Beaches | Tourist route P501

Parc Natural de Mondragó

What is it?

Mondragó Natural Park is in the south east of Majorca and covers 766 hectares. It has been declared a natural park (1992), natural area of special interest (ANEI), special protection area for birds (ZEPA) and community interest area (LIC).  It also comes under Red Natura 2000.

The area is defined by agricultural and livestock farming which has been done in the area for centuries and which gives it a very special landscape.  Because of it, the large amount of dry stone walls and the huts or store houses are a highlight.  There are also examples of traditional engineering making the most of water such as irrigation ditches and water tanks.  The use of forestry resources also fills the area with specific elements such as charcoal kilns, cabins and lime kilns.

There are two exits to the sea which are the Ses Fonts de n'Alis and S'Amarador streams which lead to two iconic beaches: Cala Mondragó and S'Amarador.  These are beaches with fine sand and hardly shelving, shallow waters which makes them ideal for all the family to swim in.  Behind them there is a wetland inhabited by eels, water snakes and various species of birds.

Visit

Opening hours:

Unrestricted access to the park.

Information Centre Opening Hours: from Monday to Sunday, 09.00 to 16.00, except Christmas Day and New Year's Day.

Can Crestall Management Office Opening Hours: from Monday to Friday, 08.00 to 15.00.

 

Price:

Free of charge.

 

Services at the beach:

See the services plan offered on the beaches.

 

Location and contact:

Carretera de Cala Mondragó, s/n. 07691 Santanyí

Telephone:+34 971 181022 (Information Centre). +34 971 642067 (Management Office)

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Detailed description

The nearest bus stop to the park is the Cala Mondragó stop.

The route serving the stop is the L507: Cala Mondragó – Cala d'Or. You can change at Portopetro on this route to go to Palma. This route only runs from May to October and from Monday to Saturday, except public holidays.

There are various routes around the park.

  • Ses Fonts de n'Alis lookout point route.  An agreeable walk from the car park to the beach through the wood alongside the pond.  Along the way we can see old agricultural areas and the vegetation changes as we get nearer the beach which is mostly scrubland (areas known as pletes).  The whole route is about 640 metres and takes around 15 minutes.
  • Around Sa Guàrdia d'en Garrot route.  This is around 940 metres and can be walked in about 25 minutes. The start and finish point is Caló d'en Garrot, also known as the Ses Fonts de n'Alis beach.  The outstanding feature on the route are the pine forests which go as far as Caló des Burgit, a small sandy beach.  On wavy days, we can enjoy the sound of the waves breaking over the rocks.
  • Ses Gavotes point route.  Around 720 metres long which can be walked in 25 minutes.  A walk through typical Mediterranean coastal forest where the effects of the waves on the coastline and the wind on the vegetation can be seen.  It is also possible to come across evidence of the traditional forestry that was carried out in the area.  To round off, the route shows off dry stone walls and views of the Llevant coast.
  • S'Amarador route.  Stands out because of the huge biological diversity along the length of its 1,100 metres.  The route rolls out in the area surrounding S'Amarador and its wetland, which is one of the few areas of marshy land still in existence in this coastal area of Majorca.
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