Sleepy villages, spectacular landscapes full of contrasts and tasty food, exquisite and varied… know the Hillside? Located in the heart of Mallorca, this region offers endless possibilities and all the beauty you could want for an unforgettable getaway.

I discovered some essential visits, restaurants, accommodation and entertainment options so you get the most out of your visit to this region. Check out our recommendations and enjoy a fantastic experience at El Raiguer!

 

Image: Views from the Castle of Alaró

We start our route Marratxi, a few km to the north of Palma. It is a beautiful MOZARABE village of origin, and it has an old kernel (Marratxinet) of maximum cultural and historic interests. Walking its narrow streets, the old emblematic church, and undertakes Route of the Fang, which runs various points related to the main office of the people. You'll find old shops and you can buy precious products made of clay handcrafted in traditional shops.

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It is in Marratxí Old Cal Secretary, a wonderful old historic estate, which offers you fantastic facilities, and their 2500 m2 of gardens, from which you can enjoy unique views of the Sierra de Tramuntana.

Image: Old Cal Secretary

We continue to Santa Maria del Camino, another small urban center which certainly deserves a visit. its flagship parish church and the convent of Our Lady of Solitude are its attractions. From Santa Maria of the Camí you can make Road Valley Coanegra, an ideal activity for those who love nature and spectacular scenery, Route of wine and oil, must for wine buffs and the most refined palates.

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Image: Santa Maria City Council of the Camí

Touch regain strength! In the historic center of Santa Maria of the Camí you will find many restaurants, although we highlight the restaurant – Fellini pizzeria, a landmark of the population, and a meeting place for lovers authentic Italian cuisine. Ideal for a good family lunch.

We continue our journey north to Binissalem and Alaró, two beautiful towns with a lot of culture and history to offer. Although their old cores are a major tourist attraction, and a walk through its streets you will travel to the past at every step, the protagonist of this area, and one of the highlights of your route is the famous Castle Alaró. A rock castle of which only retain their ruins of the Muslim era, located at the top of the Puig of Inca, with incredible views that span the entire island. Will leave you breathless!

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Search for, you find the Christian remains of a fortress and ancient sanctuary. Alaró and Benissalim are two starting points for different take excursions, through landscapes of valleys and mountains. highlight the Route Crossing the Ladder, Walking the green and leafy island.

 

Image: Santa Maria City Council of the Camí

In order to take full advantage of this magnificent environment, It Agroturimo Lucerne It is the ideal accommodation. It is a beautiful Majorcan finca in the nineteenth century, which it has a chamber 1000m2 of gardens and patios, and a fantastic pool to cool down in summer. Offers 14 rooms and suites comfortable and cozy.

 

Image: Finca Es Lucerne

Inca, Our next stop, is located in the heart of the region. Is, also, the third largest city in Mallorca, and lives mainly drawing handmade leather goods. Its streets with their incessant life and charming squares with their traditional markets give own personality and you will spend some maximum fun. Their many churches, its famous cloister of Sant Francesc and the cloister of Santo Domingo You can not miss on your visit list in Inca.

 

Image: Cloister of Santo Domingo Inca

Most shops in the city you will find countless handmade products, from decorative items, clothes and complements, to typical foods, made with local products. Breads and sweets highlight of the San Francisco Oven, a major landmark in the island for its delicious breads in a thousand and one versions, and their irresistible sweets and pastries pasta.

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Image: Ermita de Santa Magdalena (Inca Town Hall)

You know that one of the most prestigious Mallorcan restaurants are located in Inca? He Joan Marc Restaurant offers Majorcan fresh cuisine, simple, reinvented and made exclusively with selected products proximity, and mostly, seasonal. further, You can admire a culinary extravaganza with its kitchen “in sight”. Fantastic!

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Image: Joan Marc Restaurant

Inca, a city for young and old. All can enjoy its charms to the maximum, and the smallest of the house will find their reward in Kprruts, a playground where they can play, dress up and travel for a few hours to a magical world, while you rest having a coffee or snacks…

Within walking distance of Inca is Manacor Valley, a beautiful town located at the bottom of a valley, surrounded by magical mountains. It is an idyllic place from which you can take endless nature hikes. Ideal for enjoying a active tourism experience hiking or mountain biking.

Image: Municipality of Manacor de la Vall

We continue to Campanet, one of the highlights of our route, a must stop if you want to discover some unique and impressive natural phenomena. highlight the caves of Campanet, from 3200 m2, 400m with a tour that will take you to discover stalactites, water reservoirs and waterfalls… The caves are formed by several “island”, each with its own name (romantic room, Lake room, Enchanted castle, Palm room, waterfall sound , among other). Simply spectacular!

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We recommend you stay in Fangar Agritourism, a old Majorcan finca and the eighteenth century villa, with settlements in the centuries since the time Arab, located in the lush valley of Sant Miguel. Offers accommodation in the form of beautiful houses, with comfort.

 

Image: Fangar Agritourism

You can not miss the famous Fonts Ufanes, a hydrogeological phenomenon maximum beauty, a visual show hardly forget.

Next destination: Sa Pobla! Stroll through the streets and let yourself be impregnated by his incessant life. Its nerve center, the main square, It is a tourist attraction. Surrounded by emblematic buildings, restaurants, bars and shops, it shines a light square itself and transmits a unique charm and personality that will captivate you. Sa Pobla is the Restaurante Ca'n Miquel, Specialized in typical Majorcan cuisine. Their proposals are culinary highlights rice. A delight that you can not miss during your stay in Sa Pobla!

Image: Sa Pobla Town Hall

And if you are more than tapas, Come to restaurant – Coachman Bar Toni, a benchmark in the region for lovers of good tapas. Sundays, market day in Sa Pobla, it serves snacks and tapas to which you can not resist!

In Alcudia, to the north end of El Raiguer, We will finish our route. Alcudia is surrounded sea, to the tongue of land forming a firm that divides the north coast of Mallorca in two bays. It is considered one of the most beautiful locations on the island. Their Paradise beaches crystal clear, its marina, its historical center with remains of Roman cities, templarias walls, castles and countless historical buildings, his way round that passes above the old city walls and offers spectacular views, gastronomy and fantastic atmosphere are just some of its attractions. It is without a doubt, a town that deserves one or even days of your time. loiter, Get lost and enjoy its uniqueness, its monuments and its exquisite flavors. You'll want to stay forever!

Image: Roman ruins and historical center of Alcudia

Say goodbye to El Raiguer and celebrate your experience with good food. in Alcudia, he Restaurante Can Miraet offers Traditional island cuisine, with a wide range of proposals suitable for all tastes and for discerning palates. meats, fish and local produce, for your holiday leave you a good taste.

 

Image: Restaurante Can Miraet

And although we have strived to discover you all how wonderful the region of El Raiguer, You can hardly describe such beauty and uniqueness with a few words. So, now, you get to find out firsthand. We assure you that this little earthly paradise will exceed all your expectations!

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