Which are the best villages in Mallorca? Pretty, tranquil, laid-back, friendly, eye-catching, charming, idyllic & rustic are just a few words that describe the best villages on the island. Here’s our recommendations. For the best towns on the island – Click here.
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Caimari is one of Mallorca’s prettiest country villages. Tranquil, laid-back with winding narrow streets and a typically Mallorcan village square, this is a place to relax and enjoy the great views and friendly atmosphere. Located inland at the edge of the Tramuntana mountains, Caimari provides an authentic taste of rural Mallorca with history and cultural interest in abundance. Well-known for the olive oil it produces, the village is picturesque with a slow pace and is very popular with hikers and cyclists.
Honey-coloured townhouses, citrus orchards, almond and olive trees all perched on a picturesque hillside and set against the mountain backdrop of the Puig des Teix at 1062m, Deià is a small mountain-coastal village that has attracted artists, tourists and celebrities for many years. One of the prettiest villages in Mallorca, Deià is part of a landscape awarded World Heritage Site status. The writer Robert Graves famously lived in the village twice…
Famous for the Valldemossa Charterhouse, a palace / monastery where King Sancho of Majorca resided prior to his death in 1324 and the musician Frédéric Chopin and the writer George Sand lived from 1838 to 1839, the village of Valldemossa is one of Mallorca’s most eye-catching sights. The village boasts tree-lined, cobbled lanes, stunning villas and ancient blonde stone houses and has been promoted internationally as a place of outstanding beauty,
Fornalutx is one of Mallorca’s most adorable stone-built villages, a postcard pretty authentic mountain village located in the Sóller Valley. This charming hillside village is situated high up the Tramuntana mountain range overlooking Sóller and is often referred to as the ‘Prettiest village in Spain’. There’s a few different ways to get there, whichever one you choose, you will not be disappointed…
Accessible only by a winding road which connects Bunyola and Alaró, Orient is one of the most remote and loveliest villages in Mallorca and is set in the heart of the Tramuntana mountains. This idyllic, secluded village has a huddle of houses clustered on a slight rise with some on the north side looking like they may slide off soon. This small, rustic village with a population of less than 30 inhabitants…
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.
Sant Elm (also known as San Telmo in Spanish) is a laid back fishing port on the south western edge of the island that has managed to keep mass tourism away due to its relative remoteness. This tiny charming village is situated in a magical location with the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to the rear and the uninhabited island of Sa Dragonera to the front and is a favourite place for locals to watch and admire the glorious sunset.
Estellencs is a very pretty and rustic mountain village located on the slopes of mount Puig de Galatzó on the rocky coastline of the Tramuntana mountains with the lowest population on the island with just over 300 residents. The first thing you will want to do when you come to Estellencs is reach for your camera, the narrow timeworn streets with their flower adorned stone buildings framed by the mountains is picture postcard perfect, no wonder that this beautiful village is a magnet for hikers and cyclists.
An innovative way to tour Majorca in the comfort of your own car. Driveando is a new concept featuring a portable communication system in your vehicle. Explore the island's hidden corners and historic towns while getting the lowdown from your guide. This 70km route features the villages of Algaida, Pina, Lloret de Vistalegre, Montuiri, Randa and Cura.
You'll get a real taste of Majorca during this winery visit. Get the lowdown on everything from harvesting to barrelling as you tour the vineyards and the wine production area. And to round off the experience, you'll to sample four of the wines produced at Bodegas Vi Rei.