The picturesque village of Calvia is located in the southwest of Mallorca, south of the Tramuntana Mountains. Founded in 1249 with just 100 residents, it is now the administrative centre of the whole of Calvia. The municipality of Calvia is one of the richest in Spain and is considered the most stable in value on the sunny island of Mallorca. The imposing town hall bears witness to the importance of the village of Calvia. The village of Calvia benefits from its original charm and the natural and picturesque surroundings. In the picturesque Es Capdellà, Mallorcan cosiness prevails away from mass tourism and city noise. The rural region is characterised by many typical Mediterranean-style fincas with enchanting plots of land and stately homes that blend perfectly into the wonderful landscape of Mallorca’s southwest. At the end of the mild winter, the almond blossom offers a wonderful natural spectacle, which is particularly pronounced in the region around Es Capdellà. The two villages are equally popular with residents and people with a second home, as the place has restaurants, market and events to offer, regardless of the season. Likewise, the proximity to Palma, only 20 minutes by car, and the numerous marinas and golf courses located in the area make the place particularly attractive. An international school (BIC College) is only about fifteen minutes away. For culinary enjoyment, this area naturally also has a lot to offer. The Bar Nou in Es Capdella is particularly famous for its king prawns. Rightly so, of course, but the rest of the menu is also excellent and traditional. The restaurant itself is very cosy and the service is familiar and friendly. If you prefer traditional Mallorcan in a rustic style with a beautiful view of the greenery from the terrace, we recommend Can Torrat in the middle of the village of Calvia.
Beautifully situated at the foot of the UNESCO-protected Tramuntana mountains, only 30 minutes from Palma, is the Castell Son Claret - one of Mallorca’s most beautiful luxury hotels. The former castle on a 132-hectare idyllic estate is now one of the ‘Leading Hotels of the World’, which the owners lovingly and lavishly renovated in 2013 in a contemporary style. With only 41 rooms and suites, each with either terraces, an enchanting garden or private pool, Castell Son Claret is a very special retreat on Mallorca. The hotel’s cuisine is also outstanding: the Olivera restaurant serves typical Spanish-Mediterranean cuisine all day on the magnificent terrace. The inspiring Castell Bar is located in the former coachman’s house, whose time-honoured walls are now adorned with modern Mallorcan art. The restored oil mill is suitable as a conference room for smaller meetings and conventions. The ‘Bellesa de Claret’ spa with indoor pool and Moorish hammam is a luxurious wellness oasis, and guests can also relax by the panoramic pool, which offers uninterrupted views of the entire valley.
If you want to experience water sports than are possible in a pool, you can reach the beaches of Paguera, Santa Ponsa or Palmanova in a few minutes by car. The three beaches in Paguera are particularly family-friendly, as the water is calm here and the beach gently merges into the sea. One of the most beautiful diving areas in the area also attracts many visitors and especially the Malgrats Islands near Santa Ponsa offer a wonderful underwater world. Many visitors come to the Calvia region to go hiking. The hiking trails are in excellent condition and well signposted. If you like, you can look for old forts and towers. These were built in the past to counter the constant threat posed by marauding pirates. If you want to explore the area on horseback, you can go for a ride at one of the local riding stables. And of course, this part of the Tramuntana is also very popular with cyclists.
The municipality of Calvià is located in the south-western part of the Balearic Island. The municipality borders Puigpunyent and Estellencs to the north. To the south of the region is the seaside resort of Palmanova. The small town of Calvia bears the same name as the municipality, which includes the following villages: Paguera, Son Ferrer, Santa Ponsa, Bendinat, Calvia, Costa de sa Calma, Sol de Mallorca, Portals Vells, Galatzò, Sa Porrassa, Cas Català - Ses Illetes, Palmanova, Costa d’en Blanes, Magaluf, El Toro, Portals Nous and Es Capdellà. Among this multitude of places, Calvia is the centre of the tourist activity of the region. The capital, Palma, lies to the east of Calvia and is just under 20 kilometres away. In less than half an hour, Palma can be easily reached by car. The inland town of Calvià has about 2,000 inhabitants and is one of the richest municipalities in Spain.