Popular Accommodations in West Majorca
Highlights in West Majorca
- Hikes in the Tramuntana Mountains
- Serpentine route Sa Calobra
- Moros y Cristianos in Sóller
- Wild romantic bays
Most popular in West Majorca
Apartments in the west of Mallorca
While the mass tourism is mainly concentrated on the southeast and on the region around the island capital Palma, the west of the Balearic island is much calmer. Those seeking peace and quiet and nature lovers can accordingly look forward to numerous idyllically situated accommodations in the countryside. Especially popular are small mountain villages like Fornalutx near Soler, which has already been crowned the most beautiful village of Mallorca several times. The wide range, from apartments for two to vacation rentals with swimming pools, also extends to other places such as Soller, Puerte Soller, Valldemossa, Esporles, Orient and Alaro. And those who might even want to meet one or two celebrities during their holidays can rent a holiday apartment in Andratx or the noble district of Port Andratx.
Holidays in the west of Mallorca
Travelers and Activities
Visitors to the beach in the west of Mallorca are offered a lot. Especially families with children get their money's worth at the numerous picturesque sandy beaches in the southwest when building sand castles and splashing around in the shallow surf. Couples and nature lovers, on the other hand, can look forward to various wild and romantic pebble beaches such as Cala de Sant Vicenc, bathing bays framed by high cliffs such as Platja de Torrent de Pareis and real insider tips such as Cala Banyalbufar. Water sports enthusiasts can also use the local conditions for stand-up paddling, surfing and exploring by sea kayak.Hiking and biking in the Tramuntana Mountains
The west of Mallorca is a true paradise for hikers and cyclists due to its spectacular coastline and the mountain ranges of the Tramuntana Mountains. While hikers and mountain bikers benefit from countless hidden trails that lead them to natural attractions such as the Gorg Blau reservoir, racing cyclists look forward to crisp mountain roads and rapid descents at almost 100 kilometres per hour. One of the absolute highlights, besides a drive over the almost legendary serpentines at Sa Calobra in the northwest, is of course also the ascent to the highest mountain of Mallorca, the Puig Major. And if you like, you also have the possibility to do guided hikes as well as guided bike tours at the side of experienced German speaking guides.
After being ruled by the Catholic Monarchs of Spain, Mallorca lost its independence at the beginning of the 18th century. Only since 1983, with the reintroduction of democracy in Spain, have the Balearic Islands become an autonomous territory again.
Things to know
When is the best time for a holiday in the west of Mallorca? That depends entirely on your personal preferences. While the journey for winter refugees is also worthwhile between November and January, nature lovers get their money's worth especially during the almond blossom between the end of January and the beginning of March. Hikers, cyclists and other active holidaymakers will find ideal conditions from the end of February until well into November. However, those who want to avoid the big summer heat will avoid the midsummer between June and September. Bath vacationers book their vacation home straight for the high summer, if also the Mediterranean Sea reaches pleasant temperatures around the 25-Grad-Marke.Experience powder steam and weapon clashes
The internationally most famous event in the west of Mallorca is the historical spectacle Moros y Cristianos in Sóller. Join us as the streets and beaches of Sóller fill with battle cries and weapons clashes, while the countless amateur actors in historical costumes commemorate the triumph of the locals in 1561, when they were able to repel an invasion by Moorish pirates. The festival, which every year in May attracts thousands of visitors from all over the world to Sóller, is flanked by music, dancing, a colourful market and a rich offer of culinary specialities.
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Those who want to take their holidays more calmly are especially well taken care of in the northwest of the island. At small bays, which are partly only accessible on foot, you can enjoy the sun of Spain in peace. A beautiful spot is the bay Port des Canonge. This pebble beach is best reached from a vacation rental in Banyalbufar. This magical place nestles like a crescent moon against one of the mountain slopes of the Tramuntana Mountains.2nd Sa Dragonera
Particularly worth seeing is the dragon island Sa Dragonera, which represents the westernmost point of Mallorca. It is best reached by boat from a vacation rental in Mallorca's west in Sant Elm. Walk in the natural park of the island from the port at Cala Llado to the lighthouses at Cap de Tramuntana and enjoy the unmistakable landscape!Three. The Red Lightning.
Fun for the whole family brings a train ride with the Tren de Sóller, also known as the Red Lightning. In one hour the railway chugs leisurely from Palma de Mallorca to Soller and takes its passengers back to a bygone era. The sound of a brass horn, which sounds on departure, and the loving furnishing of the compartments with upholstered leather armchairs and mahogany wall panelling remind us of this. In the high season it is advisable to buy tickets early.4th Mallorcan market
A vacation rental in the west of Mallorca is the ideal starting point for a visit to the typical Mallorcan market in the quiet resort of Calvia. In addition to clothes, shoes and beautiful Balearic art objects, you can also buy fresh regional food here. The market takes place every Monday and should be visited early in the morning to learn the best tricks from the locals!5th pearl in the Mediterranean Sea
In the southwest of Mallorca lies the island capital Palma de Mallorca. The pearl in the Mediterranean Sea offers besides sleek holiday houses and fincas also a lot of culture and entertainment. From your vacation rental in the west of Mallorca, visit the impressive Gothic cathedral La Seu, the Almuida Palace opposite or the Museu Fundación Juan March, which exhibits modern works of art by important Spanish artists such as Picasso and Dalí. Enjoy the special flair of the island metropolis with a carriage ride through the palm-fringed streets before you dance your soul out of your body in the evening on the Playa de Palma in the numerous clubs!