North coast and center of the island

From Inca to Pollença, Cap Formentor and the village of Alcúdia. We head to Artà, a beautiful village in the northeast, home to the famous Artà Caves. Explore the beautiful north of Mallorca by car and the sandy beaches of the bay of Playa de Muro and Alcúdia.




Inca is the perfect base camp, offering a wide range of holiday homes and agrotourism hotels; the ideal starting point for trips to the mountains and the larger bays to the north. Famous for its weekly market amd its typical “celler” restaurants serving traditional Mallorca cuisine. Before heading for Campanet and the mountains, take a detour to Llubí, home of Son Catiu, a renowned producer of excellent olive oil. Sample some olive oils and enjoy a nice meal in the restaurant before heading back to Inca and taking the motorway Ma-13 towards Alcúdia.


The village is approx. 8 km away from Inca. The famous weekly market is held every Wednesday. Here a video:


Situated in a lovely valley you find the Caves of Campanet. This subterranean world of 3.200 sq.m. offers spectacular stalactite and stalagmite formations, fascinating grottos and enchanting subterranean lakes. In summer the caves are wonderfully cool, but don’t forget to take a light jacket with you, because the temperature inside the caves never exceeds 17 degrees. Every Tuesday there is a small market in Campanet.


From Campanet take the Ma-2131 road via Moscari until you reach Selva. Selva, also called the “herb village”, is located at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountains. From the church situated high above the village you have a wonderful view of the mountains, the north coast and the centre and south of the island. Market is held every Wednesday.


Now follow the Ma-2130 road towards Caimari. You have arrived at the olive capital of Mallorca. Every autumn the village celebrates a major Olive Fair. Producers present their oils, wineries their wines, accompanied by typical Mallorcan delicacies and and a craftwork exhibition. The traditional weekly market is held every Monday.

Santuario de Lluc

Continue on the winding Ma-2130 road through an impressive mountain landscape until you arrive at the Sanctuary of Lluc. The sanctuary with its Black Madonna is the most famous place of pilgrimage on the island. Twice a day, at 11.45 am and 4:45 pm, the “Es Blauets” children´s choir sings the Salve Regina in the church…


Continue on the Ma-10 through the Tramuntana and the wonderful valley of Son Marc towards Pollença. A very attractive little town with narrow streets and cosy cafés and restaurants. The market is held every Sunday.


The pilgrimage chapel at the Puig de Calvari. To get there, you have to climb 365 stone steps bordered by cypresses. This is the place where the famous Good Friday Procession takes place at Easter. More information:

Cap de Formentor

Another option. The northernmost point of Mallorca is truly unique: wind and water have sculpted a fascinating and bizarre shoreline at the peninsula of Formentor, with steep cliffs and breathtaking views. From Port de Pollença a nearly 14 km winding road (Ma-2110) leads to Cape Formentor with its lighthouse and a car park. There are several lookouts on the way to the cape. Beware! In summer (01.06.-30.09.) access by car is restricted, however a shuttle bus service is available from the Port de Pollença.

Formentor Shuttle Information


We continue along the coast towards Alcúdia, one of the oldest towns of Mallorca. No other place on the island offers such a Moorish atmosphere. The former Pollentia was built by the Romans in the year 70 B.C.; the archaeological remains can still be seen and visited. Culture lovers should visit the Sa Bassa Blanca Museum with its extraordinary collection of children’s portraits and its impressive sculpture park.

Our tip: La Victòria, with the small monastery of the same name offers a lonely rocky cove where you can have a refreshing swim, as well as a wonderful view over the Bay of Pollença and the mountains.

Playa de Muro

Stopover and have a swim at any of the white sandy beaches of the Bay of Alcúdia. We recommend the natural beach of Son Serra de Marina or a visit to the 1.700 sqm nature reserve of s’Albufera where you can discover rare species of aquatic birds.


This medieval village captivates the visitor with its numerous beautiful shops and cafés. Its small pedestrian zone invites you to stroll, shop or just relax. High above the village there is an impressive fortress and the church of Sant Salvador. Visit the famous Cuevas de Artà in Canyamel- the best experience for the whole family. On your way back to Inca you should take the Ma3400 road and head to Santa Margalida, following a hilly and very romantic landscape, and stop at Mallorca’s only organic aloe vera plantation , Aloe Vera Farm Mallorca, with its own shop.

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