The most beautiful villages to visit on the island of Mallorca

 

We often associate Mallorca with sun, sand, beach bars, and lots of partying. But we don’t agree with that at all… Mallorca is lucky to have many places that are full of charm. Today we’re going to tell you about the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. You won’t want to miss any of them!

Valldemossa valldemossa

On the list of villages to visit in Mallorca, we can assure you that this one is essential. Chopin said it best: Valldemossa is the most beautiful place in the world. Located in the middle of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, this village combines medieval charm with spectacular natural landscapes and views that won’t fail to astonish you.

 

Fornalutx

fornalutx

Located in the northwestern part of the island, Fornalutx has received many awards and mentions for its spectacular preservation: it’s been named the best preserved village in Spain. Its rich history goes back more than 1,000 years. It belonged to the Arabs and was later conquered by the Catalan empire. 

Of note among the numerous points of interest is the town hall, which has a defense tower from the 17th century, and the church, which combines Gothic and Baroque styles.

 

Deià

Deià

Deià (or Deyà) is found between the towns of Valldemossa and Sóller. It’s considered one of the most bohemian villages on the island. Its scenic overlooks, panoramic views of the Tramuntana Mountain Range, and peaceful atmosphere have earned it a spot on our list of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca. In addition, the Cala de Deià is the perfect place if what you’re looking for is rest and relaxation beside its spectacular crystalline waters.

 

Pollença

Pollença

Home of artists of the stature of Sorolla, this little corner of Mallorca is perfect for those who aren’t looking for a party but rather sports and cultural activities. There are 16 spectacular beaches with crystalline waters within the town limits. Llenaire Beach, Albercuix Beach, and the Port of Pollença with their big crowds, fine sand, and modern facilities stand out. On the other hand, Cala Murta, Cala Gossalba, Cala Figuera, or Cala en Feliu are notable for their natural beauty and are ideal for those looking for tranquility and wild beaches.

 

Sóller

Sóller

If you want to know what villages to visit in Mallorca, we recommend that you make a stop in Sóller. We don’t know whether it’s the tram, which is over 100 years old; it’s spectacular landscapes; its palaces and stately homes; or its orange trees, but without a doubt, Sóller is one of the most magical places on the island.

This town is home to more than 15,000 people. You can get there on its narrow-gauge railroad built at the beginning of the 20th century. Don’t miss out on the views we told you about.

 

Capdepera

Capdepera

This area is relatively unexplored, even by Mallorcans themselves. This place has a storied history and numerous monuments that will take you back to the Middle Ages. Out of the various points of interest, the castle is a must-see, given its cultural richness. This fortification dates back to the 14th century and was built to defend the village against pirate attacks.

 

Portocolom

Portocolom

With the port as one of the backbones of its economy, this town is considered one of the most authentic places on the island. As a consequence of the fishing activity in the area, there are many excellent fish restaurants along the boardwalk. If what you’re looking for is to get away from the crowd and disconnect, Portocolom is for you.

 

Cala Millor

Cala Millor

Surely you’ve heard of Cala Millor, one of the most charming villages in Mallorca. Ideal for family tourism, this place has a wide beach with white sands and crystal clear waters. What’s more, it also has tourist points of interest such as Punta d’Amer, Castell d’Amer, or the weekly market. 

Its easy access via private and public transportation will make it your favorite destination.

 

Banyalbufar

Banyalbufar

Just 40 minutes by car from Palma de Mallorca, this village with a Mediterranean vibe has become very popular in recent years for its mountain range, which is a tourist attraction. 

This place is ideal if what you’re looking for is hiking and beaches and uncrowded coves.

 

 Sineu

Sineu

Located in “El Pla” (the plains), Sineu has a geography that contrasts notably with the other villages and what comes to mind when we think of Mallorca. 

If you are thinking of visiting the famous Sineu market, don’t forget to try the Mallorcan sausages and puff pastries to discover the essence of the area’s typical gastronomy. Remember to get there early in the morning so that you can easily find parking. 

 

With this guide on the main villages to see in Mallorca, you’re ready to plan your vacation itinerary. If you haven’t found lodging yet, we recommend the Caleia Talayot Spa Hotel, a modern 4-star hotel with a spa that is recommended for adults (+16) on the Cala Millor beachfront. It’s perfect for enjoying a few days of tranquility, sun, and the beach in the middle of the Punta Amer Nature Reserve.

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