Your property in southeast Mallorca
The southeast region of Mallorca is still relatively untouched by mass tourism. The area boasts some of the most impressive natural beauty of the island.
The eyes wander over the drystone walls that line the streets, picturesque villages, and traditional towns: Santanyí with its famous bustling market square, Felanitx at the centre of this large wine-growing region, or Campos with its impressive historic buildings. Situated at the southernmost tip of the region lies the unspoilt fishing village Colonia Sant Jordi, which offers boat trips to the island of Cabrera from its marina.
The kilometre-long beach Es Trenc, which stretches westwards, is one of the island’s most renowned sights thanks to its Caribbean flair. Countless hidden coves with crystal-clear waters and high cliffs can be discovered in this part of the island. If you do not want to miss out on the pristine beauty of the southeast but prefer a more central location and proximity to the capital, look for your dream property in Llucmajor.
The rural town is considered an ideal central starting point to get to know the many different faces of Mallorca.
Campos, Colonia Sant Jordi, Es Trenc
Campos is the administrative centre of the municipality of the same name in the south-east of Majorca. With its 11,000 inhabitants, Campos is a cosy, compact little town that has kept its original character with its old houses and the church in the neoclassical style. 38 kilometres from Palma, in the middle of flat land with fertile soil, the inhabitants live mainly from agriculture, cattle-raising and cheese-making.
If you enjoy a rural lifestyle and surroundings without a tourism infrastructure, an apartment or townhouse here would be ideal. Properties in the little town can be bought comparatively cheaply although many are in need of renovation. In the surrounding countryside, you will mostly find rustic fincas on large plots of land, with an increasing offer of modern villas for sale.
The setting is enchanting in an unspectacular but vivid way, with its streets bordered by natural stone walls and the colourful blossoms of the countless almond trees in January. The traditional fishing village of Sa Rapita with its harbour and small but beautiful fish restaurants is also part of this parish.
Es Trenc, regarded as Majorca’s most beautiful sandy beach, starts only one kilometre further east near Ses Covetes and stretches over eight kilometres, almost to Colonia Sant Jordi. Gently sloping into calm waters, it is ideal for families and swimmers. Apart from two small beach bars, visitors here will find nothing but pristine nature.
Colonia Sant Jordi, once a fishing village, has become a popular travel destination thanks to its proximity to the protected beaches and pine forests. The harbour is the starting point for trips to the island of Cabrera, which lies just offshore and is a protected natural area that offers some exciting sites to explore with its caves, the sailors’ graveyard and the remains of a fortress tower.
Even though Colonia Sant Jordi is lively all year round, the village is more of a holiday resort. Accordingly, the property market here primarily offers holiday homes in the form of modern apartments and villas, albeit few in number.
Santanyi and Felanitx
Santanyí lies 53 kilometres from Palma and 40 kilometres from the international airport: an enchanting, extremely popular little holiday town that its 3000 inhabitants also clearly appreciate. The delightful environment, the unique light and the relaxed atmosphere have always attracted artists, and art still plays a prominent role in Santanyí today. Exhibitions and workshops tempt visitors wandering the narrow alleyways into the galleries and studios. Yellow-gold sandstone houses characterise the town’s peaceful image, giving the impression of year-round sunshine. The Flor de Sal d´Es Trenc-products – uniquely spiced sea salts, harvested nearby in the Es Trenc salt pans and ubiquitous on the island, are typical of this area.
Santanyí’s colourful market draws throngs every Wednesday and Saturday morning to the Plaça Major with its many bars, cafés and restaurants – some of which are very classy. You should reserve a table here in the early evening so that you can then party the night away until the small hours with live music in the Sa Cova.
Santanyí’s municipality area encompasses 48 kilometres of picturesque coastline boasting an abundance of swimming bays, sandy beaches and a harbour for yachts and sports boats, with Cap de ses Salines marking the southernmost point of the island. Cala d'Or – itself a holiday destination – also boasts its own marina.
Five kilometres east of Santanyí sits the Parc natural de Mondrago. Rare species of orchid grow in this second-largest Natural Park in the Balearics, and more than 70 species of bird and the indigenous tortoises threatened with extinction live together under protection. The beaches of Sa Font de n’Alis and s’Amarador form the heart of the natural park.
Foreigners seeking a better life discovered Santanyí long ago, and many inhabitants of the popular area are expats, which lends the little town a touch of international flair and livens up the economy. Its proximity to Palma and the attractive environment make Santanyí a top seller with residents. Consequently, it is not easy to purchase a townhouse here – most have been snapped up quickly and wonderfully renovated. The property market in this sought-after corner of the island is more orientated to fincas in the attractive surroundings.
Felanitx, 50 kilometres from Palma, is home to around 10,000 inhabitants and forms the centre of the second-largest winegrowing area of Majorca. The Anima Negra and 12 Volt grape varieties are grown here: full-bodied red wines with a unique taste. The area is also known for growing capers, a very popular Majorcan ingredient. Tourism is also important to the town, and some international residents call it home. Felanitx also holds a weekly market, which features stands selling fresh flowers and foods every day except Monday.
Locals, residents and guests stroll through narrow alleyways, past sun-yellow stone houses and hidden squares. Later, they enjoy a glass of wine or a coffee in one of the many bars and cafés, relax and watch the people strolling past.
The Puig de San Salvador with its monastery, founded in 1342, historic restaurant and fantastic panoramic view of the picturesque harbour of Porto Colom is a popular excursion destination. A trip to one of the neighbouring vineyards, including wine-tasting, is definitely recommended.
Felanitx is also not far from the sea. The large beach resorts of Porto Colom and Cala D’Or, and the charming little Bay Sa Na are just a short drive away. It doesn’t just tempt you with swimming, sunbathing and cave-diving; on some evenings during the week, it becomes “the Chilling Beach”, where the sunset is awaited with trance sounds and drinks.
A little further inland lies one of Majorca’s most beautiful golf courses: Vall d`Or. It is also home to an excellent restaurant and clubhouse that hosts a wealth of live events.
If you want to dive into Majorca’s culture, you are in the right place here. Newcomers are welcomed by the locals as well as the few international residents. The island here is still authentic and there are always properties on the market at relatively cheap prices. Small townhouses are available for as little as 50,000 euros; you would have to spend around 250,000 to 750,000 for villas, apartments and fincas.
The Coast of Llucmajor lies to the east of Palma. It begins in Son Veri and runs via Cala Blava, Bella Vista, Maioris, Puig de Ros, Sa Torre, Bahia Azul, Bahia Grande and Tolleric to Cala Pi. It offers beautiful views across the sea to the Bay of Palma. This exquisite stretch of coastline with its stunning vistas is a favourite with cyclists, too.
The peaceful residential areas on the Coast of Llucmajor are much sought-after, not just because of the views over the pristine cliffs at the western headland of Port Andratx, but also because of the well-developed infrastructure throughout this region. The area is as popular with the residents as it is with owners of second or holiday homes. A popular meeting place for both is the Maioris golf course. The rich cultural and leisure offerings of the capital are only 20 minutes away by car.