As with much of Mallorca, the southeast is a mixture of exuberant summer beach activity and a hinterland with a gentle pace. Located in the comarca of Migjorn, it consists of what were the important agricultural communities of Llucmajor, Mallorca's largest municipality, Santanyí, Campos, Felanitx and Ses Salines. Many former farm-houses have been renovated into hotels for the enjoyment of visitors who wish to experience a taste of Mallorca's rural past. Numerous coves with crystaline waters round out the entire coastline which is punctuated with picturesque villages such as S'Alqueria Blanca, Calonge and Porto Petro. Busy Cala d'Or, with it's fresh white constructions reminiscent of Ibiza, was one of the first touristic enclaves built on Mallorca.
The southeast corner is also home to one of the island's most extensive zones of virgin coastline. The protected beach and sand dunes of Es Trenc and the beach of S'Amarador within the Natural Park of Mondragó in Santanyí are highlights. A little over an hour offshore, the National Park of the Archipelago of Cabrera is an unspoilt example of the Mediterranean ecosystem.