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Explore Cabrera Island from Palma

Cabrera Island
Cabrera Island, Credit: Pixabay
The Cabrera Island and other tiny islands that lay in its vicinity are a cluster of peaceful, serene and romantic land amidst the turquoise blue watered Meditteranean Sea, isolated from the bustle of cities and noisy routines. The distance from Palma to Cabrera is about 35 miles and it takes about an hour to reach there.

Being renowned as the largest island without human inhabitation, this can be a unique getaway plan, especially for couples.

Balearic Islands
Balearic Islands, Credit: Pixy

In past, Cabrera Island was used for keeping French Prisoners of war. The fort on this island is an archaeological marvel. However, now Cabrera Island is converted into the ‘Cabrera Archipelago National Park’

A thrilling journey by boat, occasional sight of dolphins, pleasing blue water spread all over is sufficient for appeasing the wanderlust of travellers, but, this is not all! This tranquil island has a lot more cache reserved for its explorers. On the way to Cabrera, the visitor’s boat passes by a huge lighthouse named N’Ensiola and a chain of small but beautiful islands. Thus the journey and a day out to these islands will prove to be bliss for avid travellers and explorers.

Cabrera bay
Cabrera bay
Credit: Kufoleto / CC BY 3.0

How to get there-

• Prior Permission to visit the island is necessary, as only 200 people per day are allowed.
• Journey to the island is by boats which depart from Colonia de San Jordi and Portopetro in Mallorca.
• In the case of travel through private boats, prior permission needs to be taken from Instituto Nacional de la Naturaleza.
•Fishing is not allowed on this island, also some areas are prohibited for visitors. The Island has only a single canteen, so carrying food and drinks is inevitable.

The national park offers some exciting goodies for planning a day trip in the vicinity of Palma de Mallorca especially for couples and small groups.

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