Why is North Mallorca a top favourite?
08 Oct 2021,
Described by Lonely Planet as Mallorca’s “heart and soul”, the north of the island is awash with spectacular scenery, Mediterranean charm, and wonderful spots to explore. Whether you visit a bustling port or an idyllic town, it’s hard not to imagine yourself living in North Mallorca.
Island life in North Mallorca
The area offers more than just a taste of island life. There’s so much to see dotted around its gorgeous coastline. With lively harbours, little coves, and long stretches of sand, you can choose how to spend your time here.
Take Cap de Formentor, for example. Dramatic coastline runs along its famous road and cycle route, with sweeping ocean views that lead to a quaint lighthouse. But for those who prefer to explore, the peninsular is also home to cute cove beaches and rocky inlets.
Looking for something livelier? Simply hop in the car and drive ten minutes to Puerto Pollensa. There, you can find bars and restaurants by the sandy beach, with water sports schools to keep everyone entertained.
A Cyclist’s paradise
North Mallorca is known for its cycling. In fact, you might spot a familiar face or two racing along the weaving routes. Five-time Olympic gold medallist and Tour-de-France champion Sir Bradly Wiggins is just one of the famous cyclists who has fallen for North Mallorca’s charm.
Speaking to Culture Trip, he said:
Mallorca is a haven for cyclists… It’s so beautiful and the roads are perfect – like a Scalextric track… It’s only a two-hour flight from home, plus the weather in winter and spring is ideal for cycling when it’s miserable in the UK.
Whether you decide to zip around the famous hairpin Sa Calobra, go for a leisurely ride by the sea, or join 8000 participants in the annual Mallorca 312 event, cycling here is a priority for enthusiasts.
In 123BC the Romans conquered Mallorca. Many are thought to have arrived via the beaches at Alcúdia. Much later, the Moors eventually took control before it then fell to King James II.
Elements of Mallorca’s history can be seen around the island. For example, in North Mallorca, ruins of the Roman town Pollentia have been recently excavated and are now open to the public (not to be confused with the nearby modern Pollensa).
Meanwhile, it’s easy to get a sense of more recent history in North Mallorca’s traditional towns. As you stroll around the cobbled streets of Pollensa, you can find buildings dating back to the 17th and 18th centuries.
Easy access from Palma
The island of Mallorca is teeming with places to explore, so you’d be forgiven for forgetting its size. It takes less than an hour to drive from Palma airport to Puerto Pollensa on the opposite coast.
This means not only quick access to and from the airport but a world of possibilities for day trips and mini getaways. Did you know there is a vintage train dating back to 1912 that runs between Palma and Soller? Or that there are several natural parks around the island?
Nothing is ever too far away when you’re in the north of Mallorca!
A World UNESCO Heritage site
The Serra de Tramuntana mountain range runs along Mallorca’s west coast, creating a beautiful and dramatic silhouette when viewed from afar. But up close, it’s arguably even more spectacular.
With hiking trails, towns, and villages nestled in its valleys, the mountain range offers unique and spectacular countryside, complete with olive groves and woodland plants.
Superb properties within easy reach
The north of Mallorca offers a little bit of everything, and properties are no exception. Whether you’re looking for a traditional-style townhouse, contemporary villa, rustic finca, or front-line apartment, there’s something for you here.
What’s more, the luxury market is home to beautifully renovated properties of all styles. Local estate agents can point you in the direction of a property that matches your tastes and help you navigate the buying process, whether you’re looking for a holiday home, investment opportunity, or permanent residence.
Buying a property in Mallorca – choose local experts
From our offices in Pollensa, North Mallorca, we help our clients buy and sell their dream properties. We have local knowledge of the property market around the island and specialise in luxury real estate.
The Balearic Properties team is multilingual and happy to help in any way we can.