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The best bays in Majorca to explore by car: The Cala Mondragó Natural Park

Si estás pensando en qué ver en Mallorca durante tus vacaciones en Baleares, Roig ofrece rutas en coche a través de algunas de las increíbles e interminables calas o playas de la isla. Allí te podrás sumergir en aguas cristalinas para disfrutar del auténtico significado de paraíso. Cerca de nuestras oficinas se pueden encontrar muchísimas calas separadas por menos de 5 minutos y son de fácil acceso en coche. La empresa líder en transporte de carretera te ofrece una gran cantidad de rutas y alquiler de coches para que la movilidad no sea un problema a la hora de explorar y descubrir los tesoros de la isla: por ejemplo, las diferentes playas de Santanyí, en una ruta por el Parque Natural de Mondragó.

No te pierdas las playas al este de Cala Mondragó y S’Amarador. Muy cerca, podrás llegar a otras playas como Es Caló d’es Borgit o Sa Barca Trencada, destinos muy demandados y una de las mayores maravillas que despliega Mallorca.

El Parque Natural de Mondragó puede presumir de una vegetación de pino única en la isla. Sus acantilados, sus campos de cultivo tradicional y su gran diversidad paisajística (con campos de secano, lagos de agua dulce, zonas rocosas y playas de arena) hacen de este entorno uno de los espacios más ricos en plantas autóctonas. De ahí que sea un espacio natural protegido, por el que se tiene que vigilar su conservación y limpieza.

The park offers a range of activities such as, for example, hiking or excursions. Once in S’Amarador (one of the best beaches in the park which is almost unspoilt), you can find a network of roads along the coast, offering a great variety of landscapes which is great for taking photos. The park offers several different routes that can be followed depending on your preferences. If you want a guided tour, they are held on Saturday mornings and can be requested in advance.

• Route for the lookout point at Sa Font de n’Alis. This is a good option if you want to get to the beach without traffic. Drive in through the middle of the forest, enjoying the landscape and stop for a paddle at Sa Font de n’Alis stream, a shallow body of water which arises from the union of two smaller streams. This area is home to many native birds on the island such as the grey heron (Ardea cinerea), that usually migrate when the seasons change.

• Route around Sa Guardia de’n Garrot. This beautiful itinerary on the side of the rocks allows you to enjoy much of the native flora of Majorca. It ends on a small sandy beach called Es Caló d’es Borgit, so called because the word borgit, sounds to the locals like the noise of waves breaking on rocks. This cove of turquoise blue water, is especially nice to visit on hot sunny days and offers wonderful views out to sea.

• Route for Ses Puntes de ses Gatoves. This route leads us on foot through deep coastal forest, with views of the sea and the sounds of the waves. The road leads to Cala Mondragó, one of the most beautiful beaches of the area. On this path, we will find el savinar, a type of forest typical to the island that offers native plant species which can be found in all of the Balearic Islands.

• Route for S’Amarador. This road leads to the largest beach in the park: S’Amarador, and allows you to visit one of the few parts of the lagoon that remain in the municipality. It also joins with the Sa Font de N’Alis stream. This path reveals small dry stone houses called barracas, which are typical to Majorca.

These routes lead to the large sandy beaches of Cala Mondragó and S’Amarador, that are connected by a small path that can be easily accessed on foot, although you can easily move from one beach to another by car. Cala Mondragó was declared a Natural Park in 1992 by the Parliament of the Balearic Islands, as well as a Natural Area of Special Interest for Birds by the European Community in 1995. The beach is made up of fine sand and shallow waters, making it ideal for travelling to Majorca with children.

For grown-ups, the best option is to enjoy a nice cold Mojito in the beach bar that you will find on the sand. Cala Mondragó is around 758 hectares in size, so there will be no problem in parking the car near the beach completely free of charge. If you walk to the east, you will find the beach of S’Amarador, and if you go to the west, the less crowded cove called Es Caló de’n Borgit. Before reaching the beach, you can find a stream which is home to species such as eels or marine snakes.

Another great place to visit near the park is Sa Barca Trencada, a small beach formed by a long stretch of sand and surrounded by pine forest, which is easily accessible for visitors travelling by car, just four minutes from Cala Mondragó on the road from S’Alqueria to Cala Mondragó.

The best way to get to these beaches is to look into car rental in Majorca offered by Roig. The best route to reach the park from the offices of Roig in Cala d’Or, to head towards Cala Egos, and turn off towards Portopetro, the port of Cala d’Or. Once there, the signs show you how to get to the beach (Cala Mondragó), which has a large parking area with plenty of space for visitors. Once the visit is finished, you can go back to your hotel along the same route through which you got to the park.

Discover the best corners of this wonderful place, move around the Island of Majorca and go where you want, when you want with the best car rentals in Majorca from a company offering the best quality service.

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