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The Dragonera is a small island located southwest of Majorca. The nearest villages to the island are Puerto Andratx and Sant Elm. Geologically it is an extension of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains. It is a long island (4 km) and narrow (1 km). Due to its strategic position was used throughout history by privateers, pirates and smugglers. In the 70’s it was planned a development project that would have meant the deterioration of Dragonera but thanks to the popular protests led by environmentalists, the project was ultimately dismissed. In 1987 the Council of Majorca bought the island and in 1995 the Balearic Government declared it Natural Park and Special Protection Area for Birds. You can make excursions and guided tours to enjoy this natural park including the islands of Es Panataleu and Sa Mitjana. There are excursions following four different routes: Visiting the Tramuntana lighthouse (1 hour), visiting the old lighthouse of na Pòpia (3 hours), visiting the lighthouse of Llebeig (2 hours 40 minutes) and its tower, and visiting the port, its natural pier named Lladó (30 minutes) where there is a bathing bay. These tours depart from Sant Elm.


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