Cabrera Archipelago Maritime-Land National Park

10 km to the south of Cabo Salines is the Cabrera archipelago, designated a Maritime-Land National Park. The first attraction of a visit to it begins with the crossing, sailing between a variety of different shaped islets and in the company of dolphins and seagulls.

The Cabrera archipelago separated from Majorca some 15,000 years ago. It is formed by a main island, Cabrera, and 18 islets; the first one to come into sight is Na Foradada, a flat mass with vertical walls. The island of Cabrera, with a small harbour where the golondrinas or pleasure boats moor, has a surface area of 1,569 hectares and is a succession of cliffs, coves, headlands, sandy beaches and beautiful caves along the coastline. The most spectacular is Sa Cova Blava, with an enigmatic natural composition of light and colour.

Cabrera is also an important ecosystem for the fauna and flora. There are more than 450 plant species and it is a strategic point for many birds during their migration. The most diverse colonies of the Western Mediterranean are found here, with the special presence of Eleonora’s falcons, which are easy to localise around these islets. The land fauna is dominated by the 10 sub-species of lizards which inhabit it.

Concentration camp for French prisoners

Its history is not without some curious episodes. During the 1st to 6th Centuries, there was a colony of Romans here who produced garum, a substance made with fish gut which they added as a condiment to certain dishes and which, it seems, was an aphrodisiac. In the park’s Museum, installed in a building dating from the late 19th Century, you can see the remains of the ceramics which have been found.

Its castle, built in the 14th Century, was used as a concentration camp for 9,000 French prisoners after the battle of Bailén. Between 1809 and 1811 they began to arrive on the island in groups; the most numerous was formed by 4,000 men, who were held prisoner for five years; only 3,600 of them survived. According to legend, there was also a monastery inhabited by rebel monks who danced naked on the beach.

Excursiones a Cabrera

Excursions a Cabrera is the pioneer company carrying passengers to the Cabrera National Park. We have all kinds of boats, from the classic shallow-bottomed “Golondrinas” to the modern speedboats. We also perform excursions around the south coast of Mallorca so you can discover from the sea the pristine beaches and secluded coves of the area.

More information: www.excursionsacabrera.es

ROUTES

Cabrera “Fast”

Three hours fast tour with a return to the Island.

Enjoy a few hours aboard one of our speedboats, crossing the archipelago, disembarking at the Port of Cabrera, and visiting and bathing in the Blue Cave! The best way to spend three fantastic hours!

Cabrera “Classic”

A day trip to the National park.

Come and spend an unforgettable day on Cabrera! You can enjoy a journey of about 50 minutes that will take you from the Port of Colònia of Sant Jordi, to the Cabrera National Park, including a visit to the Blue Cave!

Cabrera “Premium”

A fast day trip with a return to the Island.

The most comprehensive option to visit the Cabrera Archipelago! Come and spend a spectacular day with us, sailing on one of our speedboats and circling the archipelago of Cabrera, disembarking at the Port of Cabrera having enough time to explore the island and its magnificent sights. And finally, visit the Blue Cave before sailing back to the Port of Colònia of Sant Jordi!

Cabrera “Express”

A direct boat trip to the National Park.

You will have an incredible day both on our fast boats and in the National park.Enjoy the picturesque views of the park and the places of interest such as: The Castle, the museum, The French monument and the cristal beaches. And the last but not the least important: The blue Cave!

Cabrera “Sunset”

See the sunset in Cabrera!

Excursion to Cabrera where we can swim, accompanied with the sunset and we enter “Sa Cova Blava” with champagne glass and a traditional dessert. You can spend the evening in our speed boats, seeing the sunset, while you can drink a champagne glass with a traditional dessert, after swiming in the waters of “Sa Cova Blava”.