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Sa Calobra in the Flickr top ten

Flickr's happy snappers love Sa Calobra

The big photo sharing site Flickr has just released the statisitics of who, what and where its millions of users have been snapping. Using the magic of geotagging, Flickr's owners Yahoo, have compiled a list of the most popular beaches in Spain which have been published on the site, and Mallorca's spectacular Sa Calobra is in sixth place.

torrent de pareis, sa calobra

The gold medal goes to Sitges, the famously gay friendly resort near Barcelona where the shutters have opened and closed 144,552 times! Silver goes to Spain's surfing capital Tarifa, on the south coast near Portugal, with over 71 thousand clicks, closely followed by Benidorm with just under 68,000 photos posted online.

The complete top ten is;

1 – Sitges, 144k
2 – Tarifa, 71k
3 – Benidorm, 68k
4 – Maspalomas in Gran Canaria, 41k
5 – La Manga del Mar Menor, 13k
6 – Sa Calobra, Mallorca, 2.8k
7 – Las Catedrales, Galicia 2.7k
8 – La Concha, San Sebastian, 1.6k
9 – El Sardinero, Santander, 1.3k
10 – San Lorenzo, Gijon, 1k

Sa Calobra is truly photogenic beyond words, with an enormous gorge twixt precipitous rocky outcrops on one side and the deep blue of the Mediterranean on the other. If you've never been, then you must, as it's an experience you'll never forget and well worth the effort of getting there.

The infamous road down to the gorge twists and turns like a hyperactive snake and its hairpin bends, climbs and falls are beloved of mad motorists and cyclists alike, whilst the voyage by sea from Puerto Soller can be a gut-wrenching white knuckle ride if the Med isn't like a mill pond.

sa calobra from the sea

However, once there, Sa Calobra and the Torrent de Pareis are just fascinating in their unforgettable, spectacular beauty. There are several restaurants by the landing stage, a walkway hewn into the cliffside to reach the gorge, and fascinating rock formations which are not only mind boggling and were the setting for the 1974 fantasy adventure film The Golden Voyage of Sinbad, but also provide great acoustics for the annual concert held in the torrent.

It's a great excursion, why not go and take a few snaps to add to the total on Flickr?