Parc Nacional Marítim-Terrestre de l'Arxipèlag de Cabrera

Southern Mallorca

Nineteen uninhabited islands and islets make up this national park, unique in the Balearic Islands. The archipelago comprises dry, hilly islands known for their birdlife, rich marine environment and healthy populations of 10 different types of lizard. Lying 16km from Colònia de Sant Jordi, many of the islands are reserved for wildlife research, and only the largest, Illa de Cabrera, can be visited. Access is limited to 200 to 300 people per day, and hiking, birdwatching and swimming are the main draws.

It is possible, with prior permission from the park authority, to visit the park in your own boat; however go with a tour operator.

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1. Es Celler

0.38 MILES

This restored farmhouse contains an ethnographic and natural history collection. Outside is a small botanic garden where you can see many endemic Balearic…

2. Sa Plageta

0.72 MILES

Surrounded by low pine-clad hills, this peaceful beach is a delightful place for a picnic and/or watery romp.

3. S’Espalmador

1.02 MILES

Tucked behind the point of the same name is this peaceful little cove.

4. Castillo de Cabrera

1.31 MILES

Attacked, damaged and rebuilt repeatedly since its 14th-century origin, this squat hexagonal tower guards Cabrera's eastern harbour. At one point it was…

5. Cap de Ses Salines

10.43 MILES

Follow the Ma6110 highway 9km south of Llombards to reach the Cap de Ses Salines, a beautiful bluff on Mallorca's southernmost tip with a lighthouse (Far…

6. Platja de Ses Roquetes

12.11 MILES

This broad stretch of white sand is lapped by clear, shallow waters, and looks across to a scattering of small islands. Nudism is allowed.

8. Platja des Trenc

14.31 MILES

Platja des Trenc, the largest undeveloped beach on Mallorca, runs 2km northwest from the southern edge of Colònia de Sant Jordi. With long stretches of…