Make a holiday cottage in Ses Salines your home away from home
Ses Salines is a small town on the southern end of majorca, about 50 km southeast of Palma de majorca. This part of the island is known for its incredible natural beauty and quieter beaches. Visitors to Ses Salines benefit from close proximity to beautiful natural parks and reserves as well as sandy beaches, crystal clear waters and cultural attractions. HomeAway has a good assortment of holiday cottages in Ses Salines and the immediate area that are ideal for families and groups. Holiday homes in Ses Salines range from luxurious villas with pools and tennis courts, to smaller homes to suit a wide range of budgets. .
Things to do in Ses Salines
Ses Salines itself is rather small, but is conveniently situated very near to the water and on the southeast corner of majorca. The town is named for the nearby salt pans which attract a large number of birds on their migratory path between Africa and Europe. The vantage point at Cap des Salines and the wetlands make holiday cottages in Ses Salines popular among birdwatchers.
-Botanicactus is the most popular attraction within Ses Salines and is often described as one of majorca’s hidden gems. The unique destination is much more than a just a cactus garden. Situated on over 150,000 square metres of land, the gardens located here pay tribute to the native plant life on majorca and are arranged beautifully into different sections. Over 1,600 different plant species are represented here and this is a must-visit destination for anyone staying in Ses Salines holiday accommodation.
-Isla Cabrera Park is one of the benefits of staying in southern majorca. The park is made up of 19 small islands off the southern coast of majorca and numerous tour boats to the area depart from ports near Ses Salines. The park is home to a beautiful 14th century castle and is also a haven for hikers and swimmers. This is an important ecological area and is a known breeding ground for whales and dolphins. A treasure trove of other animals and plants also reside on the island and are rarely found beyond the Balearic Sea.
-Es Trenc Beach is a family-friendly beach just a few kilometres from Ses Salines holiday cottages and is one of the top rated on the whole island of majorca. Despite its excellent reputation, it remains quieter than beaches closer to busy Palma de majorca, making it an ideal place to sunbathe or swim in the sea. The beach is also backed by a natural preserve area, which only adds to its scenic quality.
-Cala Figuera is a charming town not far from Ses Salines and is known for its scenic inlet that acts as a natural harbour for yachts and boats. Visitors come to Cala Figuera to photograph the idyllic boathouses here as well as sample seafood at the many restaurants that line the water.
-Parc Natural Mondrago, another park a few minutes drive from Ses Salines, features two secluded beaches accessible on foot. A few restaurants and beachside bars surround the beaches, but other than that they are largely left unspoilt. Hiking trails lead visitors from the beaches further inland where bird watching and nature walks are two popular activities.
The weather in Ses Salines
Warm temperatures can be found in Ses Salines for much of the spring, summer and early autumn. Beach lovers will want to visit in the summer months, when the water is the warmest and temperatures reach 30°C. Most hikers prefer the cooler temperatures in April, September and October, when the thermometer typically hovers around 20°C.
Getting to Ses Salines
Ses Salines is about an hour’s drive from Palma de majorca and slightly less than an hour from the island’s only airport. Taxis provide the easier form of transport to holiday homes in Ses Salines and are fairly reasonably priced. Flights into majorca are frequent in the spring and summer from nearly every major city in Europe.