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Mondragó

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Clear turquoise waters, dunes, cliffs, small woods of pine and wild olive trees. This recreation of paradise has a name: Mondragó, Natural Park and Special Protection Area for Birds. An area of almost 800 ha comprising the beaches of S’Amarador and Mondragó, the wetland of fuentes de n’Alis (springs of n’Alis), the cliffs and farm land and scrubland surrounding and enhancing the area.

Clear turquoise waters, dunes, cliffs, small woods of pine and wild olive trees. This recreation of paradise has a name: Mondragó, Natural Park and Special Protection Area for Birds. An area of almost 800 ha comprising the beaches of S’Amarador and Mondragó, the wetland of fuentes de n’Alis (springs of n’Alis), the cliffs and farm land and scrubland surrounding and enhancing the area.

The park offers various itineraries which can be followed on foot or by bicycle, stopping for an invigorating dip on the magnificent beaches of Mondragó and S’Amarador. Various ecosystems coexist here, and species of flora of great ecological interest grow here. Samphire and Limonium biflorum (known locally as “saladina”) flourish along the coast. In the wetlands you will find wattle, reeds and tamarisk. Behind the beaches, sea holly and small irises. And away from the coast, Phoenician junipers, pines and wild olive trees form a low forest scented with heather and rosemary.

This is also a paradise for birds, where over 70 species have been catalogued, most of these migratory and particular to wetlands. At S’Amarador and at fuentes de n’Alis it is easy to see specimens of the great white egret, the coot, the purple gallinule and the little stint. On the coast it is not difficult to spot the cormorant or Audouin’s gull and, if you are lucky, the elegant osprey gliding in the sky in search of fish.