Away from the masses, the popular beaches and the bustling towns, lies Majorca’s extensive natural parks and nature attractions. These show the island’s true spirit: home to indigenous species, beautiful countryside vineyards, challenging hiking trails and, ultimately, places where you will admire the most remarkable views Majorca has to offer. Let Gran Isla Hotels take you on a journey through the more authentic and natural side of this unparalleled Mediterranean island…
Sa Dragonera Natural Park. This uninhabited island off the coast of Majorca was the centre of an ongoing battle between environmentalists and the council wanting to build a tourist development there until the former won in 1977. This move helped to preserve the habitats of some of the rarest species in the world, such as: the wall lizard, an endemic subspecies that cannot be found anywhere else, in addition to the Balearic shearwater bird and a specific snail species; both of which are native to the Balearic Islands. The most recommendable way to get there is to book a day trip from Santa Ponsa which will drop you back at the same place at the end of the day.
Sierra Tramuntana. This incredible mountain range has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and covers 30% of Majorca’s territory. This sight is perfect for hiking trips lasting from one to a few days, depending on your abilities, due to the many mountain hostels (refugios) hidden amongst its vast landscapes. In addition, it is an ideal spot for bike touring or mountain biking. There are countless interesting things to discover here: mountain villages, monasteries, beach coves, reservoirs, old stone houses, cafés, animal species and much more…If you are looking for a guide, excursions are regularly organised by the team at our Gran Isla Hotels.
Cuevas de Genova. These are the smallest caves of Majorca, but by all means do not think they are not just as beautiful, if not more so! Here, you will travel back in time to the year 1906, when these stunning caves were found by accident by people searching for water. This natural wonder is only a 25 minutes drive from Calvia but is worth the trip if you think of the unforgettable experiences you will have. Make a day of it and enjoy a romantic dinner for two in the restaurant afterwards, where you will have the opportunity to try some of Majorca’s most typical cuisine.
Vineyards. The vineyards of Majorca are the perfect combination of nature, experiences and lots and lots of wine! There are many guided tours to enjoy in Majorca with the best places to go being Binissalem and Felanitx, both home to wineries with the Spanish Denominación de Origen (DO) certification, which is a regulatory classification system that recognises high-quality wine.
Majorca is a natural paradise, are you ready to discover it?