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Nature parks in Mallorca

Exploring natural parks in Mallorca: Unveiling untamed beauty

For many, traveling to Mallorca is about embracing the great outdoors. Here you will find detailed descriptions of the various nature parks in Mallorca. Some parks are nestled in the mountains, others hug the coastline, and one even extends into the sea.

The nature of Mallorca

Many fall in love with Mallorca due to its diverse natural beauty. The island boasts mountains with hiking trails, quaint mountain towns adorned with citrus orchards, and countless cycling routes. In the fertile plains, olives, wine grapes, almonds, vegetables, and fruits flourish. Additionally, Mallorca’s beaches and bays, though some have been developed over the years, still offer several spots where you can experience the island’s natural beauty as it was before the rise of tourism.

Rent a car in Mallorca and explore the original nature. 

S’Albufera Nature Park

Located in the Gulf of Alcúdia, S’Albufera is the largest and most significant wetland in the Balearic Islands, declared a natural park in 1988. Rich in wildlife, this park is home to a plethora of fish, birds, and amphibians. While it may not be the typical destination for families with children, nature lovers will find this park’s fresh air and natural scents captivating. Informative boards detail the area’s history and ecology, and the marked walking and cycling routes make it a popular activity hub around Playa de Muro, Ca’n Picafort, and Port d’Alcúdia.

S’Albufereta Nature Park

Nestled in the Bay of Pollensa, S’Albufereta is a coastal gem known for its unique landscape and its significance for ornithology and botany. Often referred to as “The Birds’ Oasis,” it serves as a resting spot for many migratory birds.

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Mondragó is one of the many nature parks in Mallorca, offering beaches, hiking trails, and historic agricultural areas. Photo: © Castenoid | Dreamstime.com

Mondragó Nature Park

Located in the southeastern part of Mallorca in the municipality of Santanyí, Mondragó is a protected area for birds, established as a nature park in 1992. This landscape, shaped by centuries of agriculture, features stone walls dividing fields, rustic stone houses, and terraces along streams and canyons. Traditional water management structures like water wheels and cisterns can also be found here.

Accommodation close to the Nature Parks in Mallorca

Find accommodation close to the nature parks in Mallorca. Stay near the island’s stunning landscapes, offering easy access to hiking, cycling, and exploring Mallorca’s natural beauty. Enjoy a serene retreat surrounded by picturesque scenery and diverse wildlife. Discover these natural wonders and more as you explore the diverse and stunning nature of Mallorca.

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Llevant Peninsula Nature Park

Declared a national park in 2002, the Llevant Peninsula is known for its scenic hilly terrain and Mediterranean turtles on its beaches. This area offers several hiking and cycling routes and boasts magnificent viewpoints with panoramic views of the east coast. The Ermita de Bethlem, a small hidden church, and several secluded beaches like Es Matzok, Cala Font Celada, and s’Arenalet d’Albarca, enhance the natural beauty and fauna of the region.

It is not far from here beautiful village of Artá.

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It’s easy to envision a tranquil retreat in the Llevant Nature Park. The various nature parks in Mallorca offer a wonderful chance to experience the island as it was before the tourism boom. Photo: © Joppi | Dreamstime.comDreamstime.com

Es Trenc Nature Park

Located between Sa Ràpita and Colònia de Sant Jordi, Es Trenc is a natural beach-dune system rich in diverse habitats for flora and fauna. It features wetlands where salt is produced, pine and juniper forests, and agricultural fields. Es Trenc is the last large natural beach on Mallorca, untouched by tall hotels and noisy restaurants, offering a serene escape for nature lovers.

Serra de Tramuntana

Stretching along the northern coast of Mallorca, the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range spans about 90 km. This vast area offers pine forests, hiking and cycling routes at elevations over a thousand meters, and stunning views from steep cliffs. The mountain range is home to artistic towns like Deia, the quaint Banyalbufar, the orange valley in Sóller, and many more.

Discover some of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca here at Palmallorca.com

Torrent de Pareis Nature Park

Torrent de Pareis is one of Mallorca’s natural marvels, with a river running through it that starts at the confluence of the Gorg Blau and Lluc rivers. This 3.3 km river journey passes between towering mountain walls, ending at the breathtaking Sa Calobra.

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