Mallorca is a very popular golf destination, attracting golfers from all over the world. However, beyond the golf courses, our island offers a wide variety of places to visit and explore. In this article, Mallorca Golf Island presents 5 places to visit in Mallorca to make the most of your golfing holiday.
Deià is a small municipality that will take you back in time. The origins of this valley date back to prehistoric times, when the first settlers found a land rich in caves and game. Its name comes from Muslim period, when it was known as “daia”, which means village.
What to see in Deià
- Sa Foradada: This peninsula of the Serra de Tramuntana owes its name to the hole (“forat”) that can be seen from different points on the mountain range. It is a place with stunning views and exceptional natural beauty.
- Church and cemetery of Deià: The parish church dedicated to Saint John the Baptist, built in the 14th century, and the picturesque cemetery, where the famous English writer Robert Graves is buried, are well worth a visit, especially to enjoy the view of the village before sunset from the Mirador de Can Corraca.
- Cala Deià: This small cove, only 70 metres long, surrounded by mountains and transparent waters, is a paradise to relax and enjoy the peace and quiet.
- Llucalcari: Just 2 km from Deià, on the road to Sóller, this village is an oasis of peace and stunning natural scenery.
Banyalbufar, located in the southwest of the Serra de Tramuntana, is a place rich in history and natural beauty. Its terraces slope down to the sea are an example of how the ancient inhabitants used the mountainous terrain for agriculture.
What to see in Banyalbufar
- Archaeological sites: In Banyalbufar you can find archaeological evidence of the first settlers on the island, from the Pretalayotic to the Talayotic periods.
- El Puerto de Canonge: This small harbour in Banyalbufar is an ideal place to enjoy the sea and the tranquillity.
- Panoramic viewpoints: In Banyalbufar there are several viewpoints from which you can enjoy spectacular views of the sea and the coast.
- Hiking: The Serra de Tramuntana offers spectacular hiking routes, ideal for lovers of nature and adventure.
Located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, Fornalutx is a town of great natural and architectural beauty. Its cobbled streets and traditional houses will take you back in time to experience the authentic Mallorcan atmosphere and essence.
What to see in Fornalutx
- The village of Fornalutx: Stroll through the narrow streets of the village and discover its authentic charm. Enjoy the traditional architecture and stone houses.
- The weekly market: Don’t miss the weekly market in Fornalutx, where you can buy local products and the best handicrafts on the island.
- Hiking trails: Take advantage of the proximity of the mountain to explore the surroundings of Fornalutx on one of the many trails that the area has to offer.
Pollença is a town that combines traditional charm with the natural beauty of the Mediterranean. Its four urban centres offer a spectacular experience for those who visit it.
What to see in Pollença
- The town of Pollença: Stroll through its streets and discover its rich history and traditions.
- Port of Pollença: Enjoy the beaches and the maritime atmosphere of the Port of Pollença.
- Cala de Sant Vicenç: This cove with crystalline waters is perfect for relaxing and swimming in a paradisiacal setting.
- Formentor: Get to know the Formentor peninsula, famous for its natural beauty and stunning beaches.
Located in a fertile valley surrounded by mountains, Sóller offers a unique tourist experience. Its natural surroundings and traditional charm make it an unrivaled destination.
What to see in Sóller
- Central square: The main square, with its church, trees and outdoor cafés is one of the most beautiful squares on the island.
- Hiking: Explore the hiking routes that start from Sóller and discover the beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana.
- Port of Sóller: Enjoy the maritime charm of the port of Sóller and its beaches.
- Sóller Tram: Take the old tram from Sóller to the port and enjoy a unique journey.
Mallorca is much more than a golfing destination. The island offers a wide range of tourist attractions that will surprise you and leave you with unforgettable memories. Make the most of your golf holiday and discover the treasures that this wonderful Mediterranean island has to offer. And don’t forget, if you want to enjoy more than one golf course during your holiday, all the courses on Mallorca Golf Island are within an hour’s drive of each other.