Things to Do in Colonia de Sant Jordi
The coast around Colonia Sant Jordi is covered with many beaches, some of the most spectacular in Mallorca. The beach of Es Trenc is the busiest of all the beaches in the area but is relatively sheltered and therefore has small waves and ideal for swimming or snorkelling. This stretch of beach is very long and at one side you’ll find nudist sunbathers. Next to the marina is the Platja d’Es Port which is another busy but sheltered beach in one of the most popular areas of the town. Both the beaches of Es Carbo and Ses Roquetes are very quiet beaches and are well sheltered from the wind and waves. From here you can see four small islands that lie just off the coast. Behind the beach are two cliffs with reefs and sandbanks - s’albarda and s’illot petit.
Local markets selling fresh fruit, vegetables and souvenirs are held in Colonia Sant Jordi on Wednesday, and in Campos on Thursday & Saturday, Ses Salines on Thursday, Santanyi on Wednesday & Saturday and Felanitx on Sunday.
Colonia Sant Jordi is one of the most sporty resorts on the island and is home to the BEST Centre training facilities. The 50m outdoor swimming pool at the BEST centre is an outstanding training camp for amateur to professional racers. Colonia Sant Jordi hosts an Olympic distance triathlon each year and 2013s is due to take place on the 4th May. Here you can rub shoulders with the likes of Ironman champion Timo Bracht who won last years race. The BEST Centre is home to many swimming, waterpolo and synchronised swimming teams and is a popular destination for training camps.
If swimming in an Olympic pool doesn’t take your fancy then you can enjoy long walks along the coast. The hike to the lighthouse of Cap de Ses Salines offers tremendous views across the bay and over to the Isla de Cabrera. The unforgettable beaches of Es Caragol, Es Carbo and Es Dols are along a popular starting points for a 12 kilometer walk which ends at the lighthouse.
Kayak Rentals and Excursions operated by Piragias Mix SL in Colonia Sant Jordi offer full day and half day rental of kayaks. For a half day excursion it’ll cost €30.00 and an individual kayak rental costs €30 and a double costs €45.
Excurisions to Cabrera
There are many boat trips going to the Nature Reserve of Cabrera during the summer months. Marcabrera Speedboat excursions offer 4 different excursions to the island. Each costing around €40 they range in duration from 2 hours to 5 hours. This is a fantastic opportunity to see some of Mallorca’s untouched flora and fauna and swim amongst some of the protected ecosystems in the waters below.
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Also see: Sports & Activities in Mallorca, Majorca