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Port de Soller

Port de Soller

Port de Soller – updated 30 January 2023.

Port de Soller is a picturesque coastal village located in the north-west of the island of Majorca, in a large and protected horseshoe bay separated from the rest of the island by the Tramuntana mountain range. With its stunning natural beauty, charming architecture, and a vibrant atmosphere, it is a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Port de Soller

Picturesque harbour

One of the main attractions in Port de Soller is its picturesque harbour, surrounded by lush green hills, and crystal-clear waters. The harbour is home to many fishing boats and yachts and visitors can take a leisurely stroll around the harbour, admiring the views, or stop at one of the many seafood restaurants for a delicious meal.

Church and lighthouse

In addition to its natural beauty, Port de Soller is also famous for its historic architecture, including the church of Sant Bartomeu and the lighthouse of Sa Torre. The church, built in the 17th century, is a beautiful example of Baroque architecture, and the lighthouse, which dates back to the 19th century, provides panoramic views of the town and the surrounding coastline.

Port de Soller

Outdoor activities

For those looking for a more active experience, Port de Soller offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities, including hiking, cycling, and kayaking. There are several trails in the surrounding hills and mountains, which are perfect for exploring the local flora and fauna.

Soller tunnel

Before the Soller tunnel opened in the 1990s, Port de Soller was a difficult place to get to with cars having to travel via the Coll de Soller with tight hairpins every 200m or so. This road is now a popular cycling route with little traffic, especially since the tunnel has not been subject to a toll charge since 2018.

Fishing port charm

The isolated location of Port de Soller at the foot of the mountains and the use of the area as a training base by the Spanish military resulted in the village coming through the over development of seaside destinations in Mallorca during the 70s and 80s relatively unscathed and it retains its traditional fishing port charm.

Port de Soller

Pirates

The village’s main role historically was to service the main town of Soller located a few miles inland and to protect its residents from pirates. During the 19th century when the export of oranges and lemons grown in the area became very profitable, the port expanded significantly and just a decade or so ago, millions of euros were poured into sprucing up the port.

Es Firó

In 1561, Soller’s beach was invaded by fleets of Turkish and Algerian pirates. The town’s residents managed to defeat the pirates using just using wooden swords and hand-held catapults. This epic defence is re-enacted each year in a festival called Es Firó.

Tram

Restaurants

The horseshoe bay has a sandy beach and a pedestrianised promenade with many cafes, restaurants and shops in addition to a few hotels, many of the restaurants serve seafood; however, there are more and more high-class eateries opening in the port due mainly to the opening of a 5-star luxury hotel on the hills above the village.

Tram

Vintage tram

Soller is an old Mediterranean town, designed around narrow streets with traditional style residential townhouses and is very popular with tourists & day trippers. The town is connected to Port de Soller by a vintage tram, the Tranvía De Sóller; which takes passengers on a lovely journey through citrus and olive groves.

Tren de Sóller

Even if you are only on the island for a short time, the narrow-gauge, Tren de Sóller journey from Palma to Soller should be close to the top on your things-to-do list. One of the most rewarding excursions on the island, the vintage train to Soller is a very popular attraction with a journey time of around 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Train

Orange Express

Sometimes known as the Orange Express, the wooden train was originally introduced to transport oranges and lemons from the Soller valley to the capital, replacing a stagecoach service, which crossed the high mountains via the Soller pass on a steep, narrow dirt track, which was exhausting and tediously slow.

Funded by profits of the citrus fruit trade, the Tren de Soller has trundled along the winding 27.3km route to Soller since 1912.

Soller

Must-visit destination

In conclusion, Port de Soller is a must-visit destination for anyone looking to experience the beauty of Majorca. With its stunning natural beauty, charming architecture, and lively atmosphere, it offers something for everyone, whether you're looking for a relaxing holiday or an adventure-filled escape. So why not pack your bags and head to Port de Soller today!

Port de Soller tours & attractions

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Port de Cala d’Or

Cala d’Or

Port de Cala d’Or – updated 30 January 2023.

Port de Cala d’Or is a charming and picturesque marina located on the southeast coast of Majorca, Spain. This small port town is known for its clear blue waters, golden sand beaches, and charming atmosphere.

Port de Cala d'Or

Golden Bay

Cala d’Or, often referred to as the ‘Golden Bay’ is a very popular holiday resort particularly suited to families located in the southeast of the island.

The name ‘Golden Bay’ derives from the fact that it is located furthest away from the Serra de Tramuntana mountains, which have a disruptive effect on weather patterns and therefore it benefits from increased sunshine hours. It also happens to be close to some of the best beaches in Mallorca.

Marina

The marina is surrounded by a range of shops, restaurants, and cafes, making it a popular spot for a leisurely lunch or an evening out. Visitors can also enjoy a range of water sports, including jet skiing, paddleboarding, and snorkelling, in the crystal-clear waters of the marina.

Port de Cala d’Or

Cala Llonga

The port is located in Cala Llonga due to space, access and winds. Cala Llonga provides sufficient room for nearly 600 moorings and with the exception of strong easterly winds, it is sheltered and well protected from the weather.

Cala d’Or Yacht Club

The beautiful marina is very well equipped and includes the Cala d’Or Yacht Club, most of which is open to non-members. On the quayside, you will find a good assortment of supermarkets, exclusive shops, boutiques, bars and restaurants.

Modern marina

Port de Cala d’Or has a 30,000 m2 offshore berthing esplanade and provides all of the services you would expect to find in a modern marina including mechanical assistance, technical service, cleaning & hull treatment. The marina is one of the largest in Mallorca behind the more popular marinas of Puerto PortalsPalmaPort Adriano and Andratx.

Scenic coves

The resort is attractive due to its multitude of small scenic coves and sandy beaches, these being Cala Ferrera, Cala Esmeralda, Cala Serena, Cala Gran, and Cala Llonga with each of these having their own distinctive character & main street where you will find the typical assortment of souvenir shops, pubs & restaurants.

Port de Cala d’Or

Each of the coves benefit from charming little beaches framed by cliffs and woodland; however, being small, they do get very crowded during the summer months.

Countryside

Another popular activity in Port de Cala d’Or is exploring the surrounding countryside. The town is surrounded by stunning cliffs, hills, and valleys, making it a popular destination for hikers and cyclists. Visitors can take in breath-taking views of the coast and the surrounding landscape, or explore one of the many charming villages that dot the countryside.

Santyani

The port town is also home to a variety of cultural and historical attractions, including the nearby village of Santanyi, which is known for its weekly market selling locally-made crafts and produce. Visitors can also explore the historic castle of Santueri, which dates back to the 13th century and offers stunning views of the surrounding landscape.

Es Forti

Local attractions include the 18th-century historic fort ‘Es Fortí ’ and the ‘Parc Natural de Mondragó’ nature reserve.

Overall, Port de Cala d’Or is a charming and beautiful marina town, offering a range of activities for visitors to enjoy. Whether you’re looking for a relaxing day by the water, a chance to explore the stunning surroundings, or a taste of Majorcan culture, this port town has something to offer for everyone.

Cala d’Or tours & attractions

Portals Nous (Oratori) Beach

Portals Nous Beach

Oratori beach – updated 25 January 2023.

Oratori Beach in Portals Nous, Majorca, is a stunningly beautiful spot that offers a unique beach experience. Featuring crystal-clear waters, soft, golden sand, and a peaceful atmosphere, this beach is the perfect place to spend an afternoon. Whether you’re looking for a place to sunbathe, take a dip in the ocean, or simply take in the incredible scenery, Oratori Beach has something for everyone. Come for a relaxing day in the sun and enjoy all the wonders that this beach has to offer.

Make sure that you check out Roxy’s Beach Bar, a favourite spot for locals and expats.

Blue Flag Beach

Oratori is a Blue Flag beach located between Puerto Portals and the small community of Bendinat in the southwest of the island. The beach is very popular with the younger crowd due to its proximity to Portals and the associated foodie and nightlife scene. The beach is also popular with families because of the superb nearby amenities and facilities.

Oratori beach

Golden sand

You’ve got 250m of golden sand, clear blue seas and even an island to swim to. Facilities include sun loungers and parasols, showers and toilets and lifeguards.

Water sports

There are also water sports available, which includes paddle boats and kayaks that you can rent.

Expats & locals

You’ll find an eclectic mix of nationalities at Oratori. The beach is particularly attractive to British and German expats and locals – which is a good indicator of how fantastic the beach is. It is also popular with yachties who moor their yachts at the marina and come ashore to sunbathe and eat in the many restaurants.

Restaurants

For foodies, Puerto Portals offers an excellent choice with varied menus and venues. You can enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner on sunny terraces watching the expensive cars drive by or choose a Mediterranean lounge setting or a salon.

Portals Nous

Getting to Oratori

The easiest way to drive to the beach is via the MA-1 that runs from Palma all the way through to Andratx. Take the Costa d’en Blanes-Portals Nous exit and then follow signs to Portals Nous.

Finding a parking space can be hit or miss and you’re probably end up having to take a bit of a walk from your car to the beach. Public transport may be your best option.

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Sa Calobra Beach

Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra Beach – updated 25 January 2023.

Sa Calobra Beach in Majorca is a hidden gem that offers visitors a unique and breath-taking experience. This secluded spot is surrounded by towering cliffs and crystal clear waters, making it the perfect destination for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy some peace and tranquillity. Whether you're looking to sunbathe on the sandy shore, take a dip in the Mediterranean, or explore the rugged terrain, Sa Calobra Beach has something for everyone. So pack your bags and come discover this beautiful piece of paradise.

Sa Calobra Beach

Sa Calobra is a well-known remote cove on the west coast of Mallorca situated a short walk away from the incredible rocky river gorge, Es Torrent de Pareis.

Famous spot

It is a small and undeniably attractive white-pebble cove with blue-green crystal-clear water and is one of the most famous spots on the island.

Two beaches

There are two beaches in the cove, the first one is small and stony and is not the beach that everyone comes to see, that can be found by taking the paved path on the right-hand-side, which takes you through a short and narrow tunnel.

No facilities

If you are planning to stay at the beach for a while, you’ll need to bring along some things to make you comfortable as there are no facilities there including a lifeguard. You will find bars and restaurants back at Sa Calobra where you will also find public toilets and first aid.

Sa Calobra Beach

Inspiration to artists

The spot is indeed lovely and has served as an inspiration to artists past and present; however, it has become a victim of its own beauty. There are just too many tourists there and it's a coach & car-fest during the summer crush.

Red Beard

The beach has a history dating back to the 18th century and it is even rumoured that the infamous pirate Red Beard docked in Sa Calobra.

Twisting roads

Tourists flock to this location in their hundreds all year around to admire the jaw-dropping scenery and to enjoy the incredible journey there with its twisting roads and spectacular views.

Sa Calobra Beach

Knotted Tie

With an 800m descent over 12km and the infamous 270-degree loop known as the ‘Knotted Tie’ and incredible mountain views of Mallorca’s highest mountain, Puig Major, the road to Sa Calobra is an adventure in its own right.

Es Torrent de Pareis was elevated to the category of Natural Monument in 2003 by the Government of the Balearic Islands.

Tours

Full day Majorca Tour with Port de Soller and Sa Calobra

Full day Majorca Tour with Port de Soller and Sa Calobra

There's something really special about this trip to northern Majorca – the way in which you go sightseeing is part of the adventure. That's because you'll travel by coach, train, tram and boat during our exclusive excursion through Soller, Port de Soller, Sa Calobra and Lluc. What's more, you'll have an in-the-know local to show you around. Juan, one of our guides, says, ‘I was born and bred in Majorca, and have lived in the Soller region for years. You'll see special places that most visitors miss out on.'

Hop on the century-old Soller train – think antique wooden carriages with brass fittings – and zigzag your way through the pine-clad Tramuntana Mountains, which are a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It's an experience oozing nostalgia. And as the train is electric, it's a more sustainable way to travel. There's also a trip on a tram linking Soller and Port de Soller, during which you'll pass through orange groves and narrow tracks behind homes. And if you want some insider tips, your local guide can recommend the top restaurants for a real taste of the island's cuisine.

With free time to find lunch, it's a great opportunity to sample the produce Soller is famous for – oranges, ice cream and the highly regarded red Soller prawns. The journey from Port de Soller to Sa Calobra is by catamaran. You'll have a little while to unwind on this impossibly beautiful beach, which is hemmed in by cliffs. Further in is the rocky gorge of Torrent de Pareis – nature at its rawest – Book now

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Cala Marçal

Cala Marcal Beach

Cala Marcal – updated 24 January 2023.

Cala Marçal is known for its crystal clear waters and white sandy beaches, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike. The town is surrounded by lush greenery and offers a variety of outdoor activities such as swimming, snorkeling, and hiking. The Cala Marçal beach is perfect for relaxing and enjoying the sun, while the nearby cliffs offer a beautiful view of the sea. This Blue Flag spacious beach is located on the eastern coast of the island 1km south of the marina and village of Portocolom.

Cala Marcal

Protected bay

The 500 m beach lies within a beautiful well-protected bay with rocks on both sides, fine white sand and clear waters. It is very popular, particularly during the summer months when it can get quite crowded.

Lighthouse

One of the main attractions in Cala Marçal is the lighthouse, which was built in 1857 and offers a panoramic view of the town and the sea. Visitors can also explore the nearby caves, which are home to a variety of marine life. The area is also popular for scuba diving and fishing.

Portocolom lighthouse

Ideal for families

Cala Marcal is ideal for families. The soft sand slopes into the sea, which is shallow and deepens gradually providing lots of space for the kids to swim and play.

Facilities

On the beach, you will find all of the facilities you could need such as sun lounges, parasols, showers and toilets and during the summer peak season, the beach is also supervised by a lifeguard. There is also one large beach bar serving a good assortment of drinks and snacks.

Snorkelling

Cala Marcal is popular with snorkelers because of the rocks but mostly, this is a beach for families, it is very safe and around the beach you will find everything you could need including shops, bars & restaurants.

Taking the car to Cala Marcal is easy, parking is available in the streets just south of the beach.

Cala Marçal

Portocolom

The local village of Portocolom is a sleepy, attractive traditional fishing village located on the east coast and is claimed rather dubiously as the birthplace of Christopher Columbus, although there is little evidence to support this.

Resisting the usual tourist onslaught associated with picturesque coastal villages, Portocolom is a maritime town located on a beautiful deep natural harbour in a large horseshoe-shaped bay.

In addition to the beach, Portocolom is home to a variety of shops, restaurants, and bars where you can enjoy local cuisine and nightlife. The village also has a rich history and culture, and there are several monuments and landmarks to explore such as the church of Sant Antoni de Portmany and the lighthouse of Portocolom.

Fishing village charm

Lying 12km north of Cala d’Or and within the district of Felanitx, Portocolom has retained much of its traditional fishing village charm with fishing boats, sailing boats and the occasional luxury motor yacht anchored in the calm waters of the bay.

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Cala Deia

Cala Deia Beach

Cala Deia – updated 23 January 2023.

Cala Deia, located on the northwest coast of Majorca, is a hidden gem that offers visitors a peaceful and secluded getaway. The small bay is surrounded by rugged cliffs and lush greenery, making it the perfect destination for those looking to escape the crowds and enjoy nature.

Rocky beach

The beach is not considered to be family-friendly due to the rocky, shingle beach and lack of sand; it also has multiple jellyfish sightings during the summer months. The beach also has no umbrellas, lounge chairs, water sports activities or lifeguard and access to first aid is minimal. The beach does have toilets and showers.

The tiny cove beach is mostly made up of large rocks and small pebbles with glistening rock pools and great views.

Restaurants

 It has two restaurants, which both provide local cuisine such as tapas, paella and an assortment of fish.

Artists

Located just outside the beautiful village of Deià, the beach is very popular with locals and visitors and is a favourite destination for artists. It is not unusual to see the occasional celebrity on the beach.

Swimming, snorkelling & diving

Cala Deia is an ideal location for swimming, snorkelling and diving due to the crystal-clear waters; however, there are no equipment rental facilities on the beach so you will need to bring your own.

Climbing, hiking & cycling

The surrounding cliffs are popular with climbers and hikers, offering stunning views of the bay and the surrounding countryside. The area is also popular with cyclists and mountain bikers, with a number of trails and routes to explore.

Getting there

You can get to the beach by car and if you arrive early enough, there is a small car park or you could park in the village and walk, it is around 3 km.

Deia

The village of Deia, located above the bay, is also worth a visit. The small village is home to a number of traditional restaurants and bars, serving local food and drink. Visitors can also explore the local history and culture by visiting the local church or the artists' houses that dot the village. One of the prettiest villages in Mallorca, Deia is part of a landscape awarded World Heritage Site status. The writer Robert Graves famously lived in the village twice with many of his creative, artistic friends coming to visit and Deia quickly gained a reputation as an artist’s retreat.

Deia

Northwest coast

Cala Deia is also a great base for exploring the rest of the northwest coast of Majorca, with a number of other beaches and villages within easy reach. Cala Tuent, Cala Soller and Fornalutx are just a few of the many nearby places worth visiting.

Tours & experiences

Western Water Park

Western Water Park, Magaluf

Western Water Park – updated 23 January 2023.

Welcome to Western Water Park in Magaluf. Nestled in the heart of Majorca, the water park offers a wide variety of fun and exciting activities for visitors of all ages. Western Water Park is a fun family-friendly day out full of rides, slides, thrills & spills. Designed to entertain both children and adults, the slides range from small and fun to really high and terrifying!

The Beast

The park includes the 11th highest water slide in the world aptly named The Beast, there’s also a further six rides designed specifically for adrenaline junkies such as The Whip, Tornado and Boomerang.

For younger adults and the less adventurous, there are moderate rides, Grand Canyon and Hurricane are popular so is the Tam Tam Splash wave pool.

3 sections

There’s something for everyone at Western Water Park, which is divided into three different sections called Western Land, Indian Town and El Paso.

You’ll find swimming pools and water fountains, which are perfect for toddlers, lots of places to grab something to eat including a pizzeria and an ice-cream shop plus if you want to bring along your own food, there are designated picnic spots within the park.

Diving show

Western Water Park is unique from the other two parks on the island due to its diving show, which occurs three times a day and is really fun. You get synchronised diving, high diving and diving whilst set on fire.

Opening times & tickets

For 2023, the park opens on 6th April.

The park is open each day from 10am to 5pm (April, May, June and September) and 10am to 6pm (July and August).

The ticket prices range according to age and there are discount packages available.

Visit the Western Water Park website.

Western Water Park Entrance with transfer

Other water parks on the island are Aqualand El Arenal and Hidropark Alcúdia.

Both of these parks provide excellent facilities and a fun-family day out.

Magaluf

Magaluf is a popular holiday destination known for its stunning beaches, lively nightlife and year-round sunshine, Magaluf attracts tourists from all over the world. The town offers a range of activities, from water sports and golfing, to shopping and dining. Whether you're seeking a relaxing beach vacation or an action-packed adventure, Magaluf has something for everyone.

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The Caves of Drach

Drach Caves

The Caves of Drach – updated 24 January 2023.

The Caves of Drach, also known as the “Dragon Caves”, are a unique and spectacular natural wonder located in the eastern coast of Majorca. The caves boast a series of underground chambers filled with stunning stalactites and stalagmites, as well as an underground lake where visitors can take a boat ride. The highlight of the tour is a chamber called “The White Cave”, where a classical music concert is held every day. The caves are also home to a wide variety of bats, which can be observed during the guided tour. The Caves of Drach are a must-see for anyone visiting Majorca. The natural beauty and the unique experience of visiting the caves will leave an unforgettable impression. Don't miss the chance to explore the underground world of the Caves of Drach on your next trip to the island.

Caves of Drach

8th Wonder of the World

One of the largest caves in Europe and located in Mallorca, the caves are considered by many to be the 8th Wonder of the World.

Lake Martel

Within the caves is Lake Martel, one of the largest underground lakes on the planet; which today plays host to a boat-borne classical music program; which attracts visitors from far and wide. The lake is named after French geologist Edouard Martel who first mapped the cave in 1896.

The Caves Of Drach

Porto Cristo

The caves are located on the east coast of the island within walking distance of the small town of Porto Cristo and they are extremely popular so do expect the inevitable crowd. The tour of the caves covers around 1.2km and due to the number of visitors, takes place at a very slow pace. You will be led through the many chambers accompanied by a multilingual commentary, which finishes at a vast amphitheatre and Lake Martel.

Stalactites and stalagmites

The chambers are jaw-dropping beautiful and very cleverly lit in a multitude of bright colours designed to enhance dimensions and highlight the impressive stalactites and stalagmites which adorn each chamber. There is also an underground river. It feels at times like you have been transported to a different world.

The Caves Of Drach

The tour

During your tour, you will go about 25 metres deep, which results in the caves having 80% humidity and a temperature of around 21°C.

The duration of each tour is one hour. The opportunity does exist to take a short boat ride on the lake at the end of the concert.

If you are driving to the caves, there is free parking and also picnic areas. You’ll also find a café and a souvenir shop plus free WIFI.

The caves are open all year round, offering four daily excursions during winter increasing to seven for the summer months.

Caves of Drach Tours & Experiences

Drach Caves, Pearl Factory & Local Market Tour

Drach Caves, Pearl Factory and Local Market Tour

There's a trio of Majorca's must-sees on this tour. You'll visit the island's Majorica Pearl Factory, stroll the stalls of Sant Llorenç farmer's market, then delve into the depths of the famous Drach Caves – a world of secretive caverns and subterranean lakes brought to life by music and light shows.

Your first stop will be the Majorica factory, where possibly the finest imitation pearls in the world are made. See the manufacturing process before browsing pearl jewellery in the on-site shop. It's then on to the weekly market in Sant Llorenç. Browse stalls stocked with everything from souvenirs to aromatic herbs and pungent cheeses. It's a great place to try local food, like Majorca's famous black-pig pork.

The Drach Caves are next. There are four caves and one large lake, made all the more magical by the specially designed lighting system and a classical music concert from a quartet right in the very depths of the caves – Book now

Caves of Drach Half-Day Tour with Boat Trip and Music Concert

Full Day Tour to Caves of Drach and Hams with Porto Cristo and Pearl Factory

Mallorca Day Trip to Majorica Pearl Shop and Caves of Drach

BEWARE: There are TWO cave attractions in Porto Cristo. Cuevas dels Hams is much smaller than then the Caves of Drach and contrary to some of their advertising, they do not have a boat ride or concert. Their tickets are also much more expensive than the Drach caves. Many of the road signs around Porto Cristo are misleading and it is easy to think you are being directed to the Caves of Drach.

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Inca Market

Inca Weekly Market

Inca Market – updated 24 January 2023.

Inca Market in Majorca is one of the island's most popular and vibrant destinations for shopping and cultural exploration. The market, which takes place every Thursday in the charming town of Inca, is a true feast for the senses, with a wide variety of local vendors selling everything from traditional handcrafted goods to delicious food and drink. Whether you're looking for souvenirs to bring back home or just want to soak up the lively atmosphere, the Inca Market is a must-visit for anyone visiting Majorca. So come and explore the colourful stalls, haggle with the friendly vendors and discover the rich culture of this beautiful island.

Inca Market

Inca

Inca is the third largest town in Mallorca and is located in the heart of the island. Inca is known for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and charming streets lined with shops and restaurants. The town is particularly famous for its leather goods, with many workshops and factories producing high-quality leather products. Visitors can also explore the town's many churches and museums, or simply stroll through the picturesque streets and soak up the relaxed atmosphere.

Inca is mostly a residential town, full of native Mallorcans living alongside a small expat community and has excellent public transport links with the rest of the island.

You will find Inca on the main road from Palma to Alcúdia if you are driving. By train, there are direct connections from Palma, Sa Pobla and Manacor.

Quely biscuits & Ensaimada

They say that the best way to get to know the island is through its traditions and local products, if that’s the case then Inca is all about the market, leather, wine, Quely biscuits and some of the best Ensaimada on the island.

Inca Market

Leather Factory Store

A combined visit to Inca market and the old Leather Factory store is recommended to make the most of your visit inland.

Camper

The brand 'Camper' famous for footwear began life in Inca and you can visit the Camper Outlet Village and Factory when you are there. You’ll find lots of bargains in a wide range of styles for men, women and children.

Inca Market

Colourful & vibrant

The market is the biggest open-air market in Mallorca and is held on the streets in the town centre from 8am to 1pm. It’s a colourful, vibrant and lively experience with hundreds of stalls and to make the most of it, you should put aside a few hours of your time.

Local crafts

There’s an abundance of leather goods for sale ranging from jackets to bags to shoes; however, there is also a wide variety of other products for sale such as local crafts, textiles and fruit & vegetables.

Don't forget to haggle

Prices on the stalls are set; however, the traders love to haggle, there’s some great deals to be made especially if you get there early in the morning.

Day trip

Whether you're looking for a day trip or planning to stay longer, Inca is a must-visit destination for anyone visiting Majorca. Come and discover the rich culture and history of this beautiful town, and experience the true essence of the island.

Tours

Inca Market Mallorca Half Day Tour

Don’t waste valuable time navigating public transport to get to Inca for market day; instead, travel there comfortably in an air-conditioned vehicle and combine souvenir shopping and culture during this half-day, hassle-free excursion. In Inca, the Mallorcan town known for leather products, wine, and the island’s biggest open-air market, take part in a tapas, wine, and liquor tasting, before enjoying free time to roam the stalls.

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Cala Llombards

Cala Llombards Beach

Cala Llombards – updated 23 January 2023.

Cala Llombards beach is a hidden gem located on the southern coast of Majorca. Known for its crystal-clear waters and white sandy beaches, Cala Llombards beach is the perfect destination for those looking for a relaxing and peaceful beach break. With a variety of water sports available, such as snorkelling and paddle-boarding, as well as a range of local restaurants and bars, Cala Llombards beach offers something for everyone.

Whether you’re looking to soak up the sun or explore the surrounding area, Cala Llombards is the ideal spot for a day on the beach.

Cala Llombards

Picture-postcard setting

The beach is located in a beautiful petite cove with turquoise waters defined by rough, red rock walls and framed with pine trees.

Es Llombards

The secluded cove beach is located in the southeast of the island close to the small village of Es Llombards and around 10km from the handsome inland town of Santyani.

Cala Llombards

Snorkelling

Just 55m long but nearly 150m deep, Cala Llombards is not a big beach, but it is truly beautiful. It is surrounded by steep cliffs and has rocky areas, pine trees and bushes plus soft white sand and really crystal-clear water, which is ideal for snorkelling.

Off the beaten path

With the exception of those who live or rent in the surrounding area, the beach is not well-known and therefore it escapes the tourist crowds.

Cala Llombards

Family friendly

It is a safe beach for kids because there are very few waves and is popular with locals and tourists of all ages. There is a lifeguard present during the summer months.

Facilities

Facilities include lounge chairs and parasols plus showers and toilets; however, there are no water activities for hire.

Beach bar

You’ll find just one beach bar at Cala Llombards; which serves drinks and snacks.

Cala Llombards

Santyani

When you’ve packed up from the beach, we recommend a trip to the local town of Santyani, it’s a handsome town in southeast Mallorca. Both serene and historic, it is located between Parc Natural de Mondragó and Ses Salines and the honey-coloured architecture, fine choice of bars, boutique shops, art galleries & restaurants are a massive draw to tourists.

Particularly favoured by German tourists, this pretty, rural, authentically Mallorcan town is blessed with beautiful natural surroundings.

With a slow pace of life, quaint cobbled streets and majestic church, Santyani has a special quality. Sit down on one of the many terraces on the main square (Plaça Major) in front of the church and watch the world go by.

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