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The island of Sa Dragonera in Majorca

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The Island of Sa Dragonera. Click to enlarge the image.Island of Dragonera is an extension to the south-west of the mountain range of the Serra de Tramuntana which it is separated by a wide strait between 300 and 800 m, the channel Es Freu.
EtymologyEtymology and toponymy
The etymology of Dragonera comes from the Latin word draco, draconis meaning "dragon", a reference to a cave on the island where an underground river of fresh water rumbles. The island has a population of endemic lizards (Podarcis lilfordi Giglioli), which are sometimes called "dragons" in the Balearic Islands.

The island is called the Illa Sa Dragonera in Catalan Spanish; isla de Dragonera in Castilian Spanish.


His Dragonera view from Mallorca. Click to enlarge the image.Dragonera is located west of the island of Mallorca, overlooking the seaside resort of Sant Elm, the island is part of the municipality of Andratx.

With a length of four kilometers with a width of one kilometer, the Dragonera has a particularly steep, uneven terrain, with a peak at 352 m, the Puig des Far Vell or Puig Na Popia where stood the watchtower na Popia and abandoned lighthouse, Old Lighthouse (Far Vell).


Natural ParkThe Natural Park of Dragonera (Parc natural de Sa Dragonera)
Natural Park Sa ​​Dragonera, established in 1995, covers the entire surface of the island and the islands Illa Es Pantaleu and Illa Sa Mitjana  and islets Els Calafats.
Map Natural Park Sa Dragonera. Click to enlarge the image.Natural Park of the Dragonera. Click to enlarge the image.Island of Es Pantaleu. Click to enlarge the image.

InformationPractical Information

General informationGeneral information
The island has a small natural harbor with a jetty in Cala Lladó - but you need a permit to anchor. Since landing one can take several hiking trails to explore the island, its flora and fauna.
Visiting hoursVisiting hours
The only access to the island Dragonera is by boat from Sant Elm or Paguera. Departures every half hour if sea conditions permit.
There is no tourist facility in this protected natural park, if an information center near the landing.

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