The northwest coast of Mallorca is dotted with charming villages hidden between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains.
Majorca's villages stand out for their rich past and traditions, turquoise water beaches and local gastronomic restaurants. If you come on a trip to the island, we recommend you get away from Palma and day trip or route through these pretty villages of Mallorca, located in the beautiful Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Are you up for discovering them?
These are the most beautiful villages in Mallorca
Undoubtedly one of the most popular tourist destinations on the island, Pollensa is in the north of the island in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana. This charming village is surrounded by paradisiacal beaches and coves and the green of the mountains, forming an unforgettable Mediterranean landscape.
One of the essential places to visit in Pollensa is the Calvario Mountain, a summit that is reached after climbing 365 steps. Despite its name, which means "calvary" in Spanish, it is worth the climb to enjoy the views of the surroundings and visit the pretty 18th century church located on top. Other must-see places are the Convent of Santo Domingo, the Plaza Mayor and the Roman Bridge.
Near Pollensa there are also several recommended places to visit such as the Port of Pollensa, the Formentor Beach, one of the most famous on the island, or the Cape of Formentor, a unique viewpoint crowned by a lighthouse on top of a cliff.
Located in a valley between mountains, Sóller is one of the most peaceful and beautiful villages in Mallorca, with plenty of activities to enjoy both in town and its surrounding area.
You can stroll through the pretty streets of the historic centre, take a hiking route through the Serra de Tramuntana or enjoy the traditional gastronomy of Sóller, with its famous prawns and oranges. The Church of Sant Bartomeu, located in the central Plaza de la Constitución, the charming Port of Sóller and the beaches with transparent waters are some of the treasures to be discovered in the Valley of Sóller.
In the south of the Tramuntana mountain range hides this charming village located between the sea and the mountains. Banyalbufar is one of the most recommended villages in Mallorca for nature lovers, due to the wide variety of hiking routes that start and reach the town. One of the most recommended excursions is the route to Port des Canonge, a 10 km round trip that leads directly to the sea.
With a name of Arab heritage, the Islamic origins of the small village can be seen in the terraces designed for the cultivation of vines and vegetables. Also worth a visit is Cala Banyalbufar, an idyllic spot for sunbathing and swimming away from the crowds.
Another Mallorcan village on the list is Fornalutx, considered one of the prettiest villages in Spain. You'll want to take your camera with you to photograph its charming cobbled streets, decorated with flowers and plants. Other places to see include the Iglesia de la Nativitat and the Plaza de España, where you can have a cool drink in the tree shade.
One of the most recommended hiking routes from Fornalutx is to follow the 3 km long Camí de Binibassí, which will take you to nearby Sóller. An ideal option for the more adventurous is to do it by bike!
This picturesque village stands out for the panoramic views that can be enjoyed from its highest point. We recommend starting your visit by wandering through the stone houses of Deià, climbing up the Camino des Racó until you discover a hidden waterfall and reaching the top, where fantastic views await you.
Undoubtedly the greatest charm of the village lies in its streets, full of magical corners, although we also recommend a visit to Cala Deià, located at the mouth of a torrent. This cove with turquoise waters is ideal for diving or snorkelling.
Next to Deià is Valldemossa, one of the villages in Mallorca that inspired writers, painters and artists such as Rubén Darío, Ramón Llull, Miguel de Unamuno and the famous Chopin. This is due to its calm atmosphere and magical corners, as well as the undisputed beauty of a village nestled in the mountains.
Valldemossa's rich past makes it an essential visit in Mallorca. You cannot miss the Royal Cartuja, an imposing monumental complex that includes an old palace from the 1300s, a church and beautiful garden, as well as an extensive art collection of Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria. You can also visit the shrine in the house of Santa Catalina Thomas, the only Saint in Mallorca, and the small Port of Valldemossa, ideal for ending the day contemplating the sunset over the sea.
Discover the villages of Mallorca from The Lodge
To get to know all the charms of Mallorca, there is no better accommodation than The Lodge Mallorca, a Mediterranean refuge located in the heart of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range, in a natural environment declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Set on a 157-hectare private nature reserve, The Lodge offers an ideal setting for hiking trails, outdoor yoga or enjoying sport in an open-air gym with views of the Tramuntana Mountains.
Located close to the most beautiful villages in the area, our luxury hotel in Mallorca offers you luxury accommodation surrounded by lavender fields and centuries-old olive trees. Here you will get to know the true essence of Majorca while enjoying a stay with all the comforts.
Come and discover the villages of Mallorca from our hotel located 20 minutes from Pollensa. You can take the car and make a route through the most picturesque villages, or venture on a hiking or cycling route through the natural environment of the Sierra de Tramuntana.