A small peninsula located between Cala Millor and Sa Coma hides a great natural and historical richness. This is Sa Punta de n’Amer, in the municipality of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, which in 2020 has managed to join the network of Blue Paths. A distinction that rewards the enhancement of natural areas and cultural and heritage interest near beaches or marinas that have the Blue Flag.
Sa Punta de n’Amer is a protected natural area of private property that occupies 200 hectares. It was declared a Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI) in 1985 and emerges as a scenic oasis between the tourist centres that surround it. In the sea, large posidonia meadows add natural value to this protected area.
Flora, fauna and historical elements
The blue trail of San Punta de n’Amer includes several thematic itineraries: Flora, Fauna, Dunes and Geology, as well as including historical elements such as the castle of Sa Punta de n’Amer, a 16th century defence tower; the Talaiot des Tancat de Sa Torre, a reflection of Mallorca’s prehistoric culture; the stone quarries and the bunkers on Sa Coma beach, the mark of the Spanish Civil War.
During the walk, the remains of the dune system stand out, giving life to the coastal vegetation of the area, with plants such as reeds, sea lilies and sea holly. Among the rocks by the sea grows sea fennel and various species of salt marshes. The fauna, on the other hand, offers the hiker the possibility of discovering endemic specimens. On the coast, birds such as the gull, the red gull, the cormorant and the large and Balearic shearwaters are frequently seen. And in the pinewood area, the common coalman, the wren and the greenfinch. The garrigue is a habitat for birds such as the Balearic warbler, robin and even the Mediterranean turtle and the Mallorcan hedgehog.
Two hours of itinerary
The hiking route lasts approximately two hours, during which you will travel approximately 8 kilometers of low difficulty from Cala Millor. The route ends at Sa Coma beach, from where you can see the bunkers of the 1930s while enjoying a swim in its crystal-clear waters.
The award for Sa Punta de n’Amer as a Blue Path recognizes the transformation of this coastal path into a valuable resource for recreational, sports, tourism and environmental education activities. A perfect plan to connect with nature and enjoy Mallorca.