Places of Interest
Plaça de la Seu, s/n, 07001 Palma, Illes Balears, España
Palma, capital of the Spanish island of Mallorca, is a tourist city located in the west of the Mediterranean Sea. The immense cathedral of Santa María, a Gothic monument that began to be built in the 13th century, dominates the horizon of the bay of Palma. Next to this is the Almudaina, an Arab-style fortress converted into a royal residence. To the west of the city, Bellver Castle, located on the top of a hill, is a medieval fortress with a distinctive circular shape.
Palma de Mallorca Airport (PMI), Palma, Spain
Airport Son Sant Joan (PMI)
Palma de Mallorca Airport, also known as Son San Juan International Airport is a Spanish airport of Aena that is located 8 km from the city center of Palma de Mallorca.
Es Trenc, Spain
Es Trenc Beach
Es Trenc beach is part of a natural protection area of the town of Campos in Mallorca. Behind the beach are the Salinas d'Es Trenc for the harvest of the Flor de Sal.The beach stretches from La Rápita in the northwest to Colonia de San Jorge
The town of Sóller in the northwest of Mallorca became wealthy because of the valley’s abundant citrus groves. In the 19th century, when the area was isolated from the rest of Mallorca by mountains, the oranges were shipped to France from the nearby west coast Port de Sóller (or Puerto de Sóller). Many locals went to work in France and returned – their fortunes duly made – to build some of the handsome Modernista properties that grace this town today.
The old narrow-gauge wooden train, linking Sóller with Palma’s Plaza de España, opened in 1912 to transport fruit to Palma. The 28 km railway journey – through 13 tunnels and breathtaking scenery – has become one of the island’s best-loved tourist experiences.
Cap de Formentor, Spain
Playa de Formentor is a beautiful, Blue-Flag beach located along the Formentor Peninsula in the northeastern tip of the island, about 10 kilometres from Port de Pollença.
There is not a lot of sand on this beach, despite its length, it is quite narrow so it can get quite crowded. The water is shallow and there are rarely waves here, which is nice for small children
Based in the centre of the island, it is difficult to hear mention of the small town of Binissalem without also hearing the word ‘wine’. With its ancient history, charming architecture and traditional dining, there is much more to see and do than just admire the vineyards. Binissalem was one of the original sites where wine was cultivated and the quality of Mallorcan wines was so renowned it was even mentioned by famed philosopher and scientist ‘Pliny the Elder’. Wine production then survived the occupation of the more temperate Moors, but was later wiped out by a plague of the Phylloxera virus in the 19th century.
Binissalem also won a reputation for producing fine woodwork and stonework and there are still active quarries near the town today. Wine production began again in the late 19th century and Binissalem was the first area to be awarded a DO (Denominacion de Origen) in 1991. Along with neighbouring towns such as Santa Maria, Santa Eugenia and Alaro, Binissalem is today the focal point for the revival of fine Mallorcan wine production.
Coves del Drac, Carretera de les Coves, Porto Cristo, Spain
Caves of Drach
Located on the east coast of Majorca, specifically in the town of Porto Cristo, these caves are one of the island’s main tourist attractions, and are, without doubt, some of the most remarkable ones on the island, as they have a horizontal extensión about 1200 metres and a máximum depth of 25 metres below ground level. The caves contain a large underground lake, Lake Martel, considered one of the largest underground lakes in the world.
Surrounded by the towering peaks of the Tramuntana mountain range, this quaint Mallorcan district nestles among four smaller peaks, where scattered farms and vineyards scale the heights around the historic town centre.
As well as winding village streets and historic agricultural systems, there is the working fishing port of Es Port deCanonge and a number of coves and beaches for sunbathing and swimming. These include: Cala Banyalbufar, EsCorral Fals and Son Bunyola.
The area was famous for the cultivation of the highly prized Malvasier ,variety for wine production, which modern vintners in Banyalbufar are now successfully re-establish.
As well as thetown centre there is a pretty waterfall and the historic tower called Tour de Ses Animes.
The small coastal village of Deià, on the northwest coast of Mallorca, is one of the prettiest villages on the island.
As one of the highest populated zones of the Serra de Tramuntana, Deià is part of a landscape awarded World Heritage Site status for the way in which nature, culture and traditions triumphantly merge.
Olive cultivation was key to Deià’s prosperity during periods of Islamic and Roman occupation, in addition to the cultivation of citrus fruits, fishing and farming. Now, the village and its inhabitants have added art, crafts and a relaxed style of tourism to the agricultural economy.
The town of Valldemossa is only around 15-20 minutes’ drive from Palma de Mallorca into the Tramuntana mountains. With its car-free cobbled alleys and rich cultural heritage, the town is a treat to visit.
Learn all about the history of Valldemossa, including the Archduke Lluis Salvador’s adventures here, at cultural centre Costa Nord. In addition to a short documentary narrated by founder Michael Douglas himself and compelling visual effects, visitors have the chance to taste local Mallorcan products and watch traditional Mallorcan dance displays.
Sant Elm, Spain
San Telmo is peculiarly blessed by the natural protection afforded by the mountains, the small islets called Pantaleu and sa Mitjana plus close proximity to the nature and marine reserve of Sa Dragonera – also known as Dragonera Island.
There are two beaches: a larger sandy beach called ‘San Gran’ and a smaller pebble beach called ‘Sa Petita’ both have good facilities for a very civilised day-long stay on the beach and have blue flag status
Puerto Portals, Portals Nous-Calvià, Spain
Puerto Portals is a marina located in Portals Nous, an urban center belonging to the municipality of Calviá, Mallorca. The port is at a distance of 9 kilometers from the center of Palma de Mallorca.
Puerto Portals in Mallorca has more than 30 years of history. Here boat owners rub shoulders with models, celebrities, business magnates and sight-seers. If you like to dress-up, splash out, people watch, or just hang out and look cool, this is the place for you.