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Southwest Coast Mallorca

Southwest Coast Mallorca

The Southwest Coast - beaches, mountains and parties galore.

southwest coast of MallorcaThe southwest coast draws its charm from a wealth of opposites: mountains, bays, marinas and magical resorts. The foothills of the Tramuntana mountains reach down to the sea in this region and on the slopes there are holiday homes offering fantastic views of the turquoise waters.

Life's a beach on the rugged southwest coast.
Crystal clear waters, steep cliffs and occasional strong waves are characteristic of the southwest coast of Mallorca. In contrast to the holiday region of Palma de Mallorca and the surrounding area, the southwest is dominated by a rugged coastline with small bays, some of which can only be reached by stone steps.

Just outside Port d'Andratx lies the family-friendly bay of Camp de Mar, which, with its sheltered position, is the perfect destination for a family holiday in Mallorca. Cala Tuent in Escorca, promises you a romantic ambience and is surrounded by the steeply rising mountain ridges of the Serra de Tramuntana. The pebble beach has a length of 180 m and borders a dense pine forest. It is lively in the summer months at Playa de Palmanova, which leads on to a palm-lined seaside promenade. In addition to banana boat rides and beach volleyball, numerous other water sports provide a plethora of other things to do. The sandy beach in the fashionable seaside town of Santa Ponça, where numerous hotel buildings and apartment complexes are located, is similarly lively.

Water sports and leisure activities in southwest Mallorca
If you want to take a surfing or scuba diving course during your Mallorca holiday, then why not opt for a holiday home in Sam Telmo? The beach at the resort has its own diving and surfing school, offering courses at all levels of proficiency. Southwest Mallorca often has a light breeze, which offers optimal conditions for kite- and windsurfing.

Puig de Massanella in Tramuntana mountains

If it is a snorkeling tour you are interested in, the rocky coastal area near Paguera, where there is another diving school, is more than ideal. The southwest of the island is also a very popular hiking region. The mountain region of the Serra de Tramuntana has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and welcomes you with its wide network of hiking trails.

A holiday rental in Andratx, Calviá or Sant Elm is the ideal starting point for adventurous trekking tours and hikes. Simple routes lead along the spectacular cliffs, while more demanding tours lead to some of the highest peaks in the mountains at over 1000 metres above sea level. Western Park in Magaluf, where families with children can spend a whole day without getting bored is also a hugely popular destination.

The southwest coast of Mallorca: holiday properties with dream scenery
While self-catering on the picturesque southwest coast of Mallorca, you may find yourself in one of the glitziest neighbourhoods around, because many well-known figures from the world of business, film and show business have either their first or second home on this stretch of coastline. Magnificent villas with swimming pools and luxurious facilities are up for rent as holiday accommodation. In addition, rustic stone fincas and beautifully located designer houses are also readily available as holiday accommodation.

Numerous properties are located on the mountain slopes high above the sea which give beautiful views of the sparkling water surface from their terraces. During your holiday in Mallorca be sure not to miss a drive down the romantic coastal road that connects Port d'Andratx with the seaside resort of Port d'Sóller. You pass through sleepy villages and enjoy fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea in many places. Nearby holiday rentals await you in the resorts of Palmanova, San Telmo and Santa Ponça. There are several apartment complexes in the immediate vicinity of the beach, which have spacious and comfortably furnished apartments.

Mile after mile of part fun in the southwest
Santa Ponça, Magaluf and Palmanova are the party strongholds on the southwest coast of Mallorca. While Magaluf, mainly draws British holiday makers, the other resorts attract a more mixed audience. On the beach promenades and in the centre of the holiday resorts, pubs, nightspots and discotheques are throbbing with an array of karaokes and live artists to keep the guests entertained.

In Magaluf you will find the island's biggest nightclub and in Palmanova you can ride your luck in the casino at the roulette table or at blackjack. The leisure activities in the entire region are specially tailored to tourism. A huge miniature golf course with three 18-hole courses is located in Palmanova. There are daily dolphin shows at Marineland Animal Park in Santa Ponça. In addition, there are two aqua parks with giant slides, swimming pools and lawns on the outskirts.

Sa Dragonera

Sa Dragonera: natural paradise off the southwest coast
Just off the southwest coast of Mallorca lies the island of Sa Dragonera, an idyllic island completely' which is a protected nature reserve. Paguera and Sant Elm offer boat trips to the island. The name "Dragon Island" is thought to come from the unusual dragon-like appearance of the island as it rises fro, the sea. Sa Dragonera was once a pirate hideaway before a Spanish king had a small summer palace built on the headland in the 18th century.

In addition to the rare reptiles numerous species of birds are native to the island. There are no restaurants and bars and for this reason, you should bring ample refreshments if you take a day trip to Sa Dragonera. For divers, the underwater world around the the cliffs is full of natural diversity and is hugely popular. Colourful corals cling to the stony ground and with a little luck you will see moray eels, groupers and gilthead breams.