The Sa Dragonera Natural Park is composed of the Es Pantaleu and La Mitjana islets and the Sa Dragoners island itself; it also has a very important Area of Marine Influence that includes most of the resources used by the park’s littoral fauna. The Natural Reserve covers 274 ha of a total 908 and it is separated from Mallorca by a small and not very deep channel that is around 800m wide. It has a sandy surface and is partially covered by Posidonia oceanica, a true submerged forest and a refuge for a great number of our coast’s marine species.
You can visit the island by taking a boat from Sant Elm or Port Andratx. The island has a small natural harbour with a pier at Cala Lladó. A number of hikes start at the pier and take you around different places on the island.
La Trapa Natural Reserve is an estate located on the south-western part of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range. Its name originates from the Trappist monks, who settled in the valley back in 1810. During their stay, they built a monastery, created a water supply system using catchment mines and they also built terraces and walls using the ‘dry stone’ technique.
The monastery’s old houses and the remains of the chapel and the mill are some of the elements of traditional architecture that can today be found at La Trapa. But, what you really shouldn’t miss is its lookout, an exceptional balcony with views over the Sa Dragonera island, an island that looks just like a dragon coming out of the sea.
CALA EN BASSET
It is an unspoilt and isolated cove in front of the of Sa Dragonera island. Surrounded by cliffs and forest land with turquoise coloured sea. A place where recreational boats anchor, looking for a quiet and tranquil cove that is really quiet hard to get to by land but that can be reached by taking a two kilometre hike.
The En Basset cove is a natural area of special interest and a place where birds are protected.
Located in a beautiful valley, surrounded by mountains and forests, S’Arracó is a small village on the south-west coast of Mallorca, popular with international residents looking for a quiet place to live with good access to nearby resorts and villages. The village’s houses are traditional stone houses that preserve the rustic charm of ancient Mallorca.
The Port of Andratx is one of the Balearic Islands’ natural ports and it is surrounded by clear water coves such as Cala Llamp, Cala Moragues and Cala d’Egos. Given its great nautical activities, an important attraction for very exclusive residential tourism, this modern port town with 3000 inhabitants has gone from being an old fisherman refuge to one of the most important and visited tourism centres on Mallorca.
The Port is a very lively and cosmopolitan place, where many different cultures come together and where one can enjoy shopping, the sunshine and a great nightlife. It also offers a great number of different activities related with the sea. It is home to the ‘Club de Vela de Andrach”, one of the best marina’s in the Balearic Islands with around 500 moorings for recreational and leisure boats.