What’ going on in Cala Santanyí? Sights in the south of Majorca
In Cala Santanyí visitors can escape to the original Majorca. It is too far from Palma to be a tourist magnet; the south of the island is a place to unwind and to enjoy the impressive scenery. Outdoor enthusiasts are thrilled by the wide range of activities to choose from such as all types of water sports, biking or hiking. Over the past years many artists and designers have found their home in this region and offer their unique works to visitors. Santanyí is famous for its traditional restaurants and tapa bars serving local Majorcan food. Night owls will enjoy the many bars, pubs, and clubs.
Most of the town’s sights are in the old town: take a stroll through the picturesque alleys and enjoy the calm and quiet. Stop at Sant Andreu Apostol Church, built in the 18th century by Antonio Mesquid and home of one of the most beautiful organs in Spain. At Plaza Major you find the townhall as well as the Rosary Chapel.
Porta Murtada had protected the town against pirates for many centuries. Today only parts of the former town fortification are preserved.
Mondrago Nature Reserve, home to many bird species and to the endangered Hermann’s tortoise, can be explored by foot or bike.
50,000 m2 Botanicactus is one of the biggest botanical gardens on Europe and features a micro-cosmos of sub-tropical plants, especially cactuses.
Further sights are Cap de ses Salines and Cabrera-Archipel. The cap is southernmost point of Majorca and can easily be reached by car. Behind it you find a historic sea salt production facility, operating since the Roman times. “Flor de Sal” is a special gift to take home with. Cabrera-Archipelago comprises eighteen islands that can be visited on excursion boats. Cala Figuera is a small romantic harbour with restaurants and bars – definitely worth the daytrip.
The most beautiful and most popular beaches are:
- Cala Santanyí
- Cala des Moro
- Cala Llombards
- Platja Es Trenc.