Surrounding Area

The beauty of Colonia Sant Jordi is that the surrounding area is all national park. This means there will be no high-rise hotels, traffic and crowds, just peace and tranquility.

For most people on a swim training camp, a walk in the woods is not their idea of relaxing between sessions, but for other family members, chaperones and team staff, there is plenty to do outside the regular activities and excursions.

We can supply you with walking and biking trails that take you through the hinterland and coastline of Ses Salinas.


grottoThe ‘magical triangle’ takes you from the beaches of Colonia Sant Jordi to the island of Cabrera. The whole archipelago is a national park of Spain (Parque Nacional del Archipiélago de Cabrera). Cabrera is the largest island of 19 which make up the archipelago, rich in wildlife and plants, protected species of birds and reptiles and fascinating underwater scenery. The island is 6km long and 5km wide.

Visits are usually from March to October and include the quay area, beaches, the castle, museum and the monument to the French prisoners, amongst other places of interest. You also can visit the 14th century Kosaren fortress, take a picnic and swim in the clear sea.

Two short paths marked on the island. One path leads to the castle on a cliff where at the top you’ll be rewarded with superb views across to the Bay of Palma. The other path leads to two idyllic beaches with different characters. One is sandy and the other has lots of rock pools. Both of course have clear, beautiful waters, perfect for swimming.

Any trip to Cabrera will stop at the Blue Grotto: a magnificent cave where the outside light is filtered up through the aquamarine waters, creating a wonderful gem-like quality.

A trip to Cabrera will usually take a day, leaving at 9.30am from the port of Colonia Sant Jordi, and returning there around 5pm.