If you like to combine the best of both worlds, a trip to Torrent de Pareis will surely be at the top of your list of things to do in Majorca. Being classified as a Natural Monument, hikers will enjoy the natural environment of the Serra de Tramuntana, while the most intrepid will be amazed with its incredible canyons. Whether you arrive here with a group tour of the island or on your own in a rental car in Majorca, here you will find all the information you need to spend a great day by the Mediterranean.
History of the Torrent de Pareis
The incredible canyon that starts in S’Entreforc is created thanks to the confluence of the Torrent del Grog Blau and the Torrent de Lluc. The wild landscape that has formed this torrent was created thanks to the abrasion of torrential water that, acting on the calcareous rock, initiated a karstic dissolution process, creating this fracture that is now full of caves, canyons and sinkholes. It is a descending canyon of about 3,300 meters surrounded by rock formations about 200 meters high.
At the end of this route, the torrent flows into the Mediterranean, on the well-known beach of sa Calobra, an area considered a Special Protection Area for Birds. The history of this beach and the old urban center of Port de Sa Calobra dates back to the 18th century. This area was not developed before this century because of the fear of pirate robberies. In fact, it is said that Red Beard himself docked in Sa Calobra. In addition, a group of Saracens entered this area to devastate the population of Albarca in 1557. This event is known in Majorca as “the misfortune of the Moors”. Despite this, nowadays, the port area is very busy, with boats arriving on a trip to Torrent de Pareis from Port de Sóller.