Sa Dragonera – Sierra de Tramontana
We begin at “Sant Elm” Beach and head towards “Es Pantaleu”. History tells us that in 1229 King Jaume I landed his fleet on this very spot to embark on the Conquest of Mallorca, which was under Muslim Rule at the time. “Es Pantaleu” is 26 m high, 150 m from the coast. This is a particularly ragged coastline with numerous nips and crannies. At the far side of the beach you can see the tower of “El Castell”. From here we set out towards “L’Illa Mitjana” and views of “Sa Dragonera”, Mallorca’s 6th island. It is 4 km long by 1 km wide, some 700 m from the coast and the full loop is 13 km long. Though its form loosely resembles a dragon, its name actually comes from the numerous lizards that live here.
On our return, to the east of the beach of “Sant Elm” we will discover the coves of “Cala Llebeig” and “Cala en Rogau”, amongst others, and the small marina of “Es Mollet”. To the west of the island the coastal landscape is much steeper, without any coves or inlets, and with two particularly high peaks ; “Puig des Ancells” (311m) and “Puig des Faro Vell”( 360m). The island has two lighthouses; the “Far de Lleveig” lighthouse in the south and “Far de Tramuntana” in the north.