Weekend tip by Eva von Oheimb
Majorca’s north is captivating for its wild and rugged beauty. Both the Tramuntana Mountains, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and Cap Formentor form its foothills with the most fantastic views. In Alcúdia and Pollença, you will follow in the footsteps of the Romans – and artists. The long sandy beaches will give you that wonderful holiday feeling and invite you to enjoy all kinds of water sports. The beautiful natural parks are also to be recommended – they are ideal for hiking and Nordic Walking.
10.00 am: When I am in the north of Majorca, I feel like I am on a different island. I continue to discover new and wonderful places all year round. Between October and April you can hike through the breathtaking countryside while the long summer nights will invite you to chill out and dance until late into the night – best at the Ponderosa Beach at Playa de Muro! Stroll through Pollença’s narrow lanes and feel the wonder of their special charm. A stone’s throw away from the Plaça Mayor is Calvary whose steps are worth a climb. The procession on Good Friday is especially exciting. Actual tips: www.mallorquissimo.com and Facebook/Mallorquissimo.
11.30 am: After browsing around the lovely home accessories of Teixits Viçens’ with its typical Majorcan “cloth of tongues”, we continue our journey to Cap de Formentor. Maybe you will be lucky and catch a glimpse of a goat nibbling on the leaves of a bush on one of the steep hills. The views of the open sea from the steep cliffs of the Cap are terrific – don’t miss them.
1.00 pm: Port de Pollença is worth a stop to enjoy lunch at Stay Restaurant. From here you have a wonderful view over the bay of Port de Pollença. Have your ‘cafecito’ in stylish Cappuccino Café on the right side of the – unfortunately – somewhat touristy promenade.
3.00 pm: Wander through Alcúdia’s historic centre with its picturesque cafés, boutiques and typical buildings from the 13th to the 17th centuries. Impressive: the well-preserved, crenellated city walls and the town hall with its magnificent clock tower, the “Casa Consistorial” from the year 1523.
4.30 pm: Passing long sandy beaches you reach the “Parque Natural de S’Albufera” with its natural landscape and hatcheries. Read more: www.mallorquissimo.com/en/detailview/salbufera-playa-de-muro-the-wild-east-of-majorca. A little stroll through this beautiful area is always worthwhile.
6.00 pm: Passing the tourist strongholds of Playa de Alcúdia, you will have to share the path to Playa de Muro with numerous cyclists. Muro is the starting point of a long Nordic Walking trail through magnificent dunes. For a perfect ending to your day, I recommend a sundowner and subsequent candlelit dinner with jazz music at the relaxing Ponderosa Beach Club – with marvelous views over the open sea. Take your shoes off, walk barefoot through the warm sand and completely unwind.
Text: Eva von Oheimb