Calvià is a region on the island of Majorca, located between the coast and the mountains. With people still making travel plans for the remainder of the year and kids back at school in the UK, now is the ideal time to head there and revel in the sunshine. In this short visitors guide, we’re giving you five good reasons why.
Calvià has an array of attractions that cater to the needs of every traveller every month of the year. If you’re a fan of sports, enjoy hiking, heritage, or just a spot of bird watching, this area has you covered. It’s not just the wide array of activities that draw people here; there is, of course, its enviable climate, which makes Calvià one of those rare places you can head to all your round.
Below are five good reasons why you should start planning your visit in 2021.
Finca Galatzó, one of Calvià’s archaeological wonders
Finca Galatzó reveals Calvià’s rich, historical and artistic heritage, a physical reflection of its long history. This legendary estate is the perfect setting on the island to enjoy the incredible nature, peace, tranquillity and beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are activities related to history, adventure and nature as part of the four recommended itineraries, as accessible from the itineraries from the idyllic village of Es Capdellà.
Calvià is a perfect destination for bird lovers to discover the different species that inhabit the island. Through various routes, and depending on the time of year, birdwatchers can spot a wide variety of native birds, always accompanied by an expert who will make the tour an unforgettable experience. Alongside this, the variety of plant species, colourful butterflies, and visiting the forn de cal or Carboners houses make visitors feel at one with the island’s natural environment.
Puig de Sa Morisca archaeological park
Puig de Sa Morisca archaeological park extends across 45 hectares and is one of the island’s most important archaeological sites. Located in Santa Ponça, 120 meters above sea level, the park includes a museum and rich ethnographic landscape history, which make it a not to be missed when visiting Calvià.
Mostra de Cuines – culinary festivals
Over the past fifteen years, Calvià has promoted its gastronomic offerings via various “Mostra de Cuines” events and culinary festivals. Local restaurants join in by offering their best dishes at special prices, giving visitors a true taste of the Mediterranean. Diners can sample complete menus consisting of a starter, main course, dessert and a drink which range from €12-16. The next one will take place each Friday in October.
Calvià’s sporting highlights
From triathlons to athletics tournaments, from mountain races to beach volleyball matches, the region hosts many sporting events throughout the year. Calvià has more than 30 top-level sports facilities and stands out as one of the best places in Europe for athletes or fans to train, compete and enjoy different physical activities all year round.
General information on the region
Majorca is one of the most attractive destinations in the world, and the municipality of Calvià is a benchmark within the island, a privileged spot between coast and mountain which has been developed to offer all the services that visitors could possibly need. From Palmanova to Santa Ponça, El Toro, Bendinat, Peguera, Portals Nous or even Magaluf, Calvià is made up of 11 areas, and each comes with its own characteristics that make it unique.
The beach and sun are, undoubtedly, an important part of what Calvià has to offer, but there is much more for the new discerning traveller: gastronomy, sport, hiking, natural and historical heritage, culture and wellness. The town of Calvià is an attraction in its own right, and its architecture dating back centuries attracts thousands of visitors every year. Calvià holds a wide and varied array of musical, sport, festive, gastronomic and cultural events year-round.
The Calvià Foundation is a not-for-profit, comprising public and private organisations, linking its heritage to the sustainable development of the municipality. The Foundation’s main objective is the organisation, promotion and implementation of activities and events of a sporting, cultural and social nature that contribute to promoting Calvià as a tourist destination, especially during the middle and low seasons.
For more information on things to do in and places to stay, please visit the regions official tourism site, www.visitcalvia.org/en/.
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