Dragonera, lying in the southwest, is one of the less known balearic islands but quite famous amongst scuba divers.
The uninhabited island has a length of 3,8 km and is up to 900m wide. It is seperated from Mallorca by a 780m wide channel called “Es Freu”.
In 1995 investors planned to build a big hotel resort on it, but after much effort by nature lovers it was declared as a nature reserve.
Dragonera is part of the Tramuntana range which stretches along the whole west coast of Mallorca as far as Pollenca.
Like the Tramuntana range, Dragonera has steep cliffs on its west side but on the side towards San Telmo there is good hiking.
It’s worth while visiting “Na Popi” which is the oldest of the three lighthouses on dragonera at a hight of 360m.
Dragonera has the most beautifiul underwater landscape
STUNNING FLORA AND FAUNA
Dragonera has historical significance, as well as being an ecological treasure. There are lots of endemic plants and animals, for example the dragons of dragonera and various birds. The biggest spanish colony of Eleonora’s falcons are living there.
There is an information centre on the island. The nature reserve also contains the islands Mitjana and Pantaleu.