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North Coast Mallorca

North Coast Mallorca

The North Coast of Mallorca - imposing cliffs and heavenly beaches

North coast of MallorcaThe north coast of Mallorca is typified by its changing coastline, seemingly at odds with each other, from rugged cliffs to miles of sandy beaches. The wind-capped Cap Formentor creates an unusual landscape in this region, which is one of the main attractions on the island.

Dream beaches on the north coast
The long bay of Alcúdia is one of the tourist hotspots on the island. For miles, the sandy beach stretches along the coastline. The beach leads to shallow bathing areas which makes for the ideal family seaside holiday. Sailors and surfers enjoy first-class wind conditions. In strong winds, high waves are known to surge at times. An idyllic stretch of beach in the bay of Alcúdia is the Platja de Muro. It stretches in front of a pine-covered dune landscape on the turquoise coloured ocean. In the northern area you will find several beach bars and restaurants. The long sandy beach in the holiday centre of Can Picafort is especially child friendly. The coastal town is very popular with German tourists. The bay of Pollença is the second largest bay on the north coast of Mallorca. Not far from the center of Port de Pollença there is a gently sloping sandy beach with sun loungers and parasols. Bars and restaurants line the waterfront, and there is a sailing and surfing school and an onsite diving centre.

Resorts on Mallorca's north coast
Port d'Alcúdia is a lively resort in the bay of the same name, whose kilometre-long sandy beach is a big hit for tourists in the summer months. The old town of Alcúdia is surrounded by a mighty medieval city wall and combines Roman, Moorish and Catalan architectural elements. Can Picafort is also located on the bay of Alcúdia and is equally popular with night owls and families alike. Numerous shops, bars, restaurants and nightclubs are located on the waterfront and in the adjacent streets. The resort of Port de Pollença is directly on the seafront and has one of the largest marinas in Mallorca. At the harbour quay you can enjoy a cappuccino in a café and watch the hustle and bustle of the imposing range of yachts. If something more tranquil is your scene then plump for the small coastal town of Cala Sant Vicenç as a holiday destination. The foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana fall steeply into the Mediterranean on this stretch of coast and form the dream backdrop for a relaxing holiday. There are four small bays hidden between the rocks and a few metres from the shore you will find a rich and colorful sub-marine world with a nearby aqua sports centre offering: sailing and surfing lessons and a diving centre.

Individual properties: Holiday houses in the north of the island
The largest density of holiday homes and apartments can be found in the holiday hotspots of Alcúdia, Can Picafort and Port de Pollença. Charming apartments with sea views, cottages near the beach and elegant villas in secluded locations create excellent conditions for rest and relaxation in the Mediterranean climate. Most of the propertird are of a high standard. Air conditioning, satellite TV and Wi-Fi connection come as standard in most properties. Many holiday homes have their own private pool for your exclusive use. A holiday apartment or a finca in the artist haven of Pollença, about seven kilometres from the resort of Port de Pollença in the interior of the island, is the perfect starting point for hiking and cycling in the Tramuntana mountains.

Spectacular natural landscapes on the north coast
Mallorca's north coast gives visitors the opportunity to marvel at nature's true magnificence. The coastline is dominated by the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which is a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site due to its dramatic gorges, its diverse vegetation and its biodiversity. One of Mallorca's most famous attractions is the Cap Formentor on the northernmost tip of the island. Rugged cliffs plunge almost vertically into the sea and from the lighthouse you have an overwhelming view of the glittering waters of the Mediterranean. The rocky headland can be reached by rental car on a narrow access road, which is lined with numerous viewpoints. S'Albufera nature park, near Alcúdia, is a natural paradise full of bio-diversity in the northern part of the islands. The wetlands are home to over 200 species of birds and are criss-crossed by a plethora of small streams and canals. Hikers may enjoy a visit to the Coves de Campanet. The stalactite caves can be visited as part of a guided tour where you can marvel at impressive stalagmites and stalactites deep underground.

Attractive day-trips in the north of Mallorca
The mountainous north of Mallorca is teeming with destinations for day-trippers. Under no circumstances should you miss out on a trip to the monastery at Lluc closed in by mighty mountains of the Tramuntanas. The pilgrimage site attracts thousands of pilgrims every year, who want to see the statue of the Black Madonna "La Moreneta" in the chapel. The wild and romantic scenery around the monastery is called the Vall d'en Marc. The green valley is framed by rugged mountain ranges and is abundant with lush Mediterranean vegetation. Visitors interested in history should not miss a visit to the remains of a Roman settlement just before Pollença where the stone bridge that crosses the Torrent de Sant Jordi is well preserved. At the foothills of the Puig Major, which at an altitude of 1,445 metres is the highest mountain in the Tramuntana mountains, there are two turquoise lakes amidst the barren mountain terrain, which are a popular destination for hikers.