My First Oversea’s holiday…
Originally the town of Colonia Sant Jordi was an agricultural and fishing village with tourists only starting to choose this destination as a holiday spot in the 1950s.
Colonia Sant Jordi and neighbouring Ses Salines are famous for their extraction of salt and both towns carry this symbol in their town coat of arms. Salt is still extracted using traditional methods each year during a festival in August.
This part of the southeast of Mallorca has some of the most magnificent and unspoilt beaches on the island, boasting white sands and sheltered waters. In addition to the town’s small beach, there are two further sandy beaches a short walk to the East, and the further you go, the better the beaches become.
A 20 minute walk will take you to one of the islands best, Es Carbo – this is where the Spanish Royal family come if they want some beach time. To the West lies the more accessible and better known beach of Platja Es Trenc.
Colonia Sant Jordi hold their Ruta de Tapas every Thursday evening with restaurants and bars offering tapas and a glass of beer or wine for €2. Most establishments are located along the Avinguda de la Primavera and nearby Carrer Estanys.
The tapas night kicks off at 7pm and it’s your opportunity to sample as many tapas and restaurants as you can before ending at 11.45pm.
Colonia Sant Jordi offers a few bars that are open late night but for a busier nightlife head to the nearby resort of Cala D’Or. Most of Colonia Sant Jordi’s bars are located along the Carrer de Gabriel Roca or along the tapas route on Avinguda de la Primavera and nearby Carrer Estanys.
On Carrer de Gabriel Roca is the Bar Tambuco that serves up a range of fruity cocktails while overlooking the beach.
Nightlife in small towns in Mallorca is a far cry from the likes of Magaluf but Chic Palace Discoteca in Cala D’Or is one of the busiest clubs in the area and attracts a local and international crowd.
La Cueva in Porto Petro (Passeig d’es Port 49) is literally in a cave high above the sea level. Here there is music played from international DJs and a friendly vibe as locals and tourists mingle.
The coast around Colonia Sant Jordi is covered with many beaches, some of the most spectacular in Mallorca. The beach of Es Trenc is the busiest of all the beaches in the area but is relatively sheltered and therefore has small waves and ideal for swimming or snorkelling.
This stretch of beach is very long and at one side you’ll find nudist sunbathers. Next to the marina is the Platja d’Es Port which is another busy but sheltered beach in one of the most popular areas of the town.
Both the beaches of Es Carbo and Ses Roquetes are very quiet beaches and are well sheltered from the wind and waves. From here you can see four small islands that lie just off the coast. Behind the beach are two cliffs with reefs and sandbanks – s’albarda and s’illot petit.
Local markets selling fresh fruit, vegetables and souvenirs are held in Colonia Sant Jordi on Wednesday, and in Campos on Thursday & Saturday, Ses Salines on Thursday, Santanyi on Wednesday & Saturday and Felanitx on Sunday.
I’m looking forward to traveling to Colonia De Sant Jordi again in the near future.