On the east of Mallorca, life in Sant Llorenç, and Son Carrió
evolves around the rural nature of its great estates and a blue
sea which bathes the most extensive beaches n this coastline-
Cala Millor, Sa Coma and S´Illot. The beauty of its interior,
its scenery, scattered with pine and almond trees combine with
a rich legacy of the archaeological remains of the ancient settlers
• The streets of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar, ancient home of artisans and farmers, still retain that a nostalgic, picturesque and tranquil air in contrast to the lively bustle of its cosmopolitan coastal area. In particular, Cala Millor, with its 2 ms of transparent waters and clean sand, has flown the European Union Blue Flag for the last seven years.
• Son Carrió Parish Church, built from sandstone, has a rose window whose design was much admired by Antonio Gaudí.
After Cala Millor, Sa Coma is the largest beach (almost 1 m a long) on the entire east coast of Mallorca. Between the two lies Punta de n´Amer, a peninsula of 200 hectares of unspoilt scenery which is also a Natural Area of Special Interest, and where you can visit an old defence tower dating from C. XVII.
• S´illot, 3 m from Cala Millor derives its name from the small islet, which rises from its waters. It is the mouth of the n´Amer Torrent that acts as the dividing line between the Sant Llorenç and Manacor Municipalities.
200 m from the beach is one of the largest talayot villages in the Balearic Islands dating from 1100 BC.
The Sant Llorenç coast offers the opportunity to enjoy every variety of sport or leisure pursuit with tennis schools, golf courses, sport centres with squash, bowling, windsurfing, sailing, diving… A further attraction is the International Aerostatic Balloons Race in which fifty or so balloons from more than twelve countries take part every year.
Balearic Islands guide