Sunday market in Felanitx
The market in Felanitx on Sunday morning is a colourful, bustling event where you can buy your locally grown fresh fruit and vegetables, as well as souvenirs and presents.
The famous caves of Drach
The most spectacular caves on the island are the Caves of Drach in Portocristo, where one of the largest underground lakes is to be found. Visits are on the hour. Further north, at Canyamel, are the Caves of Artà which are not quite so commercial.
The Mallorcan tourist board has designed a route to see the various windmills in the Campos area. (A free map is a available from Tourist Information in the centre of Campos.)
Mondragó Natural Park.
Sign posted from Alqueria Blanca direction coast. It is possible to hire a horse from Rancho Jaume, near Porto Petro. Open 09.00-13.00 & 15.00-19.00 hrs. Tel.629627063 or 637242228. It is also possible to hire bicycles, guided tour in local area Cala D’ Or. Tel 971659007. Bicycle hire is also available at Avda. Fernando Tarragó 19. Cala D’Or
Local beaches and coves
The east coast of Mallorca has several coves and beaches which are safe for children, and others that are fun for snorkelling. The most popular beaches are Cala Sa Nau, S'Amarador, Cala Mondragó, Cala Llombards and a little further away Es Trenc.
Sant Salvador Monastery and sunset
It is worth the drive to the top of the hill of Sant Salvador, near to Felanitx. As well as the monastery which has a museum, bar and restaurant, the views of the surrounding countryside are magnificent. On a clear day you can see the Island of Cabrera Nature Reserve, or even witness a most beautiful sunset.
An evening stroll before dinner
The small fishing ports of Portocolom and Portopetro are congenial for a stroll around the quayside and a meal sitting on the terrace of one of the restaurants overlooking the picturesque harbours.There are also boat trips available during the day from these two harbours where you can appreciate the beauty of the eastern coastline.
Boat trips along the east coast
There is a variety of boat trips leaving from Portocolom and Portopetro (Starfish)which take you down the east coast of Mallorca, visiting some of the lovely coves and, on occasions, you are allowed you to swim off the boat.
Cabrera is an island off Mallorca`s south east corner.
A National Park and Marine Reserve, this is a wonderful day trip for those interested in nature and history. You can climb to the castle towering above a harbour used as a place of refuge since Roman times, swim in crystal waters, and visit the island’s museum. Bring your own picnic or buy lunch onboard. The trip home includes a visit to the Blue Cave. Daily trips from Colonia Sant Jordi. Reservations: Tel 971 649034
Drive into Palma and park in the underground car park just by the Cathedral.
As you approach the Cathedral keep in right lane, and enter parking. They will lend you free bicycles and helmets, so that you can ride round Palma. Close to the Cathedral are a maze of little streets lined with shops, bars and restaurants.
Drive to the sleepy, attractive town of Ses Salines where there are bars, restaurants and interesting local shops. Stop and have a coffee in Manolo?s bar and watch the world go by. There is an ancient monument – Talayot - located just outside the town (signposted).
Botanical Gardens - Campos/Ses Salines.
Take a drive direction Ses Salines sign posted just outside Campos and visit Botanicactus.There are approx 1.000 species of plants covering an area of 150,000 sq.ms. Open 09.00-18.30 hrs
The prehistoric settlement of Closos de Ca’n Gaià,
is situated outside Porto Colom, and has at least nine identifiable navetes, and is one of the most important and best preserved in Mallorca.
Es Salobrar, an area that lies inland from Es Trenc,
is one of the natural zones of great ecological value near Campos; many varied birds and other species of animal visit and live in Es Salobrar. Rush, tamarisk and sea fennel form a special landscape of great interest - map of general interest can be obtained free from Tourist Information in Campos.
Scenic drive to the north east
Going further afield, in an easterly direction, drive through the resorts of Playa de Muro and Ca'n Picafort, and then towards Artà where one of the local trades is basket making. Find a country lane to the hermitage of Betlem where the views overlook Colònia de Sant Pere in the Bay of Alcúdia. Back to Artà and, if you are interested in prehistoric building, then visit the Poblat de Ses Païsses before carrying on to Capdepera to see the castle.
Explore the old town of Pollença
Stroll around the old town of Pollença. It's definitely worth making the effort to climb the 365 steps up to the Calvary church and browsing in the curious little shops before sitting down to relax with a drink and dinner in one of the many popular restaurants in the pedestrianised squares.
(Formatges Burguera ) Visit one of the several Mallorcan family-run cheese making factories which is not far away on the road from Campos to Colonia de San Jordi km 7. Mon – Fri 08.30 – 11.00 & 14.30 – 19.00 hrs. Tel : 971 655435
Visit Palma Aquarium
Discover the marine world’s best kept secrets by embarking on a wonderful adventure through this marine park featuring more than 8000 animals of 700 different species and more than 5 million litres of salt water. You will also be able to enjoy a wide variety of activities which combine education and fun, suitable for all ages. Open daily. Check website for actual opening hours: Palmaaquarium.com or phone: (00 34) 902 702 902.
Market days in Sineu and Inca
If you like bustling markets lining the streets, then Inca market on Thursday is the busiest you will find on the island. However, Sineu market on Wednesday is unusual as it still sells livestock such as goats, sheep, rabbits and ducks. The fresh fruit and vegetable market is up the hill in a smaller square at the front of the church.
Sóller and its Port by train
The old-fashioned train ride through the mountains from Palma (or Bunyola) to Sóller and back, including the tram to the Port of Sóller through the orange groves and back, and just sitting in the church square in Sóller enjoying a drink and watching the world go by.
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