If you ask any mallorquin after his favorite beach, without any doubt many would answer “Es Trenc”. This virgin beach still conserves the charm of lost paradise on 3 km of mallorquin coast in the south of Mallorca.
Situated in the natural zone of “Es Salobrar”, more than 170 bird species float over the sea and white sands of this little corner of land, where the time seems to stand still. The two subterranean springs with different temperatures have been originating investigations and myths since 1.827, giving even the name to this place: “Es Trenc”, in catalan “the cleat”.
When you walk through its fine sand and submerge in its crystal-clear water, you can for sure disengage from the daily routine – and if want so, also from the bathing suit, because the central part of the beach is nudist. On the rest of the beach you´ll find different kiosks and during the summer and week-ends parasols, sunlounchers and many residents, enjoying this marvelous beach. You just have to see it..
There is a beautiful legend about the caves of Portals Vells, also called “Caves of Mother of God”. It tells that around the middle of the 15th century, a Genoese sailor had been caught by a horrible hurricane near the Bay of Palma. The tempest tore the sail to pieces and the huge waves cracked the planks and masts of the ship. Seeing that their lives were in danger, the captain and his crew decided to make a vow, promising that if they were going to save their lives, they would build a place of honour for the statue of the Virgin from their ship, exactly at that place where they were going to be driven ashore.
Actually, the tempest ceased, and the ship was driven to the little natural harbour of Portals Vells, where the sailors discovered several caves. They decided to place in one of them the statue of their Madonna, carved an altar into the rock and decorated the walls with religious inscriptions and drawings.
At first the Virgin’s statue was worshiped only by sailors and fishermen, but later on the caves became a place of pilgrimage for the citizens of Calvia and the surrounding villages. During the 18th century, the Madonna statue had to be transferred to the church of Calvia, in order to protect it from the enormous boulder that had fallen from the ceiling of the cave. Nowadays, the statue can be admired in the church of Portals Vells. The Caves still preserve the inscriptions and paintings of those rescued fishermen as well as a wonderful view on the charming Bay of Portals Vells.
Classic sailing for groups up to 60 people – Participation of passenger maneuvering the sails – Fresh food cooked on board – Special service with tables and waiters for groups up to 23 people – Canoes and diving equipment – Disembarkations in your favorite place – Show acrobatics by the crew – Teambuilding activities. An unforgettable experience a board on Rafael Verdera, the oldest sailing ship of the Spanish fleet.