Entering the famous Blue Cave by boat, enjoying unique sunsets, going on hiking trails, discovering the flora and fauna or getting to know the history and culture of the island of Cabrera are just some of the plans you can make during your visit to the archipelago. And, if you visit the Balearic Islands, one of the must-do excursions is to the Cabrera National Park, a paradise located just 16 kilometres from Mallorca.
|EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND OF CABRERA
|HIKING TRAILS ON THE ISLAND OF CABRERA
EXCURSIONS AND ACTIVITIES ON THE ISLAND OF CABRERAYou cannot leave the island of Cabrera without taking a boat trip around the archipelago. These boats leave from Colonia de Sant Jordi, a small coastal town belonging to Las Salinas, south of Mallorca.
We recommend you prepare your camera just before arriving. You will be surprised by the stunning views of the island when you access its coasts by sea.
In the archipelago you can make numerous boat trips combining nature, spectacular scenery and crystal clear waters. As icing on the cake, we recommend a visit to the famous Cova Blava or Blue Cave, one of the most emblematic spots.
All who have visited this cave recommend taking a dip in the afternoon, when the sun's rays light it up, producing spectacular light effects and an intense blue colour that is hard to find at other destinations.
The island of Cabrera also offers cultural options for lovers of art and history, such as the Ethnographic Museum, located in an old "celler" (cellar).
On this trip, as well as items that belonged to the people who inhabited the island in the past, you will get to see the many plants in its botanical garden. You cannot miss it!
If you want to see spectacular views of the archipelago of Cabrera, we suggest you lose yourself on an authentic solitary beach like Can Curt Cove, ideal for unwinding and relaxing without any company but the sound of the waves of the sea.
Another option is the Des Port beach, from where you can see spectacular views of the entire archipelago. You cannot leave this enclave without taking a photograph. You will be the envy of your WhatsApp groups.
Another must-do activity on your visit to the archipelago is to dive in its crystalline waters, where you will discover unique species and wreckages (sunken ships) from the classical period. Did you know that the island of Cabrera has one of the best preserved seabeds of the entire coastline?
We recommend you use our activities search engine if you want to find the best diving options in these waters.
HIKING TRAILS ON THE ISLAND OF CABRERAIf you are the type that prefers to explore unique landscapes on foot, the island of Cabrera is also for you. In fact, one of the best ways to discover the flora and fauna of the island is on some of the trails you can find. However, mind you do not forget to wear comfortable shoes.
Below, we will show you the best routes for hiking on the island of Cabrera..
THE LIGHTHOUSE OF N'ENSIOLA (l’Enciola).
This route, of medium / low difficulty, is eleven kilometres long and can usually be completed in about five hours. The route begins at the port and crosses Es Palmador, the Llarg Canal, the Lighthouse Viewpoint and, lastly, arrives at l'Enciola lighthouse. At the lighthouse, you can enjoy views of the sea merging into the sky on the horizon.
It is a route of medium / high difficulty, eleven kilometres in length and of three hours duration. This itinerary is guided, since it involves a climb to the highest point of the island, at 172 metres. The views from this point are spectacular: of the port, of Llebeig cove and of the lighthouse of l'Enciola. Departures are from the port of Palmador.
THE SES FIGUERES CHANNEL MOUNTAIN RANGE.
It is a route of medium difficulty, 8.5 kilometres long and of two and a half hours duration. Like the previous route, it is guided, so we recommend that you previously find out about the availability of the guides who organize it. This tour starts at the port, crosses the Ses Figueres mountain range, where you can rest, and goes down to the Codolar de l'Imperial and the Na Bellamirada crossing..
The level of difficulty is low, the distance is 1.5 kilometres and you can walk it in about an hour. What is special about this route are the unique views of the Tramuntana Mountain Range and Arta mountains of Mallorca.
Of medium / high difficulty, this route covers nine kilometres and takes three hours. This route allows you to see the most hidden parts of the island while enjoying a peaceful and pleasant walk, passing through Ganduf Cove, Santa Maria Cove, Caló des Forn and Caló des Palangrers until you reach Ses Sitges.
This route is of medium difficulty, with a six kilometre walk and a duration of two hours. It is a guided route, so it is advisable to visit the information office in advance. The stages of the route are from the road to the port to Can Feliu, passing through the lime kiln and the juniper forest on the Miranda hillside, to the top of the Miranda or Na Bellamirada.
THE MUSEUM, THE GARDEN AND THE MONUMENT TO THE FRENCH PRISONERS.
This itinerary covers three kilometres in an hour and a half. The difficulty is low. On this walk you will learn about the traditional ways of life on the island, pass by the monument to the French prisoners, the botanical garden, the winery (current ethnographic museum), the local houses of the period and a long etcetera.
Of low difficulty, 1.5 kilometres long and one hour duration. On this route you will find the three points of archaeological interest on the island: the Byzantine necropolis, the fish salting deposits and the camp structures of the French soldiers. It also crosses Sa Platgeta and the purple dye production workshop.
You have now seen that there is a wide variety of options for enjoying your trip to the island of Cabrera. However, if you prefer a much more relaxed plan, spending a day on one of its almost virgin beaches is also a highly recommendable option. Are you up for a visit?