Colonia Sant Jordi is found on the south-eastern coast of Mallorca and forms part of the Ses Salines district. It is also sometimes referred to as Port de Campos as the main town of the area, Campos, is a short 15 minute drive away.
Originally the town of Colonia Sant Jordi was an agricultural and fishing village with tourists only starting to choose this destination as a holiday spot in the 1950s. Colonia Sant Jordi and neighbouring Ses Salines are famous for their extraction of salt and both towns carry this symbol in their town coat of arms. Salt is still extracted using traditional methods each year during a festival in August.
Colonia de Sant Jordi is now a busy resort. The fishing harbour is still a major part of the town and its small beach looks out over several islets, with good views all the way to the Cabrera Archipelago. And this is the main reason to come here - boats run regularly to the National Maritime Park of Cabrera - an archipelago of islands about 10km to the south.
Colonia Sant Jordi celebrates it’s Patron Saint of Sant Jordi on the 23rd April every year. Other festivals celebrated in the nearby area are the Spring Festival in Ses Salines on the 1st May and the Sant Bartomeu on the 24th August. The first weekend of August sees Colonia Sant Jordi host a Summerfest.
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