Cala Bona - Son Servera
Cala Bona is a small sea corner of the eastern coast of Mallorca, inspired by the marinière atmosphere, tradition and hospitality of its people. Ancient fishing village, today Cala Bona is famous for its marina, which receives stunning yachts and recreational boats during the summer months due to its excellent bathing areas, ideal for a relaxing holiday as a couple or with children.
Although it is one of the most valued places by tourists for their holidays, Cala Bona is still a quiet area where to enjoy a refuge of peace, sun and good gastronomy, as well as thousands of available plans, places to visit and heritage to admire. At Grupotel Hotels & Resorts we have designed a road map for you to discover this fabulous coast of the east of Mallorca.
What to see and what to do in Cala Bona
- Son Servera: the area of Cala Bona belongs to the municipality of Son Servera, an idyllic and typical inland Mallorcan village whose old town still keeps the silent and quiet rhythm of the old times. The liveliest ambiance is at Sant Jordi Square, where we find the Iglesia Nova, designed by one of the students of Antonio Gaudí, Joan Rubió.
- Poblado de S´Illot: archaeology lovers cannot miss one of the best preserved talaiotic settlements of the Mediterranean. This protected area over 3.000 years old and located within a 10 minute drive to our hotel Grupotel Mallorca Mar is perfect for taking photos.
- Days of sun & beach: Cala Bona´s beaches and coves are perfect for bathing. Among all these beaches of quiet and shallow waters and fine sand we highlight the large beach of Son Servera, Sa Coma, the little coves of the area of Pinos Coast, Cala Millor and the most unspoilt ones: Cala Marjal and Es Raolí.
Marinière ambiance, quietness, entertainment, gastronomy, tradition and nature. If there is a place in Mallorca where you can find everything for your holidays with your family, your couple or friends that is the coastal village of Cala Ratjada.
Cala Ratjada has an unbeatable location in the northern tip of the eastern coast of Mallorca, with one of the best views of Menorca from the largest of the Balearic Islands. Cala Ratjada, with a pleasant, welcoming and lively ambiance throughout the year, stands out for its active fishing port, which allows locals and visitors to enjoy excellent fresh products from the sea.
What to see and what to do in Cala Ratjada
- Los Pinos square: at the heart of the village, where life goes by. A weekly market is celebrated here, where you will be able to buy from fruits, vegetables and cold meats to clothes, handicrafts and all type of complements.
- Punta des Carregador: one of the most beautiful natural areas of the eastern coast of Mallorca, close at hand from our hotel in Cala Ratjada, the Sensimar Aguait Resort & Spa. It is ideal for you to enjoy outdoor excursions by foot or by bike.
- The best coves: the beaches and coves of the surroundings of Cala Ratjada are some of the most unspoilt strands of Mallorca. Quiet and shallow waters surrounded by pine woods... If you stay at our hotel Sensimar Aguait Resort & Spa you will be close to Canyamel, Cala de Can Beato, Cala Pedruscada coves and Son Moll, Cala Gat and Cala Agulla beaches
- Eat while contemplating the sea: Cala Ratjada promenade is one of the most famous of Mallorca, as it runs along the entire village´s coast, from the port to our hotel Sensimar Aguait Resort & Spa. Restaurants and cafeterias where to try different world cuisines are scattered along the promenade.
Views from Sensimar Aguait Resort
Cala San Vicente
Holidays are for escaping from routine and the bustling rhythm of cities, so there is nothing better than hiding in a small village of the Mediterranean coast, at the heart of the stunning Serra de Tramuntana and close at hand from the natural marvel of Cabo de Formentor. We are talking about the anti-stress refuge of Cala San Vicente, one of the most romantic, quiet and intimate destinations in Mallorca.
Cala San Vicente, located amidst the mountains, between Pollença and Pollença´s Port, is a first-class tourist destination that keeps the charm of its fishing past. Thus walking along its streets, bathing in its pebble and fine sand coves and eating in its traditional restaurants is like going back in time, with the only worry of making every moment a unique experience.
What to see and what to do in Cala San Vicente
- Sailing along the Mediterranean: its fishing past makes Cala San Vicente the ideal place for renting a small boat and sailing along its marvellous coast. The great cliffs of Serra de Tramuntana offer a stunning view from the sea and an easy access to coves that cannot be reached by land.
- A visit to Formentor lighthouse: it is a must visit place during any trip to Mallorca, especially if you have chosen the northwest of the island as a base. From the hotel in Cala San Vicente of Grupotel Hotels & Resorts you can get to the peak within less than a half an hour drive and enjoy the stunning sea views.
- Adventures in Pollença´s Port: there is nothing better to break with the peace and calm that reign in Cala San Vicente than organising a shopping, gastronomic and sports day in the area of Pollença´s Port. Pollença is a beehive of activity both at night and day.
- Historical Pollença: narrow streets, squares full of terraces, small shops with local traditional products, handicrafts and souvenirs, traditional restaurants, monuments... Years and years of history speak through the stones of the centre of Pollença, a village that preserves its essence from the old times.
Cala San Vicente
Playa Camp de Mar
When talking about the luxury Mallorca of select ambiance and exclusive places where to rest and enjoy far away from prying eyes, there is a place that stands out above the rest: Camp de Mar. An area of stunning beauty formed by coves and Mediterranean woods that create a magical ambiance of peace and calm.
The services offered in the area of Camp de Mar, in the municipality of Andratx, are first-class amenities which make it an ideal place for relaxing and enjoying. This small village has good communications with Palma (located within a half an hour drive) and all type of leisure options: from gourmet restaurants to trekking routes along some of the most beautiful landscapes of the Serra de Tramuntana.
What to see and what to do in Camp de Mar
- Natural tours around Galatzó: the area of Paguera is located between the sea and the mountains of Serra de Tramuntana. This is the departure point of some of the most interesting trekking routes around Galatzó. There are tours of different levels, so that children can also enjoy them.
- Andratx´s Port: it is one of the most exclusive places in Mallorca, and an active traditional fishing port. This coastal area brings together the best Art galleries, boutiques, handicraft shops, golf courts, luxury night clubs and high class restaurants.
- Boat trip to Dragonera island: one of the most pleasant activities to do in Mallorca is sailing and contemplating the island from the sea. In the area of Camp de Mar one can rent a boat or a catamaran in Andratx´s Port and get to the islet that crowns the western tip of the island in no time.
- A vermouth in Sant Elm: beyond Camp de Mar and Andratx we find the village of Sant Elm, just in front of Dragonera island. This traditional and welcoming town features a beach ideal for a relaxing bath and dozens of bars and restaurants where to enjoy some tapas and a vermouth in the best atmosphere.
Camp de Mar
Sunrises with views to the immaculate Alcudia bay, walking along the huge Muro beach and Son Baulo, savouring a paella at the beachfront bathed by the Mediterranean breeze, discovering the landscapes with a bike ride... Can Picafort offers endless plans and leisure activities for groups of friends, couples and children. Can Picafort is synonymous with quietness, local ambiance, sun and beach.
Famous for its popular parties and traditions, Can Picafort is one of the areas for summer holidays par excellence. Here you will find all type of services which will allow you to make the most of your days in Mallorca: gastronomy, entertainment for children and adults, long sandy areas, chill out bars by the sea and beach clubs, parks... Discover Can Picafort with the tips of Grupotel Hotels & Resorts.
What to see and what to do in Can Picafort
- Endless beaches: Can Picafort´s coast has nothing to envy to the Caribbean: the waters of Muro, Son Baulo and Son Serra de Marina beaches are a turquoise canvas surrounded by fine white sands that reflect the sun like no other.
- Son Real Park: Son Real estate, hidden in the northern coast of the island, on the seashore, is one of the best preserved natural ancient places of Mallorca. All type of wild animals and typical Mediterranean flora can be seen in the area. Trekking lovers will enjoy like never before.
- Son Real necropolis: apart from featuring worth visiting beaches and the famous slow rhythm that makes Mallorca so special, Can Picafort is the village of the famous necropolis that can be visited in Son Real estate. Visiting this historic archaeological site is a gratifying and must-do experience during your trip to the island.
- Santa Margalida church: really close to Can Picafort we find the village of Santa Margalida, one of the most authentic and traditional inland towns of Mallorca. Its church was built in the main square, and it became the sentry of the daily routines and the scribe of the village´s history from the XIIIth century onwards.
Beach and Cervantes square
Paguera is a nook on the western coast of Mallorca where to get rid from it all and delight in the authentic pleasures of life: the quietness of the mornings bathed by the sun, the baths in the Mediterranean, the family meals by the sea, the afternoons of endless siestas, the lively nights... An irresistible proposal for all those looking for a versatile destination.
This area of beaches and hidden coves lies in the municipality of Calvia and really close to Palma (within a 30 minute drive), which makes it one of the most valued areas by tourists and locals for sunbathing. Its complete services, the great variety of bars and restaurants, as well as its wide offer of plans for children and adults, make Paguera an ideal summer destination for families travelling to Majllorca.
What to see and what to do in Paguera
- A paella over the sea: near Paguera´s beach and the famous Cala Fornells cove we find different restaurants located on the hills and cliffs over the sea. These places with stunning terraces offer you a unique opportunity to enjoy gastronomy with the best views ever.
- Multi adventure circuit in Galatzo: in the Natural Reserve Es Galatzo we find one of the most complete and entertaining multi adventure circuits of Mallorca. An outdoor natural park with games like the zip-line or the wooden huts on the trees.
- Long beaches and hidden coves: Paguera is a versatile destination, it is like a mini Mallorca: it has mountain and it has large sandy beaches (Palmira, Tora and La Romana), but it also has hidden and unspoilt coves, such as S´Olla, Caló de ses Llises or El Toro.
- Toast at sunset: amongst Paguera´s beaches and coves, we find some of the most exclusive beach clubs of the island. Built on natural rock terraces, they are an exceptional viewpoint for you to contemplate the sunset while savouring a delicious cocktail.
Playa de Muro
Muro beach is the most incredible sandy area you can imagine, where to enjoy the Mediterranean in all its essence, where entertainment comes hand-in-hand with the most absolute calm and where nature embraces everything. It is the greatest sandy strand of the north of Mallorca, the paradise for family holidays with children, for groups of friends and for couples looking for relax.
Muro beach, with first-class tourist services, has developed and adapted to the needs of all travellers, especially of those who enjoy outdoor sports, the sea and good gastronomy. Here you will find the best cycling tours, water sports for children, bars, markets, restaurants... Follow the guide of Grupotel Hotels & Resorts and live some unforgettable days.
What to see and what to do in Muro beach
- Mediterranean sunsets: the sunset is the perfect moment for you to have a toast, relax and welcome the liveliest nights of Mallorca. Enjoy the Mediterranean sunsets lying on the beach or savouring a delicious cocktail in one of the terraces or chill out clubs you will find near our hotels in Muro beach —Grupotel Los Principes & Spa, Grupotel Alcudia Suite, Grupotel Amapola, Grupotel Parc Natural & Spa and Grupotel Natura Playa.
- Activities for children: apart from featuring the largest water park of the north of Mallorca, the area of Muro beach where Grupotel Hotels lie is full of playgrounds, parks and leisure options for children: pony rides, excursions around S´Aucanada, sailing and kayaking courses...
- The largest wetland of Mallorca: really close to Can Picafort we find the great S´Albufera Natural Park, with dozens of bike and trekking paths. It is the perfect setting for bird watching, with hundreds of different species.
- Paella on the beach: there are dozens of beach bars and restaurants along Muro and Alcudia beach —the longest and most natural beaches of the northern area, together with Son Serra— which offer you the possibility to savour a delicious paella at the foot of the beach. Sangria or fresh white wine will be the ideal accompaniment for your menu.
S´Albufera Natural Park
Playa de Palma
Playa de Palma is the largest tourist area of Mallorca, where every year thousands of tourists meet to enjoy the sun, the calm of the island, the Mediterranean ambiance and the most entertaining parties. It is the large beach of the capital of the Balearic Islands, the closest one to the island´s airport -within a 5 minute drive- and the one that runs along great part of the bay´s coast. A place from where to discover Mallorca with comfort.
Playa de Palma, with all type of services designed for you to entertain and enjoy the sun, runs along several kilometres, with a great seaside promenade divided by balnearios (small bars at the beachfront), up to the area of S´Arenal, which belongs to Palma´s neighbour municipality of Llucmajor.
What to see and what to do in Playa de Palma
- Cycle touring: Palma´s bike lane arrives directly at the end of Palma´s beach, from the low area of the cathedral, in the city centre. 15 km of seaside route for your enjoyment. Besides, this beach is the departure point of different cycle tours of the south of Mallorca.
- The coves of the south: in the nearby area of S´Arenal, within a few minute drive, we find several typical Mediterranean coves of crystal clear waters, hidden among reefs, vegetation and rocks. A bit further we find Cala Pi, with the stunning lighthouse of Cap Blanc.
- A submarine trip: at the beginning of Playa de Palma, in the area known as Can Pastilla, we find one of the best aquariums of Europe. A place where to enjoy a pleasant day with children, discovering the secrets of the marine world and admiring the impressive sharks.
- Let´s go to the water park!: the holidays in Playa de Palma have an ineluctable activity for all those travelling with children: the water park. Located within a 5 minute drive to the area of hotels, this water park will make the delicacies of adults and children.
Playa de Palma
Puerto de Alcudia
Alcudia is the medieval villa of Mallorca par excellence. But apart from a walled historic centre that offers shelter to traditional houses and typical palaces, Alcudia features a port with an identity of its own. In fact, the port offers a wide range of services and leisure activities, as well as the great beach of Alcudia.
Alcudia´s Port (Port d´Alcudia in Catalan) displays the aura of a coastal village overlooking the sea. Its promenade is one of the liveliest ones of the north of Mallorca, with thousands of options for you to enjoy a meal by the sea, go shopping, play with your children or have fun with your friends on summer nights. And next to Alcudia beach. Simply stunning.
What to see and what to do in Alcudia´s Port
- Tapas route: the area of Alcudia´s Port and beach is a beehive of activity, with bars, restaurants, taverns and terraces over the sea where to savour some of the traditional recipes of the Mallorcan cuisine, try the typical tapas or even delight in a romantic dinner at the foot of the Mediterranean.
- Excursion by kayak: Kayaks can be rented in the area of S´Aucanada or on Alcudia´s beach to go across the bay´s coast. The best routes are those departing from Alcudia´s Port to Pollensa bay and La Victoria, where you will find hidden caves and small coves.
- A visit to the Roman city of Pollentia: Pollentia is a place where to connect with the Roman roots of Alcudia. In the archaeological site one can visit the area of dwellings, the Roman forum, the great theatre... Besides, there is an interesting museum.
- The beaches of Alcudia: the great beach of Alcudia, which gives shape to the bay and connects with Muro beach, is followed by many other sandy areas and coves where to relax and sunbathe: Cala Poncet, Aucanada, Es Faralló, Cala del Coll Baix, Sa Caleta des Capitá, S´Illot, Es Morer, Can Cap de Bou, Es Barcarés...