Colonia Sant Jordi is found on the south-eastern coast of Mallorca and forms part of the Ses Salines district. Originally the town of Colonia Sant Jordi was an agricultural and fishing village with tourists only starting to choose this destination as a holiday spot in the 1950s. Colonia Sant Jordi and neighbouring Ses Salines are famous for their extraction of salt and both towns carry this symbol in their town coat of arms. Salt is still extracted using traditional methods each year during a festival in August.
Colonia de Sant Jordi is now a busy resort. The fishing harbour is still a major part of the town and its small beach looks out over several islets, with good views all the way
to the Cabrera Archipelago.
The coast around Colonia Sant Jordi is covered with many beaches, some of the most spectacular in Mallorca. The beach of Es Trenc is the busiest of all the beaches in the area but is relatively sheltered and therefore has small waves and ideal for swimming or snorkelling. This stretch of beach is very long and at one side you’ll find nudist sunbathers. Next to the marina is the Platja d’Es Port which is another busy but sheltered beach in one of the most popular areas of the town. Both the beaches of Es Carbo and Ses Roquetes are very quiet beaches and are well sheltered from the wind and waves. From here you can see four small islands that lie just off the coast. Behind the beach are two cliffs with reefs and sandbanks – s’albarda and s’illot petit.
Directly on the harbour promenade of Colonia de Sant Jordi – the harbour was formerly that of Campos – numerous restaurants and cafes invite you to spend some time enjoying local food and especially the freshly caught fish dishes. Whoever hires a car can reach many beautiful towns nearby such as Santanyi, Campos, Ses Salines, Cala D’or and Cala Figurera.