Santanyí, the most southern municipality of Mallorca, has 35km of coastline and at the southernmost tip of the island we can find the Cap de Ses Salines. Santanyí has the following populated areas: Santanyi, La Costa, S’Alqueria Blanca, Calonge, Es Llombards, Cala Llombards, Cala Santanyí, Son Moja, Cala Figuera, Portoperto, Cala D’Or and Es Cap des Moro.
The Horse Riding Association revives Menorcan tradition
The Ses Salines Horse Riding Association has celebrated the Horse Festival for some twelve years. The event pays homage to the Menorcan “Jaleo”, the traditional equestrian parade that colours Saints Day celebrations in the towns of our neighbouring island.
The Moors and Christians Festival in Sóller, to the north east of the island, commemorates the great feat of 1561, when the local population beat off an attack by Turkish and Algerian pirates. Known as Es Firó, the holiday is celebrated on the Monday following the second Sunday in May and is one of the most deeply-rooted of the local calendar.