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 Mallorca waiting to be explored, mountains, nature reserves and its culture and tradition make Mallorca a unique destination.
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' centre.
Catedral de Palma
The Palma Cathedral is the main religious building on the island, and is commonly known as La Seu. In 1931 it was declared a Historic Artistic Monument and is considered the Gothic Cathedral with the largest Rosette in the world.
The Beach of es Trenc is about 6.5 kilometers away from Colonia de Sant Jordi. This beach is the last major undeveloped sandy and well preserved natural beach left in Mallorca. Along with Campos and Salobrar it forms a protected area of 1,492 hectares. It is one of the busiest virgin spaces during the late summer weeks.
Sa Calobra is about 38 kilometers away from Soller, between Morro de Sa Vaca and Morro de Ses Fel.les, under the shadow of the mountain Puig Major (1,445 meters), the highest peak of Illes Balears. The high interest of this sandy and rocky beach is due to the artisanal carved tunnel that runs along Sa Calobra’s vertical cliffs, providing access to the beautiful and paradisiacal place where the Torrent ends, a source of inspiration for artists and where every summer a Corus plays there thanks to its wonderful acoustics.