5 BEST EXCURSIONS IN LLEVANT
Mallorca is one of the best tourist destinations, do you know why? In addition to its incredible beaches with crystal clear waters, the rural beauty of its villages, the cultural visits and its gastronomy, it has many routes to connect with nature. It is the perfect combination of sea and mountain, and you can move from one end of the island to the other in just 1 hour by car.
Still don’t think it is still an ideal destination?
Here are the 5 best excursions you can do in the region of Llevant.
1. VARQUES COVE
One of the virgin beaches par excellence in Mallorca. It has become very famous for the spectacular blue of its waters and the natural beauty it offers. As it is a virgin beach, there are no services around it.
It is located 12km from Portocristo, in the municipality of Manacor. Access is on foot or by boat.
On foot, this is a low-difficulty route approximately 45 minutes from the starting point. In summer it is recommended to go early and with plenty of water because of the heat. However, in winter, there are hardly any tourists and it is a very quiet cove.
The route starts on the Portocolom-Portocristo road, just after the turnoff to Manacor, if you come from Portocolom, on the right hand side, where you will find a road with a large gate prohibiting the passage by car. From there, we will start the route straight ahead without loss. We will only have to turn off when we reach another dead end gate, where we will find an alternative path on the right to pass through and continue straight on for about 30 minutes until we reach Cala Varques.
2. S’ARENALET DES VERGER
It is also known as s’Arenalet d’Aubarca. It is a virgin beach located 12km from the municipality of Artà and is one of the least frequented in Mallorca due to its difficult access.
The route starts by going to Cala Torta (Artà), where we can go by car until the road starts to get complicated due to potholes and bad conditions. Once there, park the car and continue on foot or by bicycle.
We must continue the path and head to Cala Estreta, from where we will continue the trail to Cala es Matzocs for 1km. It is easy to lose the route, so be especially careful.
Once there, we will continue 500m more until we reach the Aubarca Tower, where it is possible to go up to the tower’s viewpoint and contemplate the views. We will continue the excursion for 2km downhill until we reach Cala de sa Font Celada, another virgin beach, and finally, bordering the coast for 400m more, we will arrive at our destination.
Mallorca, heaven on earth.
3. PUIG DES MIG DIA
For those who prefer trekking, a good option is to go into the mountains of Artá and climb the Puig des Mig Dia (390m high).
The itinerary begins in the parking lot of the houses des Verger and take the path that climbs to our left towards the Ermita de Betlem. The road is rocky but easy to follow. Once we reach the sign indicating Ermita de Betlem, we will leave the road and continue straight on, following the milestones that will lead us to the puig des Migdia, from where we can observe the incredible views of the bay of Alcudia, Can Picafort, Colonia de Sant Pere and Betlem.
4. PUIG DE SA CREU
For the more adventurous, we will continue the route from Puig des Mig Dia to climb Puig de Sa Creu. The path climbs steeply, but without loss, following the marked milestones until you reach a large cross that gives its name to this puig. From there, you can once again contemplate the incredible views at 480m above sea level.
5. TALAIA OF SON JAUMELL
It is a small mountain of 277m high located in the municipality of Capdepera where there is a small watchtower of the sixteenth century.
We will start the trail from the parking lot of Cala Agulla beach (Cala Ratjada) towards Cala Mesquida. Minutes later, we will find a large milestone on the right with a sign indicating Talaia de Son Jaumell. The trail is very easy to follow through red paint dots and is a 3km climb over a 50min walk. The descent, however, is guided by blue dots of paint in the direction of Cala Mesquida. It is a circular route.
Excursions in Mallorca
As you can see, there are many options available in the Llevant area. We would recommend Cala Varques or Talaia de Son Jaumell, for those who prefer to choose a low level of difficulty, and, for the more adventurous, any of the other 3, since they require more physical effort. There are also other excursions such as Cala Agulla in another area of the island (photo above), and if you are interested in a post about this particular excursion, comment below!
In any case, the 5 options are a good choice to enjoy the natural beauty of Mallorca. See you in the next post!