South of historic Palma lies the peaceful resort of Cala Viñas. The resort was built around a sheltered cove and is surrounded by beautiful forests and impressive cliffs. Just like the rest of Majorca, the resort is sunny most days of the year, boasting an ideal Mediterranean climate. It is located only a few kilometres away from Magaluf, the island’s notorious party resort, making it great for anyone looking for a relaxing stay away from noisy crowds.
The resort’s highlight is its beautiful beach with clear turquoise waters and white sandy shores. The beach is backed by palm trees that were specifically planted to offer shade to visitors in the hot months of summer. The resorts also sports a modest selection of bars and both local and international restaurants. Cala Viñas’s prime location means you can lounge under the sun by day, and venture to Magaluf to experience the Majorcan party scene by night. Or, you can go on a day trip to explore historic Palma. With a laid-back atmosphere and Majorca’s best attractions a stone’s throw away, Cala Viñas is great for both families and friends looking to relax under the sun.
The capital of Majorca, Palma, is only a short hop away. This vibrant city gives you a taste of local culture while also boasting some great beaches, boutique shops and nightclubs. The old part of town is both historic and charming with cobbled streets and tiny tapas bars hidden in every corner. In the heart of town, you will find the impressive Gothic Cathedral. It is a historical landmark dating back to the 1200s and is actually considered the symbol of the entire Balearic archipelago. The city is also a hub for museums, galleries and artsy cafés. A day trip to Palma is definitely worth your time!
As Majorca’s most famous resort, Magaluf has a reputation for its lively entertainment scene and vibrant nightlife. The resort boasts a one-kilometre long beach backed up by bars, restaurants and a beautiful palm-tree lined promenade. Magaluf’s famous beach is well-worthy of its blue flag with white sandy shores and clear turquoise waters.
It is also close to many family-friendly attractions. When it comes to nightlife, the resort’s reputation well precedes it with dinner shows, live music entertainment and, let’s not forget the notorious Magaluf nightclubs. Party animals will be spoilt for choice with a cluster of bars and nightclubs leading up to the island’s two super clubs: BCM square and the Strip. Their legendary parties are said to rival Ibiza’s A-list party scene.
Venture to Puerto d’Andratx to see Majorca at its classiest. Located west of Cala Viñas, this charming fishing village boasts one of the most beautiful harbours in Majorca, which incidentally is one of the best spots for watching the sunset. The resort spells out luxury with yachts, high-end restaurants and huge villas on the surrounding hilltops. The resort also has some small beaches with crystal clear blue waters, great for a quick dip.
Exploring Cala Viñas...
Cala Viñas Beach
The clear blue waters of the beach make it ideal for snorkelling and scuba diving. If you don’t feel like exploring the underwater population you can relax on the white sandy shores or take advantage of the water sports facilities.
The Marineland amusement park is perfect for a day out with friends and family. Children are sure to enjoy the live dolphin and sea lion shows, while the park also offers various educational programs on marine life. There is also a tropical house and an aquarium with all kinds of marine species from small clownfish to blue tips sharks.
Andratx Port Market
A stone’s throw away from Cala Viñas, the port of Andratx hosts a weekly market worth exploring. Browse the colourful stalls to purchase anything from fresh produce to handmade crafts. You will also find many local Majorcan products such as clothes and local sweets.
Majorcan Cuisine is traditionally Spanish while also bearing influences from Roman and African cuisine. You will find many tapas bars, identical to those in mainland Spain, but the flavours will slightly differ because of the island’s heavy use of local produce. The island’s warm climate and fertile soil ensure the all-year-round availability of locally harvested ingredients. This includes almonds, olives, cauliflower and even a special Majorcan tomato known as ramallet. There are many refreshing local dishes worth trying, such as trampos and tumbet. It is also worth noting that Majorca has received recognition in the past few years, on an international level, for its increasingly innovative food scene and fresh combination of flavours.
Cala Viñas Restaurants
Cala Viñas restaurants serve a mix of local and international cuisine. You can find good value for money snack bars by the seaside as well as trendy tapas bar serving colourful dishes with vibrant flavours. If you are looking to experience the finest of Majorcan cuisine it is worth venturing to Puerto Portals, which is famous for its high-end restaurants.
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