With sand-swept beaches backed by mountains, and a dark pine forest thrown into the mix, Canyamel is the ideal choice for your next getaway. Whether you’re searching for a peaceful destination for a romantic break or want to take the family somewhere special, there’s plenty of fun to be found in this charming resort.
Situated on the north-east coast of Majorca, Canyamel’s main attraction is its beautiful beach. Swathed in white sand, there are a number of sun loungers to lounge around on, as well as beachside bars and cafés. The shallow waters and gently shelving sands make a great spot for swimming too, as well as a fun setting for little ones to paddle in too.
If you ever tire of the beach, there are some great sports to be found in Canyamel. Golf courses and tennis courts are located throughout the resort and aim to cater to everyone from seasoned professionals to keen beginners – ideal if you like your beach break with a dose of activity.
What’s more, a visit to Canyamel will put you within reach of some of Menorca’s best coastal resorts, so you’ll never be too far away from family-friendly attractions as well as the usual mix of sunshine, sand and sea.
Besides its sprawling stretch of golden sand, there’s plenty to keep you occupied in nearby Cala Millor. The beach is a whirlwind of water sports, bustling bars and sun loungers, while the waterfront boasts a range of shops and restaurants.
You’ll experience Majorca’s traditional side in nearby S’illot. Formerly a small fishing village, the resort has managed to retain much of its charm – from its fishing boats bobbing around in the port, to the sun-drenched sands of S’illot beach.
Laid-back Porto Cristo is just a short trip down the road, introducing you to lazy days on the beach and chilled-out waterfront restaurants. Boats regularly sail from Porto Cristo harbour, so you’re within reach of some of Majorca’s top holiday spots. Sail to neighbouring islands or hidden beaches like Cala Barques and Cal Ratjada.
Practise your swing
Canyamel has plenty of sports on offer for those seeking activity on holiday. While you’ll find a number of great water sports schools and tennis courts along the coast, golf is the favoured pastime of most holidaymakers. There are four main courses worth trying, including Capdepera Golf and Pula Golf. The green turf and waterfalls of Pula Golf makes for scenic surroundings. You’re in good company too – this site hosted the Majorca Classic competition and is popular with professionals and celebrities.
While Canyamel’s shopping opportunities don’t match Majorca’s busier resorts, there are still a number of places to browse if you’re looking for beachwear or quirky souvenirs. The city centre has several stores selling clothing, gifts and shoes, as well as a mini market for your convenience. If you want to purchase something special, or seek out local handicrafts and leather goods, make the visit to nearby Cala Millor.
Visit the Caves of Arta
Take a trip just 1km north from Canyamel and you’ll find the iconic Caves of Arta. These underground caves are a natural phenomenon, with spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations. If you take a guided tour, you’ll learn more about the history of the caves – from serving as a setting in the time of the Christian Conquest to becoming a home to pirates and smugglers.
Beaches in Canyamel
Canyamel’s beach is its crowning glory, with white sands and gentle waters. The coastline is less built up than other areas on the island, so you’ll be able to appreciate the surrounding countryside. Due to its rural setting, the beach is also rarely busy, so you’ll always find a place to land your beach towel or reserve a sun lounger.
The beach is a prime spot for swimmers, while little ones will enjoy paddling. Spend your time lounging around on the sand, or have fun in a pedalo. With its quiet nature and peaceful atmosphere, Canyamel beach isn’t a hot spot for water sports. Instead journey to nearby Cala Bona, where you’ll find everything from sailing to windsurfing.
There’s plenty of excellent food and drink in this part of Majorca, so you’re likely to find something to suit the tastes of all family members. While you’ll find a number of traditional restaurants, you’ll also stumble across several small cafés offering international and British cuisine.
The main thing to enjoy in Canyamel is Bocadillos, a fresh-filled hot crusty baguette that is available in most bars and cafés. Served with a variety of fillings, including ham, cheese and local salami, this is a real treat to get your hands on.
Restaurants in Canyamel
There are several great restaurants in Canyamel. Charming little tapas bars are hidden away in amongst meandering streets, while stylish restaurants are situated down by the waterfront.
If you’re looking for scenic surroundings to accompany your meal, a visit to Canyamel’s picturesque beachside is a must. You’re likely to find a number of seafood dishes featured on the menu, as well as an extensive wine list showcasing the local tipples. Nightlife in Canyamel centres around its restaurants, and you’ll find most locals will head to restaurants to linger over a drink come sundown.
Whether you’re in search of a laid-back beach break or a quiet setting for your next family holiday, you’re sure to enjoy a trip to Canyamel. There’s plenty to keep you occupied – from its excellent golf courses to its hearty food and drink.
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