In 2018, a new initiative to save the wildlife around es Trnc in Campos is to be inaugurated. The project has been granted more then 800,000 euros, and will benefit both birds and other wildlife as well as tourism in the area.
For years, the beach of es Trenc has been a popular destination for sun-hungering holidaymakers, who come to enjoy the 2 kilometres of silky soft sand and extremely clean water at this beach. However, the massive load of tourists using the natural area here leaves its marks on the nature. To find a solution to this, a new project has been established, which will beneft both tourists and the wildlife.
Behind the cliffs of es Trenc, which now is actually home to a wetland, will be turned into a brand new nature park. The wetlands will be expanded extensively to make room for more birds and other wildlife here, but at the same time the government wants to make the area accessible to tourists who come to enjoy birdwatching and observation on Mallorca.
Hopefully, the area and municipality of Campos and Ses Salines will see an increased interest in the beautiful rural areas here in the southern Mallorca. The area of es Trenc has been known since Punic times, and more particular, the natural salt from the Mediterranean sea which is said to have a healing effect on the body.
Not far from es Trenc beach, in the small distric of el Palmeras, you will find another interesting place, the Artestruz ostrich farm. Here you can meet and ride the curious ostriches, cuddle with the chicks and enjoy a snack or refreshment.
Mallorca's Top sightseeing attractions
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.
The Antique Train
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.
Castell de Bellver
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.
Cuevas del Drach
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.
Santuari de Lluc
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.
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.
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.
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.