Mallorca - a multi-faceted island full of surprises! Enjoy the stunning beaches and the unique landscape with its numerous hiking trails. Apart from untouched nature you will also find quaint restaurants, typically Mallorcan markets and a wide range of shopping opportunities.
The first episode of our TV show "The Fascination of Living - Engel & Völkers exclusive" was produced together with an N24 team on some of our most exclusive properties in Mallorca. Thanks to our license partners in Mallorca and the property owners, the film crew also had the opportunity to get to know some great insider tips for the region. Here are our absolute favourites:
One of our favourites is the "Tast-Club" restaurant, which is located centrally in Palma de Mallorca, but so hidden away that it is impossible to find without someone pointing the way. The restaurant is located in Palmas Calle San Jaime and has a small bar and several dining halls. Here, visitors can dine in a sophisticated atmosphere under a vaulted natural stone ceiling. The small details of the "traditional" interior, such as cream colour painted wood, mirrors, chandeliers, antique furniture and a long stylish bar bestow an exceptional atmosphere. If you are looking for a restaurant for a special dinner, then we recommend the "Tast-Club".
Hotel & Restaurant "Sa Torre"
In our search for a typically Mallorcan dinner, we stumbled upon the "Sa Torre". The restaurant of the hotel is accommodated in a former wine cellar that stretches over 240 square meters. Despite the impressively high ceilings (8.8 meters), this large hall with its tasteful décor oozes warmth and cosiness. The menu is composed exclusively of natural ingredients and offers excellent local cuisine.
"Cap Rocat" is a beautiful hotel and restaurant located inside a former military fortress in a secluded private bay. It offers a relaxed atmosphere, comfortable seating and spectacular sea views.
"Bodega Xaloc" vineyard
The extensive vineyard is situated on 3 hectares of land in the north east of Mallorca, near Pollensa. This is where Christina Schallock, formerly from Munich, started her own winery. It all started when she fell in love with the landscape and decided to start producing her own high quality wines from hand-picked grapes and without using additives. The winery quickly turned into an insider's tip for demanding wine connoisseurs!
Visitors who would like to go off the beaten track and discover the historical side of the island should take a trip to the mountain village of "Orient". Here they will find a historical town centre with old stone houses from the 14th and 15th century. Apart from these natural stone houses, the village consists only of a church, two restaurants and a country hotel in the former manor house. Nature enthusiasts and hikers will love it here.
Our favourite market is the one we discovered in Santanyi. This small town with approximately 12,000 inhabitants is located just two kilometres from the beach. This small market in the centre of the village is open every Wednesday and Saturday morning and offers various foodstuffs such as fruit, cheese and vegetables as well as clothing, flowers and household items. The small cafés in the middle of the market are a perfect stopover for a harmonious breakfast with friends.
Three Finger Bay: "Cala de Portals Vells"
"Cala de Portals Vells", also known as "Three Finger Bay", stretches across three small sandy beaches with crystal-clear turquoise water. The first beach, "Sa Caleta", is situated furthest south and surrounded by a lush pine forest. "Platja del Mago", a 20-meter long sandy beach, is the most famous of the three beaches and has often served as a film backdrop. The third "finger" in the bay is the beach "Platja del Rei", which has an adjacent restaurant that attracts many yacht owners. By the way: The two properties in Cap Falco and Port d'Andratx that we presented in our TV show are very close to these beautiful beaches.
"Es Trenc", the most popular beach
"Es Trenc" is probably the best known and most popular beach of the Balearic Islands, if not in all of Europe. The beach with its fine white sand reminds of the the Caribbean. The bay, which is several kilometres long, is dominated by the adjoining dune landscapes and extensive pine forests that extend all the way to the beach. The national park is one of the last areas of unspoiled nature and well worth a visit.
Are you interested in a second home in Mallorca? Then watch the first episode of our new TV show "The Fascination of Living - Engel & Völkers exclusive", which takes a look at some of our most exclusive and unique real estate in Mallorca. Perhaps your dream finca is already waiting for you. For more information, you can also visit our website on Mallorca.