It is the largest of a small archipelago of islands and islets, including (from south to north) the Estells de Fora, L'Imperial, Cabrera itself, Illa de ses Bledes, Na Redona, Illa dels Conils, L'Esponja, Na Plana, Illot Pla, Na Pobra, and Na Foradada.
Cabrera is administratively grouped with Majorca, in the municipality of Palma de Mallorca.
The whole archipelago is a national park of Spain (Parque Nacional del Archipiélago de Cabrera). Cabrera is a cruising destination, and boats may anchor in the island's natural harbour, though some areas of the coast are prohibited due to ecological sensitivity. Hiking is available, and there is a tourist information office, a museum, and a 14th-century castle. The park covers 10 021 hectares (1 318 hectares of land).