Puigpunyent, Mallorca, Destination Guide
Puigpunyent offers some of the most beautiful and impressive landscapes in Mallorca. Orange plantations, olive groves, vines and almond trees cover the evergreen valleys, providing a sensuous and colorful diversity.
Things to do in Puigpunyent
Puigpunyent is mostly a place for relaxation and restitution, which is why it is so popular amongst cyclists and walkers.
ENJOY A DAY AT THE LA RESERVA NATURE PARK
Puigpunyent is home to an amazing attraction, the La Reserva de Puig de Galatzo nature reserve. Up here, you will meet wild swans, peacocks and bears among others. Go and have fun in the zip wires, tibetan bridges, rock climbing, or bring your swimsuit and go for a refreshing bath in the crystal clear mountain lakes and waterfalls.
VISIT THE VILLAGE OF GALILEA
Beside from the village itself, the municipality of Puigpunyent is also home to the village of Galilea. Galilea is a tranquil sleepy village, nevertheless, very picturesque. In the heart of the village, you will find the small church surrounding by a few bars situated on the mountain slopes offering stunning views over the valley with the coastline all the way at the bottom.
Where to stay in Puigpunyent
Choosing to stay in Puigpunyent is an excellent idea if you are in Mallorca for cycling, walking or just want to base yourself in the most charming natural settings possible.
Despite of its rather secluded location in a beautiful valley deep in Tramuntana, it takes no more than about 25 minutes to drive here from Palma thanks to the infrastructure.
The are a number of holiday rentals in Puigpunyent, however, most come here to experience the Son Net hotel, a historical finca that has been turned into a luxury resort. You’ll get both luxury, location and authenticity here, perfect for restitution and romance.
Finca Hotel Son Pont ****
The Finca Hotel Son Pont is the epitome of a true Mallorcan finca; rustic, charming and elegant. At the finca you can really enjoy the tranquility in quiet relaxing surroundings, where only the chirping of birds “disturbs” the silence. At the finca you can look forward to personal service provided by an attentive staff and host who are really passionate about making this place special and authentic experience.
Annual events in Banyalbufar
The Town Hall and various cultural associations organize a number of yearly events in Banyalbufar.
Sa Rua (Carnival)
If you come to Puigpunyent or the village of Galilee during February / March, you can look forward to experiencing the charming mountain villages in all colors. It’s time for this year’s carnival, which is similar to our Shrove Tuesday. Here the children are put in focus and a lot of activities are arranged to make the week fun.
The eco-fair in Puigpunyent is intended as an event that will focus on ecology, sustainability and the importance of taking care of Mallorca’s nature and agricultural traditions. At the fair, you can sample the many stands and stalls selling local organic products and handicrafts. Here is typically also a lot of good entertainment to set the mood, such as live music, folk dancing and gastronomic experiences.
Festes de Mare de Déu d’Agost
In early August, the Virgin Mary is celebrated with a big city party that lasts a whole week. Throughout the week you can experience a number of cultural and entertaining activities such as games, competitions, dances, music performances, exhibitions, etc ..
Festivals of Mare de Déu
On September 8, the village of Galilea celebrates the Virgin Mary with a big village party where a variety of cultural activities are on the program. There is always a glorious intense atmosphere in the charming little village, worth stopping by for if you are nearby.
Craft Beer Festival
Craft Beer is truly something that in recent years has won its way into the hearts of Mallorcans. Both Palma, Artà, Cala Sant Vicenc and now also Puigpunyent hold an annual craft beer festival for beer enthusiasts. People from near and far flock here to taste unique beers and enjoy the glorious atmosphere and the many entertainment features throughout the days.
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
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Find an open pharmacy anywhere in Mallorca
To find an open pharmacy, or opening hours of a certain pharmacy, simply follow the link below to search for a pharmacy.
When on the page, select ‘Mallorca’ from the list and then select the town you need a pharmacy in from the drop down list.
Town Hall / Tourist Info office
Carrer Sa Travessia, 37
Tel. +34 971 61 44 55
Bus line 201
Shopping options in Puigpunyent
You will find some usual grocery stores, a pharmacy, a few bakers, a bank and a tobacco kiosk in Puigpunyent – in fact plenty to cover normal ‘everyday needs’
Puigpunyent is located in a sensuous and beautiful green valley in the Tramuntana mountains. Despite its location up here in the mountains, you are still no more than a good half hour drive from Palma Airport. Near the area you will find other obvious places to rent finca or holiday home / villa, namely Galilee, Esporles and Bunyola, all of which are known and loved for their incredibly influential charm.
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.
Cala Sant Vicenç
Camp de Mar
Port de Pollença
Port de Sóller