A water phenomenon in Campanet

Have you already heard about the magical Ses Fonts Ufanes in Mallorca? In today’s post, we’ll tell you all about them: what are they? Where can you find them? How can you visit them? How can you reach the starting point and location? Let’s go!

What are the Ses Fonts Ufanes in Mallorca?

Ses Fonts Ufanes are essentially a unique, beautiful, natural phenomenon. Anyone who visits the island should visit them in situ – a must-see. Although, it must be said they’re more beautiful in some seasons than others.

Ses Fonts Ufanes, with a total surface area of 44.91 hectares, are a natural phenomenon. It’s a completely natural water source; an intense spring that intermittently comes straight out the ground and the surrounding rocks. Ses Fonts Ufanes don’t always have water and although there are still many trips to this beautiful location, all year round, a visit when they’re flowing and at their best is simply spectacular. This tends to be around the beginning of autumn or winter when the water accumulates after a period of heavy rain. It saturates a nearby aquifer, the Puig Tomir mass and nearby areas, causing the water to flow through the ground and create the spring and stream known as Ses Fonts Ufanes. To the naked eye, it appears to come from nowhere and it’s truly magical.

Where are they located?

Ses Fonts Ufanes, declared a Natural Monument in 2001, can be found in Campanet, a stunning town located in the north east of the island of Mallorca. This town is also close to others, including Sa Pobla, Inca and Selva. Campanet is quite famous as it’s home to this incredible natural phenomenon, as well as others such as the Coves de Campanet.

Ses Fonts Ufanes are located within the Gabellí Petit public estate and can be accessed by taking a short walk through the forest.

A trip to Ses Fonts Ufanes

A trip to Ses Fonts Ufanes is one of the most popular in Mallorca, whatever time of year. It’s even more beautiful following heavy rain on the island as this is when the natural fountain starts to flow, creating a must-see attraction.

Not only is it beautiful, but it’s also a relatively easy trip through the forest which is perfect for the kids, too. It’s short (only 2.9km in total) and takes around 20 minutes to get there and a 20-minute decent on the way back (the return journey takes a different route).

Oh! Don’t forget about the opening times. The Gabellí Petit public estate, where they are located, opens from 10am until 5pm, 365 days a year.

How to get to Ses Fonts Ufanes

To reach the natural spring (from Palma), you’ll first need to go to the town of Campanet. You’ll need to take the motorway towards Palma – Sa Pobla, and in approximately 35-40 minutes you’ll reach your destination. Take the exit to Campanet and you’ll see “Ufanes” signposted immediately. Follow this road until you reach your destination. The estate itself doesn’t have a car park, but you can park in the car park for the Coves de Campanet, nearby.

There are of course other ways to get there, depending on the motorway exit you choose and the current traffic. To get to the Gabellí Petit estate you can also head to the nearby Ermita de San Miguel, as the entrance to the estate is just a few metres away.

For more information about Ses Fonts Ufanes de Mallorca, in Campanet, we’d recommend you take a look at the Balears Natura website. On the other hand, if you want to stay in a quiet, pretty spot close to the majority of the island’s natural phenomena, Monnàber Vell will always have a space for you. See you soon!


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