Isla del Rey


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Isla del Rey

This island is a protected natural site with important local fauna and flora. Learn the history of a naval hospital in a unique building from the XVIII century, and the remains of a Paleocristian Basilica from the VI century. Take a boat to Isla del Rey, and join one of its tours that are held by volunteers in both English and Spanish.

Do & See

Many visitors immediately head east through the flower-freckled meadow land of the interior to the resorts of Cala en Forcat, Cala en Bosch and Cala Galdana. However, step off the beaten track and you will be rewarded — Mahón (or Maó), an interesting capital with a turbulent history, saw many sea conflicts as the Spanish, British and French grappled for control of this strategically important naval base. The influences of all three cultures, as well as the native Baleriac one, can be seen here today.