Rugged cliffs and kilometres of sandy beaches - this is what makes up the contrasting north coast of Mallorca. Cap Formentor, the figurehead of the north, completes the bizarre natural landscape of the Tramuntana Mountains and is thus one of the island's main attractions.
The long bay of Alcudia is also one of the island's tourist hotspots. The light-coloured sandy beach stretches for kilometres along the coast. This beach is particularly popular with families, because it slopes gently down into the sea and thus offers enough safety and the necessary fun factor even for the very young among us.
The wind conditions also offer sailors and surfers excellent conditions for their beloved hobby.
The well-known "Platja de Muro" is probably one of the most popular stretches of beach in the north. It stretches in front of a landscape of dunes overgrown with pine trees on the turquoise blue sea To complete the overall picture, restaurants and beach cafés offer the perfect retreat.
But Can Picafort is also in no way inferior to the other beach sections. The coastal resort is particularly popular with German holidaymakers. The bay of Pollença is the second large bay on the north coast of Mallorca. Not far from the centre of Port de Pollença is a gently sloping sandy beach with sun lounger and parasol hire. Bars and restaurants line the shore promenade and locally you have the opportunity to go sailing or diving.
The beach section of "Port d'Alcúdia is also well frequented. The old town of Alcudia is surrounded by a mighty medieval city wall and combines Roman, Moorish and Catalan architectural elements. Can Picafort is also located on the bay of Alcúdia and is one of the most popular nightlife destinations in the north. Numerous shops, bars, restaurants and discos can be found on the promenade and in the adjoining streets.
The resort of Port de Pollença is also directly on the sea. This has one of the largest marinas in Mallorcaa. Enjoy a cappuccino in one of the cafés and watch the hustle and bustle of the impressive sailing and motor yachts.
The small coastal town of Cala Sant Vicenç is a quiet holiday destination. The foothills of the Serra de Tramuntana drop steeply into the Mediterranean Sea on this stretch of coast and form the dream backdrop for a relaxing holiday. Four small bathing bays hide between the rocks and a rich and colourful underwater world awaits you a few metres from the shore.
On the north coast of Mallorca, you have the opportunity to marvel at the enormous creative power of nature and to experience this imposing wonder up close. The coastline is characterised by the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, which has been included in the UNESCO World Heritage List due to its dramatic gorges, diverse vegetation and rich biodiversity.
Cap Formentor is probably one of the most famous sights on the island. It is located at the northernmost point of the island and promises one of the most beautiful sunsets on Mallorca. Rugged cliffs plunge almost vertically into the sea and at the lighthouse you have an overwhelming distant view of the glittering water surface of the Mediterranean. You will be amazed at what nature has put together here.
You can reach the rocky cape via a narrow access road. But even if you don't make it all the way to the lighthouse, the area around the lighthouse offers excellent viewpoints that invite you to linger and dream.
Adán Diehl, Argentine native and art lover, decided to build the Hotel Formentor on the Platja de Formentor - a long sandy beach - and donate the income to art.
Today, Hotel Formentor is the most exclusive luxury hotel in Mallorca with charm glamor and tradition. It is a coveted residence of crowned heads and countless celebrities from film, music and politics.
If you follow the road further, you will reach the lighthouse, which is surrounded by protected rare plant species. Wind and water have bizarrely shaped the northern end of the island. In 1892, the walls, stairs and paths leading to the lighthouse were built on the rock to withstand footsteps and stumbles. The poet Miquel i Llobera was the owner of the Cap Formentor peninsula and when he died, it was divided into plots and sold.
A species-rich natural paradise in the north of the Balearic island is the S'Albufera Nature Park near Alcúdia. The wetland is home to over 200 species of birds and is criss-crossed by a multitude of small watercourses and canals.
The north of Mallorca has much more to offer than some people think. And a very interesting and varied way to explore the beautiful nature of the north would be, for example, a ride with the horses of Ranxo Ses Roques Ranch. An unforgettable experience for young and old.