For lovers of the great outdoors, Mallorca really is a slice of heaven. There are secluded beaches, mountain trails, lakes, caves and wildlife reserves. One day trip option is to head to the uninhabited islet of Sa Dragonera, which is located at the western tip of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. This island has beautiful rugged landscapes juxtaposed with sparkling, turquoise waters. It was declared a wildlife reserve in 1995 and is only open to 150 people at a time. The name 'Sa Dragonera' came about because of the abundance of lizards, or little dragons, thriving on the island. The islet is accessible by ferry from Sant Elm, Port d'Andratx, Santa Ponça and Peguera. There are four different hiking routes on the island, the longest taking 3 hours round trip. Take your swimming costume and pack some supplies, as there are no hotels or restaurants on the island!
The islet of Sa Cabrera is a natural park and one of Mallorca’s top beauty spots. It famously includes an ecosystem of high ecological value, including one of the best-preserved sea beds in the Mediterranean. It’s 10 nautical miles to the south coast of Mallorca, and you either have to join a guided boat trip from the harbour of Sa Colònia de Sant Jordi or obtain a special permit for private boats. If you don’t own your own yacht, there are various companies offering yachts to charter.
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Also see: Caves in Mallorca, Majorca