The town of Colonia de Sant Jordi lies on the southern end of the island. It has a handful of modest hotels, a few restaurants, a pretty beach and an interesting harbour.
Colonia de Sant Jordi
Many people come here with the sole purpose of catching a boat to nearby Cabrera Island, which, according to Pliny, was the birthplace of the famous Carthaginian leader, Hannibal. The pleasure boats to Cabrera Island sail daily from May until mid-October.
The town’s other main attraction is the nearby salt lake, Salines de S’Avall, from which huge quantities of salt were once extracted – the main source of the town’s wealth.
One of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches is 7 km (4 miles) to the north, in Es Trenc, which can also be reached via a shorter route along the coast. This small but constantly developing resort is very popular with visitors to the southern coast of Mallorca. The 4-km (2-mile) stretch of beach can easily accommodate the large numbers of holidaymakers, and is not generally too busy.
Sa Rupita is a small place near S’Estanyol de Migjorn.
The local beach provides good conditions for windsurfing.
In summer, the marina is also a popular place. The only historic remains are of the defence tower, which once guarded the coast against pirates. Equally beautiful beaches can be found to the south of Coloia de Sant Jordi. When they get too busy, try Platja des ses Roquetes.