Llucmajor has beauty, a lively cultural scene and hefty historical significance, yet it has remained an under-the-radar destination in Majorca, making it a tranquil getaway. While you can reach wonderful beaches by car, this picturesque town is situated inland, in the shadow of Randa Hill and in the midst of wine country, proving there’s more to Llucmajor holidays than simply sand and sea. It’s here that you get a true sense of what life is really like in Majorca.
The local industries –agriculture, carpentry and shoemaking – go back a lot further than bucket-and-spade tourism, and this history is writ large in the architecture and the many fun festivals and markets that regularly bring this pretty place to life. So if you like your sunshine with a side of tradition, some local flavour and a healthy slice of authenticity, holidays to Llucmajor are where you can really go to town.
Go horse riding
Explore the Randa valley plains that surround Llucmajor on horseback, and admire the mountains and pine forests that define the southern half of Majorca as you trot.
Take a hike
There’s a beautiful and relatively easy 6-kilometre hike from the town up to a pretty monastery. From here you’re rewarded with astonishing views for miles over to the Tramuntana Mountains.
Taste the wine
Wine has been made here since Roman times, and local producers have an excellent reputation. Be sure to book ahead for a tasting tour at one of the local wineries or ‘bodegas’.