Sa Nitja

The little harbour of Sa Nitja, just across from Cap de Cavallería, is virtually useless for bathing.

It is basically a boat launch and you may see a few boats on the water.
It is, however, well protected from the winter weather as it is lying at the end of a long inlet.


The riff of Sa Nitja is a popular diving place.

There you can find red corals, mollusks and a huge variety of crustaceans living in the rocky area.


What makes it really interesting is its historic past:

Here was the Roman town of Sannicera. This is one of the various names, Sa Nitja is known under, the others being Janissar, Sanisera, Senija and Sanitja.


Some of the finds are ...

  • an English defence tower
  • remains of a rural Mosque from the 18th century
  • an old chaulk oven from the 19th century
  • various quarries

Getting there:

You have two options:

- Coming from Ciutadella or Maó, take the main road to Es Mercadal.

Then the CF-3 north past Binissarret and Binissaria.

This road continues past Estància d'en Magister and passes through Cavallería where it becomes the Camí de Far.

- Head 7 kilometers north from Es Mercadal and turn left at the roundabout with the two dancing figures in the middle.

Then go west along the road signposted for Cala Tirant and Cap de Cavalleria.

This small lane joins the CF-3 a little beyond Cala Tirant.

By bike.


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