Measuring 4 kilometres in length by 1 kilometre wide the uninhabited Island of Sa Dragonera is located off the south west coast of Mallorca and is normally reached by taking a twenty minute boat trip from the small town of Sant Elm.
Following a certain amount of controversy and a battle between developers and conservationists the Island was purchased by the Mallorcan Government in 1988 and became a Nature Reserve in 1995. Within the natural harbour of Cala Lladó, near to the jetty where visitors’ disembark, there is a small information centre. Toilet facilities are available but there are no shops so visitors should ensure they take plenty of water with them.
The Island attracts seabirds that nest in the spectacular cliffs as well as birds of prey that feed on the thousands of visiting birds who use the Island as a resting place during their annual migrations. Sa Dragonera is particularly well known for its abundance of lizards that can be seen everywhere. There are four way-marked paths starting from the information centre which lead visitors around the Island.
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