the Victòria Peninsula
Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI).
The restaurant is very close to the Victòria Peninsula, a unique setting located within a Natural Area of Special Interest (ANEI).
Victòria is one of the unspoilt areas of greatest natural value on our islands, between the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia.
From there you can take in marvellous landscapes, idyllic spots and cliffs of great beauty. Not to mention its secluded, natural coves with turquoise waters.
Es Coll Baix is a beautiful unspoilt beach, a hard-to-reach gem far from the crowded tourist spots, which you can reach after a pleasant walk. Your reward? A day at the beach that you will always remember.
If you prefer to spend the day with others, there is a picnic area on S’Illot beach.
The island’s climate makes a hike possible at any time of the year, although the best time of year is spring. If you visit at this time of year, let yourself be seduced by the burst of light and colours and the flowers that, year after year, fill the Victòria Peninsula and turn it into a little paradise on Earth.
Walking among the magnificent pines, cypresses, garrigue, rosemary bushes and many other Mediterranean species, you will be able to watch sea birds such as seagulls and cormorants, and even protected birds, such as the osprey, which nests in the area, and different falcon species. All this, accompanied by the gentle Mediterranean breeze and the magnificent blue of the sea, wherever you roam.
From the hermitage of La Victòria, the climb up to the Penya Roja fortress (so called because of its reddish-ochre colour) is worth the effort: your reward is an extraordinary view of the Bay of Pollença, the Tramuntana mountain range and the Cape of Formentor. On days with good visibility, you can even see the neighbouring island of Minorca.
It was from here that the islanders defenced themselves from the pirates and invaders that lurked around the Majorcan coastline in the 16th-18th centuries, evidenced by a cannon that takes us back to those times.
Finally, a visit to the Museu Sa Bassa Blanca, fully integrated into nature, is highly recommended. In addition to its art collections, it has a beautiful medieval garden surrounded by walls whose main attraction is the more than one hundred varieties of Heirloom and English roses as well as the Sculpture Park, a zoo with large granite works.
Please always respect the natural environment and leave no trace of your visit.