Estellencs, Mallorca, Destination Guide
Estellencs is an idyllic small coastal area located on the west coast of Mallorca, on the evergreen mountainside of Tramuntana. Estellencs is particularly loved by visitors who come to enjoy peace and serenity, or because they are on a hiking holiday.
Things to do and see near Estellencs
Close to Estellencs, on the road leading to Banyalbufar, you will find the emblematic old watchtower, Torre es Verger. Torre es Verger has become a trademark of this area, and is without a doubt, one of the most beautiful tower constructions on the island. The tower can be accessed all day long, and there is no entrance fee.
Attractions & Points of Interest
VISIT THE ICONIC MEDIEVAL WATCHTOWER, TORRE DEL VERGER
During the 16th century, Mallorca experienced many attacks from pirates and soldiers from the kingdom of Ottoman. In order to to protect and guard the island, a network of watchtowers was established along the coastlines. Torre del Verger is one of the most well-preserved towers from this period. From the tower you can enjoy the impressive panoramic view of the ever green slopes and sapphire coastline.
Visit the Torre del Verger watchtower
Explore UNESCO world heritage
Tramuntana is magical in many ways, which is why UNESCO has declared most of this region world heritage. Namely the stone terraces built into the mountain slopes is an important part of this protected heritage. The stone terraces, also known as marjades, were built by the Moors and functioned as an advanced watering system used for cultivation of fruits and vegetables. Today, these stone terraces are still in use and exemplifies organic cultivation at its finest.
Cycling is a sport that is increasing in popularity and, Mallorca is the perfect place to do this sport. The weaving mountain roads of the Tramuntana hugging the cliffs with their hairpin turns and steep gradients, makes cycling both fun and challenging. Banyalbufar is an amazing area for cycling because you have the waterside offering fresh breezes and incredible views.
There is no better way to explore the scenic Tramuntana than by hiking your way through this incomparable UNESCO world heritage site. Discover the Balearic wildlife and take in the impressive views from the many vantage points in the mountains, as you make your way through the many hiking trails available. A particular great trail to follow in this area goes from Banyalbufar to Port des Canonge, an easy trail offering beautiful views of the slopes and over the coastline through pines and wild Mediterranean flowers.
Even though there is no golf course in Banyalbufar you are not far from one of the island’s most beautiful courses, the Golf Termens in Bunyola. A 20 minutes drive from the area is all it takes for you to get the clubs swinging and prove that you can play to your handicap.
GO TO THE BEACH
Banyalbufar is not known as a beach resort, nevertheless, there are no less than 5 beautiful natural beaches within the municipality, the biggest is known as Cala Banyalbufar. In total, there is 320 meters of beach line in Banyalbufar, however, not all of them are equally comfortable or easily accessible, but equally beautiful.
Where to stay in Estellencs
Estellencs does not offer many accommodation options to choose from, which actually enhances the feeling of exclusivity. The best thing about staying in Estellencs, is the fact that everything is located on the mountains slopes which allows for the most amazing views over the azure coastline.
Hotel Nord ***
In a sunny square, surrounded by picturesque streets, in the heart of Estellencs and the midst of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains, stands this stone and wooden house in Mallorcan style which has belonged to the family for centuries now, and where we have created the Hotel Nord. Our little hotel contains a bright garden courtyard where you will find an old olive oil press, which is now a beautiful lounge with fireplace where our guests make themselves at home.
Sa Plana Petit Hotel***
Situated in the heart of the luch Tramuntana mountain range and just a short walk walk from the natural beaches and coves, the Sa Plana Petit Hotel is the perfect place for a relaxing stay in Estellencs.
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202
Find an open pharmacy anywhere in Mallorca
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Ajuntament d’Estellencs – Síquia, 4
Telephone: +34 971 618 521
Beaches in Estellencs
Estellencs has two small beaches, Cala Estellencs and Cala Can Pruaga, the latter in more isolated surroundings.
Cala Estellencs is the main beach of the area. It features crystal clear water and an underlay of gravel and sand. There is a small restaurant next to beach area, but it is not possible to rent sun loungers or parasols.
Cala Can Pruaga
Cala Can Pruaga is a small natural beach with gravel and pebbles, located approximately 4 km from Estellencs. Cala Can Pruaga is a great place to enjoy some solitude, however, during weekends the locals come here as well.
Banyalbufar is located on the very west coast of Mallorca, in the region of Tramuntana. The drive from palma airport can vary depending on traffic, as most of the way is weaving mountain roads that makes it difficult to drive more than about 40 km/h.
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
Cala Sant Vicenç
Camp de Mar
Port de Pollença
Port de Sóller