Manacor local travel guide

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THINGS TO DO AND SEE IN MANACOR

ESGLESIA NOSTRA SENYORA DELS DOLORS

The parish church of Our Lady of Sorrows is undoubtedly the most eye-catching construction in Manacor with its unique bell tower rising high above the rooftops of the town from its central location.

CHURCH AND CLOISTER OF SANT VICENC FERRER

The Ártà caves are some of the most impressive and popular stalagmite caves to visit on the island, along with Cuevas del Drach (Dragon Caves) and Cuveas de Hams. Let yourself seduce by the magical yet mysterious artworks of Mother Nature herself.

MARKET & EVENTS

 

Weekly market in Manacor

The weekly market in Manacor is held every Monday morning in the heart of the city, at Plaça Ramon Llull.

There is also a daily fruit and vegetable market held in Plaça Constitució from Monday to Saturday.

 

Annual fairs, fiestas and happenings

January

Sant Antoni Abat

Sant Antoni Abat is one of the most beloved festivities among the inhabitants of Manacor. Sant Antoni Abat is a great chance for you to experience some typical Mallorcan tradition and culture firsthand, as you will see dancing demons, fire runs and bonfires all over town. You can also look forward to traditional dances, musical performances, as well as the blessings of animals by the church as Sant Antoni Abat is the protector of animals.

March

Used Vehicle Fair

Every year at the end of March, Manacor holds a fair dedicated to pre-owned vehicles. If you are a fan of cars or other motorized vehicles, or perhaps looking to move to Mallorca and buy yourself a car, then come enjoy this fair with around 500 vehicles exhibited. At the fair there will also be a range of fun activities, servings and performances to enjoy.

April

Porto Cristo Nautical Fair

The nautical fair of Porto Cristo is held every year in mid April. The fair offers a great variety of fun and interesting activities, performances and food servings. There will be a maritime themes market and organized boat trips around the coast.

May

Fires i Festes de Primavera

The spring fair in Manacor is something special. It was created way back in the beginning of the 14th century, when the king allowed the town to have a weekly market and an annual spring fair on the last Sunday of May. Just like the Sant Antoni Abat, this is a unique opportunity for you to experience Mallorcan culture at its very heart. During the ten days of the spring fair, you can enjoy a range of markets, concerts, games, competitions, exhibitions, shows, sports, awards, food stands, wine tastings etc. One of the absolute highlights of the fair, is the dancing group of els Cossiers de Manacor, a group of 6 brave men protecting a lady from the devil that is trying to lead her into temptation. Moreover, you can meet the Gegants (giants), huge figures dancing and parading down the streets, which are also an old tradition from the island.

July

Festes de Mare de Déu del Carme

Our Lady of Mount Carmel is the patron saint of Porto Cristo, and celebrated on July 16. However, the festivities begins about a week before this day with cultural events and fun activities all over the town. The entire week is full of joyful holidaymakers and locals mingling enjoying the many offers.

Festes de Sant Jaume

The festivities of Sant Jaume (Saint James) are some of the most popular summer celebrations on the island, it is held in many Mallorcan towns. There will be parades and various performances in all categories, as well as open-air dinners, children’s workshops, games and other festive events.

August

Festes de Son Macià

This is a very traditional night fair that begins as the sun starts to set in the early evening hours of the summer. It is held in the small village of Son Macià south of Manacor during the month of August. The fair is closely linked to agriculture and agrarian culture, and renown for its horse shows.

S’Illot night fair

The night fair in the s’Illot beach resort is a fun and family oriented event. A big marketplace full of hundreds of stands are set up along the beach promenade of s’Illot with people mingling and enjoying bargaining over products.

Cala Mendia night fair

Craft and gastronomy fair held in the evenings in Cala Mendia during the summertime. Hundreds of stands are lined up in the Passeig de Alfonso XII where you can taste and purchase from a wide selection of foods and products.

September

Tardor Poetica

Tardor Poetica (Poetic Autumn) is a series of events between September and December dedicated to Mallorcan, Catalan and Spanish poetry. During these three months, various poets will perform their works in various categories like traditional poetry, rhythmic poetry, recitals etc. If you speak Spanish or Catalan and you love the world of poetry, make sure to visit Manacor during the autumn.

Manacor Autumn Fair

Come experience a traditional Mallorcan autumn fair in Manacor with various typical foods and crafts from the local area. There will be a wide array of activities, performances, markets, exhibitions etc. for you to enjoy along.

Festes Populars de Cales de Mallorca

Festes Populars is an initiative brought to Cales de Mallorca for you to see and enjoy some of the real Mallorcan traditions. At the festival, there will be performances of the xeremiers (Mallorcan bagpipes), folk dances, a market, fire shows etc. This is a great chance for you to really feel the Mallorcan soul.

Theater Festival

The people of Manacor love theater and scene, and if you do too you should really come to the city during September – October when the annual theater festival is held. A great variety of plays are performed during the festival from local and national authors, interpreting and reflecting our world today in artistic performances. The theater festival usually attracts a vast audience, so even if you do not speak Spanish, Catalan or even Mallorquí, you will most likely still enjoy most of the acts of contemporary plays.

December

Christmas in Manacor

Christmas is a special time of the year that lights a sparkle in all of us. In Manacor, Christmas is celebrated with literally hundreds of different activities for young and adults, including concerts, workshops, markets, art exhibitions, dancing, theatrical performances, and of course, plenty of good food. The festivities begin in the start of December when the Christmas lights are lit in town, and ends in January with the arrival of the wise men.

ABOUT THE AREA OF MANACOR

Manacor is a municipality in Mallorca comprising the town itself, the holiday destination of Porto Cristo, Sa Marina, Son Macià, s’Illot, Cala Morlanda, Cala Romantica, Cala Mendia, Cales de Mallorca and Cala Murada. Manacor is the second most important industrial center in Mallorca, mostly renown for the Majorica pearl factory and the furniture business, which are the most exported products of the area.

 

Facts

Population: 42,631 inhabitants

Surface: 25,996 ha

Protected zones: 5,212 ha

 

History of Manacor

Table of Contents

The prehistory and Talayotic culture
The Roman and Byzantine period
The Islamic period
The Reconquista
The foundation of the town
Revolta Forana
The 16th to 18th century
Sa Llorençada and the agricultural upswing of the 19th century
The 20th century

 

Prehistory and Talayotic culture

The first signs of human occupation within the current municipality borders of Manacor dates from around 2,000 BC. From these early days, the sites of cova de s’Homonet Vell, Mitjà de ses Beies and sa Ferradura are the most interesting, as they were presumably used for funerary purposes. Other interesting sites to have a close look at, are those of s’Hospitalet Vell and Sa Marineta, both grouped constructions.

From around 1,200 BC, the Talayotic culture arrived in Mallorca and Menorca, presumably inspired by arrivals from the eastern or southern parts of the Mediterranean. It is likely that the people of the Talayotic culture consisted of a mix of Phoenicians, Etruscans, Greeks and indigenous people. The people from the east were exploring new opportunities in the Mediterranean district, looking for places to settle, markets for trading and to find materials such as metals which the western Europe was rich of. Around 575 BC, Phocean people (ancient Greek colony located in current day Foça, Turkey) had control of much of current day Catalonia and southern France, a territory they kept until the 3rd century BC when it was conquered by the Romans. One of the best examples of this, is seen in the ruins of Empúries, a city that was trading with the Balearic Islands.

The Talayotic culture altered the entire structure of the islands, giving life to the prehistoric fortified villages characterized by tower-like constructions of megaliths, as well as introducing new beliefs and lifestyles adopted from the ancient Greek world. The best example, also a point of interest in Manacor, is the prehistoric villages of s’Hospitalet Vell, des Boc and Bellver. As for singular talayotic constructions, it is worth highlighting those of Bendrís, Son Sureda and Sa Gruta.

 

The Roman and Byzantine empire

In 123 BC, Roman general, Quint Cecili “Baleàric” Metel, conquered Mallorca and incorporated it under the Roman empire by creating the cities of Palma and Pollen-tia, as well as several unnamed villages scattered on the island. The Romans captured the indigenous warriors to make them part of their army.

However, in the area of  Porto Cristo, the many underwater findings suggests Roman activity from the Baix Impiri (Lower Empire), which was that of the Byzantine. In 533, Emperor Justinian I launched a series of military campaigns in an attempt to recover some of the lost parts of the Roman empire. The eastern parts of Mallorca and Menorca was then recaptured, which included the current areas of Manacor and Porto Cristo. As such, Mallorca and Menorca had not been lost in battle, but abandoned. In the 5th century, Vandals was on the island, but left again.

From this period, however, there are also two remarkable remains in Manacor; Basilica de Son Pereto and Basilica de sa Carrotja, two paleo-Christian, or early-Christian, constructions evidencing the presence of Christian communities. With the recapture of Mallorca by Justinian I, in 533, Christianity was suddenly introduced according to the laws of Theodosius I. In the following 200 years or so, there was an intense ecclesiastic activity here by the Christian community that was producing foundry and glass. The excavation site of Basilica de Son Pereto very well shows the baptism area and the funereal area. It is still uncertain whether this area was an independent community, or if it was part of a bigger settlement.

In the historical museum of Manacor, which should be visited, you can find exhibitions of Roman artifacts and mosaics found in the paleo-Christian basilicas, along with many other interesting finds from the local area.

 

The Islamic period (902 – 1229)

In 902, Mallorca, along with much of rest of the Hispanic world, came under Islamic dominance. Mallorca was annexed to the Emirate of Cordoba, after Issam al-Khawlaní had discovered the archipelago during a pilgrimage to Mecca, and conquered it the following years. The Arabs, mainly Berbers, lived in families or tribal communities in farms (alquerias) and huts (rahals/rafals), that is, those who lived outside Madina Mayurqua (Palma).

The Arabs divided the island in twelve different jurisdictions, or divisions, where Manacor was the biggest called “Juz d’ Manaqur”. A group of houses formed a small nucleus, as one of just a few outside the capital.

The amount of artifacts from the Islamic period in Manaqur is scarce, however, names of farmsteads, pottery etc. testifies the presence of the Muslims where the town is located.

 

The Reconquista

In September 1229, King Jaume I of Aragón landed in the bay of Santa Ponca with 150 ships and 27,000 soldiers with a clear goal; conquer Mallorca and annex it to the Crown of Aragón. On December 31, the capital was conquered and the wali defeated, the official day of the conquest. However, thousands of Muslims were still living on the island, and many of those who weren’t killed during the siege of the capital had fled to the mountains of Llevant and Tramuntana.  In 1231/32, all Muslim resistance had been fought down and defeated by the Catalan Almogavars.

Soon after the conquest, the king divided the lands of Mallorca among those who had supported and participated in the campaign, including Templars, Bishops and counts. Most of the lands of Manaqur went to the count Nunó Sanç, who died just a few years later, hence the lands returned to the king.

In 1234 the parish of Manacor depended on that of Santa Maria de Bellver (Sant Llorenç des Cardassar), but it was constituted an independent parish in 1248.

 

The foundation of the new town

Documents stored in the municipal archive indicates the presence of a parish church dedicated to Santa Maria from 1236, which was the  In the early 14th century, King Jaume II of Mallorca promulgated a set or ordinances which led to the creation of several towns on the island, including Manacor. The “Lleuda” as the law was called, granted every village of 100 houses or more a set of privileges such as rights to trade, lower and fixed taxes on imported merchandise and several other economical privileges. Moreover, the actual buildings were constructed following the contemporary “bastide” style of France, a fortified village with a rectangular urban plan, a market square in the center surrounded by houses with arcades. From this period, constructions such as the Torre de ses Puntes, Torre dels Enagistes and the Torre del Palau (former royal palace) are the best preserved in Manacor and very well gives us an idea of the medieval town.

The town extended from the urban nucleus on a hill unfolding towards the plain areas as the case of most towns. The first neighborhood was the ses Dames in the center, then the neighborhoods of es Baix de Cós and es Barracar arose to the east, followed by the Es Tren and Sa Torre to the west. To the south, the windmill district of Fartàritx was created. The northern part of the town was extended by the Plaça Sant Jaume, that prolonged the trading center.

Jaume II of Mallorca also granted the new town the Monday market and the right to hold an annual spring fair the last Sunday of May.

 

The revolt of the foreigners

Back during medieval times and up until the 16th or 17th century, Mallorca was mainly divided in two regions; Ciutat de Mallorca and Forana. Ciutat de Mallorca was the name of Palma, while Forana was a term used of the areas outside the city, and people from these areas was called the “Forans” roughly translated to “foreigners“. Manacor was part of the Forana.

From the late 14th century and well into the 15th century, tensions between the nobility and the peasants created a stratification that would end in a violent conflict. The Black Death of 1348 along with several droughts on the island had led to a state of famine and poverty for most of the peasants on the island, since products had to be imported at higher rates while at the same time fewer hands were available. This resulted in a higher fiscal pressure which was to balance the public debt.

In the meantime, corruption among the noble classes was a recurring issue that kept most peasants and day-laborers out of influence in the towns causing a series of disputes. The corruption also meant that it was more difficult for small farmers to make money on the market, as the landowners charged more money in rent of land.

In 1450, King Alfonso ordered a so-called “capbreu” to be created, a declaration of all real estate of the island. Landowners were obligated to document their ownership of their possessions and real estate, to prove their rights to administrate it. However, what sparkled the first real societal conflict on the island was that many of the small farmers seemed to have lost their documentation of their rights to own land. Moreover, it was people from the nobility that were in charge of writing this capbreu, which of course was interpreted by the peasants as another corruption scandal.

Soon after, an angry mob led by local peasant Simo “Tort” Ballester raged against the people who had written the capbreu, who were stoned and had to flee to the Ciutat de Mallorca (Palma). On July 26, 5,000 farmers from many villages gathered outside Inca to march towards the capital. The following day, they reached the city walls from where they cut of the water supply from the Font de la Vila (source of the town), which supplied the entire city with water, and besieged the city. The siege lasted until August when the bishop of Urgell intervened and the governor agreed to talk to the farmers. The farmers handed over a script of 31 chapters stating their demands, most of these about erasing the public debt and put an end to the corruption.

The demands of the farmers was not met by governor, which led to a violent approach from the farmers who started damaging towns all over the island and plunder merchants. In 1453, the king intervened by sending Italian mercenaries to the island to put an end to the revolt once and for all. After the defeat of the farmers, all of the cities and families that had had anything to do with the revolt was sentenced to pay severe fines to cover for the damages.

After a period of exile in France for 3 years, Simo “Tort” Ballester first returned to Menorca before coming to Mallorca where he was captured and imprisoned in the Bellver castle. He was executed in 1457, his dead body drawn and quartered.

 

The 16th to the 18th century

The 16th century begins with yet another conflict in Mallorca, the rise of les Germanies (the Brotherhood) in 1520. Essentially, it was a continuation of the Revolta Forana, only this time it was the artisan guilds of Mallorca demanding public debt erased. This conflict was much more organized than the prior and more violent as well, historians talk about this conflict as a regular civil war. However, the outcome was the same, King Carles V sent a delegation of his soldiers to fight the amateur army of les Germanies, which ended in a bloody battle in the marshes of Sa Pobla. In 1523, the last resistance of les Germanies was fought down and the leader imprisoned and executed in the Bellver castle. As a consequence, Manacor, along with other towns that had participated, was sentenced to pay severe fines causing even more debt.

During the 1500’s, the works of the original parish church of Santa Maria from the 13th century was also finished. In 1576, King Felipe II granted the Dominican friars permission to establish the second house in Mallorca. The construction of a primitive chapel dedicated to Sant Vicenç Feerer began in 1597 and was finished in 1617, while the friars lived in small houses outside the urban center. The new Dominican convent expanded during the 17th century when the construction of the stunning cloister was begun. This was finished in 1744, and in 1919, it was declared a national monument.

The 16th century was particularly rough on towns close to the waterfront, as the empire of Ottoman started to campaign in the Mediterranean district. The Ottomans allied themselves with privateers from the North Africa enabling them to strike from several sides of the island. The constant threat of the Turks and pirates in the sea had economic and demographic consequences for the population in Manacor, and so in 1577 the watchtower of Falcons was set up in Porto Cristo to help guard the coast. The tower was operated by two guards, who, when they saw a hostile vessel in the sea, was to alert the town using smoke signals and flags. The most malicious raid on the coast of Manacor happened in 1611 when pirates landed at the peninsula of Punta de n’Amer, which currently belongs to the municipality of Sant Llorenç des Cardassar. Following this attack, the town council of Manacor agreed that the defense on the coastline had to be enhanced with a fortress, however, due to low socioeconomic state of the area the construction had to be postponed to 1693. The fortress was finished in 1696 and named Castell de sa Punta de n’Amer. It was operated by armed soldiers and canons on the platform.

Following the War of Spanish Succession, King Felipe V promulgated a decreed called “Nova Planta”, which more or less dissolved all town councils.

 

Sa Llorençada and the 19th century

The first third of the 19th century in Manacor was characterized by a historical sad event; sa Llorençada. Following the death of Ferdinand VII, supporters of Carlos de Borbón (Carlistes) and supporters of Isabel II (Liberals) clashed in a big conflict leading to the First Spanish Carlist War. In Mallorca, there were just a few clashes in some villages, however, it was in Manacor the biggest of them took place. Local historian, Josep Fuster, explains to a newspaper, that Manacor at that time was still an explicitly religious and confessional community with concerns to whether a woman could hold the reign of Spain.

It was the on the day after the celebrations of the feast of Santa Christina (Christina of Tyre), on June 24, that 24 liberal supporters woke up finding their houses marked with crosses made of human excrement. Four carlist leaders were imprisoned for the crime, despite no proof was exhibited. The carlists were furious, and in a series of secret meetings they came up with a plan to free their fellow colleagues, and, to raise awareness of the government being in the hands and in favor of the liberals. The carlists started a revolt, and with violence they occupied the jail, freed their members and replaced them with liberals they meet on their way. But this was not the only thing that happened. The carlists occupied the town hall, organized free dinners to gain more supporters and set up a guardian system t5o prevent anyone from exiting the town to alert others, Manacor was basically under siege. However, the word somehow got out and reached Palma. In the very early hours of the day after Sant Llorenç (Saint Lawrence), on August 11, 80 soldiers on horsebacks from Palma entered Manacor to stifle the revolt. One of the carlist leaders, Bartomeu Riera Tafal, was sentenced to death as a consequence.

In a non-contextual way, the carlist war had other consequences for parts of Manacor, namely the convent of Sant Vicenç Feerer. in 1835, the prime minister of Spain, Juan Álvarez Mendizábal, executed a national confiscation all monastic properties that weren’t making full use of their properties, to raise money for the state. There were several incentives to why he did this. Firstly, the war against the carlists was expensive. Secondly, he wished to foster a more entrepreneurial society by auctioning the monastic properties to private investors allowing them to become land owners, or allow current landowner to increase their holdings. This would create more jobs, increase production, hence more tax income. Another aspect of the confiscation, was the signal value that Mendizábal could send to the carlist supporters, that times were changing and that the clergy sovereignty was dissolving.

Manacor also saw a great upswing in agricultural activities during the 19th century, livestock such as chickens, sheep and veal, carobs, olives, almonds, figs and grapes gave rise to a rich agricultural life. But also the exploitation of quarries and production of clay came to grow significantly during this century creating more jobs. One of the greatest evidences of this, is the imposing bell-tower of the parish church initiated in 1890 by Rector D. Rafel Ignasi Rubí Pocov that rises 79 meter in the air and is the highest in Mallorca.

Another evidence of the upswing of the 19th century, was the increase in population. In 1889, Manacor had 19,635 inhabitants compared to 6,620 inhabitants in 1799.

However, the century ended with a massive collapse of the economy. During the last half of the 19th century, the feared phylloxera louse had infected most grapevines in France, Spain and Italy causing destruction of nearly all grapevines. Mallorca had been fortunate enough to avoid the phylloxera so far at this time, which opened the Mallorcan wine production to the European market making the wine highly sought for in the other Mediterranean countries. In the last decade of the 1800’s, even Mallorca could not hold stand against the phylloxera causing a combustion of the entire wine industry. As a direct consequence of this, many landowners emigrated to Latin America to seek new fortunes and adventures and in 1900, the population was suddenly reduced to 12,408 inhabitants.

 

The identity shaping 20th century

During the Spanish Civil War, Manacor was a stronghold of the nationalists, and was one of the only places in Mallorca where republican troops managed to disembark during wartime. Captain Alberto Bayo managed to land on the coastline of Manacor with his 8,000 soldiers and take control of Porto Cristo. However, due to the well-established and organized frontier of the nationalist guards supported by the Italian airforce, they failed in moving farther inland and had to withdraw. Mallorca was a key target for the republicans, as Catalonia, Valencia and Menorca was already republican territory.

Just as the 19th century ended with a collapse, the 20th century opened to new industrial activities and opportunities in Manacor, which would later become the identity of the area. In 1900, a company from Barcelona took advantage of the unstable economy in Manacor and established a factory producing artificial pearls in the town. The company was operating based on a German patent giving it competitive advantages until the expiration of the patent in 1948, however, at that time it had already established itself as the leading producer of artificial pears. Already in 1930, the factory was occupying about 1,000 employees, a good sign that Majorica was on a trace of something profitable.

Another industry that really took off in the 20th century in Manacor, was the carpentry industry, which evolved and became the most sought for producer of furniture. In 1955, the carpentry industry occupied more than 1,000 employees spread in 300 carpentry workshops and in 1977, about 1,700 employees worked in 550 workshops. Furniture is the second largest industry of Manacor after artificial pearls.

With the tourism boom in the 1960’s, new markets evolved in Manacor and Porto Cristo, not to forget the production of souvenirs from olive tree. Wrought iron, glass and construction are other important industries of Manacor.

Today, Manacor is still renown for its artificial pearls and beautyful furniture, thus making it an important industrial institution in the Mallorcan economy.

PICTURES FROM MANACOR

LOCATION & MAP

Arta location on a map of mallorca

From Palma airport

Approx. 50 km
Approx. 40 min
Approx. 60€

The Llevant region

Llevant has its name from the Serra de Llevant mountain range that dominates the norther landscapes of the region. Llevant is an exciting region to travel in; you get wonderful beaches, impressive mountains, scenic nature, interesting heritage and a wonderful combination of authenticity and modern tourism.

Ártà

Artà is the cultural capital of the east side of Mallorca, the town and surrounding area is like an open-air museum exhibiting the most emblematic building constructions on this side of the island. Artà is a great choice of holiday base if luxury and romance is to be combined. The accommodation and holiday offers in Artà are plenty and indeed versatile, because you can choose from fincas, flats, villas, hotels and agroturismos, you can even choose if you want an urban holiday base or a rural countryside oasis. The local area of Artà is full of treasures and cultural heritage, exhibiting the long and interesting history, such as the fortified church of Sant Salvador, the talayotic village of Ses Païsses and the many impressive manors documenting the wealth of the area. Artà is also the gate to the Llevant mounntain park where amazing and scenic wildlife and vegetation awaits you, along with breathtaking viewpoints and historical constructions. If you have not yet visited Artà, now is the time.

Cala Bona

Cala Bona is the perfect destination on the east coast if you are looking for an atmospheric and lively restaurant environment and charming harbour area. Cala Bona is great for couples and small children families, who come to the Mallorcan east coast to enjoy the versatile area and international audiences. Cala Bona offers a wealth of charming sea front holiday rentals, as well as a wide selection of superb hotels for both families and adults only. You want to choose Cala Bona for your holiday on the north east side, if you want to mingle in a charming marina area.

Cala Millor

Cala Millor offers you a 2 km wide sandy beach, hundreds of bars and restaurants, modern amenities, simply an all-round family fun holiday destination on the Mallorcas east coast. Holiday offers in Cala Millor includes beach front holiday flats and modern family hotels, packed with all modern facilities and amenities to create the perfect frame for your holiday here in Cala Millor. Cala Millor attracts an international audience, so you are sure to find dishes all all kinds in the restaurants and bars.

Cala Ratjada

Cala Ratjada is a charming old fishing village located on the northeastern tip of Mallorca. Cala Ratjada accommodates both adult couples, families travelling with children and infants and groups of friends travelling together. Holiday offers in Cala Ratjada consist of modern flats, villas and hotels in the town, some even with sea and beach front location. You want to travel to Cala Ratjada for activity offers, vibrant restaurant life and international audience.

Cales de Mallorca

Cales de Mallorca is a young holiday destination found on the east coast of Mallorca. This purpose-built holiday destination enjoys two wonderful golden beaches, all brand new hotels and a great location close to infrastructure. In other words, this is a destination made to accommodate diversity and versatility.

Canyamel

Canyamel is a golfers favourite holiday destination when it comes to sea and beach resorts. Canyamel offers a fantastic selection of adults only hotels and holiday rentals for you to choose from. Canyamel is a great choice for romance and active holidays on the Mallorcan north east coast, especially golfers and cyclists loves Canyamel for its great location close to some of the best and most challenging golf courses on Mallorca, and the hilly terrain with asphalt roads. Canyamel is renown for its selection of luxury hotels and resorts, meaning that the audience here are adults only.

Capdepera

Capdepera is a cozy and charming little village isolated at the top of a mountain, offering stunning views overlooking the shorelines and the Llevant mountains. Capdepera is home to the emblematic old castle of same name, from where you can see all the way to Menorca. Accommodation offers in Capdepera include an famous luxury agrotourismo (producing finca/farm), and some lovely holiday villas and flats for rent. Capdepera is located close to the nature and marina area in Cala Ratjada, resulting in a versatile luxury destination

Font de sa Cala

Font de sa Cala is a small holiday resort located in the north eastern area of Mallorca, close to Canyamel and Capdepera. Font de sa Cala is an obvious choice for adults looking for a romantic and picturesque holiday resort located in solitude in a small cove on the north-east coast. Accommodation and holiday offers in Font de sa Cala, are stunning hotels with seafront location and charming villas and flats for rent for you who wants to go self-catered. Regardless of your preferences, Font de sa Cala has all facilities and amenities to spoil you and your partner.

Manacor

Manacor is the second largest city on Mallorca. Manacor holds a big cultural heritage and offers a wealth of interesting places of interest to explore and indulge in. Accommodation offers in Manacor are many, and the area also attracts a mixed audience due to its enormous size. However, Manacor is especially loved by people who wants a little of everything, but still enjoys a withdrawn holiday base in tranquil surroundings. Many accommodations offers in Manacor are fincas and villas situated in the rural countryside around the city, allowing direct access to the huge network of country roads.

Porto Cristo

Porto Cristo is the perfect holiday destination on the Mallorcan east coast if you fancy a charming marina area with many restaurants, cosy atmosphere and amazing views over the sea. Porto Cristo is almost full of tourists every day during the summer season, because of the world-famous stalactite caves, Cuevas del Drach, which gives the town a vibrant and lively atmosphere. Porto Cristo is mainly an adult holiday destination, where the good life and relaxation is in focus.

Sa Coma

Sa Coma is a very popular summer holiday destination on the east coast of Mallorca. Sa Coma offers a large range of hotels with fantastic views over the beach and sea from the balconies. Sa Coma is a great choice of destination if you are looking for an all-round resort on the east coast to accommodation family and friends. Sa Coma is a relatively new holiday resort, with modern facilities, international restaurants and superb new hotels to choose from.

Sant Llorenc des Cardassar

Sant Llorenc des Cardassar is a rural village that not everyone hears about. Sant Llorenc is a great choice of holiday base, if you are looking to escape the mass tourism on the island, but still have good access to a versatile scenario of fresh countryside and beaches. Accommodation and holiday offers in Sant Llorenc are many, and very different, however, recommended is on of the finca or petit hotels in the area, offering serenity and luxury for you and your partner.

Son Servera

Son Servera is a small and sleepy village located a few kilometres inland from the popular summer holiday destination of Cala Bona. Son Servera is particularly popular among golfers, hence of the many challenging and beautiful golf courses situated in the nearby area. Accommodation and holiday offers in Son Servera includes some of the most charming and romantic finca hotels and luxury resorts in the local area, a guarantee for the perfect escape.

S’Illot

s’Illot is a rather small beach resort located on the east coast of Mallorca close to Sa Coma. s’Illot is popular amongst adults and active tourists, who come to enjoy romance and the many activity offers in the surrounding area. s’Illot is a good resort to visit most year round, except maybe November – March where it is too cold on the east coast, thus no restaurants and bars are open. Choose holiday in s’Illot if you are looking for adult audience and a more intimate feeling.

WEATHER AND CLIMATE

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