We will discover nine proposals or plans to do in Colonia Sant Jordi or in the municipality of Ses Salines, which we believe will be of interest to you.
Plan 1: Coves and Beaches of Colonia de Sant Jordi
The south coast of the island of Mallorca offers a large number of beaches, coves and special spots not to be missed. In addition to the most famous ones, such as the virgin beach of "Es Trenc", there are many other options worth visiting. If you want to know more details, don't miss our publication "The 12 best beaches in Colonia de Sant Jordi" (and surroundings).
La forma de acceder a estas playas varía dependiendo de su ubicación. Algunas son accesibles en coche y cuentan con servicios. Sin embargo, para llegar a las más remotas puede ser necesario hacer una pequeña excursión en bicicleta o a pie.
Plan 2: Excursions to Cabrera and visit to the interpretation centre
This second plan is undoubtedly one of the most highly recommended. Especially if you visit Colonia de Sant Jordi with your family.
Cabrera is a small uninhabited island located approximately 15 km off the coast of Ses Salines. To visit it it is necessary to arrange an organised trip through one of the companies that have a licence to access it.
As it is a protected natural park, if you want to visit it with your own boat, you must request prior authorisation.
From our hostel in Colonia de Sant Jordi we help our guests to organise their excursions to Cabrera so that they don't have to worry about anything.
Plan 3: Diving and snorkelling
Continuing our tour of the plans in Colonia de Sant Jordi, the coasts of the south of Mallorca are perfect if you are a fan of diving or scuba diving. Its crystal-clear waters give you great visibility, which is perfect for this type of activity.
In the marina of Colonia de Sant Jordi there are several companies specialised in these activities. Both at amateur level and for qualified divers.
Plan 4: Local gastronomy: Gastrobar Colonial
Mallorca's gastronomy is always evolving, but if you want an authentic local experience, you should know what to look for in the area.
The island has a long culinary tradition with recipes and preparations that have remained unchanged over the centuries. All of them are made with zero-kilometre products and local vegetable varieties.
However, the essence of traditional Mallorcan cuisine can be maintained in a more creative and elegant way.
That is why we have recently added the Gastrobar Colonial to our Boutique Hostel. A space where you can enjoy Mallorcan-inspired dishes that at the same time, fuse new techniques and avant-garde elaborations.
Plan 5: Excursions and hiking in Colonia Sant Jordi
A visit to Mallorca should always include a hiking route through the municipality of Ses Salines or if you have more time, we recommend a visit to the Serra de Tramuntana.
Not only does the island boast some of the best beaches in the Mediterranean, but the varied terrain offers much more to see.
If you want to know some routes available near our hostel, we recommend you to have a look at the publication "Hiking in Mallorca": 7 routes around the island. If you prefer, ask the reception staff to help you choose the best one for your family.
Plan 6: Shopping and local crafts
Although in the area of Ses Salines and Colonia de Sant Jordi you won't find large shopping centres or franchises, you will be able to visit local craft shops.
We recommend a visit to the Colonia de Sant Jordi market, which takes place every Wednesday from 16:00 to 20:00. Here you'll find local gastronomy, clothes and footwear, handmade household items, fruit and vegetables from local farmers, etc.
It's well worth taking the time to wander around, as almost everything you'll find here is authentically Mallorcan.
Plan 7: Go to the centre of Ses Salines
As you probably already know, Colonia de Sant Jordi belongs to the municipality of Ses Salines, whose centre is also worth a visit.
On the main street there are some well-known establishments such as a traditional bakery where bread, ensaimadas and other Mallorcan specialities are baked, the Cassai Gran Café & Restarurant which stands out for its bohemian atmosphere in a traditional Mallorcan house or finally, the Botanicactus, a botanical garden specialising in cactus which has a surface area of 150,000 square metres.
All this is located in the small central core of the village, just a few kilometres from our Hostal in Colonia de Sant Jordi.
Plan 8: Visit one of Spain's best ice cream parlours
Did you know that in the Colonial you will find one of the best ice cream parlours in Spain?
With more than fifty years of tradition and three generations of master craftsmen, the Colonial ice cream parlour has won several awards that recognise it as one of the best in Spain.
The key is tradition and care in every step of the production process. From the local products used to the preservation of the ice creams, everything passes through the expert hands of Joan Aceituno and his team of artisan ice cream makers.
In addition, the Colonial ice cream parlour is the first in the Balearic Islands to have been awarded the certified organic production seal.
Plan 9: Festivities of the Colony
Although this plan depends on the date of your visit, if you come to see us between the end of July and the beginning of August, you can't miss the festivities Colonia Sant Jordi.
The programme changes a little every year but always includes activities such as evening concerts, family days, sporting and cultural events, cinema al fresco and much more.
Activities to enjoy with your partner or family in the good atmosphere that always reigns at Colònia de Sant Jordi. As the programme changes every year, do not hesitate to ask our reception staff about the options that best suit your tastes.
Colonia de Sant Jordi is one of the most valued tourist destinations on the island of Mallorca, for many more reasons than the typical sun and beach. In this article we have given you some suggestions for plans in Colonia de Sant Jordi. However, there are many more personalised options that we can offer you.
Our staff will be happy to help you choose the perfect plan for you and your family.