Sant Elm, Mallorca, Destination Guide
Sant Elm is a charming little coastal town on Mallorca’s beautiful evergreen west coast.
Sant Elm typically attracts guests who appreciate activity in nature but do not want to do without sea, beach and a quiet base during the holidays.
Things to do in the local area of Banyalbufar
Banyalbufar may not be the biggest municipality or holiday destination in Mallorca, but it certainly has its charm and attraction forces. If not staying here for your entire holiday, you can still easily spend a half day in the area.
VISIT THE DRAGONERA ISLAND
The island of Dragonera, situated across the strait from the coast of Sant Elm, makes for a beautiful and scenic day or half-day excursion where you truly get to meet and feel the Balearic wildlife. Dragonera is a protected nature reserve with many marked walking routes leading about in the scenic nature to breathtaking viewpoints. Dragonera is also home to the Balearic lizards. You may have seen products with images of these lizards in supermarkets or souvenir shops, well, now you can actually meet them. The trip from Sant Elm to Dragonera takes about 20 minutes.
GO SCUBA DIVING
Have you ever wondered what lives underneath the surface of the water, or have you already been acquainted with the world of diving? In any case, a scube diving trip from Sant Elm and Dragonera will show you the most colorful and fascinating undersea world. Discover mysterious caves, beautiful reefs, Mediterranean marine vegetation and a wide range of fish and shellfish. Scuba diving or snorkeling are two of the most popular things to do in the coastal areas of Mallorca, you are guaranteed a memorable time.
ENJOY A BREATHTAKING GUIDED KAYAK TRIP
Leave from the coast of Sant Elm and head towards the picturesque cove of Cala en Tió. You guide will take you to some of the most impressive spots on the southwest coast of Mallorca, the real hidden gems that are otherwise accessible. Sail along the steep cliffs, into mysterious caves and to hidden coves where you can swim in the crystal clear waters.
JOIN A HIKING EXCURSION TO THE RUINS AND VIEWPOINT OF LA TRAPA
The property of the former monastery of La Trapa is one of the most popular hiking destinations in the areas of Andratx and Sant Elm. The lands offer not only the fascinating ruins of the old monastery buildings, but also breathtaking views over the coast and of the Dragonera island. This is a unique chance to go on a guided excursion from Sant Elm to La Trapa, where you will enjoy the most beautiful and scenic spots in the area while learning about these places.
VISIT THE MEDIEVAL TOWN OF ANDRATX
The old town of Andratx is like an open-air museum of medieval villages, featuring fortified buildings, impressive mansions and rustic exterior. One of the most impressive constructions is the town hall building, a former mansion built as a fortress. Here, you can enjoy a free and open contemporary art exhibition of changing artists. Also, go see the massive fortified parish church of Santa Maria in the town center. Every Wednesday morning, the weekly local market opens in Andratx, an obvious opportunity to go and visit this charming and historical town.
ENJOY A UNIQUE CULTURAL EXPERIENCE AT THE CCA ANDRATX
One of Mallorca’a biggest and most renown exhibition spaces in the subject of contemporary art, is the CCA Andratx (Centre of Comtemporary Art). The art museum is situated in an impressive old finca in beautiful natural settings near the old town of Andratx. As well as the many changing exhibitions, CCA also offer a wide selection of activities and event to indulge in.
GO FOR A CRUISE AROUND THE COASTLINE
Discover the many hidden coves and lagoons found along the rocky coastline of the dramatic Tramuntana range with a catamaran cruise. The catamaran archors at the pier by the beach of Sant Elm from where it departs several times a day. On the cruise, you’ll enjoy the fresh sea breezes, the picturesque surroundings and have an opportunity to go for swims in the coves of crystal clear water.
HAVE A REFRESHMENT AT THE LAVISH MARINA OF PORT D’ANDRATX
Port d’Andratx is known as one of the most exclusive and lavish areas of Mallorca, a place that possess both natural beauty and some of the most expensive properties in Spain. Celebrities such as Brat Pitt, Claudia Schiffer and Kim Schumacher have all purchased property in Port d’Andratx along with many other prominent figures. Enjoy a nice lunch at one of the many bars and restaurants along the marina and roam the small shopping streets for designer clothes and jewelry. If you’re more into culture or walking, go see the church of Carmen or the medieval watchtower of Sant Carles.
What are the best places to stay in Sant Elm?
Universal Aquamarin & Aquavilla ***
Situated directly next to the beautiful bay of Sant Elm, centrally in the charming old fishing village, you will find one of the best accommodations in the area, the Universal Aquamarin & Aquavilla. Inside, the hotel offers spacious rooms with balconies with sea views, modern facilities and a varied breakfast buffet.
National police: 091
Local police: 092
Guarda civil: 062
Maritime emergencies: 900 202 202
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.
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Public bus connections to/from Sant Elm
Line 100 – Sant Elm – Palma Timetables and stops for 100 here
- Sant Elm
Beaches in Sant Elm
You can look forward to a nice clean blue flag beach in Sant Elm, with low clear water and a soft sandy and gravel underlay. The beach in Sant Elm, is the largest beach in the municipality of Andratx, and even though it is not that big, it is the biggest you will find in the local area. The beach is located very close to the rest of the village, and there is a parking lot close by.
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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