Now as you leave Caló des Borgit, if you are in a hurry you can turn right facing west, taking a broad, well-marked path. In five or six minutes you’ll reach the centre of Mondragó, the Ses Fonts de n’Alis cov
Now as you leave Caló des Borgit, if you are in a hurry you can turn right facing west, taking a broad, well-marked path. In five or six minutes you’ll reach the centre of Mondragó, the Ses Fonts de n’Alis cove. But it is worth admiring the open expanses on the seaside, so continue along the southern perimeter of Caló des Borgit if you can. Before reaching the opening of the cove, which is closed off by Punta de sa Guàrdia, you should climb the little hill and let the pathway lead you to the upper part of this point that juts out, separating it from Caló de Mondragó. Here you will find a rifle cache called the Guàrdia d’en Garrot. This is a defensive bunker from the 1940s which was restored with informational panels on the defence towers and other cultural elements. Unfortunately, right now it is abandoned. Near this defence element, even closer to Punta de sa Guàrdia, is a sign that tells you about the different species of sea birds that fly near here: the shag, the Audouin’s gull, the peregrine falcon, the rock dove and the osprey. The panoramic views reveal Punta Blanquer and Caló d’en Perdiu on the other side of Mondragó.
The head of Caló des Borgit reaches a certain height over the sea, while our route now heads towards the northwest to follow the large entrance of the two-headed Mondragó cove. Among pine trees on the left you can see the roof of a shipyard used to store small boats. In three minutes you will reach the Les Fonts de n’Alis beach, the first of the two coves in Mondragó. Cross the beach, and if you look inland you will see the stream that forms the extremely ecologically important wetlands, called L’Estany de Ses Fonts de n’Alis, with characteristic plant communities, such as Ruppia grasslands, saltwort, rushes, cane beds of Phragmites australis and cat’s tail. There are several hotels, bars and restaurants at the edge of the beach.