Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis

sa calobra cove surrounded by the Tramuntana mountains in Mallorca

Sa Calobra has several times been praised as one of the most scenic and beautiful areas of Mallorca, or as we say these days, very instagrammable!

The trip to sa Calobra is just as memorable as the picturesque cove itself, with a road full of sharp hairpin curves that descends more than 800 metres in just 12 kilometres.

Tip! If you come here before 10 o’clock (am) or after 5 pm, there will be much less crowded as all the coaches are gone.

Sa Calobra can be reaches in multiple ways. You can drive by car or bicycle along the curvy road yourself, you can find a tour operator that arranges trips here, you can sail here from Port de Sóller, or, you can walk here following one of the many marked routes.

If you drive by car or bicycle, please do show high precaution as here tend to be a lot of traffic and not much space.

At Port de sa Calobra, you will find a handful of bars and restaurants, all nicely situated allowing for stunning views while enjoying a refreshment or lunch.

From Port de sa Calobra, you can enjoy a wonderful little walk to the beach and canyon of Torrent de Pareis. The two areas are connected by an illuminated tunnel leading through the rocks.

As you enter the canyon on the other side, the first thing you will notice is the majestic rocky formations creating a gate between the mountains and the cove with a small sandy beach at the bottom. This beach is very popular.

Inside the canyon, you will notice the river (if there is water in it), this is Torrent de Pareis, as “torrent” means river. Torrent de Pareis is one of the largest in Mallorca, it starts all the way high up in the mountains in the area close to Puig Major, which is the highest point in Serra de Tramuntana.

Walkers and hikers love Torrent de Pareis, it offers some of the most dramatic and rugged terrains, and at the same time some of the most breathtaking views.

Regardless if you are into exploring nature, beaching, walking, cycling or sailing, sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis is something you must see at least once!


More Balearic wildlife and nature to discover in Mallorca

Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions

Palma Cathedral

la seu gothic cathedral in palma mallorca on the balearic islands in spain

Palma cathedral La Seu is an amazing sight, both from the inside and outside. Palma cathedral is one of the biggest in Europe, and great artists like Gaudi have worked on the amazing temple. There are guided tours and you can even visit the rooftop terraces offering magical views.

Learn about Palma cathedral La Seu

The Antique Train

excursion with antique train in mallorca

The antique train is a great attraction for young and adults. The ride takes you through some of the most beautiful areas of the Tramuntana, passing through orange plantations, olive groves and green valleys. The authentic feeling of the old marhogany cars bumping along the rails completes the experience.

Enjoy a ride in the antique train

Castell de Bellver

beautiful gothic bellver castle in palma mallorca spain

Castell de Bellver is a unique castle, due to its round shape and splendid location on a hilltop above Palma's bay. Much of Mallorca's most dramatic times are linked to the Bellver castle, and you will also find Palma's historical museum here. It's a great attraction for all ages.

Visit the Bellver castle

Cuevas del Drach

cuevas del drach or dragon caves is a major tourist attraction in mallorca located in the holiday resort of porto cristo

Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) is a great attraction to visit for all ages. Inside the stalagmite and stalactite caves in Porto Cristo, you will meet a true wonder of nature, along with the biggest underground lake in Europe on which an orchester will play a beautiful live concert on before you can enjoy a short ride.

Visit Cuevas del Drach

Santuari de Lluc

santuari de lluc monastery and major tourist attraction in mallorca

Santuari de Lluc is a monastery situated deep in the highest areas of the Tramuntana, in divine natural surroundings. Lluc is a great attraction for everyone, you can discover the ethnological museum, enjoy a concert by the famous child choir, visit the botanical gardens and see the holy Madonna.

Visit Santuari de Lluc

La Granja

two women wearing traditional mallorcan outfits at la granja esporles ethnological museum in mallorca

A visit to the ethnological museum of La Granja in the mountain village of Esporles takes you on an interesting journey back in time to discover how life in mallorca was for the wealthy landowners and their servants. La Granja is a museum suitable for all ages, there is plenty to see and do here for young and adults.

Visit La Granja

Sa Dragonera

sa dragonera island and nature park with much balearic wildlife

Sa Dragonera is an island and protected nature reserve just off the coast of Sant Elm, Andratx. Sa Dragonera is home to indigenious lizards that are very human-friendly, and has become a trademark of Mallorca. About on the beautiful island, you can walk along multiple trails to some of the most amazing vantage points and find ancient watchtowers from the time of pirates.

Visit Sa Dragonera island

Almudaina Palace

the almudaina palace in palma mallorca is a major tourist attraction

The royal Almudaina Palace is closely linked to multiple epochs in the history of Mallorca. The ancient palace was built as the seat for the Moorish governor back in the 10th century, and was the first building in the city of Palma as we know it today. Inside you will discover an impressive collection of ancient artifacts and artworks, along with the authentic surroundings of the palace that is now used by the royalties of Spain when visiting the island.

Visit the Almudaina Palace

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