The Santanyí market is held every Wednesday and Saturday except holidays in the morning in the Plaza Mayor, the heart of the town, where activities and concerts are also held during the patron saint's festivities. It is held outdoors and occupies the Plaza Mayor and numerous adjacent streets, such as, for example, Calle Portell, La Mar, La Pau, Center, Guàrdia Civil, Sant Andreu and Constitució. When there are parties or other events in the Plaza Mayor, the market moves to the Plaza Ramon Llull.
Although it is celebrated throughout the year, it is in the months of spring and summer when there is more influx of people. Lately, the market has become a benchmark and there are many people who move from nearby towns to visit it. It is already a tourist attraction more of the town and numerous newspapers and magazines of the island have echoed of this event.
Year after year you have to increase the sales positions due to the high demand. The market started like any other traditional market, offering fruit and vegetable stands but little by little it has grown and already has more than 150 positions. Apart from fruit and vegetables, in the market we find food stalls (cheese, olives, sausages, preserves, empanadas, crepes, condiments, etc.), drinks (wines and liquors), clothing, shoes and accessories, flowers and plants, kitchen utensils, decoration and handicrafts (soap, glass, baskets, Santanyí stone sculptures, handmade accessories, etc.)
Cala Mondragó, one of the most beautiful and large Mallorcan sea entrances, which is divided into two beaches, s'Amarador and this beach that will be described below.
The depth between both coves reaches six meters on a sandy bottom. They are exposed to east-southeast winds. At 2.1 nautical miles there is the Reial Club Marítim Portopetro.
Cala Mondragó was declared the year 1992 Natural Park (785 hectares and can be visited from Monday to Sunday) by the Parlament de les Illes Balears, as well as the year 1995 Natural Area of Special Interest for Birds by the European Community.
The characteristics of this beach, fine sand, shallow water and scarce slope, make it suitable for bathing children. At the back there is a wetland inhabited by eels, water snakes and birds.
Sa Font d'en Alís is the beach of Cala Mondragó that has a massive influx of bathers, a product of its beauty, extensive services and being the crossroads to access the entire protected area. Following a path to the west, you will reach Caló des Burgit, while if you walk east, you will arrive at s'Amarador.
Access by road is simple by private vehicle or the tourist train that leaves from Cala d'Or. The car can be parked free near the beach.
Platja d'es Trenc is 6.5 kilometers from Colònia de Sant Jordi. Its name (in Spanish means "quebrada") refers to the opening of the salobral breaks the dune barrier of the coast, while the oral tradition tells that in the mid-eighteenth century came a tsunami (tsunami), originated after the Lisbon earthquake , which sectioned the dune cord that separated the open sea from the wetland.
This beach is the last large, undeveloped and well-preserved beach of Mallorca. Con es Salobrar de Campos forms a protected area of 1,492 hectares. It is one of the busiest spaces during the late summer weeks.
Es Trenc has a fine white sand, a slight slope, a dune system that separates the beach from the salobral and the cultivation fields, and a later humid zone that gathers 171 species of migratory and sedentary avifauna. Nudism is also practiced on its slope.
Its open waters to the south-southwest-west and northwest are transparent. The bottom is sand, seaweed and some small area of stones, at a depth of four meters. It is recommended to sailors away from the beach, as there is a slab half an invisible meter on days of bad weather. The most appropriate place to anchor is the old pier in the vicinity of S'Illa Gavina (the largest islet of the municipality of Campos, which preserves a prehistoric cave, also used by smugglers, and can be accessed on foot from Punta de sa Barraca de sa Cenra), while the days that it blows west, Platja d'es Coto is the best option. Three nautical miles away is the nearest port facility, Port Colònia de Sant Jordi.
Crta Colonia Sant jordi, - Es trenc
Las Salinas de Levante is located in the southeast of Mallorca, currently one of the best preserved areas of real estate speculation and mass tourism, thanks to its declaration of Natural Area of special landscape and rural interest. It is a natural area mentioned by the Autonomous Natural Spaces Act (LEN) of 1991, which considered the area as a Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI), leaving its land classified as non-developable.
Located in the region of Migjorn, the town and municipality of Campos is the perfect place to enjoy the rural splendor of the southeast of Mallorca and visit some of the best beaches that the island offers.
Campos retains much of the old Mallorcan charm, with its winding streets and traditional stone buildings. The oldest records of Campos date back to 1300 AD, when the town was founded by King James II, around previous Roman and Saracen settlements.
In Campos there are several historic buildings, such as the church of Sant Julià, which houses the famous painting of Christ painted by the Sevillian artist Bartolomé Esteban Murillo. There are also exhibitions in the museum of Sister Maria Rafaela and in the church of San Julián.
You can treat yourself to a picnic with local products, such as sobrasada and Burguera cheese, for which the town is famous for its production. And there are also two weekly markets, Thursdays and Saturdays.
Colonia 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.
It is a traditional fishing village, with a lot of charm. The village is nestled around a large, irregularly shaped bay, in which the sheds, the lighthouse and the anchored boats add beauty to the picturesque nature of the place. There is a long pier where leisure boats are mixed with local fishing boats, you can do boat trips as well.
The main beach of Portocolom is Cala Marcal (it has blue flag) that offers white sand and transparent water, becoming in this way one of the favorite beaches for families.
Its origins date back to 1348, when Pedro III the Ceremonious granted the town of Felanitx the privilege of building a chapel, with the intention of protecting itself from the plague. This primitive church has a stone altarpiece, from the 15th century, which represents the history of the passion of the Christ of Berit.
Between 1707 and 1716 the new sanctuary was built. The decay of cult to the Christ of Berit makes this altarpiece go to a side altar, while the largest is now occupied by another altarpiece, dedicated to the Virgin of San Salvador, work of the Valencian Pere Codonye
Cala Figuera is a peculiar coastal port formed by two torrents: Caló d'en Busques and Caló d'en Boira. The port has the shape of a Y, the mouth of the torrents being the mooring area and the exit to the sea is formed by the cliffs, on the south side is the town of Cala Figuera.
Length = 800 m, Width = 400 m.
The most peculiar thing about this place is not the bathing area, but the old well-preserved fishermen's houses that every tourist comes to visit at the mouth of the torrents.