The three most picturesque villages in Mallorca

The island of Mallorca is, without a doubt, a place you should visit, it is full of history, natural parks, beaches, gastronomy and thousands of other reasons. For something it is one of the most visited tourist destinations in Europe. Today we are going to recommend three beautiful villages of Mallorca that you should visit.

Deia Village in Mallorca

Introduction

When people talk about Mallorca they immediately think of white sand beaches.. However, there is another Mallorca that we sometimes miss out, specifically with 1,436 meters high the highest peak, Puig Major, which is located in the mountains. The Tramuntana mountain range hides the most intimate and traditional face of the island. UNESCO World Heritage Site and Biosphere Reserve since 2011. The mountain range hides some of the most beautiful and charming villages on our island.

Mallorca has routes to do through coves that look like natural pools. Mallorca has many unmissable places, natural harbors hidden between mountains that meet the coast, nature reserves, tourist cities, and also towns that seem stopped in time, or enchanted by the influence of the sea.

View of Cala Magraner in Mallorca

It is a mistake to think that all the attractions of the largest of the Balearic Islands are limited to their beautiful coves and beaches. Leaving Palma we immerse ourselves in a wonderful world of unexpectedly diverse landscapes and discover charming places that will make us fall in love.

Here in we have a selection of three charming villages in Mallorca, which are definitely worth a visit.

Valldemossa

Valldemossa is located about 30 minutes by car from Palma, 400 meters high, surrounded by mountainous and leafy formations in the Sierra de Tramontana. It is nothing less, than one of the most beautiful villages we could find not only in the Balearic Islands, but throughout the Mediterranean.

Village of Valldemosa

It is considered one of the most beautiful villages in Spain and is probably the best on the island of Mallorca. It is an essential excursion if you are in Palma, at a very short distance, in the heart of the Tramontana Mountains, its cobbled streets, its facades adorned with flowers, a must for anyone trip to the island. 

One of the street in Valldemossa

Valldemossa, with the unmistakable silhouette of the Cartuja on its horizon, invariably appears in all the lists of the most beautiful villages in Spain. A town among green mountains that fell in love with illustrious visitors such as Archduke Ludwig of Austria, writer George Sand or composer Frederic Chopin.

  • Recommended activity during the visit to Valldemossa: visit the Valldemossa Charterhouse

Banyalbufar

banyalbufar village on Majorca

To the southwest of the Sierra de Tramontana, Banyalbufar has a particularity: its terraced coast facing the sea. It is only about 30 minutes from Palma de Mallorca. Down there are coves and quiet beaches, some only accessible by feet. And in the town there are places such as Café Bellavista, ideal to stay at sunset.

Challenging nature, in this corner of the Tramuntana overlooking the sea, stepped terraces were built to plant vineyards. That is why today, Banyalbufar is a perfect destination for those looking for original and picturesque Mediterranean landscapes as well as for wine lovers.

Sea view from banyalbufar

“Nestled in the sea” is the literal translation of this small town, a combination of Arabic and Catalan and reflects the fishing spirit of Banyalbufar. Less touristy than other well-known villages, it still retains the charm of those hidden places where it seems that time has not passed through them. A quiet place, but it has an infinite number of attractions: stunning views of the mountains, coves such as Cala Banyalbufar, Es Corral Fals and Son Bunyola and beautiful wineries such as Celler Ca’n Pico or Son Vives Winery. A small paradise available for anyone who wants to visit it.

Wine Tasting in Mallorca

Alcudia

Together with Palma, Alcudia is one of the oldest towns in Mallorca. It was founded by the Romans in the second century with the name of Pollentia (do not miss the visit to the ruins of the Roman city) and has a beautiful medieval wall surrounding the historic center. Nearby, in the bay, we find long sandy beaches and the natural landscape of the Albufera.

Medieval gate in Alcudia

Alcúdia is one of the most beautiful villages in Mallorca and we can explore the walls, which surround the historical center, practically pedestrian, with its squares and alleyways that invite you to sit in one of its innumerable terraces or enter the little shops. 

Street in Alcudia old town

We can also see the church of Sant Jaume or one of the most important Roman remains in Mallorca: the Roman city of Pollentia. Leaving the town, do not forget to explore its countless beaches and coves.

Recommended activity: a boat trip through the bay of Alcudia

Hope you enjoyed those incredible views and found the inspiration to visit our beautiful villages in Mallorca. Do you know some place, which should join our list? Let us know in comments below and will update the list.

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