DISCOVER THE RAIGUER REGION OF MALLORCA
Alaró is a charming and typical village located in a valley formed by dramatic mountain formations, which has also given the area its unique characteristic. Traveling to Alaró, means beautiful nature areas, meeting an international audience and dining in super delicious restaurants and bars. During the recent years, Alaró has really grown in the hearts of its visitors, especially hikers and cyclists are fond of this amazing area, where they can find restitution for body and mind. Moreover, Alaró is not just a great place for tourists to settle, it is also a highly popular place for foreign settlers to buy property.
Alcanada is a beautiful peninsula parting the bays of Pollenca and Alcúdia. Alcanada is known for its lighthouse island and exclusive golf club. Traveling and finding accommodation in Alcanada, is for you who wish a quiet base still connected to popular tourist areas. From Alcanada, you have only 5 minutes in car to the popular area of Port de Alcúdia where hundreds of restaurants and activities awaits. Alcanada is a typical adult destination, there are no Mickey Mouse clubs or other children-friendly amenities. Most of the accommodation in Alcanada are small hotels and holiday rentals, like villas and apartments/flats, a great place for a self-catered holiday on Mallorca.
ALCÚDIA & PORT D’ALCÚDIA
The historic town of Alcúdia is perhaps one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mallorca! Alcúdia offers a wide range of cultural treasures and activities to indulge in, such as the Roman ruins of Pollentia, the amazing architecture of the manors and the impressive city walls and defense towers which are also the main trademark of Alcúdia. Alcúdia is an obvious choice of travel destination in the Raiguer region regardless of what time of year you plan your holiday. Alcúdia offers one of the best beach holiday destinations on Mallorca, as well as a cultural mecca full of sights, town life and activities.
Biniamar nestles at the feet of the Tramuntana, a sleepy and quiet village where you come to find solitude and tranquility. Biniamar is perfect for renting a holiday home, because of the great location close to both mountains and rural countryside. The local area surrounding Biniamar offers plaenty of activities and sight to explore, especially walkers, cyclists and cultural enthusiasts will find a lot of value in this area. Most accommodation in Biniamar consists of private holiday homes such as villas, perfect for a self-catered holiday in Mallorca.
Visit or stay in the biggest wine district of Mallorca, located at the feet of the dramatic mountain range. Choose Binissalem as your travel destination in the Raiguer for a versatile and tranquil rural holiday on Mallorca. Most accommodation found in Binissalem are holiday homes, villas and rustic fincas that has been transformed to accommodate the modern human with all desired amenities. The area surrounding Binissalem is perfect for road cycling and walking. Moreover, Binissalem is located very close to the freeway of MA-13 connecting Palma and Alcúdia, which makes it easy to access almost any local area in no time.
Búger is a typical Mallorcan agricultural community built upon traditional Mallorcan values. Renting a holiday villa here will take you back in time and let you enjoy a simple and completely uncomplicated life. Búger is located somewhere in the northern part of the region, with easy access to mountains and beaches, thus the can’t miss attraction in the local area, the amazing stalactite caves of Campanet. Accommodation in Búger mainly consist of wonderful holiday villas and homes packed with modern amenities to offer you the best frame for a holiday on the Mallorcan countryside.
Caimari, in local mouths referred to as “Olive Town”, is a small sleepy village situated at the feet of the Tramuntana, with direct access to the road network leading in to the green valleys of the mountains. As with other destinations in the El Raiguer region, Caimari enjoys a versatile landscape of both rural fields and mountainous terrain, which makes Caimari a perfect retreat for cyclists and hikers/walkers, who come to Mallorca to explore the scenic nature. Accommodation in Caimari mainly consist of rustic fincas and villas in the surrounding area, all in the rural flat area, but with the majestic mountains rising in the background creating an amazing scene from your terrace or swimming pool.
Campanet is a beautiful and very versatile holiday destination on Mallorca, simply because of its unique location between mountains, countryside and beaches. Choose accommodation in Campanet as your holiday base, if you want to combine unique nature, cultural heritage and luxury. Especially recommended accommodation in Campanet, is the beautiful and authentic old manor of Monnaber Nou, which has been transformed into a luxury hotel. The surrounding area invites to close exploration, there are so many places of interest and so much scenic Mediterranean nature.
Consell is mainly an industrial area where mass tourism has not yet made its entrance, making it an authentic and calm rural area full of charm. Consell was one of the first areas of Mallorca to have a winery, and the traditions for the wine making industry has been a part of the local business life ever since. Consell is a great place to enjoy a relaxing vacation in the Mallorcan countryside; close to mountains, close to roads and even close to Palma.
Inca is a great place to absorb some Mallorcan cultural heritage, enjoy some of the best restaurants on the island and of course, shop for leather products. Inca is indeed a versatile city and area, there is so much to indulge in here, so much to taste, see and feel. The city of Inca is home to a vibrant restaurant and shopping life, moreover, to a lot of interesting places of interest. Accommodation offers in Inca mainly consists of authentic fincas and villas situated in the surrounding areas, giving you direct access to the best of the Mallorcan nature, both mountains and rural countryside, a true versatile holiday base.
Lloseta is a small town and suburb to Inca. The town is situated directly on the mountain slopes giving it a unique character, as you ascent and decent in the narrow stony streets. Lloseta has a rich cultural heritage, which is also why it is so interesting to explore closer. Accommodation in Lloseta is equally unique, as you can stay in the charming and highly rated boutique hotel, Cas Comte, in the centre of the town. This luxury boutique hotel, is an obvious choice for an authentic hotel experience. When based in Lloseta during your holiday, you have great access to the Mallorcan road network, the rural countryside and the impressive Tramuntana mountain range.
MANCOR DE LA VALL
Mancor de la Vall is a cozy little mountain village nestled in a valley at the feet of the green mountain slopes of Tramuntana. The village has a sought for restaurant and hotel, as well as a stunning natural local area perfect for hiking, MTB and walking. You want to choose accommodation in Mancor de la Vall if you prefer a quiet and authentic holiday base, in sync with the Mallorcan soul and nature. Moreover, traveling to mancor de la Vall lets you complete ly escape mass tourism and screaming infants, you will completely forget all about your day job and any worries you might have.
Moscari is a very sleepy small village belonging to the municipality of Selva. Moscari is the perfect escape for couples and friends looking for solitude and romance in a tranquil scenery. The accommodation offers in Moscari includes a few small finca hotels in the village itself, and a bunch of rustic fincas and villas nestled in the hilly terrain that surrounds Moscari. If you choose one of the petit finca hotels in Moscari, be sure that you will find both luxury, great food and tranquility.
Sa Pobla is one of those area you don’t hear much about due to the very little impact of commercial tourism in the area. Sa Pobla offers an interesting history full of events, a series of stunning mansions and architecture witnessing the wealth of the area and a lot of natural spaces such as the s’Albufera wetlands. Sa Pobla is a wonderful place to either visit or stay in, you’ll have a lot of charm, authenticity and tranquility. At the same time, you are close to the stunning beaches of the Alcúdia bay and the mountains to the west. Sa Pobla is also a great place for dining experiences.
SANTA MARIA DEL CAMI
Santa Maria del Cami offers an eventful history and rich cultural heritage to delve into. Santa Maria is located just 15 minutes from Palma at the feet of the Tramuntana range, making it easy to reach and wonderful to explore. Santa Maria del Cami has a range of interesting buildings to discover in the streets, as well as eateries and bars. Some of the highlights to see, are the parish church, the Minims monastery and the winery of Macia Batle. Every corner in the town is associated with a part of the local history, it is definitely a place to visit.
Selva is a charming village at the foothills of Tramuntana. Selva offers a large selection of wonderful and charming holiday villas, fincas and flats for rent. Selva is a great area for hiking, walking, mountain biking and cycling due to the great location between mountains and countryside. Selva is an obvious choice of holiday destination for self-catered couples looking to enjoy each other in the most authentic frames.
Top places of interest and attractions in the Raiguer region
If you are keen to explore some of the island’s impressive biodiversity and/or remarkable constructions evidencing the rich history of Mallorca, then be excited to discover the Raiguer region’s many places of interest.
ALCÚDIA OLD TOWN
Alcúdia is like an open-air museum, every time you turn a corner a new exhibition opens. Just outside the old urban core, you will find the impressive excavation site of the first Roman capital on the island dating back from 123 BC, and next to it, one of the oldest and most well-preserved chapels. The biggest landmark of Alcúdia, is the old massive city walls and gates dating back from the 14. century evidencing the importance of this area. These walls have been declared cultural heritage and are protected. Behind the walls, you can look forward to discover some beautiful architecture representing almost every cultural era on the island, from Moorish styles to Regionalism. Also, don’t forget one of the biggest markets is held here every Tuesday and Sunday morning.
S’ALBUFERA NATURE PARK
One of the biggest nature parks on the island is located right behind Alcúdia and Playa de Muro, the impressive s’Albufera wetlands. This amazing park covers a surface of almost 2,600 hectares giving home to some 200 species of Mediterranean wildlife. The s’Albufera park is a popular place for cyclists and walkers to enjoy some unspoiled biodiversity while feeling the natural serenity this place brings. Needless to say, if you are enjoying activities such as birdwatching you are really in luck here.
CUEVAS DE CAMPANET
Mallorca is famous for the massive stalctite and stalagmite caves found on the island. Most famous are the Dragon Caves in Porto Cristo and the Artà Caves in Canyamel, but if you want to escape the hours of cues and high prices, the Campanet caves are a great alternative and almost as impressive.
One of the most historic fortresses in Mallorca is found in Alaró, more precisely at Puig de Alaró, the mountain rising over the village. Up here, you can look forward to breathtaking almost divine panoramic views as far as the eye can see, while you stroll around and explore the amazing ruins of what was once one of the most important military bastions on the island. The old fortress has been here since prehistoric times, although it was the Moors who first built a base here. The fortress was also the scene of a bloody and brutal fight between knights fighting for the independence of Mallorca and the royal troops from the mainland, who ended up conquering the island. On the way to the old fortress, you will pass a checkpoint on the mountain, a small farm and restaurant called “es Verger”, a family driven place that has become famous for its freshly slaughtered lamb shoulder. This is undoubtedly one of the best places on the island to have lamb, namely because it is fresh and a truly authenthic experience. You can drive by car to the restaurant, but will have to walk the remaining 30-45 minutes to the Castell d’Alaró. If you are a hiker, it is also possible to sleep at the small primitive hostel set up up here. What a view to wake up to!
SA BASSA BLANCA
One of the biggest and most diverse collections of contemporary art in the Raiguer region and in Mallorca, is found at the Yannic & Ben Jakober Foundation housed in one of the island’s most impressive mansions, the Sa Bassa Blanca estate. Of highlighted exhibitions here, you will find the collection called “els Nins” (the children), a collection of portraits of noble and royal children from the Middle Ages from all over Europe. Another interesting exhibition, is the hall called “SoKraTES” which features an impressive collection of contemporary works, among these, the rhino skeleton with a blanket of Swarowski crystals behind it and Einstein’s theory of relativity written in neon lights. In the gardens, you can stroll around in the sculpture park inspired by the animal kingdom, hundreds of curious and cute sculptures of fabels and animals reside in these beautiful gardens. Also, don’t forget to visit the scenic rose garden. The impressive mansion is itself a piece of art, a symphony of different art stylistics brought together. This is a spectacular attraction, and can be visited and enjoyed by adults and kids.
Mancor de la Vall
Santa Maria de Cami
WHERE IS THE RAIGUER REGION LOCATED?
The Raiguer region runs parallel between the Tramuntana and Pla de Mallorca regions, although not extending all the way from the north to the south coasts. Raiguer enjoys a privileged location at the foothills of the beautiful mountains on one side and the charming countryside on the other. This allows for a wide variety of sports and activities to do all over the region.