A tiny chain of islands just south of Mallorca, the Cabrera Archipelago has seen a history of isolation turn it into a modern natural wonder and a haven for endemic birds and other intriguing creatures. Reached by boat from both Colònia de Sant Jordi and Porto Petro, continued efforts to maintain the archipelago means that the only docking is allowed in the main harbor and there are no overnight tourist accommodations.
The main cultural site is the Cabrera Castle, whose ruins stand above Cabrera's port, while there are a handful of beaches accessible by foot or by unpaved roads, including Cala Cap Falco and Es Trenc. The hike to the lighthouse at the northernmost end is a moderately challenging 11 km, while there are a few caves worth exploring after a 7 km jaunt to La Miranda hill. Maps are available at the office on the quay.
When it comes down to it, the biggest draw in visiting the Cabrera Archipelago is the chance for you to step foot on a tiny, little known island in the Mediterranean and feel like you've got a truly untouched piece of the world at the edge of your senses. It's an amazing feeling!
Note:We've included a link to an organization that provides boat transport to Cabrera.