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Colònia Sant Jordi

Colonia de Sant Jordi is a former fishing colony and belongs to the municipal district of Ses Salines, which is located in the south east corner of  Mallorca between Santanyi and Campos and owes its name to the thousand year old salt flats which were already used by the Romans. As in the time of the Phoenicians around 600 BC, the white gold is extracted from the pink coloured lagoons of the salt gardens even today. The Salinas de Llevant reach far inland. The narrow canals, which never seem to want to end, present an impressive panorama. Framed by salt-tolerant plants, the Halophytes, a uniquely structured landscape has evolved and is the habitat of more than 150 species of birds. Part of the municipality of  Ses Salines was designated a protected nature reserve of special scenic interest by the Balearic government.

All in all, excursions in the immediate vicinity are well worthwhile, and best of all on bicycles, which can be hired everywhere in the area. On these trips it is also possible to discover other quite lonely beaches which otherwise can only be reached on foot. The fantastic peaceful beaches, all surrounded by nature reserves, are among the biggest attractions of Colonia de Sant Jordi. Here one of the most paradisiacal areas of natural beauty within the ecological system of Mallorca can be explored. To the west of Colonia de Sant Jordi, adjoining it, there is the longest nudist beach on the island, Es Trenc.  Extensive pine tree forests frame the beaches which are also listed as protected nature reserves. The coastal area with its rocky islands, unspoilt fine sandy beaches and its lush vegetation is bathed by crystal clear water.

Directly on the harbour promenade of Colonia de Sant Jordi – the harbour was formerly that of Campos – numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to spend some time enjoying local food and especially the freshly caught fish dishes.  Whoever hires a car can reach many beautiful towns nearby such as Santanyi, Campos, Ses Salines, Cala D’or and Cala Figurera.

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