Sports

Sport in Ses Salines and Colonia de Sant Jordi

Welcome to the Ses Salines sports page. Here, you will discover a world of physical activities at your fingertips. We highlight the exciting hiking routes that will take you through the most impressive places. In addition, you will enjoy modern facilities for swimming and other sports such as football. Let’s not forget the emblematic nautical sports of Colonia de Sant Jordi, such as fishing and underwater diving. Get ready for exciting sporting adventures in this wonderful locality.

Hiking in Ses Salines

With a wide network of paths, if we hike here, we will be able to find places of fabulous beauty and ancient stories and legends of Ses Salines and Colonia de Sant Jordi.

ROUTE R1

Cap Ses Salines
– Cala Llombards

A route of 12,500 meters that can be started from Cala Llombards or from Cap de Ses Salines.

You can choose the direction you prefer, but it is recommended to walk with the sun on your back to better appreciate the beautiful coastal landscape that you will always have in front of you.

The path will pass through a completely unspoiled area of impressive beauty, which is currently protected in Europe due to the species of flora and fauna that it hosts.

In addition, its waters are part of a marine reserve where artisanal fishing, such as that of raor or razorfish, continues to be highly valued and where the practice of diving offers intense emotions and great satisfaction.

The plant endemisms, sea birds and land turtles are other notable features of this place.

The coast is dotted with several coves and inlets, such as Caló des Moro, Cala s’Almonia, Cala Figuereta, Cala Marmols, Olla des Bastons and Racó de ca na Bàrbara. There are also cliffs and small cliffs such as Punta de Can Barragot and Punta de sa Cresta, as well as caves and other geological and geographical formations that will make our walk always surprising. Near the route, we find some salt wells and megalithic elements of great cultural value. The Cap de Ses Salines lighthouse is the host of a coastal research station, the result of the agreement signed between the Port Authority and the CSIC in 2003, being one of the few stations of this type in the whole ‘Spanish state.

ROUTE R2

Colònia de Sant Jordi
– Cap Ses Salines

A route of 12,500 meters that can be started from Cala Llombards or from Cap de Ses Salines.

You can choose the direction you prefer, but it is recommended to walk with the sun on your back to better appreciate the beautiful coastal landscape that you will always have in front of you.

The path will pass through a completely unspoiled area of impressive beauty, which is currently protected in Europe due to the species of flora and fauna that it hosts.

In addition, its waters are part of a marine reserve where artisanal fishing, such as that of raor or razorfish, continues to be highly valued and where the practice of diving offers intense emotions and great satisfaction.

The plant endemisms, sea birds and land turtles are other notable features of this place.

The coast is dotted with several coves and inlets, such as Caló des Moro, Cala s’Almonia, Cala Figuereta, Cala Marmols, Olla des Bastons and Racó de ca na Bàrbara. There are also cliffs and small cliffs such as Punta de Can Barragot and Punta de sa Cresta, as well as caves and other geological and geographical formations that will make our walk always surprising. Near the route, we find some salt wells and megalithic elements of great cultural value. The Cap de Ses Salines lighthouse is the host of a coastal research station, the result of the agreement signed between the Port Authority and the CSIC in 2003, being one of the few stations of this type in the whole ‘Spanish state.

ROUTE R3

Colònia de Sant Jordi – Cala Llombards

Unlike the other routes, which are exclusively for pedestrians (except the one going to the Cabrera National Park, where it is necessary to take a boat), this route is specially designed to be traveled by bicycle. The minimum distance between Colonia de Sant Jordi and Cala Llombards is 16.2 kilometers.

However, the route can be significantly extended with several variants indicated on the map, which follow secondary roads and in some cases, such as the cycle-tourist route of Cas Perets, are conveniently signposted to make it easier to follow.

Due to the predominantly agricultural and pastoral nature of this area, almost the entire area around the roads is dominated by these types of landscapes.

Cultivated fields, both grass and trees (oaks, almonds, figs), are combined here and there with irrigated plots and small wooded and scrubby areas, which bring diversity to the landscape.

The landscape values of this area, which do not differ much from the agricultural Mallorca of the past, give the region a distinctive character. Generally, these are dry environments (this part of Mallorca is the rainiest on the whole island) and apparently unwelcoming, but full of surprises.

The garrigues are full of rabbits and hares, aromatic plants, turtles and small orchids with surprising shapes and colors. Scattered throughout the territory, we will find mills, defense towers, caves, talaiots and prehistoric remains, which are witnesses to the historical and ethnological wealth that characterizes the entire marina of Santanyí.

ROUTE R4

Salinetes – Colònia de Sant Jordi

This practically circular route starts in the streets of the Colònia bordering the saline ponds of the Salines de s’Avall.

From there, we must head towards Es Cotó beach and, once we reach the coast, continue through the entire Colonia de Sant Jordi until we reach the port area, where the proposed route ends.

In total, the coastal route is 4,100 meters long, with flat terrain, which makes it very suitable for families.

Aquest recorregut transcorre per una costa rocosa i baixa, amb un terreny irregular que destaca per la seva bellesa. Hi trobem nombrosos penya-segats i alguna petita cala amb aigües cristal·lines. Prop de la costa, podem veure diversos illots on reposen diverses aus marines.

Al principi del recorregut, podràs contemplar els estanys salins i les piles de sal acumulada, mentre que a la part final, tindràs l’oportunitat de gaudir de la presència de diverses embarcacions petites amarrades al port.

In the salt ponds, it is common to find mallards, mallards and white ducks, and it is not uncommon to see flamingos. When you reach the coast, look out for Audouin’s gulls, cormorants, terns and even barn owls that can fly far from the shore pushed by the sea winds.

During winter and migrations, sandpipers and other small waders constantly patrol the rocks that receive the splash of the waves.

ROUTE R5

Cap de Ses Salines

The route to Cap de Ses Salines starts at kilometer point 5.2 on the MA 6100 road, which goes from Ses Salines to Santanyí. With a length of 9,400 meters, it is recommended to do this itinerary by car until the road leading to the lighthouse ends. However, constant stops and waits are essential if you want to detect the maximum number of species. After leaving the car, you have to walk about 300 meters until you reach a coastal area with a good view of the sea and the many seabirds that fly over it.

The first sections of the route take us through several agricultural fields, with crops of wheat and other cereals, as well as wooded areas. As we get closer to the lighthouse, the wild olive groves become more frequent and finally we reach a small but dense pine forest. After the lighthouse, the coast becomes low and rocky, with some coves from where it is easy to swim if we so wish.

In autumn, the area becomes a large funnel that attracts many migratory birds that are preparing to embark on their journey to Africa. The fields are filled with a multitude of small birds such as plovers, warblers, warblers, robins, flycatchers and shrews, along with partridges and wagtails. In addition, griffon eagles, falcons and other birds of prey can be seen flying through the skies from time to time, while gray and Balearic sparrows, Audouin’s gulls and cormorants, among other characteristic species, can be seen at sea.

ROUTE R6

Es Trenc – Salobrar – Sa Barrala

It is a practically circular route with a length of 13,500 meters, and you can start from wherever you think is most convenient.

There are several suitable places to park the vehicle, such as the urban center of Ses Covetes, the parking lot (for a fee) near the beach of Trenc or the village of Colònia de Sant Jordi itself.

In all cases, although in some sections it is possible to drive on paved roads, it is recommended to do the entire route on foot to be able to enjoy the different corners and landscapes.

The beach of Trenc is an unspoiled beach of undoubted interest and reputation in Mallorca. This beach is known for its wide stretches of sand, preserved underwater grasslands and waters of green and blue hues. It is located near the salt ponds of Ses Salines, a protected area of environmental importance. It is an ideal destination for hiking lovers in Mallorca, as it is located in an area suitable for walking and enjoying nature. The dunes and pines that surround Playa des Trenc offer a spectacular landscape. Discovering this unspoilt beach is an unforgettable experience for visitors to Mallorca looking for a natural and authentic environment to enjoy the outdoors.

The towering Salobrar de Campos are a perfect destination for hiking and bird watching in Mallorca, especially near Ses Salines. This area is known for being one of the best places to observe a great diversity of birds in the southern half of the island. The salt flats and brackish ponds provide exceptional shelter for a large number of species, including waders, ducks, flamingos, herons and small birds, especially during migration periods.

In the fields of sa Barrala, nature lovers can enjoy hiking among terreras, coguladas, kestrels, sparrows and shorebirds. And in the areas of the dune pine forests and the beaches of Trenc, birdwatchers can be thrilled by the sighting of woodpeckers, woodpeckers, cuckoos, corrioles and many other fascinating species.

Exploring these lands of Mallorca is a unique experience for lovers of hiking and bird watching, especially near Ses Salines. The natural beauty and diversity of birds found there will make this adventure unforgettable.

ROUTE R7

Cabrera Island

The Cabrera Archipelago, located in the south of Mallorca, is an area of natural and historical interest that offers a wide variety of fascinating elements. Here are some of the highlights of interest to look out for:

  • Castle (14th-16th centuries)
  • Museum – Cellar
  • Monument of the French
  • Sa Cova Blava
  • Lighthouses and islets
  • Seabird colonies
  • Dolphins and sea turtles
  • Birds of prey
  • Balearic lizards

Cycling

Discover Ses Salines de Mallorca in a unique and exciting way: by bike! Our municipality offers a variety of cycling routes that will allow you to explore its natural and cultural charms. Cycle through picturesque countryside, visit stunning beaches and delve into the heart of local history. Don’t miss the opportunity to live an unforgettable experience while enjoying the beauty of Ses Salines on two wheels!

Best swim center

Discover the exclusive Best Swim Center in Ses Salines, Mallorca, a reference place for water sports training and competitions.

From one-on-one sessions to training camps for Olympic teams, we offer world-class facilities and services so you can improve your athletic performance and enjoy a unique environment.

With a special dedication to swimming, triathlon and water sports, the Best Swim Center is the perfect venue for synchronized swimming and water polo teams. Led by experts in the field, we welcome elite athletes from around the world who are looking for the ideal conditions to train and compete.

Take advantage of the beauty of Ses Salines, in Mallorca, while you prepare for your next competitions. Come with your family and enjoy the privileged environment that this destination offers. Discover the Best Swim Center and take advantage of its sporting excellence.

Sports center Ses Ramones

Discover Ses Ramones, a modern and complete sports center in Colonia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca. Its sports facilities include an artificial turf football pitch and an athletics track. Enjoy the sport in this unique destination in Ses Salines, Mallorca. Practice your favorite sport in a privileged environment and enjoy the first-class facilities of Ses Ramones.

Nautical activities in Ses Salines

Diving

Explore the underwater wonders of Ses Salines, Mallorca with a dive in the Cabrera Marine Terrestrial National Park. This destination is one of the best places for underwater sports in the Balearic archipelago. Enjoy diving excursions during the summer months, which include exciting dives and also a visit on land, such as to the island's castle or museum.

Rental of canoes

By renting canoes, you will be able to explore its crystal clear waters and its natural environment like never before. Enjoy paradisiacal beaches, salt mountains, spectacular sunsets and exciting kayaking and paddle surfing routes along the Mediterranean. Don't let it slip away!

Excursions to Cabrera

Discover exciting experiences from Ses Salines, Mallorca with a visit to the Cabrera National Maritime and Terrestrial Park. This fascinating place, full of rich history, protects an exceptional fauna and flora. With various access options, such as a classic boat to explore the coast and a shore tour, or an exciting super speedboat. Take advantage of these unavoidable adventures!

Fishing

Here you can practice all types of fishing with the corresponding legislation. Check with local professionals and find everything you need for your fishing adventure. You also have the option of going on a speedboat with experts for an unforgettable experience.
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Boat rental

Enjoy unforgettable experiences in Colonia de Sant Jordi, Mallorca. Sail near the island's most paradisiacal beaches, discover unique coves accessible only by boat and swim in the most beautiful crystal waters of the Mediterranean. Immerse yourself in this nautical pleasure and discover the charms of the Mallorcan coast.