The authentic mountain village of Fornalutx is nestled high up the Tramuntana mountain range overlooking the Sóller valley.
The authentic mountain village of Fornalutx is nestled high up the Tramuntana mountain range overlooking the Sóller valley. Often referred to as the ‘Prettiest village in Spain’, the stone buildings and red tiled roofs combine with the scent of the surrounding orange and lemon groves to provide a traditional rustic charm. Here we provide all the information you want to know about making the most of a visit to this traditional Mallorcan village.
Things to do in Fornalutx
Fornalutx’s enviable location in the Serra de Tramuntana makes it ideal for hikers and mountain bikers. It is within easy reach of the famous GR221 long distance route that winds its way over the full length of the mountain range.
A guide is recommended for this route, and Mallorca Hiking or Tramuntana Tours (also bike rental) can provide a capable and experienced guide should you need one.
The main square is Plaça d’España, which is surrounded by cafés and is home to the general store. Just off the main square you will find Panaderia de Fornalutx (local bakery) offering several wonderful freshly baked items. For more serious shoppers nearby Sóller offers a range of designer items and local art. It’s also where you’ll find the tram into Palma, which is home to the best shopping on Mallorca.
The nearest beach to Fornalutx is 7km away. However, there is a tram linking the nearer town of Sóller to Port de Sóller (or Puerto de Sóller). This can make the trip to the beach as enjoyable as the beach itself.
The shopping in Can Picafort is geared towards holiday makers in search of fun, sun and souvenirs. There is also a weekly market on Friday mornings.
Markets in Mallorca
A list of the daily markets taking place all over the island of Mallorca selling lots of interesting local produce and great souvenirs to take home.
The major attraction of Can Picafort is the beach and all the activities which revolve around it. The beach here is white and sandy with clear water and has all the facilities you would expect to make it family-friendly.
During peak season this beach is also incredibly busy and crowded. A little further away from the main beach is the quieter beach of ‘Playa de Muro’ which is surrounded by sand dunes.
Toes-in-the-sand eating at Ponderosa Beach
The north of Mallorca is home to this famous beach eatery and bar, which attracts people from all over the island. Book early for Ponderosa Beach! Toes-in-the-sand eating at Ponderosa Beach
You will also find plenty of entertainment and organised sports in Can Picafort. For those interested in history and culture you do not have to travel far to find it with regular day trips being available to quieter parts of Northern Mallorca. There are many more traditional towns nearby.
The wild life reserve of S’Albufera is internationally renowned among bird watchers and consists of marsh and salt lands with many species of birds and other animals. The Tramuntana mountain range is also within travelling distance.