Binibona, Mallorca, Romantic get-away gem in Tramuntana
Located in the heart of Mallorca, about a fifty minute drive from the airport, at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains, we find the village of Binibona with the nearest neighboring villages of Caimari and Moscari just a few kilometers away.
Binibona does not take up much space on the map, nevertheless the village is home to one of Mallorca’s most reputable restaurants and offers manor and finca holidays of the finest character. Binibona is also a popular stopover for hikers, cyclists and other sports enthusiasts, on their way up or down the scenic mountains.
Things to do and see around Binibona
VISIT SANTUARI DE LLUC
One of the major attractions of Mallorca, is the monastery of Lluc that for centuries has been a destination for pilgrims traveling to the island to pay homage to the holy Madonna of this place. Lluc is famous for its choir school, which is the oldest and finest of its kind in Europe. Every Sunday morning at the 11 o’clock mass, you can enjoy a concert sung by the children of the choir school who lives on the monastery. Lluc is also home to a series of other very interesting and beautiful things, such as the ethnological museum exhibiting life on the island throughout times. Also important, is to see the holy Madonna that legend has it was found in the mountains and considered a sign from above to start the monastery. Lluc is easily reachable from Binibona via the neighboring village of Caimari from where you can drive along the mountain roads or walk following the medieval pilgrimage path that was originally laid in the 14th century.
If you choose Binibona as your holiday base, there is a good chance that you know what good quality is. Not far from Binibona, you will find the city of Inca, a place home to some of the best restaurants and cellers in the region, as well as a vibrant shopping life and one of the best bakeries. Inca is the biggest production area of shoes and leather goods on the Balearic islands, and you can find amazing quality at good prices by shopping directly from the factories’ shops. If you choose to visit Inca on a Thursday, you can experience the biggest market on the island with hundreds of stalls selling everything from electronic to local delicacies. Inca is a wonderful city that awaits your visit, and surely you will fall for it.
EXPLORE THE SCENIC NATURE OF BINIBONA
The unique location of Binibona directly on the slopes of the Tramuntana, makes it easy to start your adventures in the mountains from here. If you are not ready to walk in the mountains, or simply haven’t brought the gear, you can enjoy the wonderful surrounding areas full of olive and almond fields. If you are here between late January and start March, you can look forward to a natural phenomenon, the blossom of the almond trees. The white and pink leafs of the trees covers the entire landscape in a silky duvet, highly instagramable!
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Agroturismo Sa Parellada ****
Agroturismo Sa Parellada bids you welcome in charming authentic settings, with stunning views over the lush green valley and mountains.
Finca Hotel Albellons ****
Surrounded by the beautiful landscape of northern Majorca, this charming, rural estate offers the ideal setting to spend a relaxing break in the Mediterranean sunshine. The Albellons Parc Natural is set in the middle of a protected nature reserve, ensuring a peaceful and idyllic backdrop to your stay.
Markets & Events
Unfortunately, there is no weekly market held in Binibona, the village is far too small. However, go to nearby town of Inca on Thursdays where you will find the biggest market in all of Mallorca.
A bit of history
The area of Binibona was first mentioned in the 13th century after the Catalan conquest of Mallorca, only at this time it was known as Binimala. However, in the 16th century, the name was changed due to superstition as mala means bad.
The first property that was built in Binibona was the Can Beneit, that appeared in documents from the late 16th century. At this time the building functioned as a chapel for masses.
However, it was not until the beginning of the 20th century that Binibona was considered a village with a total of 27 properties including a chapel and an elementary school. Up through the mid 20th century, Binibona decreased in population again as there was no employment to get in the area. It took some years, but eventually some of the properties were bought by entrepreneurs who established some of the wonderful finca hotels here.
Today, Binibona is home to 4-5 excellent finca hotels and agroturismos of high quality.
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