It is only necessary that enough rain accumulates in the Puig Tomir massif and its surroundings for Ses Fonts Ufanes to become a sight to behold. This natural source of intermittent outcrops that sprout suddenly and in a very powerful way celebrates 20 years since it was classified as a Natural Monument. Since then, according to data from the General Directorate of Water Resources, it has sprouted up to 76 times and for a total of 649 days.

Ses Fonts Ufanes

Foto: Mateu Bennassar -Archivo AETIB

Where are Ses Fonts Ufanes?

Ses Fonts Ufanes are located on the Gabellí Petit estate, in the north of Mallorca, in the municipality of Campanet. The estate is open all year round from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and there are several routes to get to the sources. On average, it takes about 20 minutes to walk from the entrance.

Mapa Ses Fonts Ufanes

Itinerarios Ses Fonts Ufanes

Fuente: Conselleria de Medio Ambiente y Territorio.

When can you see its outcrop?

It is only when the rains are intense and continuous and the capacity of the aquifer is exceeded that this unique phenomenon of the Serra de Tramuntana Natural Park comes into action.

The rain “infiltrates the subsoil and accumulates in an aquifer below which there are poorly permeable materials (…). The water makes its way to the surface, gushing out through the springs in the lower part of the Gabellí Petit estate, recalled the Minister for the Environment and Territory, Miquel Mir, on the occasion of the celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the declaration of Ses Fonts Ufanes as a protected natural area in the category of natural monument.

The last times Ses Fonts Ufanes erupted coincided with the passing of the storm Filomena, at the beginning of the year. Due to the large influx of visitors, the authorities were forced to temporarily restrict access with the dual objective of protecting Ses Fonts and avoiding crowds, so it is advisable to find out about the degree of occupation before going to the area.

Ses Fonts Ufanes

Foto: Raúl Beltrán.