Mallorca is the largest island of the Balearic archipelago with an area of 3640.11 km². Its extensive surface is very multicolored and can be divided into two parts. The most mountainous area of the island to the West is formed by the Tramuntana mountain range, while the flattest zone is located in the Eastern part of the island.
Despite its large surface, with good planning it’s possible to visit the most characteristic and beautiful parts of the island in just one weekend. To do so, you only need a small guide to find the most important places in the area. This article is here to help you.
All the municipalities of the island of Mallorca are indicated on this map. To organize a weekend trip, we will divide the island into two zones: CALVIÀ – POLLENSA and ARTÁ – PORTO COLOM.
On Saturday we will organize a route from the South in Calvià to the North of Pollensa, visiting the most characteristic municipalities of the Western area of the island that covers the entire Sierra de Tramontana.
Calvià – Pollensa
Puigpunyet – Stone Town
This town currently has 2,000 inhabitants that are divided into three population centers: Puigpunyet, Galilea and Son Serralta. This place offers some of the most picturesque and spectacular landscapes of the whole island. The territory is full of vineyards, orange trees, olive trees and almonds that mix between the mountains and valleys of the area.
Only 15 km from Palma de Mallorca is this town of farmers and ranchers, which highlights its Sa Granja farm-museum, a large farm surrounded by streams and torrents of water that offer a spectacular view. This is a must if you drive through this municipality.
This town is one of the most beautiful in all of Mallorca, it’s a must to come here and stroll through its narrow, cobbled streets. This place has always been a magnet for famous artists, film celebrities and creative people in general.
This municipality is a place full of tradition that deserves at least one devoted day without rushing. Its population is embedded in a “valley of oranges”, and although it may seem like a traditional village, it’s a totally modern place. Get an ice cream in the town square, while you watch the majestic cathedral of Sant Bartomeu, or enjoy some ensaimadas in one of its many small bakeries, it’s truly a luxury.
This municipality offers different attractions for all type of interests, such as the Roman bridge that is still used for the displacement of the inhabitants and tourists of the area. In the same town there is also the palace of the Templars and on the coast the port of Pollença, a perfect place to enjoy an authentic and beautiful sunset.
This walled town with an immense amount of culture and historical buildings, is perfect to discover part of the Mallorcan tradition. The old town of the municipality had to be reformed but still maintains the essence of Mallorcan village which characterises it.
After passing along the West side of the island and stopping and enjoying these 6 municipalities, you can end the night by dining at the port of Alcúdia and return to the place of accommodation, or get another place to spend the night in this area , in order to continue with the route of the Eastern part of the island the very next day.
To end the weekend, the last Sunday we spend on the island, we will enjoy the other part of the area, the Eastern part of the island, from Can Picafort, to Llucmajor.
Artá – Porto Colom
This Mallorcan village is a combination of heritage, tradition, nature and a lot of tourism that make this municipality of the island a must-visit place. Artá has a marine reserve and a Natural Park for the enjoyment of all those who love nature.
This small fishing village in the East of the island is a jewel preserved by the island of Mallorca. It’s a safe and relaxed destination to enjoy sea views from the small colorful houses that line the harbor.
Porto Colom is another traditional fishing village in the area, nestled around a large, irregularly shaped bay, where the lighthouses and dock boats offer spectacular views. The main attraction of this area is the beach, Cala Marcal, with white sand and crystal clear water.
Our “express” trip to the island of Mallorca would end in this municipality. Of course it’s impossible to discover all the fantastic places that this island hides in just two days, but surely that leaves us wanting to return to this island.
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