The Spanish island of Majorca is famous for its year round sunshine, stunning sandy beaches and rich culture. Following a long Majorcan road that winds its way along the island’s coastline is an enchanting experience that should not be missed. Motorists will be able to travel at their own pace and pause whenever they choose to soak up the scenery and spend a little time on the beach.
The coastal city of Palma is a great place to start a road trip around Majorca. After taking a little time to appreciate this magnificent city, motorists can head west on the C-719, which will take them past some of Majorca’s most striking scenery. After passing the Sierra de Tramontana and Palma Nova, motorists can pause for lunch at the traditional fishing village of Santa Ponça, which is blessed with an enchanting harbour and an impressive fortified Gothic tower.
After lunch, follow the road as it winds past a number of gorgeous sandy coves and traditional towns such as Paguera and Camp de Mar. The road twists round a series of curves to reach Port D’Andratx, offering stunning ocean views set against a pine backdrop. It is worth taking the time to explore the town of Andratx, as this is one of the most picturesque towns on the whole of Majorca with its Son Mas mansion and Gothic parish church.
Follow the C-710 N as it winds along Majorca’s north-western coast. A lot of the road here is shaded by pine trees on one side with a dramatic cliff drop to the ocean on the other side. In order to fully appreciate the beauty of this road, motorists will want to pause at various lookout points scattered along the road. The Mirador Ricardo Roca is a particularly good place to pause, as it offers a breathtaking panoramic view of the coves, which can only be accessed from the sea.
This dramatic road continues along the coast to the town of Estallenchs, which features several steep slopes that are covered by pine groves as well as fruit orchards, almond and olive trees. This is the perfect place to pause to wander through the hills and sample some of the area’s fresh local produce.
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