It is widely known that in the heat of summer, the small Balearic Island, Majorca, becomes a major party location, attracting thousands of beach-goers from around the world. But Majorca offers more than just beach and sangria – in the island’s inland you will find rural areas with beautiful hiking trails and stunning mountain scenery. For those seeking a stay in Majorca away from the hustle and bustle, find refuge in an idyllic mountain hotel. Majorca boasts mountains up to 1,445 meters high, the highest peak is of the Puig Major. Majorca’s mountain hotels are luxurious and stylish with comfort rooms, amazing restaurants, and swimming pools.
Where to spend the night at a mountain hotel in Majorca?
Sierra de Tramuntana: Majorca’s dreamy northern ridge
Running 90 km along the cliffy northwest coast of Majorca, the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011. At a mountain hotel tucked into tranquil settings, some 500 meters above sea level and some just 900 meters from the beach, enjoy rustic décor and panoramic views. Those seeking a totally serene escape from the bustling beach towns can gear up for leisurely hiking trails, a cozy hotel atmosphere in historic buildings, and the romanticism of the untouched Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. Relax in lovely gardens, pristine swimming pools, and the golden Majorcan sun. At a mountain hotel near one of the pretty towns of Sóller or Valldemossa, you’ll be taken by neo-Baroque architecture, truly amazing Majorcan cuisine, and maybe even catch one of the many exciting festivals running during the summer months. Sóller is also known for its abundant citrus groves, expansive art collection at the Can Prunera, and bustling markets. A mountain hotel near Sóller or the Port of Sóller promises to be a Mediterranean paradise – enveloping you in a tranquility only found in the calm Majorcan mountains. The small coastal village of Deià has been a source of inspiration for artists and writers all over the world – and its’s easy to see why in this idyllic location filled with wonderfully green and ochre-colored buildings. Puigpunyent sits surrounded by olive and almond trees, cultivated fields, and high mountain peaks, in the northwestern region of Majorca. A mountain hotel in this region promises gourmet food and views of the beautiful Puigpunyent valley, as well as plenty of chances for horseback riding, rock climbing, hiking, and cycling. Tucked in a rural location around Alaró, nestled between the western end of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range and the Castell mountains, find a beauty that’s impressive even on Majorca. Some of these wonderful hotels come equipped with bike-rental, tennis and swimming facilities, as well as sprawling gardens primed for spending the day with a book. For a beautiful afternoon trip, trek out the northern tip of Majorca where the Sierra de Tramuntana meet the Mediterranean in Port de Pollenca, and prepare for breathtaking views from the pine-lined white beach and iconic lighthouse.
Good to know
Getting there: Because of Majorca’s recent reputation as a year-round vacation destination, flight travel to Palma de Mallorca Airport is quite easy, lasting only around 2.5 hours from London. Once there, there will be a taxi stand where you can find a cab to take you directly to your hotel for a reasonable price. For more flexibility during your trip, car rental is widely available – although it is recommended to book your car hire in advance, as the lines can be quite long in the Palma Airport.