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Although its beaches and coves are the best known of the island, the nature and mountains of Mallorca have shaped the lifestyle of many generations and makes it an exceptional destination for those who love hiking. Cliffs, crags, peaks, valleys and pure Mediterranean vegetation. The mountain range of Mallorca is unforgettable.

Mountains of Mallorca: what to see

Tramuntana mountains

The Serra de Tramuntana is a paradise. This impressive mountain range stretches along the northwest coast and offers hiking routes with breathtaking views. From Andratx to Formentor, a landscape opens up that resists mass tourism and maintains the balance between nature and human influence. Romantic landscapes, sea views, olive groves, stone villages, citrus plantations and friendly and welcoming people. Hike to Puig Major, the highest peak on the island, or explore charming villages such as Valldemossa and Deià. The Serra de Tramuntana is a must for those who love the connection with the sacred.

Formentor lighthouse

The northernmost point of Mallorca is a wild and enchanting natural wonder. A rugged peninsula with promontories projecting out to sea. Cap de Formentor is a haven for seabirds nesting along its rocky cliffs and precarious pine trees. The elevated Mirador des Colomer offers dazzling views over the ports of Pollença and Alcudia and as far away as neighboring Menorca. And crowning the cape, the Faro de Formentor, built in the early 20th century and with the most impressive views in the area.

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Natural parks of Mallorca: diversity and fresh air

Mondragó Natural Park

On the southwest coast of the island is the Mondragó Natural Park, with 95 hectares of public domain. It is one of the natural jewels of Mallorca, with coves, dry docks, quarries, and a flora that turns it into an orchard. There are four itineraries for you to discover it on foot or by bicycle, both along the coast to enjoy the turquoise waters and into the mountains to discover ancient settlements, waterwheels, irrigation ditches and even military shelters. Animal lovers will enjoy watching birds such as turtledoves, kestrels and even vultures.

Albufera Natural Park

The Albufera of Mallorca impresses. Its richness makes it the most extensive wetland area of the Balearic Islands, and to visit it is to enter into an intense state of relaxation and connection with nature. Lagoons, salt marshes, wetlands, aquatic birds, native flora… everything comes together in a landscape where water is the protagonist. Get to know it by walking along the wooden walkways or cycling through the area. And attention, photographers! Capturing the beautiful pink flamingos that inhabit the lagoon will be your number one objective.

Extra: Caves of Drach and Sa Dragonera

Caves of Drach

One of the most spectacular destinations are the Caves of Drach, in Porto Cristo. It is a huge set of connected caves, full of stalactites and the largest subway lake in Europe. The route, of more than 1 kilometer, is like walking through a distant planet, and almost seems to be carved by an artist. Something very special is to enjoy a classical music concert from the shore of the lake, while the musicians travel on board illuminated boats. An unforgettable experience.

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Sa Dragonera

This small islet is separated from the mainland by a small channel, and is part of the Natural Park of Sa Dragonera together with the islets of Pantaleu and Mitjana. Steep cliffs, hidden coves and rich vegetation make Sa Dragonera a symbol of environmentalism on the island, since the construction of a tourist complex was prohibited thanks to popular pressure. The trails cross the island and allow you to get to know it in peace and quiet, enjoying the views and biodiversity.

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