CAMP DE MAR DESTINATION GUIDE
WHERE TO STAY IN CAMP DE MAR
From the list of hotels in Camp de Mar, you will see that each hotel looks brand new and offers amazing views over the sea. The main theme for hotels in Camp de Mar, is luxury. All hotels here are offering all thinkable amenities you could want and wish for.
Enter your arrival and departure dates below to discover the best accommodation offers for your stay in Camp de Mar.
Steigenberger Golf & Spa Resort in Camp de Mar
Set between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this luxurious holiday resort offers free access to the spa and a golf course at a cost. Camp de Mar Beach is 300 m away.
Its Moorish-inspired buildings are surrounded by the fairways of the Andratx golf club, allowing you direct access to one of the island’s most prestigious courses.
Rooms at Steigenberger Golf & Spa Resort in Camp de Mar offer views of the pool, golf course or the sea. The private bathrooms include bathrobes, slippers and free toiletries. Free WiFi is available throughout the resort.
The spa center offers an indoor pool and a gym free of charge. Beauty treatments and massages are available for an extra cost.
Guests can enjoy drinks by the poolside all day before trying the Mallorcan specialities served in the resort restaurant.
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Boutique Hotel H10 Blue Mar – Adults Only
Boutique Hotel H10 Blue Mar – Adults Only is set directly by the sandy beach of Camp de Mar. The hotel has an outdoor swimming pool with sea views, and all rooms overlook the sea.
This adults-only hotel offers free access to its small spa center, with a sauna, a hot tub, a gym and a massage service. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.
All rooms have a private balcony with sea views. They include a Nespresso coffee machine, an iPod dock and a large en suite bathroom with a shower and bath, slippers and a bathrobe.
The 18-hole Andratx Golf Course is a 5-minute walk from Boutique Hotel H10 Blue Mar – Adults Only. Aqualand and Western Water Park are within a short drive. There are bus services to Puerto de Andratx and Paguera.
This property also has one of the best-rated locations in Camp de Mar! Guests are happier about it compared to other properties in the area.
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Boutique Hotel H10 Blue Mar – Adults Only
Facing the beachfront, Grupotel Playa Camp de Mar – Adults Only offers 4-star accommodation in Camp de Mar and features a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, bar and shared lounge. Featuring a 24-hour front desk, this property also provides guests with a restaurant. The accommodation offers evening entertainment and a concierge service.
At the hotel, rooms have a wardrobe. At Grupotel Playa Camp de Mar every room includes a flat-screen TV, a private bathroom, and a balcony with pool view.
The accommodation offers a continental or buffet breakfast.
Palma de Mallorca is 28 km from Grupotel Playa Camp de Mar – Adults Only, while Paguera is 2.8 km away. The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca Airport, 39 km from the hotel.
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Local places of interest near Camp de mar
There’s not really any sights or attractions down here in Camp de Mar. If you are planning on getting something seen during your stay, I would advice to to rent a car for a day or two. In the receptions at the hotels, there’s an information desk, from where you can order and arrange bus charters to popular tourist attractions all over the island.
CRUISE THE COASTLINE
Take advantage of your location at the feet of the dramatic and stunning Tramuntana range, and go for a catamaran cruise around the coastline. During the boat trip, you will pass some of the hidden gems that regular tourists does not see, and you’ll get to swim in lagoons of crystal clear water where you can see to the bottom from 30 meters above. The catamaran departures from the pier in Camp de Mar several times a day and you may choose how many hours you want to be gone. This is a refreshing and beautiful experience that you should do here.
PLAY GOLF AT ONE OF THE MOST BEAUTIFUL COURSES ON THE ISLAND
Enjoy a game of golf at the stunning Golf d’Andratx 18-hole course situated close to Camp de Mar. The course offers challenges for every handicap, as well as some of the most impressive designs full of lakes, fruit trees, palms, flowers and even free range animals. Regardless if you are a experienced or semi-pro, the Golf d’Andratx course is a must try.
VISIT THE CAPITAL OF PALMA
Getting to Palma from Camp de Mar is a quick and hassle-free journey. Camp de Mar is located close to the MA-1020 freeway that will get you to Palma in 15 minutes. If you do not have access to a rental car or taxi, public transportation will get you there in about 40 minutes for 2 euro. Palma is undoubtedly one of the most amazing cities in the world, which is why it has been awarded best place to live by several lifestyle magazines. Palma offers a unique Mediterranean urban ambience that no other place can reproduce. Let the hundreds of monuments, amazing buildings and attractions tell you the story of a city that throughout times has been dominated by multiple cultures. Palma is also home to a wide array of great restaurants and tapas bars, as well as thousands of stores and local boutiques to indulge in.
SUNDAY MORNING BRUNCH WITH LIVE MUSIC AND ART
Close to Camp de Mar, on the rocky hills separating the many coves of the southwestern Mallorca, you will find the Liedtke art museum. Liedtke offers several delightful activities such as art dinner, seminars, but also the ever so popular Sunday brunch with live music. Here, you can indulge in a delicious Mediterranean style brunch accompanied by the sweet tunes of the band or solo artist playing in the background while you enjoy yourself. After your brunch, go explore the interesting collections of modern art while enjoying the breathtaking views of the bay.
DISCOVER THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF ANDRATX
Andratx is the main town of the municipality, found just a short drive from Camp de Mar. Andratx is a charming town with rustic house facades, pots with flowers on the streets and many local shops to explore. There are also a few places of interest you should have a look at, for example the Son Mas estate built as a fortress with watchtower housing the town hall. At Son Mas, you can visit the free art exhibition of contemporary art. There is also the great fortified church of Maria with its massive exterior and beautiful treasures inside. Andratx is best visited on Wednesdays, as the weekly market is held on this day. At the market, you can browse through hundreds of stalls and sample some local specialties while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere of tourists and locals mingling and bargaining.
VISIT THE CCA ANDRATX ART MUSEUM
CCA (Centre of Contemporary Arts) is one of the biggest exhibition spaces in Mallorca solely dedicated to contemporary arts. The museum is situated in an old charming finca in the outskirts of Andratx with the Tramuntana rising in the background. CCA offers various exhibitions, as well as events and activities for all ages, it is a great attraction if you have interest in art.
Beaches in Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar offers three wonderful beaches, each with their own special appeal. In total, the beaches of Camp de Mar extends to 364 metres in length, all with low crystal clear water.
Platja de Camp de Mar
Playa de Camp de Mar is the main beach of the resort, and during the high season, the most crowded. The beach has nice soft sand and very low and clear water, perfect for children. From the middle of the beach, there is a jetty leading to an artificial island in the water with a beach bar.
Platja de ses Dones / s’Arco de Camp de Mar
Platja de ses Dones is the second beach of the resort, and is separated from Platja de Camp de Mar by a jetty. This beach is far more raw, with rocks and gravel but still with the most crystal clear water. A lot of adult visitors tend to go here, as this beach is not as suitable for children as the main beach.
Cala Cranc is a third beach in the cove where Camp de Mar is located. This beach belongs to a natural area, and there are no nearby facilities or amenities. The beach of Cala Cranc is much more secluded and rarely crowded, a great place to go and relax or snorkel in the crystal clear water. Especially the underwater garden of Posidonia, featuring several species is a sight.
The Tramuntana region
Tramuntana is both the name of the UNESCO protected mountain range that runs from south to north, as well as the name of the group of municipalities located in or close to these mountains.
When talking about Tramuntana in context of the mountain range, it is referred to as “Serra de Tramuntana”, and when talking about the region, it is referred to simply as “Tramuntana”.
The largest municipalities of the Tramuntana region, are Calviá and Andratx in the south and Pollenca in the north. The mountain range actually has its roots south of Malagá in Andalusiá.
The Serra de Tramuntana covers a surface of more than 30,000 hectares of landscape in Mallorca. The two main factors that make these mountains so unique, are the dry stone constructions and the hydraulic watering systems evidencing early day farming techniques. In almost any local area of the Tramuntana you travel, you will discover some of these very unique features which contributes to the picturesque settings.
Andratx & Port d’Andratx
Andratx is a destination ideal for adults and romantic couples looking for a holiday base with a good selection of dining options, a feeling of luxury and/or authenticity, as well as a lot of activity offers like golf, cycling, walking, tennis and maritime activities. Andratx is located about half an hour from Palma airport by car and is the largest of the municipalities of the Tramuntana region. It includes the old medieval village itself, the flamboyant marina of Port d’Andratx, the small village of s’Arracco, Sant Elm and Camp de Mar.
Banyalbufar is a picturesque and iconic area of the Tramuntana mountains located directly on the slopes facing the azure coastline. Banyalbufar is a great choice of holiday destination if you are looking for a tranquil and charming area with full of serenity and peace. Banyalbufar is an adult friendly destination, only families with infants should choose this area, as there are no child-friendly facilities or activities to go for. The village itself looks just like it did when it was built back during the Middle Ages, with cobblestone streets and rustic building facades, which makes it incredibly authentic to be in.Here are a handful of great restaurants serving traditional Mallorcan and Spanish dishes made from local produce. Staying in Banyalbufar requires a car, it takes more than an hour to get here from Palma because of the narrow curvy mountain roads.
Bunyola is cosy and tranquil mountain town located in a scenic and beautiful green valley in the Tramuntana mountains. Bunyola has a long history of being a prosperous area that used to belong to noble people like counts and emirs. Bunyola offers a fine selection of finca escapes situated on the green mountain slopes of the valley offering magical views and great location when you are of to your daily adventures, or just want to rest by the pool and take in the views and feel the inner peace spread throughout your body. Despite of the modest size, Bunyola is home to several places of interest. Go see one of the most stunning examples of architecture on the island, the Raixa finca, go explore the magical Alfabia gardens, or let yourself be seduced in a 1001 nights adventure at the world-famous Son Amar finca. Bunyola is located about 25 minutes from Palma by car, and is an excellent choice of holiday base for couples and friends travelling without children.
Cala Sant Vicenç
Cala Sant Vicenc is found in a picturesque corner in the north-western part of Tramuntana, in the municipality of Pollenca. Cala Sant Vicenc is a more quiet holiday destination, mainly suited for romantic couples and friends looking for a holiday base that features both beaches, wild nature and cultural offers. If you are looking for a destination and hotel directly by the sea, Cala Sant Vicenc is an obvious choice as most of the hotels here are placed by the beach front.
Deià is perhaps one of the most romantic holiday destinations in all of Mallorca! It is no wonder that most honeymoons and weddings held on the island is held in Deià, the place has a natural beauty that can leave poets without words. Deià is found in a scenic valley opening to the azure coastline at the feet of Tramuntana’s west coast. From all over the area you can enjoy the breathtaking views of mountains and sea, two of the most beautiful features of Mallorca. Deià is home to some iconic places such as the Son Marroig estate, Robert Graves’ house, the hilltop church and cemetery and the many famous artists who has found inspiration here.
Esporles is famous for several things in Mallorca; the Granja finca, the Maristell monastery and the annual sweets & pastry festival. Esporles is an amazing area for cycling and walking in the Tramuntana, the infrastructure and walking paths are numerous up here, thus it is fairly easy to gain access to the valley. Accommodation in Esporles mainly consist of finca hotels and agroturismos, a unique way of escaping the mass tourism and enjoy some RnR in authentic and scenic surroundings.
Estellencs is another picturesque area on the western coastline of Tramuntana. Estellencs is popular amongst walkers, the area enjoys a privileged location on the shoreline, with many marked walking routes leading about in the scenic nature and passes some magical viewpoints. Estellencs is one the most authentic destinations in the Tramuntana region with only a few accommodation options to choose from, a perfect place if you are looking for peace and quiet.
Formentor is the perfect holiday base on Mallorca if you are looking for exclusivity, scenic nature and direct access to the most popular sports activities of Mallorca, namely beaching, cycling and walking. Formentor has only one hotel, the 5-star luxury resort “Formentor a Royal Hideaway” situated in the hills just behind the natural beach in the wide bay. Formentor is an obvious choice of holiday destination in the Tramuntana region if what you are looking for is exclusiveness and relaxation.
Awarded 3rd most beautiful village in all of Spain, Fornalutx is sure to seduce you with its natural charm and innocence set in the most fertile valley of orange and lemon trees. Fornalutx exemplifies the typical architecture of the Tramuntana mountains that has made the villages up here so unique and preserve-worthy. Fornalutx offers a handful of charming finca hotels situated on the green slopes with stunning views over the valley, made for relaxation and romance. The great infrastructure makes it easy to get around in the local area exploring other wonderful places such as Sóller and Deià. There are numerous walking paths in the area leading you about in the mountains to find the most breathtaking viewpoints and scenic Mediterranean flora.
Magaluf is perhaps mostly (in)famous for its crazy nightlife with all the bars and clubs in the town attracting thousands of young people each year. But Magaluf also has an adult side to it represented by a handful of adults only hotels, lavish beach bars and probably the best beach of south-west Mallorca. Yes, Magaluf is definitely not just a place for youngsters coming here to party all day and night, and you you like loud and vibrant this might just be a perfect destination for you. The area is nicely close to the freeway allowing you to easily go on adventures or catch the bus to Palma for some shopping or sightseeing. Magaluf is also a great place for families travelling with children. The area has a huge water park, go-karts, crazy golf and an amusement park.
Palmanova is by far one of the most versatile all-round holiday destinations on Mallorca. You may to choose Palmanova for romance, for party, for beaching, for family fun, for fun activities or for the food. There is something for everyone in Palmanova, regardless what you are looking for for the perfect holiday on Mallorca. The recent years, Palmanova has seen a transformation where brand new modern hotels has made their entrance offering luxury facilities and sea views from every balcony. But Palmanova also have a lot of flats and highly recommended 3-4 stars hotel to choose from.
Peguera is a lively and versatile beach resort at the feet of the mountains, allowing for many activity offers. Peguera offers a vibrant town life full of restaurants, bars and shopping options. Accommodation offers includes adults only hotels and apartments with stunning views over the sea. Peguera is an area with something for everyone, although adults are the main audience, moreover, Germans have really taken a liking to this specific area. Choose Peguera as your travel destination on Mallorca for the beaches, the many restaurants and bars and the fantastic location with access to both roads and natural areas.
Pollença old town, is an excellent choice of holiday base, if you appreciate good food, local culture and direct access to the mountains. Pollença has a lot of restaurants, bars and small cafeterias, located around in the narrow streets. All of these with an inspiring menu card, especially those located around the center of the town. Sitting in one of the restaurants on a warm spring day, eating tapas and doing some people watching on the main square, is like therapy to me. There’s a good collection of restaurants on the Plaça Major, where the church is. This is naturally where most tourists go for meals or snacks, but if you are here for more than a short break, do try to browse the streets of Pollença, I promise you that you will find something attractive!
Port de Pollença
Port de Pollença is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Mallorca, especially amongst Brits. Port de Pollença has become famous for its lovely seafront promenade known as “The Pine Walk”, a beautiful place to walk and cycle under the many pine trees. The beach front is full of bars and restaurants which makes a lively scene every day, creating a jolly and vibrant atmosphere. Port de Pollença is beautifully nestled between the two peninsulas of Formentor and Alcanada protecting it from heavy winds but allows are cooling sea breezes.
Port de Sóller
Port de Sóller is located in a protected and picturesque cove on the west coast of the Tramuntana mountains. This old trading port has it all; charm, heart and soul, thus, a location that makes it worth visiting all year round. Port de Sóller has a lot to offer to a broad audience, however, it is mainly adults traveling without children or teens that will get full yield for their money here. The town has a wide selection of great restaurants and bars serving international and Spanish dishes made from high quality local produce, also, hotels and accommodation options are slightly more expensive in the particular area. Port de Sóller has two small beaches next to the old harbor, but in general not a beaching destination. You will want to consider Port de Sóller as your holiday destination if you are looking for natural charm, many activity offers and great food.
Portals Nous, also known as Porto Portals, represents the most lavish side of Mallorca, and often times referred to as “Little Monaco”. This is a place to be seen, a place feel what real luxury is. The area is found at the foothills of Tramuntana in the municipality of Calviá bordering Palmanova and Bendinat. There is a lot of 5-star luxury hotels, among these the Portals Hills boutique and the Iberostar Grand Portals. Portals Nous is an excellent destination if you fancy this kind of holiday, and if you want to stay close to the vibrant life of Palma which is but a short drive from here.
Puigpunyent is found in a beautiful green valley deep in the Tramuntana mountains, yet less than 30 minutes from Palma by car. Puigpunyent is known as a bicycler’s paradise, namely because the professional team Sky stays here every year during training season. Puigpunyent is a great place to find peace and serenity, a place to relax and re-charge your inner batteries. Puigpunyent is also home to one of Mallorcas most interesting animal and nature reserves.
Sant Elm is a small but very charming holiday destination located at the most south-western corner of Mallorca. Sant Elm is an old fishing village, but unlike many other of its kind, Sant Elm still partly relies on fishing as a source of income which makes it a more authentic destination to visit.
Santa Ponça is a young and still growing holiday destination at the feet of Tramuntana in the south-west of Mallorca. Santa Ponça has a stunning main beach area awarded with the Blue Flag trademark for its cleanness, plus, there are two smaller beaches for you to enjoy a more private scene.
Sóller is the capital of “The Orange Valley” in the Tramuntana mountains, the most fertile area and famous for its production of oranges and lemons that grow all year round Sóller is a perfect destination for adults looking for quality and authenticity, thus a big palette of things to do in the local area. Beside oranges and scenic nature, Sóller is also known for its many cultural offers and stunning architectural examples only found a few places in Spain.
Valldemossa is known as one of the most charming and picturesque villages in the Tramuntana. Visiting Valldemossa at least once is a must when travelling to Mallorca, the area has so many stories to tell. Among these, the story of Chopin and George Sand’s winter in Mallorca, the story of the beautiful royal palace and the story of the birth of Mallorca’s patron saint. Valldemossa is located in a green valley deep in the mountains and you can look forward to accommodation in rustic fincas and on agroturismos, authenticity and charm guaranteed.
PICTURES FROM CAMP DE MAR