Tucked away in a segment of north-east Majorca is a picturesque place called Campanet. A small town with a big character, it is located a 30-minute drive from Palma airport. The sleepy vibe, fairly untouched setting and alluring history draws in tourists who are seeking out an authentic Spanish experience. Campanet’s position at the foothills of Sierra de Tramuntana gives it a unique mountainous backdrop. With its laid-back atmosphere and gorgeous weather, this nature-kissed location is a blissful holiday destination for couples, families and all-around landscape lovers. It’s not as well-known as some of Majorca’s beach resorts, but that simply means you can expect peace and quiet in this diamond in the rough.
Traditional and rural, Sa Pobla shares the northern region with Campanet. Often referred to as 'the land of a thousand windmills' (expect to see a few), Sa Pobla is a village with an inviting atmosphere. Located inland, away from the coast, a portion of its fertile marshlands are designated as a part of s'Albufera Natural Park. A playground for nature enthusiasts, the town extends from Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, all the way to the Bay of Alcúdia. If you find yourself in Sa Pobla in January, you can join the locals as they dance, feast on pastries, and walk their pets and livestock through the town at the Sant Antoni festival.
A trip to ‘leather town’, or Inca as most people know it, is something you should seriously consider adding to the travel itinerary when you visit Campanet. Weekly markets take place every Thursday in this commercial town, which is the third-largest on the island. It sits at the base of the Tramuntana mountain range and is a preferred destination for organised leather factory tours. Home to numerous gourmet restaurants, charming cafés, and antiquated wine cellars, Inca proudly displays a blend of impressive architecture.
Located in Majorca’s Raiguer district is a small town called Búger. Home to just over 1,000 people, Búger is the smallest municipality on the island. If you choose to visit, you’ll no doubt be taken aback by its natural scenery. A number of windmills were erected on the land in the middle of the Islamic period, which still turn today. The water that flows along the "Torrent de Buger" gushes past an old watermill and an age-old forest, and heritage farms scatter the land. Búger is an old-fashioned town that captivates everyone who visits.
Ses Fonts Ufanes
Spend a day marvelling at the entrancing hydrological phenomenon that is Ses Fonts Ufanes. Traipse for 15 minutes through the forest in the Campanet region, following the sound of running water to where the Ses Fonts Ufanes bubbles up out of the ground. Feeding off of a nearby estuary, it only flows when an underground enclosure fills with water following heavy rainfall. Once you’ve witnessed Ses Fonts Ufanes, you will understand why it has been given UNESCO site status.
Coves de Campanet
Back in the 20th century, tourists first started visiting Majorca to admire the Tramuntana Mountains and the cultural landscape surrounding it. Amidst the mountains is Mount Sant Miquel, where the Coves de Campanet can be found. Covering a surface area of 3200 m2, the cave has a history that spans over 10 million years. Discovered by a farmer in 1945, the caves hide enough stalactites and mites to feast your eyes on, and even the Vauclusian spring, Ses Fonts Ufanes.
Every Tuesday and Saturday, locals and visitors gather at Campanet’s weekly produce market. Head to Plaza Major to be a part of the on-going event, which sees vendors setting up stalls and presenting perusing shoppers with an array of fresh fruits, vegetables, clothing, footwear, flowers, and handmade trinkets.Campanet Beaches
Although Campanet is not a beach destination, and most swimming comes in the form of a pool, there are a plethora of sandy coves and crescent bays are located a short drive away. Kite surfing hotspot Llenaire Beach is worth the drive, as is white sand paradise Alcudia Beach, and top Blue Flag coastal spot Playa de Muro Beach.
Balearic food is arguably some of the best in Spain, and the traditional fare served in Campanet is made up of various Mediterranean flavours. Generally, Campanet cuisine is quite light and the ingredients are somewhat similar to those used in Catalonia. Farming, fishing, and pig breeding are important in Majorca, therefore you can expect to see plenty of seafood and pork dishes on the menu. Caldereta de Langosta (lobster stew), Berenjenas Rellenas (stuffed aubergines), and Sopes Mallorquines (vegetable soup) are a few traditional treats you ought to try.
From candle-lit dinners to daytime dining overlooking the lush green landscape, Campanet will not disappoint. Choose a delectable dish from the chef’s daily menu at Es Mirador de Monnaber Restaurant, where you can devour locally-sourced food and gaze out onto stunning views from the terrace. Alternatively, enjoy a top Majorcan experience at the family-run Restaurant Sa Tercera. A short drive to Selva will be worth it for private dining at Miceli Restaurant. The road links in Campanet allow for easy access to neighbouring resorts Pollensa and Alcudia, where heaps of recommended eateries can also be found.
A hiker’s paradise, Campanet offers its visitors equestrian activities, scenic cycling routes, and nearby golf courses. When you book your getaway to the majestic town of Campanet through easyJet holidays, the entire process will be straightforward. We strive to cut out the hassle, whether you are on the hunt for an active holiday or a relaxing break abroad. What’s more, you can get the best deal possible if you book your flight and hotel at the same time!
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