With almost 3,000 hours
of sunshine a year and a host of breathtaking,
sandy beaches it is hardly surprising that Majorca
has become world-famous for 'sun, sea and sand'
holidays. But there is another Majorca waiting
to be explored, that of surprising contrasts in
landscape, nature reserves a unique culture and
Serra de Tramuntana
The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, crowned by the ‘Puig Major’ peak
(1,432m), runs the length of the island from Port d'Andratx to the Formentor
peninsula and dominates the west coast of the island with its rugged beauty.
Highlights include: Sa Calobra, the Torrent de Pareis, Cala Tuent, Llucalcari,
Na Foradada, the Monastery of Lluc, Cala Deià and the terraced fields
of Estellencs and Banyalbufar.
S' Albufera nature reserve between Sa Pobla and Alcúdia is the Balearic
Islands' largest wetland area and is excellent for walking, cycling and bird-watching.
Grey kites bitterns, reed-warblers, moorhens and water rails are permanent
residents of its reeds, rushes and dunes, and ospreys and sea hawks can be
seen in the summer. Maps and other information are available from the visitors'