Nature is truly unique in this part of Mallorca. It has endowed Capdepera and the surrounding areas with the best coves on the island and fishing towns that reach far back into the past. So, when staying at Hotel Rural Son Jaumell in Capdepera, we're able to visit the most charming areas near the town. Discover some of them.
A trip around the Son Jaumell surrounding area
It's one of the most popular tourist areas in Mallorca, but has managed to maintain its character as a coastal fishing town that is worth discovering. The original port has survived till present day, and is a top destination for cruise ships. It represents the closest enclave to the neighbouring island Menorca, which is why it's common to see the city of Cuidatella from here.
Its lively night-life makes it the perfect destination for having dinner in the restaurants there and having a drink by the sea, in addition to discovering bars and clubs when you feel like having fun.
Next to Capdepera, Artà is an inland town that's a real jewel. Far from the hubbub of the tourism one finds on other parts of the island, and in the middle of a valley, it is reined over by the fortress of San Salvador which is home to a Gothic style church. It is in the upper part of the town and features panoramic views of Artà. We also recommend visiting the hermitage of Betlem and the Talayotic settlement of Ses Païsses, located on the outskirts. Artà has a long crafts history and there are still individuals offering their products in workshops and shops.
The municipality lets you see numerous attractions, especially when enjoying its beaches. On one hand, in the form of art and history with S'Esglèsia Nova (New Church), an unfinished Christian temple and the parish of Sant Joan Bautista, which is the main church of Son Servera. Its Ca s'Hereu houses represent a valuable sample of traditional architecture. On the other hand, its most important settlements, tourism points and stand-out beaches include Cala Millor and Cala Bona, with port-side neighbourhoods, businesses and leisure.
Seven km from Capdepera, Cala Mesquida features S’Arenal de sa Mesquida beach, along with Cala Moltó and Cala Agulla, declared to be a Natural Area of Special Interest in 1991. What's more, it also includes less populated areas where you can watch the largest colonies of sea gulls and cormorants in the Balearic archipelago.
Serra de Tramuntana
In the surrounding area we can always go trekking and on hikes in the famous Serra de Tramuntana, declared as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The best coves and beaches in Mallorca:
Both Capdpera and its surrounding area have top-notch beaches, which are absolutely gorgeous and provide all kinds of services for the visitor's enjoyment.
Cala Agulla: A well-known and well-trodden sand beach marked with a blue flag.
Sa Font de sa Cala: Two kilometres away from Cala Ratjada, its size has been increased by artificially regenerating it.
Cala Auberdans: A 45 metre long sand beach with an ample amount of rocks.
S’Aduaia: It's more commonly known as Cala Mitjana and features a natural and unspoilt environment.
Cala sa Marjal: A semi-urban beach with a blue flag.
Ses Bassetes: It’s earned the name Platja Brismar and has access for the physically disabled.
Port Roig: It is also known as Estanc d'en Xinet, made of sand, and is 160 metres in length.