Nudist Beaches in Santanyí
Located in the south east of Majorca, Santanyi is a small medieval town famous for its stone that is still quarried today. The town was once walled and remnants of this are found in the old gate, Sa Porta Murada, built from the local stone as are many of the town’s buildings. Originally an agricultural town, Santanyi has many achaeological sites dating back to the Talaiotic period. The town has a selection of historical buildings including the parish church of Sant Andreu Apostel which houses a huge Rococo organ. There is a choice of shops, cafes, bars and restaurants, a few art galleries and shady plazas to relax and enjoy the town’s slow pace of life. For a livelier atmosphere, visit the town on Wednesdays and Saturdays when there are huge markets that spread throughout the Old Town.
The municipality of Santanyi encompasses a large area, including about 35 kilometres of beautiful coastline boasting some of the islands best beaches. It is also home to the Mondrago Natural Park, a stunning protected coastal reserve of white sand beaches, turquoise seas, forests and wetlands. It is a place where nature lovers can spend days exploring the surrounding countryside and wetlands with their fantastic wildlife and migratory birds or discover hidden coves and tiny bays. The rocky cliffs along this stretch of coast are home to peregrine falcons and Audouin’s gulls. The area known as S’Amarador has an important system of dunes and a couple of ponds that are home to mallards, coots and moorhens. The park has an information centre and parking facilities.
Santanyi has several vineyards offering tours and tastings, an abundance of hiking and cycling trails and an 18 hole golf course. Just a few kilometres from the town are the coastal districts of Cala Santanyi, Cala d’Or and Cala de s’Almunia just to name a few. For naturists there is a choice of 5 official nudist beaches in Santanyi.