the municipality of Palma.
Here you can find the information from the local government about these natural reservations and more, requirements to visit some of them, and all kinds of helpful info and contacts.
To enjoy the authentic beauty of Mallorca, we recommend that you visit the island on one of our yachts when the freedom of movement allows you to enjoy every single spot of the coastline of the Balearics.
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