Mallorca‘s South-West is particularly beautiful at the beginning of the year. Nature seems to be a bit further than on other parts of the island, at least in sheltered valleys. At the same time the coast is rougher and wilder and allows a glimpse into times before tourism or industrialized agriculture. Hiking and cycling make you part of the landscape and its rhythm and offer beautiful views of sea and mountains. One of them will always be special to me: Sa Dragonera.
The small island can be reached by boat from Sant Elm or Port d‘Andratx. Over the years I have been diving many spots around Sa Dragonera and got familiar with its underwater world but I never actually set foot on the island. On the dive boat we shared the myths about Sa Dragonera. The shape of the island reminds you of a dragon but there are also thousands of small lizards (dragós in Mallorqui) living on the island.
Whenever I watch Sa Dragonera from Mallorca I remember those stories. I marvel at the beautiful small island bathing in the deep blue sea. This year I definitely want to pay the dragós a visit and explore the island myself.