Stunning Natural Views – Majorca’s Nature Parks

Posted on: October 2nd, 2014 by admin No Comments

Majorca’s Nature Parks

Check out the Majorca’s nature parks and discover naturalistic delights and surprises, with spectacular landscapes to enchant the eye and the spirit.

S’Albufera Nature Reserve
S’Albufera bird sanctuary in North East Majorca accommodates over 200 species of birds, including the giant cormorant and the fisher eagle. There are 400 species of flora here and eels abound in the waterways. Officially declared a Special Protection Area for Birds in 1987, it is the most significant wetlands area in the Balearic Islands.

S’Albufereta de Pollensa Nature Reserve
This lovely spot in the Alcudia area on the Es Grau estuary acts as stopping and nesting grounds for migrating birds such as the yellow wagtail and the purple gallinute. Visitors must keep to the main coast road as much of the park is private property.

The Llevant Peninsula
This hilly peninsula covered in shrub and heather in the North East is ideal for hiking and bird-watching. Hiking trails lead you to the splendid views from the hilltop. It is possible to stay overnight in a mountain refuge. These hills encompass diverse habitats, including pyrophytic (fire-resistant) flora.

Mondrago, in the South East, is an extraordinary mix of wetlands, which attract migratory birds, and white sandy beaches, which attract tourists. There is room for all! The Mediterranean tortoise was successfully reintroduced into this remarkable marine environment; the sea here is the colour of sparkling sapphires.

The Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Terrestrial National Park
This archipelago off the South coast, ten kilometres from Cape Salinas, lies in transparent uncontaminated waters. These islands, with typical Mediterranean vegetation and sea pines, annually host roughly 130 species of migratory birds. The protected marine area accommodates turtles, whales and rare fish species in underwater caves.

Sa Dragonera
This small uninhabited island covered in olive groves lies off the South West coast of Majorca. Gulls and cormorants nest on the high cliffs on the North side, including Andouin’s gulls which are a protected species. The crystal sea, the sea bed dotted with coral and flourishing marine life, attracts snorkelers and scuba divers. The indigenous ‘wall lizard’, the Sargantana, is found only here.

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