Travel & Tourism

Dragonera Island Tour from Palma

Dragonera Island
Dragonera Island. Credit: Creative Commons/Chixoy
The small uninhabited islet Dragonera in the Balearic Islands of Spain is located just off the west coast of Majorca. From the point of view of geology Dragonera is a surfaced part of a geologic system running southwest to northeast in the Iberian Peninsula.
Once upon a time the island was used as a refuge for notorious pirates such as Barbarossa and Dragut, but now it has been converted to a protected wildlife natural park. In order to reach Dragonera, tourists have to make use of a ferry, either from Port Andratx or from Sant Elm.

Upon your arrival, you are immediately submersed in wall lizards for which the island is well-known. Also called as Sargantana in Spanish the island is swarming with them. If you want to go for a walk around the island there are four recommended walking trails ranging from a relaxed stroll to a 3 hrs rigorous trek.

A small cave on the right of the landing dock was once a habitat for breeding Mediterranean monk seals, which are now critically endangered. There is also a precious fresh water source deep underground on Dragonera, famed to have had many famous personalities have a sip from it.

Dragonera island is a perfect place for a daytime excursion where you can visit the museum, have short walks, enjoy a swim or spend some time discovering lizards!

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