Your property in the north of Mallorca
The north of Mallorca offers a summer holiday atmosphere, fun, and serenity. Unique attractions are the bays of Pollensa and Alcudia.
Water-sports enthusiasts love the sheltered bays of the north coast, embedded in rock landscapes and extending to the northernmost tip of Majorca: Cap de Formentor, also called the meeting place of the winds.
Both Pollensa and Alcudia benefit from fast and easy access to Palma and Palma de Mallorca Airport. The port of Pollensa boasts its own marina, a beach, and the famous "Pine Walk": a beautiful promenade dotted with restaurants and bars.
The city of Pollensa is an artists’ paradise. Picturesque streets and lively, historic squares dominate the cityscape.
From the famous "Carrer del Calvari" you can enjoy a breathtaking panorama over the entire area.
Alcudia, on the other hand, is a fortress town. Even today, the historic centre is surrounded by protective walls. In addition to its long and wide sandy beaches, Alcudia offers a colourful nightlife. Mal Pas-Bonaire, a luxurious small town and residential district, borders directly upon a nature reserve. Not far from the village is the famous golf course of Alcanada.
Cap de Formentor impresses with its fantastic views. If you are interested in buying one of the most exclusive Mallorcan holiday properties this region has to offer, many of the properties here cover several square kilometres.
Pollensa, with its narrow alleys, an impressive main square and a wealth of galleries offering a choice of exhibitions, is home to around 8000 inhabitants. Only 25 minutes by car from Palma, this little artists’ town offers a classy ambience and great infrastructure links. The valley La Vall d‘en March between Lluc and Pollensa is one of the most beautiful in the entire Mediterranean region.
Since its discovery by painters, writers and musicians at the beginning of the last century, the town of Pollensa has become a popular destination for discerning visitors. The Plaça Mayor square, bordered by pubs and bars, is the venue for one of Majorca’s best Sunday markets. Pleasant cafés invite you to take a break, and the myriad shops lining the little streets offer a paradise for arts-and-crafts lovers.
Gourmets will find an epicurean heaven in the family-run Ensenyat delicatessen. Treat yourself to a visit to the Think cosmetics shop which sells desirable beauty products produced using Mediterranean ingredients. Around the corner from the Hotel Son Sant Jordi lies the enchanting bakery Ca’n Xim. This authentic little shop sells traditional Majorcan delicatessen, the best Ensaimadas and sandwiches. You can indulge in excellent food at La Braseria, Can Costa, Clivia, Cantonet and La Font del Gall.
The famous Promenade Paseo de Pinos, a coastal walk boasting panoramic views over the Bay of Pollensa, the mountains and the beautiful beaches, starts at the Pollensa Marina. From the elevated location of the Pollensa Golf Club, you can enjoy breathtaking views over the Bays of Pollensa and Alcúdia.
Pollensa meets all of the criteria of a dream town. Despite its established infrastructure, it is surrounded by pristine nature. The locals are friendly towards the growing number of foreign residents, and strangers are welcomed. Foreign investors here can buy from a plethora of property types: private, stone-built retreats offering incredible views over the sea and to the mountains; spectacular renovated townhouses; and remote, rurally located contemporary villas in Bondesque designs.
The peninsular of Formentor forms the northern peak of Majorca. A winding road leads to Cap Formentor, twenty kilometres from Port de Pollenca, where the foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana meet the Mediterranean Sea. Picturesque wind- and water-sculpted landscapes border the main road, with spectacular viewing points at the Mirador de Mal Pas and the indestructible watchtower Talaia d’Albercutx, built from island-quarried stone, which offers breathtaking views of the ancient Mare Nostrum. Although the peninsular is only one to three kilometres wide, the mountains tower to a height of 360 metres.
Formentor is a popular holiday destination that is not spoiled by mass tourism. The sparse area is captivating with its rugged, rocky beauty and pine forests that sit directly above the sea. Winston Churchill, Agatha Christie and Peter Ustinov all chose Formentor as their favourite place on Majorca. The famous Majorcan poem El Pi de Formentor (The Pine of Formentor) by the Priest Miquel Costa i Llobera is also about Formentor. The north peak is still an inspiration today, for artists of all kinds.
The Hotel Formentor, built by the Argentinian Adan Diehl in 1928 at one end of the Bay of Pollensa, has hosted many international celebrities and is considered the best boutique hotel in Spain. It has direct access to one of the most attractive bays on the island and is one of the symbolic landmarks of the Majorcan buildings.
The small, quiet Cala en Feliu, Cala Murta and Cala en Gossalba are not easy to reach but reward their visitors with unique peacefulness and tranquillity.
Alcudia, Malpas, Bonaire
Alcúdia is a town of 6500 on Majorca’s north-east coast. Those living in this area steeped in history and culture enjoy a mild subtropical climate with average high temperatures of 20.5°C and low temperatures of 13.4°C. Only one kilometre away lies the well-known holiday resort of Port d’Alcúdia, which offers abundant sunbathing and water sports options on one of Majorca’s biggest and widest sandy beaches.
It is always high season in the lively Alcúdia. The wide, pedestrianised walkway behind the old town’s thick walls in the restored historic town centre invites you to stroll and visit its appealing restaurants, cafés with beautiful terraces and cosy courtyards, arts and crafts shops and speciality shops. As you pass by the mediaeval houses, the imposing town hall, and the majestic Casas Señorales of the ancient nobility, you will be sure to catch glimpses into the shady courtyards.
Market day in Alcúdia is every Tuesday and Sunday. Farmers sell their home-grown products in one section, and another section is home to shoes, handbags, clothes and souvenirs.
Around 15 minutes by car from the centre, and located right on the sea, lies the Porsche family’s Alcanada Golf Club: one of the best golf courses in Europe that features an interesting and demanding course in front of a dream backdrop offering great views over the bay, where the famous Marina Cocodrilo can also be found.
Alcúdia – family-orientated, urban, colourful, blessed with a plethora of restaurants and cultural events, and only 45 minutes from the airport– is right up at the top of the rankings for future residents seeking a property in the region. Real estate here includes penthouse apartments in the Malpas and Bonaire residential areas immediately next to the marina and golf course, luxury builds on the beach, smaller beach and restored townhouses, as well as rustic country homes.
Santa Margalida, which lies 45 kilometres from Palma and 10 kilometres from the sea, is one of the last villages on the low hills in front of the Bay of Alcúdia on the way to the uninhabited expanse of the North. The large market square of the small authentic village, in the shade of the fortress-like church, enjoys a fabulous view over open fields and countryside to the Tramuntana Mountains. How refreshing to drink a coffee here before heading off to the sea. In contrast, it is hustle and bustle here every Tuesday throughout the high season; Tuesday is market day and tourists flock here for a stroll through the market in the charming village. The almond tree plantations also lure a number of visitors to Santa Margalida during the blossoming period.
The church, which was originally erected in 1232, was rebuilt in the 16th and 17th centuries. The inhabitants are especially proud of their statue of the Virgin Mary, which stands on the high altar and is reputed to have given the town its name.
The main town of the municipality of the same name, home to 3500 inhabitants, is small and authentic, and sits within a level landscape that is typical of Majorca. Residents feel welcome here – Rolf Siegert, for example, the German set designer who has chosen the town as his new home and exalts Santa Margalida’s independent character.
The town has a day centre for senior citizens, a covered open-air pool, and a vineyard that was established a few years ago near the village in Galmés i Ribot. And you can always get something tasty to eat at the Bar Galmés, the oldest in the village.