Sa Punta de n’Amer is one of the best excursions that you can enjoy during the winter months in Cala Millor, on the east coast of Majorca.
Everyone knows that there's more to Majorca than just sun and sand, but just to make sure, we have the perfect plan so that you can put the beach towel away and put your trainers on. Every season provides a special reason for visiting our favourite Mediterranean island, but on this occasion, we are going to recommend the ideal plan for autumn and winter.
Sa Punta de n’Amer is found just a short distance from our hotels, a protected area of natural beauty that feels like a relaxing oasis alongside the crystalline waters of the beaches of Cala Millor and Sa Coma.
An excursion to discover nature in the Mediterranean
We will start our walk at the Hipotels Bahia Cala Millor or the Hipotels Bahia Grande and from there we enter a pine forest and an area of sand dunes along a sandy path which takes us to the castle (1). Lots of surprises await us along the way, some of which we will keep secret, but we'll give you a few clues to entice you. We can tell you that you will see plenty of animals along the way, from horses to cats and the surprise at the end, your host waiting for you at the tower, the inimitable ‘Paco’, the most famous parrot in Cala Millor.
Paco will welcome you to the castle, a fortification from the end of the seventeenth century, known as “El Castell de Sa Punta de n’Amer”. This tower is situated at the highest point in the area and is free to visit. Climbing the mysterious winding steps, you won't believe what is waiting for you: stunning panoramic views of the entire Bay of Cala Millor and Sa Coma.
Arriving at the castle is a good time to have a rest and perhaps have a drink or something to eat at the restaurant. Sitting amongst the rocks with a nice cool drink is a simple pleasure that will remain with you as a precious memory of your holiday.
A voyage into the history of Majorca
Continuing on our way to Sa Coma, we can take a detour to see the quarries (2), the perfect natural backdrop for fans of the 'selfie' as the unusual scenery could well be from another planet. Ssshhh, don't tell anyone though, as it's a well-kept secret.
We may also come across the Talayot (3), a Bronze Age megalith found in the Balearic Islands and also the gun site bunkers (4) on the beautiful beach at Sa Coma. When we get there, we can continue the walk along the pedestrianised street that runs around the area to arrive back at our starting point. We've just walked about 5 kilometres without realising it.
A route around Cala Millor for all the family
The ideal route for people of all ages that you can also do on horseback or a bike, reception can provide you with more information if you'd like to arrange either of these services. However you decide to do it, we are certain that you will enjoy this route around one of the prettiest parts of the area. What are you waiting for?
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