Destination Spotlight: A different side of Mallorca

It’s not all sun, sea and sangria – the north and west coasts of Mallorca are home to sandy beaches, majestic mountains and sheer cliffs offering excellent walking, mountain biking and cycling holidays.

The pretty town of Soller can be reached by a vintage train from Palma, journeying through the almond and citrus groves and the stunning Tramuntana Mountains.  Here you can hike along the many trails into the mountains or along the coastal paths. Cycling is also a very popular way of exploring this region. Alternatively, take the tram to Port Soller and relax on the beach, or enjoy lunch at one the many cafes along the promenade.

Tucked between two hills, lies the enchanting town of Pollenca, wander around the narrow streets lined with ancient blonde stone architecture, climb the 365 steps which lead to Calvari church and at the top, you are rewarded with beautiful views of the bay of Pollenca.  Afterwards, enjoy a well-deserved drink or lunch in one of the many cafes surrounding the traditional main square.

Set on dramatic rocks and rugged cliffs is the small village of Cala de Sant Vicenc, here you will find several beautiful sandy coves where you can cool off in the clear blue sea – an ideal spot for snorkelling.

A drive around hairpin bends to Cap de Formentor is a must, with stunning views from the top of the rugged cliffs, continuing down through the forests it is worth a stop at Cala Formentor where the pine trees stretch down to the fine white sand and crystal clear turquoise sea.

After all that exercise and sightseeing, why not spend a few days relaxing in the pretty town of Puerto Pollenca.  Take a stroll along the Pine Walk promenade, lined with impressive villas on one side and gently lapping waves on the other.  Heading the opposite way from the marina is the long, wide sandy beach stretching almost to Alcudia, with cafes, restaurants and bars lining the pedestrianised promenade.  Puerto Pollenca offers a wide range of accommodation from apartments to hotels and plenty of holiday villas.

Why not get off the main tourist trail and explore this stunning part of Mallorca? For further information contact Destina:


T: 01562 883795