Es Carnatge (“bait” in English) is situated at nine kilometres from Palma, between Cala Pudent and Cova des Bufador. The name can be explained by the activity here until the end of the 19th century: Skinning the corpse of the animals, using the skin for different reasons and the bones for the elaboration of soap.
This coastal corner presents a rocky cliff of small height and fossil beaches of quaternary origin, with an enormous scientific values. This is why es Carnatge was declared Area Natural d’Especial Interes (four hectares). It is a small area with huge geological and paleontological interest of the pleistocene. The deposits of fossil fauna have allowed to make climatic and geological studies of Majorca.
This rocky and isolated rocky piece has an excellent panoramic view over the bay of Palma, a marine ground with a huge biological diversity, although bathing is not possible. If you want to swim, you can choose between the nearby beaches of Ciutat Jardí (on the west) or Cala Estància (on the east).
In this place and in the surroundings we find all types of landscapes: holiday homes, touristic buildings, wasteland, ruins, some untidy minor paths in the proximity of crowded beaches, old possessions and the nearby airport of Palma (Son Sant Joan). The nearest port facilities are located at Club Nàutic Cala Gamba.
A natural marine space made up of small sandy coves and rocky areas giving access to the sea, with an area where dogs can be let off the lead and can swim. Es Carnatge has a promenade with access for pedestrians and cyclists.