A winding, hairpin road between the Tramuntana Sierra and the Mediterranean Sea leads to the small fi shing port of Valldemossa. Mallorca’s craggy coastline shelters this delightful mariners’ village whose houses are now summer residences.
It is also one of the few northern ports that is sheltered and equipped for anchoring boats. The road continues into a steep slope which crosses the former lands of the Archduke Louis Salvador of Austria. During the rainy season, the spectacle of the Rei de Teules waterfall takes you by surprise.
The beauty of the countryside inspires you to engage in sports such as rambling, climbing and diving, while the port itself is the perfect place to take in the sights, smells and sounds of the sea.
How to get there: 6km from Valldemossa, continue down the Banyalbufar road and take the first turn off on the right.
What to visit: the pier; Rei de Teules waterfall; the Talayotic sanctuary, Son Mas; and the defence tower.
Where to eat: Es Port restaurant.
Local gastronomy: fish and other fried dishes.
Places of interest nearby: Deià, Sóller.