Did you know that Mallorca hides some of the most beautiful towns in Spain? Villages nestled in spectacular landscapes that harbor magic and a super unique charm.
Mallorca, beyond its white sandy beaches and crystal clear waters, incredible gastronomy, and enviable Mediterranean climate, has beautiful towns that seem to be taken out of a fairy tale.
When you visit these picturesque villages, you can lose yourself in their small cobblestone streets while enjoying the local markets, small cafes, beautiful churches, stunning viewpoints, and craft stores, among many others. It is a great way to get to know the other side of the island.
On your trip to Mallorca, reserve at least a couple of days to visit some of these charming Mallorcan towns. I assure you that you will not regret it! So, do you dare to visit these 7 most beautiful Mallorcan towns?
P.S.: At the end of the post, I have included a map with the location of each town mentioned in the list, and a video explaining how to rent a car. Hope it helps you!
Deia is perhaps the most charming village in Mallorca and one of the most beautiful villages in Spain. Its steep streets, surrounded by stone houses between the stunning Mediterranean Sea and the Serra de Tramuntana, make it unique.
You will fall in love with this place as soon as you walk through its picturesque streets. You can’t leave without visiting the 16th-century Parish Church of Sant Joan and the beautiful 17th century municipal cemetery located just behind the church.
Did you know that dozens of artists chose Deià as a source of inspiration? Many musicians, painters, and writers, such as the famous Robert Graves, succumbed to the charms of this village and lived there until his death. In fact, a must of your visit to Deià is to visit the house of this Graves.
In addition, Deià has 5 kilometers of coastline with beautiful coves, such as Cala de Deià and Cala de Llucalcari, where you can swim in turquoise blue waters.
Near Deià, you have other impressive places to visit, such as Sa Foradada, Son Marroig, or the Monastery of Miramar.
This beautiful village on the northwest coast of Mallorca is located in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana, which makes it the starting point of numerous routes for hikers and nature lovers. Among them is the excursion to Sa Calobra, one of the most beautiful coves in Mallorca.
It is located in the heart of the “Valley of Oranges,” being its citrus fruits the star product of the region, so not tasting one of its oranges is a sin!
You can not miss its beautiful Plaza de la Constitucion and its striking church of San Bartomeu. You will also find many galleries, restaurants, and boutiques where you will want to buy everything! Another attraction of this town is its tramway that connects the town with the port.
The Port of Soller is the ideal place to sit on one of its terraces and contemplate the bay and the fishing boats. A beautiful landscape that you will fall in love with!
To reach Soller, you can do it in several ways: by car, by public transport or the best way, on the famous wooden train that has been in operation since 1912! This characteristic red train connects the town of Soller with Palma, making an endearing journey full of mountains and valleys.
If you like hiking, I recommend you to do the route that connects the town of Soller with Deià!
Fornalutx was the first village in Mallorca to be included among the most beautiful in Spain for the quality of its conservation.
Located in a corner of the Serra de Tramuntana, less known than its neighbor Sóller, but with a magic and beauty that enchants everyone who visits it.
Fornalutx is a small village, so it will take you only a short time to get around. A good starting point is Plaza de España, located in the center of the village, where you will see a gothic church from 1639. Although my recommendation is that you get lost in its streets full of beauty and very authentic.
Don’t forget to pass by the Carrer Esglesia, the Carrer del Metge Mayol, or the Carrer de Sant Sebastiá. Another place you can’t miss in Fornalutx is the town hall, located under a defense tower of the XVII century.
Valldemossa may be the best-known village in Mallorca. Like Fornalutx, to visit this beautiful village, it is best to let yourself go and see all its corners without haste.
This charming village, nestled in the beautiful valley of the Serra de Tramuntana, has an attractive historic center where you can visit several places, such as the Palace of King Sancho and the Charterhouse. Here you will also find one of the most Instagrammable places in Mallorca, the famous Rectoria street.
This little town has enchanted people like Rubén Darío, Azorín, Jorge Luis Borges, Unamuno, and George Sand throughout the centuries.
You can’t leave Valldemossa without tasting its famous “coca de patata”!
Pollença is an idyllic village located in the northern part of the island, through which walked important characters of the international jet set, such as Winston Churchill, Norman Foster, and Agatha Christie, among many others.
In this beautiful town, you can enjoy streets, stone houses, night walks, and coves with crystal clear waters (as in practically all of Mallorca). In addition, Pollença has been recently cataloged as one of the most beautiful villages in Spain.
On your visit to Pollença, you can not miss the Plaza Mayor, where the traditional festivities of the village take place, its famous staircase of 365 steps from where you will have incredible views, and its Roman bridge. I also recommend going to the Port of Pollença, which has become very popular for water sports.
Puerto de Pollença is undoubtedly one of the best areas for sailing, paddle surfing, and kitesurfing. It is also one of the best areas for shopping in Mallorca, where most fashionable stores are clustered along the harbor.
Pollença is also home to the impressive Mirador des Colomer, the Torre d’Albercutx, and the lighthouse of Formentor.
In the municipality of Pollença, you will find the famous beach of Formentor and some beautiful coves worth a dip in, such as Cala Figuera, Cala Bóquer, Cala Murta, and Cala Sant Vicenç.
Santanyí is located in the southern part of the island next to the Natural Park of Mondragón. In this rural environment, you will find the perfect combination of cultural heritage and nature.
While strolling through this beautiful town, you will discover several points of interest, such as the Porta Murada, the Plaza Mayor, the Casa Rectoral, the Church of Es Roser, and the Parish Church.
In the Plaza Mayor, you will see various art galleries, “tapas” bars, and charming cafes.
If you visit Santanyí on a Wednesday or Saturday, you will coincide with the local weekly market, one of the best-known in Mallorca.
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In Santanyí, you will find some of the most famous coves and beaches of Mallorca, such as Caló des Moro, Cala Marmols, Cala Llombards, Es Caragol, Cala Mondragó, and Cala Santanyí.
You can also visit some of the most famous ports of the island, such as Portopetro, Cala d’Or, and the Port of Cala Figuera.
The image of this coastal town with its incredible views of the Mediterranean Sea will remain etched in your memory forever.
The name of this town literally means “nestled in the sea.” It is a quiet place, much less touristy than the other towns mentioned in the list.
Among the things to do in Banyalbufar, I advise you to visit the neighborhood of Es Penyal, the house of Sa Baronia, and go down to the port.
You will also find Muslim buildings and a lot of olive groves and vineyards, which are used to produce the Malvasia wine that you can taste in the cellars of Celler Ca’n Pico and Son Vives.
Banyalbufar has many beautiful attractions, such as Cala Banyalbufar, Es Corral Fals, and Son Bunyola, as well as stunning mountain views.
If you like hiking, you can walk the Camí des Correu, one of the most famous routes linking the towns of Esporlas and Banyalbufar. And if you have the time, it is also worth visiting the Port des Canonge and the hidden port of Sa Pedra de s’Ase.
Here’s the map with the location of each of the 7 towns!
And, in case you want to rent a car, here’s how:
These are the 7 villages I like the most in Mallorca and those that, from my point of view, has the most charm. Although they are not the only ones worth a visit! There are other villages scattered around the island that are also a perfect option for those who come to spend a long time.
But undoubtedly, the ones on this list are the ones you cannot miss on your next visit to Mallorca!