Colonia Sant Jordi
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Colonia Sant Jordi

By Amy Adejokun Amy Adejokun Section editor

Our Editorial team's advice

Between Colonia Sant Jordi and Cala Mesquida is a series of isolated calas (coves), which are often hard to reach. The small fishing port of Colonia Sant Jordi is located 37 miles east of Palma on the south coast of Majorca, not far from the beautiful beach of Es Trenc and the Salines de S'Avall, a protected reserve.

To see

The island of Cabrera off the coast of Colonia Sant Jordi, the beautiful beach of Es Trenc, Playa d'es Cabot beach and the Salines de S'Avall, a protected reserve.

To do

There is not much to do in Colonia Sant Jordi itself, so hire a car and explore the many wonders of Majorca!

pros

  • +  The peace and quiet.
  • +  The untamed coastline and well preserved nature.
  • +  The hotels blend into the landscape.

cons

  • -  The resort is far from Palma and the airport.
  • -  There is not much to do in the area.

To think about

In winter, life in the seaside resorts comes to bit of a standstill. This is an advantage if you are looking for somewhere quiet, but for a more lively atmosphere, head to the old city of Palma during this period. On the other hand, the southeast coast comes alive in summer while managing to maintain its authenticity in a well preserved natural setting, unlike the urbanised area of Palma.

To avoid

Cala Mondrago is a superb beach, but one to avoid in high season (May to early September), as you will have to park miles away and there is never any space to put your towel! Which slightly detracts from the charm of the place.

To try

For dessert, try the ensaimada, a spiral-shaped pastry.

To bring back

A wide variety of traditional Majorcan crafts. In addition to the famous, world-renowned pearls of Manacor, glass is still made here using traditional techniques, as are ceramics. You can also buy tapestries, embossed leather bags, wrought iron, copper and olive wood objects and herbal liqueurs.
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