SÓLLER AND THE PORT OF SÓLLER
The town of the valley of orange and olive trees. It is one of the towns with the most history on the island and the most isolated until the 1990s, due to the characteristics of the land where it is located. Do not miss the visit to the municipality with the famous historical wooden train on a magical journey. Oh! You cannot miss Port de Sóller either, which is connected by road and by tram to the small town of Sóller, at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, and is the starting point for maritime excursions to coastal places of special interest such as Sa Foradada. , Tuent, Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis.
Deià is one of the most charming towns in Mallorca. The valley in which it is located has been inhabited since prehistoric times and has a great variety of caves along its length through the mountains. These places served as shelter for the first settlers on the island of Majorca. One of the first visitors to fall in love with Deià was the famous writer Robert Graves whose tomb is today almost a place of pilgrimage and his house, a museum.
The blanket of vegetation that surrounds Deià is part of the Tramontana Natural Park, a UNESCO World Heritage Site due to the variety and richness of its flora and fauna .
Known as one of the most beautiful towns in Spain and located an hour’s drive from Palma, you will fall in love with its narrow stone streets adorned with flowers of a thousand colors. This small town is between the Serra de Tramuntana and the Sóller valley and has known how to take care of its monuments and buildings, among which the town hall tower (17th century) and its Gothic church, dating from 1639, stand out.
Banyalbufar is a town in Majorca located in the Serra de Tramuntana, to the west of the island, about 40 minutes by car from Palma.
It is a beautiful town embraced by mountains, with a lot of history and tradition, which still maintains its Mediterranean and Mallorcan essence intact, making it a fantastic option for tourism that visits the area.
One of the main attractions of Banyalbufar are its views. Both the town itself and other smaller towns in the area are beautiful to visit and have impressive views for being located in mountainous areas. Just touring the region by car is worth it, because its winding roads will allow you to enjoy spectacular landscapes.
The Port of Andratx is one of the best and most spectacular natural ports of the Islands, surrounded by beautiful coves with transparent waters such as «cala Llamp», «cala Moragues» and « Cala d’Egos». This modern port town, with approximately 3,300 inhabitants, has gone from being an old fishermen’s refuge to being one of the most important and most visited tourist centers in Mallorca, thanks to its nautical activity, which favors more exclusive residential tourism. span>
El Puerto is a cosmopolitan and lively place, where numerous cultures mix and combine shopping, sun and nightlife. It also offers an infinity of activities related to the sea. However, it has one of the best-equipped marinas in the Balearic Islands, the Club de Vela de Andratx, with some 500 moorings occupied by sports and recreational boats.
The maximum animation is concentrated on the promenade and the pier, where the building of »la Lonja» is located, testimony of the validity of the fishing activity and where you can buy the fresh fish catches from the fishermen, in the evenings. Shops and restaurants with pleasant terraces overlooking the sea fill the promenade that leads to the lighthouse and the Sailing Club, passing through the small stream of “es Saluet”.
It is one of the oldest towns on the island, along with Palma, and a treasure trove of history and culture. Alcúdia is one of the areas in Mallorca with a more unique history, geography and social dynamics. It is a city where history is alive: the archaeological remains of the Roman city of Pollentia are very important, the two walled enclosures, one medieval and the other Renaissance, make Alcúdia especially attractive due to its historical character.
Visiting its walled enclosure and historic center is a pleasure, and a visit to its Roman amphitheater (the smallest in Spain) is a must. The Alcúdia market is located around the old Wall of Alcudia and is held every Tuesday and Sunday morning.
Valldemossa is one of the best-known towns in Mallorca for having welcomed and inspired a multitude of artists. Its pleasant streets and squares have inspired great figures in music and literature such as Fréderic Chopin, Miguel de Unamuno, Rubén Darío or Azorín.
Every summer concerts and tributes are held in memory of such great names in culture. Some of them can be enjoyed in the wonderful surroundings of the cloister or in the gardens of the Cartuja.
Few venues can boast of having been a source of inspiration for one of the great musicians in history and Valldemossa achieved it. In this Mallorcan setting, the musician Chopin and the poet George Sand lived their relationship here and he composed a large part of his famous Preludes. Span>
And Valldemossa, it would not be the same without one of its Mallorcan delicacies that are a claim for many who want to enjoy a local breakfast or snack, its potato cakes.
PORT DE POLLENÇA
The Port of Pollença, known by locals as ‘Eu moll’ (the dock), is a clear example of how tourism can completely change the economy and the appearance of a place in just a few decades. Thus, at the beginning of the 20th century, 85% of the population lived directly from agriculture, a sector that continued to be the majority until the 1960s, when the tables turned until reaching the current situation, in which tourism moves close to the 70% of the economy not only of Pollença but of all of Mallorca.
The town of Puerto de Pollensa is located in the north of the island in the bay of Pollensa. The town of Puerto Pollensa is located 60 km from the capital Palma and 10 km from Alcudia. In its surroundings we find the towns of Pollensa, Alcúdia and Sa Pobla. The population of Puerto de Pollensa and Pollensa together is around 16,000 inhabitants.
Puerto de Pollensa is an important tourist center where its beautiful sandy beach, its marina and its promenade stand out. In the Miquel Capllonch square, the weekly market is held every Wednesday. At this point in the town we find the church and a multitude of bars and restaurants. Its promenade is visited by a multitude of tourists during the summer months where we also find a large number of restaurants with large terraces where you can eat.