Mallorca, the jewel of the Mediterranean, is known above all for its hidden coves, cliffs and beaches with transparent waters that make you feel in paradise. But, in addition to this, its coastline offers seaside villages that transport us to another era and combine natural beauty with an architecture that speaks of tradition and simplicity. In this article, we will explore the most beautiful beach towns in Mallorca, where you can enjoy the perfect harmony between local culture and coastal beauty.
The most beautiful beach towns in Majorca: top 5
It is difficult to choose, but if you visit these five beach towns in Majorca, you will be left with the best of the island. Take note!
Port de Sóller
In the northwest of the island is Port de Sóller, a coastal town with picturesque fishermen’s houses that has become famous especially for its historic tramway, which connects it with the town of Sóller inland. In addition, its bay is much appreciated by lovers not only of relaxing baths in the sea, but also of nautical sports and sailing trips, from which to enjoy breathtaking views of the coast and the Tramontana mountain range.
In fact, in ancient times its location meant that its inhabitants had to travel by sea in order to trade with the rest of the island. Hence its special connection with the Mediterranean. It was not until 1912 when the train connecting Sóller with Palma was inaugurated. Thanks to this remote location, Port de Sóller remained ‘protected’ from tourist development and was able to maintain its natural charm and tradition.
Take a stroll around the marina and walk along the docks to see luxury sailboats and yachts and the traditional Mallorcan llaüts. Continue enjoying the atmosphere of cafes and restaurants along the promenade and reach the neighborhood of Santa Catalina, a maze of narrow streets that transports us to the past of the town. Don’t miss the fishing pier and the fish market either.
Port de Pollença
Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor, Charlie Chaplin, Agatha Christie… If they all fell in love with Pollença, there must be a reason, right?
The wealthiest families of the island and also of the Peninsula chose this corner as a vacation spot and built magnificent residences along the bay that today give it an aristocratic air. A reminder of these times is also the Hotel Formentor, about 10 kilometers from the town. A unique place on the Formentor peninsula, a breathtaking setting.
This charming maritime enclave is one of the most desirable destinations on the island, mainly for its magnificent sandy beach, perfect for unwinding and taking a dip in its crystal clear waters. Also for its promenade and its lively atmosphere full of restaurants and stores that have turned this old fishing port into a place full of life. And don’t miss the sunsets from the watchtower that you will find on the way to Cap d’Formentor.
On the north coast of Mallorca is Port d’Alcúdia, the coastal area of the town of the same name that stands out for its medieval past, with its impressive wall as its main exponent. Entering the old town of Alcúdia is like traveling back in time. Pass through its imposing gates and walk through the narrow cobbled streets, the 16th century houses, the squares… all protected by the city walls.
No less than 10 kilometers long is its beach, with fine white sand and clean waters, great for families, friends and any type of visitor. With facilities that make it accessible and comfortable, playground, exercise equipment, sun loungers, and a wide range of water activities.
The stores, restaurants and other locals that dot its long promenade bring extra animation, especially when the local market is held (Tuesdays and Sundays).
Portocolom is one of the most traditional and authentic villages in Mallorca, in this case on the east coast of the island. It belongs to the town of Felanitx, and thanks to the fact that it has resisted mass tourism, to visit Portocolom is to be immersed in an atmosphere of tradition, simplicity and naturalness.
Its natural harbor is a beautiful seaside postcard, and from its lighthouse the views of the bay are thrilling. The old fishermen’s houses, painted in pastel shades, rest facing the sea with open doors, with their coquettish balconies and magical inner courtyards.
Its old area, Es Riuetó, is made up of narrow streets that converge in the Plaza de Sant Jaume and the 19th century Madre de Dios church. In short, a fishermen’s refuge that has survived to the present day and helps us to appreciate the simple life.
Between imposing cliffs is nestled this town that captivates for its authenticity and a wild environment in which nature shows all its power. Its rugged character, its stone houses and terraced vineyards, which grow on a slope overlooking the sea, will make you never forget it.
Malvasia wine is grown here, a local specialty that can be found in any restaurant in the village.
Banyalbufar rises in an inlet of the Tramuntana mountains and ends in a narrow cove of gravel and boulders that delights divers, although the waves are usually rough and caution is advised. The village, with steep streets and stone houses, preserves old bars and taverns where you can spend fantastic evenings after a swim in the cove. Don’t forget to try the llonguets and pa amb oli!
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