Alcúdia Taxi Tour

Alcúdia Taxi Tour

Alcúdia is a peninsula situated in the NE of the island of Majorca between its two bays – that of Alcúdia and that of Pollença – covering an area of 60 km2, with more than 30 km of coastline and some of the longest beaches in Mallorca

Alcúdia presents a highly varied landscape. As well as numerous coves and beaches with transparent waters, it also offers a broad range of opportunities for all visitors: from those seeking peace and relaxation or doing some kind of sport, to enjoying nature, being immersed in history and culture, right up to those interested in gastronomy, folklore, handicrafts, etc.

The municipality of Alcúdia includes different population centres: the historical centre, the port, Alcúdia beach, and other residential zones (Alcanada, La Marina, Barcarès, Moré Vermell, Manresa, Mal Pas, Bon Aire, etc.). Each one of them has its own special charm making it unique.  http://www.alcudiamallorca.com/en/que-ver/zonas-de-alcudia/

Alcudia Majorca Golf

Club de Golf Alcanada’s is an 18-hole course opened in 2003 and offers all the services needed to practice this sport. Alcanada is located by the sea and the 6,499-metre lay-out blends naturally into the typical Mallorcan landscape.

 

Port d’Andratx Mallorca

Port d’Andratx Mallorca

Port d’Andratx, a picturesque fishing village as well as one of Mallorca’s classiest holiday destinations. Popular with the yachting fraternity and film stars whose Italian-style villas can be seen climbing up the hillsides, it also has a working fishing industry that supplies many of the port’s restaurants.

Located in a stunning coastal stretch, at the bottom of a funnel-shaped valley, lies Port d’Andratx, a harbour claimed by many as one of the prettiest in Mallorca. The main town, built in the mid 20th century, is located on the southern side of the port and retains its character thanks to the presence of fishermen. In the summer, this side of the harbour has a wonderfully bustling atmosphere thanks to the lively bars and restaurants that line the water’s edge boasting wonderful sea views amplified by the many yachts mooring in the bay. Although the port is quieter in the winter months, with many restaurants closing between November and March it is still a nice place to visit as it appears to revert back to its roots as a small fishing port.

The Club de Vela marina on the north side of the port has a distinguished cosmopolitan legacy. It is also the biggest attraction in the area for some of the most affluent individuals evident by the number of larger yachts dwelling here. Many of them also own a villa on the surrounding hillsides. Speaking of the area’s inhabitants there’s a mixture of local native Mallorca inhabitants, international expats who have retired to the area and, of course, some holiday home owners who come and go throughout the year.

The town has some nice buildings solely dedicated to apartments, whilst villas dot every conceivable space on the surrounding hillsides from Port d’Andratx to the ancient rural town of Andratx about 5km away. This area of Mallorca is also blessed with glorious countryside, which attracts many visitors keen to explore some of the island’s natural beauty.

Banyalbufar Mallorca

Banyalbufar Mallorca

Banyalbufar is a Mallorcan town located in the Sierra de Tramontana mountain range, west of the island and about 45 minutes by car from Palma de Mallorca city. The town has become quite popular in recent years due to the great touristic attraction this mountain range has become, arousing great interest among visitors.

It is a beautiful town embedded in the mountains, with a lot of history and great traditions behind, that has managed to keep its Mediterranean and Mallorcan essence intact while becoming a fantastic option for tourists visiting the area.

The town is surprisingly small and its inhabitants are few. Despite this, visitors come year after year in order to visit one of the Mallorcan gems, a precious stop that still does not have a mass influx of tourism. Next, we will review everything that is worthwhile visiting and doing in Banyalbufar, so we can make the most of our time.

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How to get there

Banyalbufar can be reached by car from Palma de Mallorca in about 40 minutes and from Palma Airport in just over 40 minutes.

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What to see

The village

One of the main attractions in Banyalbufar is the views. Both the town itself and other smaller towns in the area are beautiful to visit and have stunning views for being located in mountainous areas. Just travelling the region by car is meaningful as the winding roads allow us to enjoy the spectacular scenery in the region.

Awaiting in the town centre is part of its historical value. It is highly recommended to take a walk to experience the waterfall and Tower of Ses Ànimes, a historic tower built in the 17th century as a defence mechanism against potential pirate attacks.

Wineries and vineyards

Banyalbufar is really unique. The town has enjoyed the eagerness of its very active population dedicated mainly to the cultivation of grapes, specifically the Malvasia grape, highly appreciated by regional winemakers.

Visiting some of the wineries and enjoying the different stores will be a fulfilling experience. Among them we have the Son Vives winery, whose wines are produced on terraces that have been hand-carved on the slopes of the town. Also Celler Ca’n Pico, which is surely the smallest and most exclusive winery in Mallorca. The vineyards, which are one of the main attractions of this town, can also be visited.

Es Port des Canonge harbour

It is a very picturesque fishing harbour and one of the most unique on the island. Here you will be faced by the impulse of grabbing your camera and taking as many photos as possible as the landscape is breathtaking. It is also a cove with abundant posidonia remains and gravel, where you can swim if the waters are calm.

What to do

Trekking

Nature lovers and those interested in sports activities in the mountains may enjoy a hiking route that goes from Banyalbufar to the beautiful harbour of Es Port des Canonge. The route is well-marked, so no worries.

Beaches

The beaches and coves are other great attractions of the area. In general, the entire coastal area of ​​the region is very attractive for its proximity to the mountains and forests in the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range.

Cala Banyalbufar is a beautiful cove with a wild flare that will make nature lovers have the best time of their lives.

Es Corral Fals is an impressive cove surrounded by the stunning and radical combination of mountain and sea coming together to shape to life a truly spectacular landscape. A must-see.

Son Bunyola: this beach is 400 metres on foot from Port des Canonge, where the prevailing presence of cliffs of reddish tones lingers. The beach has thick pebbles and gravel.

Where to eat

This town has plenty of options to enjoy first-class food. Just like Mallorca, Banyalbufar has also benefited from the great influence of foreigners visiting and such trend has reached the hospitality industry.

This is why now, we can find a restaurant such as 1661 Cuina de Banyalbufar, whose owners, two German brothers, offer exquisite dishes. This establishment has without a doubt become a reference not only in Banyalbufar, but throughout Mallorca.

Son Tomás is another option of us to enjoy good food on the island. This restaurant has been awarded the Bib Gourmand distinction by the famous Michelin Guide for its high quality and affordable prices.

As a matter of fact, by just walking around town, we will be able to find many bars and cafés in which to savour a varied range of tapas and authentic Mediterranean food made with local products.

Where to lodge

This town is perfectly prepared to welcome the yearly touristic demand, so it will not be hard for you to find accommodation in one of the charming small hotels available. The different rural accommodations grant the visitor the unbelievable experience of being and resting in nature while getting away from the hustle and bustle of big cities.

The weather

Banyalbufar has a typical Mediterranean climate. However, its location near the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range attributes it certain particularities, still managing to maintain pleasant temperatures throughout the year. Tourists who want to get away from the excessive heat in other touristic areas in Spain will find here a perfect place to enjoy themselves all year round, especially during spring and until the end of summer.

Surroundings

Estellencs is a town near Banyalbufar, just about 15 minutes by car. This town has a unique and fascinating landscape that is a worthwhile stop. Its proximity to the Galatzó Mountain makes it a special place and will surely amaze you.

Deià, Valldemossa and Esporles are other towns in the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range near Banyalbufar that will not disappoint you.

Puigpunyent, with its Puig de Galatzó and the Puig de Galatzó Natural Reserve, is a perfect place for hikers, but also for other people longing for nature.

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Top 20 things to do in Winter Mallorca

Top 20 things to do in Winter Mallorca

Mallorca’s Top 20 things to do in Winter

1. Attend a traditional local festival

Attend a traditional local festival

There are many local festivals on the island in winter time. In January, Sant Antoni (16th & 17th island-wide) and Sant Sebastià (10th-25th in Palma) celebrations follow Christmas and The Three Kings’ festivities. Palma honours its patron saint with a varied programme including concerts and a night of fire. February offers the almond fair ‘Fira de S’Ametler’ in Son Servera. Carnival – ‘Sa Rua’ – is celebrated at the end February.

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2. Follow the Wine Route

Follow the Wine Route

With more than 70 bodegas on Mallorca, there’s plenty of choice if you want to try some of the excellent local wines. A great way to spend a day is to follow the official Wine Route for the Binissalem DO. A downloadable guide includes more than a dozen wineries to visit and interesting information about the area’s wines, towns, and villages.

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3. Gourmet tour of Mallorca

Take a cookery course

Mallorca is a foodie’s paradise. With specialist delicatessens, fresh food markets and restaurants serving top-quality cuisine, there are plenty of ways to enjoy the flavours of the island. If you love cooking, follow in the footsteps of Maria Salinas and source the best ingredients direct from farmers with the Venda Directa scheme. Alternatively, tuck in to dishes prepared by the experts at one of the best restaurants or enjoy a culinary tour on the island.

4. Visit a museum

Visit a Mallorcan museum

Become a culture vulture and discover some of Mallorca’s many interesting museums and galleries. A recent favourite is Inca’s smart contemporary museum of shoes and leather, where you’ll be amazed to see how much equipment is involved in making footwear. After a visit to the ‘Museu del Calçat i la Pell’, shopping at one of Inca’s leather outlets should be a must!

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5. Pamper yourself in a spa

Pamper yourself in a spa

Resolve to indulge in some pampering beauty or wellbeing treatments to keep yourself feeling and looking well during the cooler months. Luxurious hotel spas open during winter include the Beauty Lounge Son Net, Ca Sa Galesa Wellness Spacio, Lindner Golf & Wellness Resort’s Bahari Beauty & Spa, Nixe Herbal Spa, Park Hyatt Mallorca, Steigenberger Golf & Spa Resort, Castillo Hotel Son Vida, and Arabella Sheraton Mallorca. In Palma, Sant Francesc Hotel Singular doesn’t have a spa, but does offer wellbeing and beauty treatments, using Anne Semonin products.

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6. Go bargain-hunting at the market

Go bargain-hunting at the market

Visit Consell on a Sunday morning for the popular weekly flea market in Mallorca, where about 300 stalls are set up from early morning. It’s a magnet for bargain-hunters as, among the huge number of second-hand goods, you can often find something you’ve always wanted, an interesting antique, or the perfect Mallorcan artefact for your home or garden. Arrive early for the best treasure!

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7. Take a short break in an island hotel

island hotel

A short break away on Mallorca (even if you live here) recharges the batteries and offers a change of scene. Several quality hotels around Mallorca stay open in winter and there’s plenty of choice in Palma – a great city break destination. See abcMallorca’s 101 Best Boutique & Finca Hotels and all about Mallorca’s restaurants for establishments open during winter.

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8. Take tennis or golf lessons

Take tennis or golf lessons

Use the quieter winter months to schedule in some professional golf lessons or tennis lessons to improve your play. Most golf courses on Mallorca have pro instructors and practice facilities, and some courses offer reduced winter green fees. If tennis is your game, head to the Guillermo Vilas Tennis Academy in Palmanova or Tennis Mallorca in Magaluf to polish up your game.

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9. Go walking in the Tramuntana mountains

Tramuntana mountains

Winter is an ideal time to walk or hike on Mallorca, and several local clubs – including Mallorca Hiking Club – exist for those who enjoy guided walks. Stride out on Mallorca’s only official eco-path, the Via Verde, between Manacor and Artà, or take up Nordic Walking – an increasingly popular sport on the island. In fine clear weather, follow the Dry Stone Route (GR221) in the Tramuntana mountains. For more info visit www.infomallorca.net  or www.mallorcahiking.com.

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10. Visit Palma Aquarium

Visit Palma Aquarium

Open every day year-round, Palma Aquarium is a place where you can forget about the weather and enjoy discovering the fascinating creatures that populate our underwater world. Observe the sharks in Europe’s deepest shark tank, The Big Blue. An important conservation centre as well as tourist attraction, Palma Aquarium hosts occasional events during winter. Ask about short-term discount offers for residents/winter visits.

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11. Explore rugged terrain by jeep 

Hire a jeep with friends and cruise around Puig Mayor, take the twisty road down to Sa Calobra or climb up to Randa for amazing views of literally the whole island. An ideal way for experienced drivers to tackle the island’s many bumpy minor roads, and even better fun in winter with less traffic around.

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12. Dance the salsa

Dance the salsa

Discover Mallorca’s exciting salsa scene for authentic Cuban grooves and moves. Across the island many general dance schools offer salsa lessons and, in Palma, 1,2,3 y a Bailar! specializes in this hot Latin party dance. Once you’ve perfected your steps and hip movements you can show them off late into the night at one of the island’s popular salsa clubs.

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13. Go skating or rollerblading

rollerblading

Palma’s seafront promenade is perfect for rollerblading. It’s a great way to enjoy the views and fresh sea air, and tone your body. In winter, with fewer people around, it’s easier for wobbly beginners. Or don some gloves and skate on ice at Palma’s seasonal ‘pista de hielo’ (until late January) in Parc de Ses Estacions.

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14. Drink hot chocolate in a 300 year old cafe

Drink hot chocolate

This deliciously thick and comforting drink is a Spanish winter classic and often taken with ‘churros’. Here, we recommend trying it with one of the island’s sweet specialities, in a setting steeped in tradition. Choose a ‘cuarto’ at Palma’s 18th-century Ca’n Joan de S’Aigo and, in Valldemossa, the emblematic ‘coca de patata’ is a must-try at Ca’n Molinas, opened in 1920.

15. Visit La Seu at Christmas

Visit La Seu at Christmas

Palma de Mallorca’s magnificent Cathedral La Seu is particularly magical at Christmas. Experience a unique Mallorcan tradition by attending Midnight Mass on Christmas Eve. The service includes the prophetic chant ‘La Sibil.la’ – sung by a child or young person and interspersed by dramatic music played on La Seu’s impressive organ. Even if you don’t understand the language, it’s a moving experience.

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16. Wander the old town of Palma without tourists

Wander the oldtown of Palma

Discover historical buildings, small boutiques, and interesting cafes and bars, as you wander the peaceful atmospheric streets of Palma’s Old Town. Arm yourself with a tourist-office map and just wander; join a guided tour group, or hire the services of a professional local tour guide who’ll reveal fascinating facts and stories that the guide books don’t tell you.

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17. Walk to Alaró castle, followed by a roast lamb lunch

 Alaró castle

The ruins of the mountain-top Castell d’Alaró in the centre region of the island date back to the 15th century and, on a clear winter’s day, offer breathtaking views across Mallorca. Walk up from either Alaró or Orient or, for a shorter excursion, park near Es Verger. After walking down, treat yourself to the succulent roast lamb at this famous rustic Mallorcan restaurant.

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Source: https://www.abc-mallorca.com/top-20-things-winter-mallorca/

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