Mondragó Nature Reserve

Mondragó Nature Reserve
 

Overview
The Mondragó Nature Reserve is located in the south-east coast of Mallorca near the town of Santanyí. It consists mainly of beaches, sea cliffs, dunes and streams and covers a total of 785ha. The reserve is extremely beautiful and is of ecological importance to both flora and fauna.

Walking
There is an Information Centre is next to the ses Fonts de n´Alis car park. From there you can organise a guided tour if required. The reserve has 4 marked trailed which guide the visitor around this breathtaking reserve and take in some of the area’s typical architecture.

Sightseeing
S´Amarrador is stunning beach of fine white sand. Its natural environment is unspoilt and is surrounded by pine trees.

South east of Felanitx is the Santueri Castle. Rebuilt in the 13th century on the remains of an Arab stronghold the castle overlooks the sea.

Ancient remains from the Talaiotic culture (dating back to around 800-1300BC) can be seen south of Llucmajor. The area is called Capcorb Vell.

Cala Figuera is an extremely pretty fishing village which is worth a visit

Animals/Birds
The fauna within the Mondragó Nature Reserve is varied. Reptiles and amphibians are abundant such as green toad, common frog, lizards and snakes. Mammals include hedgehogs (which are very common), dormice, rabbits and weasels. Many different species of bird live here, they range from fisherman eagles and falcons to turtledoves and cuckoos.

Plants
The dunes provide the perfect habitat for marine thistles, houseleeks, violets, and sea lilies. The coastal cliffs are colonised by, sea fennel, lentisco and rosemary. In the more humid and shadier areas of the S´Amarador stream and the spectacular Ses Fonts de n´Alis cove, holm oak, honeysuckle, wild asparagus and many other plats grow. Tamarisk, fine brushwood, seaweed and species of the Chaetomorpha genus can also be found here. Another of the Mondragó Nature Reserves most important landscapes is the heathland where there are numerous wild olive trees, and Mediterranean pines, some carob trees, rockroses and even orchids.

 

 
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