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Sun, Sea and Sand on a Mallorca Holiday to Sant Jordi

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If it's a traditional Spanish break you're looking for, you can't go wrong with a Mallorca holiday to Sant Jordi.
The resort is a far cry from clubbing capitals such as Ibiza and has a relaxed atmosphere perfect for enjoying some quiet time on the many beaches, which are among the most beautiful in Majorca.
Formerly a fishing town, Sant Jordi was established in 1879 and tourists only began visiting in large numbers in the 1950s.
Why not book a villa in Mallorca and experience traditional Spanish living for yourself? The area still has its old fishing harbour and there's room for 50 moorings per day if you enjoy taking your yacht on breaks with you.
From the harbour, you can take a morning ferry ride over to the neighbouring isle of Cabrera, which translates to Goat Island.
You're sure to want to hit the beach when you arrive in Majorca, and Sant Jordi is a great location for doing just that.
The resort has its own small beach with good facilities while there are plenty of other stretches of sand in the nearby vicinity, such as Es Trenc, Sa Rapita and Es Dolc, which are backed by pine trees.
After enjoying the sun's rays, why not take a stroll through the town and visit the local shops? You're sure to find the perfect souvenir to take back home, although you might prefer some seashells as you're likely to spend much of your break on the sand.
When evening arrives, head back to the town and sample some freshly-caught seafood at one of Sant Jordi's restaurants, or why not cook up a storm with fresh local produce back in the kitchen of your villa in Mallorca? After a good night's rest, make sure you visit the harbour in the morning to catch the ferry over to Cabrera Island - a tiny isle with no facilities but a plentiful history.
The island was once used as a retreat for pirates and served as a prisoner of war camp during the Napoleonic era.
Now, the region is national parkland and houses a 14th century castle.
When you return to Sant Jordi, you might like to see what else the region has to offer, so take a trip to the fortified church, which is surrounded by beautiful flower displays.
Built in 1577, the sanctuary was established to cater for those working in the salt flats of nearby Ses Salines.
The church still retains its old battlements from when it was used as a hiding place when pirates attacked.
On your Mallorca holiday, you'll also find plenty to do in the surrounding areas of Sant Jordi.
Journey to the municipal district of Ses Salines, which translates to source of salt.
Findings have shown that salt was being extracted from the area as early as Roman times, but now you'll see how popular the area has become for fishing and yachting as a result of its mainly flat land.
The area's beautiful beach has also help popularise Ses Salines with celebrities so make sure you have your camera handy.
Other local beaches include Sa Platja des Port Ets Estanys and Es Carbo so you'll have plenty of choice when deciding whereabouts to prop up your parasol for a relaxing sunbathing session.
But if you're craving some excitement, a great time to visit Sant Jordi is when the area holds its patron saint's day.
Join in the fiesta on August's first weekend, with the saint's day taking place on the Sunday but the festivities staring the Friday prior.
You'll find a number of events to take part in and plenty of live music to enjoy.
After all that excitement, you might like to mingle with the locals on a more relaxed scale by paying a visit to an out of town market.
Travel to the hipodromo - a horse-racing centre - to browse the car boot-style market held there every Saturday and grab some bargain odds and ends.
If it's fresh food you're looking for, why not visit the market held in Sant Jordi every Wednesday? Here you're sure to find some delicious fish and vegetables to rustle up back in the kitchen of your villa in Mallorca.
And if you miss the event, you can find the same stalls put up in nearby Ses Salines the following day.
Whatever you choose to do, make the most of the slower pace of life on your Mallorca holiday to Sant Jordi.
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