A local’s guide to the Northeast of the island
Mallorca may only be 100km wide and 75km long, but we always like to think of it as its own microcosm of awesomeness, beauty, culture, lifestyle and nature. The geography of Mallorca is made up of many different regions – six to be precise. And each region stamps its own signature on the collective identity of this island. Most of you already know a lot about Palma and the surrounding towns and villages in the Northwest, such as Valldemossa and Deià. But today, we are shining the spotlight on a different area: The Northeast. Encompassing the famous towns of Manacor, Artá and Capdepera, amongst others, the scenic beaches of Son Serra de Marina and Cala Torta, the Llevant Natural Park and many other beautiful hotspots, it truly is one of Mallorca’s most authentic and spectacular corners. So, without further ado, let’s embark on our adventure to this refuge of natural and cultural wonder!
Towns and Villages in Mallorca’s Northeast
We thought we’d start with a short introduction to one of our favorite towns in the Northeast: Artá. There’s a lot to love about this original town, which has remained true to itself in every possible way. During your visit, explore the Santuari de Sant Salvador, an ancient church constructed during the 14th century and marvel at the stunning pieces of artwork inside.
We also recommend a stroll around the Almudaina d’Artá, an Islamic fort from where you can drink in the sweeping views of the surrounding countryside. Next on the list we have Capdepera, a treasure trove of history overlooking the sea. There’s something so magical about the 14th century Capdepera castle, which once served as lookout point to guard the town against pirate attacks.
Beaches in the Northeast of Mallorca
If you asked us to pick out the best beaches on the island, our list would definitely include many of the beaches and coves in the Northeast. The sandy havens here abound with natural beauty. One of them is Cala Torta, an unspoilt white sand beach nestled at the foot of the Llevant Natural Park.
For an action-packed day out try the beach by Son Serra de Marina, where you will find surfers, walkers and paddleboarders making the most of the weather and the waves. Families with young kids will love Cala Mesquida, where the waters glimmer a deep turquoise beneath the sun.
A natural paradise
Very few places in the Med can compete with the Northeast of Mallorca when it comes to natural beauty. That’s because the landscape here is so unique in its composition. Front and centre is the Sierra Llevant mountain range, a rugged collection of green peaks nestled between the crystalline waters and the agricultural fields. Hiking, cycling, horseback riding…there are so many different ways to enjoy nature in this corner of the island.
Nakar Hotel: your base in Palma
Nakar Hotel, is a modern design hotel located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca on the Avenue Jaime III, one of the most vibrant and bustling streets of the city. From here, you can easily travel via car or by bus to the furthest corners of the island.
The hotel has 57 modern rooms with the latest technology and all that is needed to ensure maximum comfort during your stay.
We’ll be back on the 15th of February 2023 for a whole new year of Palma fun, relaxation and adventure!