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Colònia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca, Things to do and hotels

Colònia de Sant Jordi is best known among self-catering travelers – including athletes who come here to make use of the area’s unique facilities.

Here are activities for every sports man / woman, especially swimming, cycling, running and diving are popular activities in Colònia de Sant Jordi.

Summer on a beach in Colonia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca island, Spain.



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Why visit Colònia de Sant Jordi

Things to do in Colònia de Sant Jordi

Enjoy the amazing beaches

Colònia de Sant Jordi is home to some amazing beaches, all with good space and fine-grained sand.

Boat trip to Cabrera

If you are in this area, you can not miss out on a boat trip to the nature park and archipelago of Cabrera located south of Mallorca’s coasts. Cabrera is is magical place, beautiful and interesting, which is why a visit to the islands is an extremely popular thing to do from Colonia de Sant Jordi. You can choose between a number of different trips, half day, full day, sunset sail etc., all of them are popular and you will have good value for money as this is a unique experience.

Boat trip to the beautiful Cabrera island

Mondragó Park

The nature park of Mondragó (Santanyí) is the most scenic and picturesque place in the entire southeast region of Mallorca. The park extends behind two white sandy beaches (s’Amarador and Cala Mondragó) and offers almost 800 ha of unspoiled Balearic wildlife to enjoy. There are numerous walking routes which lead about in the park and info-boards telling about the species found here. If you are more fond of relaxing, you can look forward to two of the very best beaches in Mallorca.

Visit the beautiful nature reserve of Mondragó Park

Platja d’es Trenc

About 6 km from Colonia de Sant Jordi you will find the largest unspoiled beach of Mallorca, the Platja d’es Trenc. The beach offers a staggering length of 1900 meters and an average width of 25 meters, with plenty of space for both beach activities and sunbathing. The beach is part of a large protected natural area that is unique because of the fine dunes and eco-system behind it. The water is low and very clear, perfect for all ages to enjoy.

Rent a bike and go on adventure

Cycling is one of the most popular things to do in Mallorca, and the area around Colonia de Sant Jordi is no exception. Hundreds of kilometers of asphalted roads lead about in the charming countryside that surrounds the coast, simply perfect conditions for pedaling. On a bike, you will be able to easily reach the many charming villages hamlets, hidden gems in the coves and the incredible vantage points overlooking the coastline.

Go scuba diving

Mallorca is renown for its beautiful reefs, mysterious undersea caves and hundreds of fascinating species living under the surface of the sea. Join a scuba diving excursion from Colonia de Sant Jordi and go on an unforgettable adventure in the deep blue, where you will meet the a whole new world of life and colors.

Visit the Artestruz ostrich farm

Artestruz is an ostrich farm located some 10 km from Colonia de Sant Jordi, a fun and fascinating place to visit. These curious oversized birds are as fun to interact with as they are looking at. At Artestruz you can feed them, learn a lot about them, visit the babies and even ride an ostrich.

Visit the ostrich farm

Visit the Botanicactus botanical garden

Botanicactus is a botanical garden covering more than 50,000 m2 land located in Ses Salines, just 7 km from Colònia de Sant Jordi. As the name suggests, Botanicactus is specialized in cactus of various tropical kinds. Besides from the great selection of cactus sorts, the botanical garden also offer about 25,000 m2 of indigenous Balearic species such as olive trees, pomegranates, almond trees, pines, cypresses, orange trees, eucalyptus and much more. The visit is both beautiful and interesting, absolutely worth it if you have any interest in flora.

Santuari de Sant Salvador

The sanctuary of Sant Salvador dates back from the mid-14th century where it was built as a refuge from the Black Death. It has since functioned as a monastery and place of worship and divine veneration. Today, you can visit this historical place situated at 405 meters altitude offering the most breathtaking panoramic views of the southeastern Mallorca. It is a great destination for cyclists and walkers who will enjoy the steep ascent up the mountain.

Visit the mountaintop sanctuary of Sant Salvador

Guided visit to the salt factory Salinas d’Es Trenc

The salt mines of Ses Salines are mythical and has been exploited since prehistoric times when ancient Phoenicians, Carthaginians and Romans extracted it, in other words, an indigenous product of Mallorca. Come visit and book a guided tour of the salt mines and factory, and discover the entire process of how this tasteful product is produced. The salt of Ses Salines is some of the purest in the world and has been categorized as a luxury product.

Talayotic village els Antigors

If you have interest in archaeology or history, then a visit to the ruins of this prehistoric village is an obvious choice in this area. At the site you can discover the remains of a prehistoric village established around 1,100 BC, its outer walls and the characteristic “talaiots” that gave name to an entire culture with their tower-like megalithic constructions.

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There are a number of fantastic hotels, villas and flat available in Colònia de Sant Jordi, all close to the beaches and town.

The best accommodation options in Colònia de Sant Jordi include:


Colònia de Sant Jordi is located approx. 47 km (~29 miles) from the airport. A taxi will kost about 60-70 euros and take a little less than 40 minutes.

If you prefer a more comfortable transfer from the airport, consider a private minibus. Book here

Colònia de Sant Jordi is a lively destination suitable for all ages. You’ll find plenty of things to do, especially around the stunning beaches, as well as many activity providers.

Events in Colònia de Sant Jordi

Weekly market in Colonia de Sant Jordi

Every Wednesday morning the local market in Colobnia de Sant Jordi is held. At the market you can purchase and sample a wide range of local delicacies and products, ranging from leather goods to fresh produce.

Should you miss the market on Wednesday, you can visit the market in Ses Salines on Thurdays.

Annual events and happenings



Festes de Sant Jordi / Fira de Sal

Every year, towards the end of April, the patron saint of Colònia de Sant Jordi, Saint George, is celebrated with a great party in the village. For a wekk, the town will be full of fun and cultural activities and events for you to enjoy, for example exhibitions, photography contests, live concerts, dances, food stands and more.

Coinciding with the celebration is the annual salt and spices fair which pays homage to the main product of the area, salt. You can look forward to a big market and both spices, herbs, foods and crafts, but also, a lot of gastronomical experiences. Special dishes are served at extremely low prices during this week, all with a twist of the local salt.

Where: Colònia de Sant Jordi

When: End of April



Sant Joan

Come and celebrate the night of Sant Joan in Colònia de Sant Jordi on June 23rd. Bonfires and lights illuminate the beautiful southern coastline of Mallorca, where demons and traditional figures from the regional folklore dance to the sounds of typical rhythms accompanied by an exciting audience.

Where: Colònia de Sant Jordi

When: June 23rd



Opportunities fair

During October, the stores of the area empty their stock and put it all on sale for discounted prices. This is a great opportunity to get some shopping done or find the perfect present for someone you love.

Where: Colònia de Sant Jordi

When: October


Support Local

Supporting local communities during your travels can have a profound impact. Stock up with groceries locally, stop in an artisan shop or enjoy a refreshment at a restaurant or bar. Now more than ever, these small businesses need support from travelers near and far.

Practical Info

Useful Numbers

Emergency: 112
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Fire: 080
Tourist Office: +34 971 656 073 / [email protected]

Public Transport

Bus lines: 502

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