Browse the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Cabrera Archipelago

Port de Cabrera
03-21-2019

The Balearic Islands are the attraction of summer. From Mallorca we go to Ibiza and we enter Formentera by boat, an option that grows for the tourists of the islands. A spectacular place worth visiting is the Maritime-Terrestrial National Park of the Cabrera Archipelago , a few kilometers from Mallorca, and pure nature.

Navigating the Mediterranean Sea on a yacht takes us deep into and discover treasures never before seen. This park is formed by no less than 19 islands and islets in a natural space with insular ecosystems where you can see colonies of seabirds, among others. It is a protected place, since some birds are in danger of extinction and the seabed also needs special protections. It has the category of Specially Protected Area of ​​Importance for the Mediterranean (ZEPIM) of the protocol of marine protected areas of the Barcelona Convention for the protection of the Mediterranean Sea.

A day by boat in this area welcomes tourists and lovers of the sea. Not only do you get to parks but the coves of the islands become affordable if you rent a boat and take a day trip. 

But there is much more than nature, because the people who have passed through here have left a legacy of monuments full of magic. In Cabrera, the castle of the XIV century is the maximum exponent and we find it next to the lighthouse of l'Enciola. On the small island you can also see the old purple production workshop, or the ruins of the old French prison camp for the War of Independence. 

Between the sea and culture, the Balearic Islands are favorable for the heritage to approach the visitor. Therefore, nothing better than entering the Ethnographic Museum Es Celler or going to the Visitors Center of the same park of Cabrera that welcomes the flora and fauna that lives there. Then there is a viewpoint to see the archipelago and an elevator that submerges in one of the aquariums to be live with the terrestrial environment. 

The routes that start from here are numerous and can be done by boat. Well on day trips or half a day, in groups, large or small boats and all prepared to explain what the park and its surroundings. To arrive with private boats, it is possible, provided that necessary navigation permits are available. Although few, there is also some accommodation to enjoy more of the evening in Cabrera .

This island is the smallest of the homonymous archipelago, located south of the island of Mallorca. It belongs to the municipality of Palma de Mallorca