Located in Cala Llonga, it was a strategic point with 4 cannons, a security force for a sergeant, 19 men and 3 gatehouses. It was used for defence purposes until 1878 when the military put it up for auction and it became private.
Throughout the years and because of the erosion of the sea, the island has taken the shape of a bridge. Now it is one of the most iconic places for leisure boats and climbers
Santany Markets. The best known market is the one in Santanyí. It takes place twice a week, every Wednesday and Saturday. More than 150 stalls with the freshest products of the area set up in the Plaza Mayor of the town and its adjacent streets. What began as a natural way of shopping for the locals, has become a tourist attraction.
Apart from the market of Santanyí there are other more specialised ones, such as the crafts market in Cala Egos and Cala d'Or or the fruit. vegetables and crafts market in Porto Petro.
CALA D'OR: Sunday afternoon (Craft)
CALA EGOS: Thursday afternoon (Crafts)
PORTO PETRO: Friday afternoon (Market of fruits, vegetables and crafts)
Made up of Cabrera, the largest island, the island of Conills and about 15 other smaller islands, this Natural Park is one of the most precious treasures of the Mediterranean.
You can get there by boat. They sail every day from Colonia de Sant Jordi and other harbours close by. The trip lasts under an hour and, once you get there, you can go for a guided tour.
One of the must see sites in this park is the Cova Blava (blue cave).
One of the places of major natural interest in the island. In 1992, Mondragó was declared a natural park. It is also a Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI) and belongs to the Natura 2000 network as a Special Protection Area for Birds (ZEPA) and a Site of Community Interest (LIC).
You can reach the park by the Palma-Santanyí road (Ma-19). You can find signs in Santanyí, s’Alqueria Blanca and from the road to Cala Figuera.
There are many legends and theories about where its name comes from. The most accepted one by historians is the one which has to do with ‘the stone harbour’. The stone in Santanyí were very popular because of its excellent quality, and the boats that carried this stone sailed from this harbour to other national and European harbours.
Portopetro is a peaceful and quiet place well worth a visit, very far from the hustle and bustle that took place centuries ago
Santanyí is a unique town located on the south of the island. Precisely because of where it is, close to the small island of Cabrera, Santanyí has a history closely linked to pirate attacks, which often used Cabrera as the centre headquarters. These attacks, which did not cease until the 18th century, are the reason why the town’s architecture is filled with fortified buildings which nowadays are of great interest to tourists.
You can enjoy a stroll around the pedestrian area where you can find shops and bars, or even home-made ice cream made in Bon Gelat. Another of the local delicacies is the Grimalt cheese, truly exquisite and a souvenir favourite for those who visit us
Avenida de Belgica 49. Postal code: 07660 Cala d´Or, Balearic Islands, Spain
Tel. 971 657 249