Interested in snorkelling, lizard watching and pirate towers?
It’s all in a visit to Sa Dragonera island with an exciting day boat excursion to get you there. A short distance from the southwest coast of Mallorca, the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera is only six kilometres long and home to a watchtower, and is said to be named because of its resemblance to a dragon.
This protected nature reserve is home to over 360 different plant species and numerous native animals including the Lilford’s wall lizard (Podarcis lilfordi giglioli), endemic to the Balearics. Pirates, like the famous Barbossa, were also apparently fans of the island, using it as a base for their attacks on Mallorcans back in the day.
The boats leave from Santa Ponsa and sail along the coastline to a perfect spot for swimming and snorkelling, followed by a full lunch and plenty of sangria before arriving in Sa Dragonera, for some hiking, swimming, a tour of the museum and of course, lizard watching before heading back to the coast.
The Park is open to visitors all year round, from 10:00 to 17:00 from 1st April – 30th September, and from 10:00 to 14:30 in the winter months.