The Surrounding Area
The beauty of Colonia Sant Jordi is that the surrounding area is all protected woodland. This means there will be no high-rise hotels, traffic and crowds, just peace and tranquility.
For most people coming to a race or on a training camp, a walk in the woods is not their idea of relaxing between sessions, but for other family members and friends, there is plenty to do outside the regular activities and excursions.
We can supply you with walking, hiking and biking trails that take you through the hinterland and coastline of Ses Salinas. There is also sailing, fishing, kayaking, kite surfing, windsurfing, snorkelling, golf, tennis, horse riding, water aerobics, yoga, pilates, massage, spa treatments… you get the idea!
The ‘magical triangle’ takes you from the beaches of Colonia Sant Jordi to the island of Cabrera. The whole archipelago is a national park of Spain (Parque Nacional del Archipiélago de Cabrera). Cabrera is the largest island of 19 which make up the archipelago, rich in wildlife and plants, protected species of birds and reptiles and fascinating underwater scenery. The island is 6km long and 5km wide.
Visits are usually from March to October and include the quay area, beaches, the castle, museum and the monument to the French prisoners, amongst other places of interest. You also can visit the 14th century Kosaren fortress, take a picnic and swim in the clear sea.
Two short paths marked on the island. One path leads to the castle on a cliff where at the top you’ll be rewarded with superb views across to the Bay of Palma. The other path leads to two idyllic beaches with different characters. One is sandy and the other has lots of rock pools. Both of course have clear, beautiful waters, perfect for swimming.
Any trip to Cabrera will stop at the Blue Grotto: a magnificent cave where the outside light is filtered up through the aquamarine waters, creating a wonderful gem-like quality. A Cabrera trip will usually take a day, leaving at 9.30am from the port of Colonia Sant Jordi, and returning around 5pm. Or, for a little more fun, take the speedboat for a memorable 2-3 hour trip.