Get away from the crowd and the touristic destinations and discover this small postcard village Fornalutx.
Fornalutx has received several premiums and awards thanks to its beauty and state of preservation.
Visit the village of Pollença that put Mallorca on the international map long before the tourism boom in the 60s.
When the island was still living on agriculture and there were no hotels in Mallorca, artists and foreign politicians spend their holidays in this village and its harbour. For example, Agatha Christie, Winston Churchill and Peter Ustinov were some famous persons that stayed in Pollença.
Do not miss to visit Alcudia when renting a car in Mallorca. Public transportation is available but to save time and for your comfort, a rent-a-car is much more convenient for daily trips to the beautiful beaches around the town. Alcudia alone is worth a visit, because of its historic marks.
It is one of the more visited villages on the island during the summer months and the town was born from the idea of a place for relax by artists reflexing the spirit of Ibiza.Therefore, the majority of the buildings in Cala d’Or are painted in a traditional Mediterranean white color.
This mansion opened its doors to the public as an ethnological museum and farm. The mansion demonstrates the Majorcan rural life style of the 14th century and here you can enjoy walks through the gardens and see the making of traditional products of Mallorca.
The festivity of Mare de Déu dels Àngels, the patron saint of Pollença is held on 2nd August, coinciding with the commemoration of the victory of the Christians over the Ottoman pirates who, under the orders of Dragut, attacked the town in 1550.
The festivities get underway at 8 a.m. on 16th January, with a delicious breakfast consisting of hot drinking chocolate and ensaimada pastries in the Casa de l’Obrer or the “workers home”. Later on, musicians, who have already enjoyed generous servings of the muscat and the mesclat liqueur, parade around the streets, accompanied by a pair of demons, who symbolise human evil and temptations.
The dance of the Cossiers is a popular sight on Mallorca, although its origins are uncertain. A lady and 6 cossiers, men dressed in their flamboyant costumes, and accompanied by a devil, dance to the sound of the tamborino and the flabiol (a drum and one-handed flute played by a single musician). In addition to Algaida, this tradition has also survived in the towns of Montuïri, Manacor, Alaró and Pollença.
The design of the Son Vida golf course features large open spaces. Each fairway offers spectacular views of the stunning natural surroundings and Palma de Mallorca Bay. It offers an extensive programme of lessons, state-of-the-art video facilities for swing analyses, a magnificent Junior Academy for children and teenagers, a driving range including a short game zone, a par 3 course and the Nike Golf 360º System.
Founded in 1948, Real Club Náutico de Palma is the oldest sailing organisation in the Balearic Islands. Over the course of its 60 year history, the Club has hosted an impressive number of major international regattas. It boasts a past marked by some of the world’s most famous yachtsmen and women, a trend that still continues today.
Inca is proud of its nickname ‘the city of leather’, and today boasts a long-standing reputation as a leading production centre for the footwear and leather goods sector on Mallorca. Indeed, factories producing goods for many brands, including Camper, Barrats, Farrutx and Lotusse, are all located in the heart of the island. Most of these factory shops provide parking areas for their customers’ vehicles. Inca is also home to the Balearic Islands’ first Footwear and Leather Museum. Situated at Calle Quarter, 1, the facilities include parking spaces for visitors travelling by hire car. The museum houses a permanent exhibition providing an insight into the town’s history and its close connections with the footwear industry.
Valldemossa is particularly renowned for its cocas de patata, traditional Mallorcan pastries. They are made from potato, egg, sugar and fat, which is used to grease the baking tins. The most traditional types of these pastries are sold in Valldemossa, as it is said that only one of the bakeries in this town knows the secret of the original recipe.
Palma Aquarium faithfully recreates the habitats and ecosystems of the world’s seas and oceans in order to contribute to the understanding and admiration for the beauty of the marine world and to encourage interaction with the various species.
Opened in 1991, the Astronomical Observatory of Costitx is the easternmost observatory of Spain. During more than 20 years, the research of the observatory has led to several discoveries of asteroids and comets and is in addition to the scientific work dedicated to the dissemination of Astronomy