Puig de Galatzó
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.
Saint Juan Baptista parish church
Apart from the views which are an attraction in their own right, you’re also find the Saint Juan Baptista parish church built in the 17th century, the Tem Alemany tower which is even older, a well-preserved bell tower and a former laundry square.
The views from this laid-back and quiet little village are incredible, particularly the route there. Just one road characterised by hairpin bends connects the village to its neighbouring towns of Andratx and Banyalbufar and the scenery is simply jaw-dropping. This is more of an adventure than a drive, you will be rewarded with panoramic views of the sea and the rocky and rugged mountainsides.
Peace and tranquillity
Extremely popular with cyclists; which can often outnumber cars, Estellencs is an oasis of peace and tranquillity and a complete break from mass tourism. The village’s primary source of business is based upon farming rather than looking after tourists and there are only a handful of cafés and restaurants and one small shop.
At 1,025m tall, the hike up Puig de Galatzó is a big draw for walkers, it takes around 2 hours to reach the summit and every step is worth the effort. For those interested in taking a dip, Cala Estellencs is the local cove which is accessible by car & public transport. On foot, it will take you around 1 hour to walk there.
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