Excursion to Baron Island
Discover the Best Kept Secret of the Mar Menor
Barón Island, also known as Isla Mayor, is a natural treasure located in the heart of the Mar Menor, Region of Murcia. This private island, approximately 93.8 hectares, is notable for its volcanic origin, forming an extinct cone that gives it a distinctive conical shape and round perimeter. As points of historical and architectural interest, it was the center of the old “Real Coto Islas del Mar Menor” established in 1726 by Philip V for falconry and guarded by the navy; and in 1870, the neo-Mudejar style palace of the Baron of Benifayó was built.
The island is home to a unique ecosystem that preserves the original “maquia mediterranea” vegetation and a rich diversity of birds, making it a space of great environmental interest, accredited as a “Wildlife Estate” and with various European environmental awards and prizes.
Since 1875, the first herd of mouflons introduced by the Baron, from the island of Sardinia, as wild sheep that improve vegetation, have lived there, adding a surprising element to its biodiversity. Today, Barón Island is a protected landscape within the European Natura 2000 Network, it is a SPA (Special Protection Area for Birds) and it is a protected natural area of the Region of Murcia.
Reasons to visit Baron Island
Join FLIPPA BOAT on an exclusive guided exploration experience of Barón Island, the largest jewel of the Mar Menor. This unique tour, available through a special agreement with your property, invites you to discover a world of history and natural beauty.
At our three and a half hour visit, you will explore this fascinating enclave, learning about its history, flora, fauna and enjoying panoramic views from the top of its ancient volcano.
What you will discover:
- History and Architecture: Admire its ancient Arab cisterns and the exterior of the neo-Mudejar palace of the Baron of Benifaió.
- Nature Walk: Enjoy a two-hour tour of the island, immersed in its rich flora and fauna.
- Panoramic views: Climb the island's tower for stunning views of the Mar Menor.
- Frequency: Two exclusive visits per month.
- Cost: 48 euros per person. (children from 3 to 12 years €25)
- Booking: Available on the FLIPPA BOAT website or by phone.
Total prohibition of smoking on the island and taking photos/videos during the visit. We prioritize your safety. The skipper may modify or suspend departures for technical or meteorological reasons, as well as reserve the right of admission. The minimum capacity per departure is 10 people. If the minimum is not reached, the day will be rescheduled.