Why go to Campanet?
Campanet holidays take you to a town barely touched by tourism, where the pace of life has changed little over the decades. Set in a beautiful landscape, ideal for walkers, Campanet is an attractive town, famous for its limestone caves.
Who is Campanet popular with?
Campanet is particularly popular couples seeking a retreat from busy lives, and for those with a love of walking.
When to go to Campanet
Campanet holidays can be taken taken at any time of year as the winters are mild. April to October are the most popular times to visit with temperatures rising into the thirties at the height of the season. Early and late season, when the temperatures are lower, are the most popular time for walkers.
Campanet - The place
If you want a holiday in Majorca but wish to avoid the busy coastal areas, Campanet may be just the ticket. It is a charming inland village, nestling in the hills of the beautiful northern landscape. Framed by the Tramuntana mountains and surrounded by groves of oranges, almonds and olives, Campanet is an idyllic spot. The landscape begs to be explored on foot. In the unlikely event that it rains, visit Ses Fonts Ufanes, an intermittent spring that spurts from the ground and feeds down to the marshland at S'Albufera. The local limestone caves are also worth a visit.
Although Campanet is not a major tourist centre, it has a range of accommodation to suit most budgets. Likewise, its restaurants cater for most tastes. Shopping is more than adequate and supplies all your holiday essentials. The village square is a hub of low-key activity after dark, with some friendly pubs and traditional tapas bars.
If you fancy a day or two by the sea, you are only twenty minutes away from the beaches of Pollensa and Alcudia.
Since Campanet is not really a tourist town, nightlife is very low key. Evenings are spent strolling through the pretty streets, wining and dining under the stars.
Campanet shopping caters for all of your holiday needs including gifts and souvenirs. If more choice is needed, take the bus to Palma where you'll find an abundance of specialist shops and boutiques. Popular purchases include local pottery and glass, leather goods, embroidered linens, basketry and jewellery.
Campanet eating caters for most tastes. Restaurants serve a variety of food from local island fare to international cuisine. If you are new to the flavours of Spain, order tapas and you'll receive a variety of tasty, bite sized morsels. They are useful if you wish to stave off hunger during the sometimes long gap between lunch and dinner. Local wines are as pleasing to the pocket as they are to the palate. Children are always welcome customers and their taste and portion sizes are usually accommodated.
Things to do in Campanet
Campanet is the perfect choice for those who enjoy walking as it lies in a beautiful landscape with many fascinating woodland trails leading to the hills and also to the sea.
Since Majorca is a small island visitors can enjoy all of its attractions including water parks, a safari park, a wooden maze that becomes very scary after dark, a bird sanctuary, stables for horse riding, , a go-kart track and the Fantasia mini golf at Palmanova, to name but a few. While local buses offer a fairly good service, if you wish to explore the island fully, including its more remote parts, car hire is recommended.
The two water parks near Palma offer an exciting day out for adults and children alike. Aqualand has some terrifying vertical drops which certainly raise adrenalin levels. The Palma Aquarium, also close by, is on the top ten list of tourist attractions that appeal to all age groups. At Marineland you can see dolphin shows as well as a range of sea life.
A wide range of excursions can be enjoyed by couples. One of the most popular is the Soller and La Colobra island tour. This includes a coach journey into spectacular mountain scenery, a boat trip along the rugged western coastline followed by journeys on the Soller tram and the old, wooden Soller Train. The Soller Botanical Gardens at Camp D'En Prohom, terraced gardens where many rare and endangered species are grown is also worth a visit.
The historic town of Palma with its impressive Gothic Cathedral, its fine buildings and museums, and its multitude of specialist stores and fashion boutiques, makes a welcome change from the beach and most couples make time for a visit. It offers plenty of opportunities for buying your holiday gifts and souvenirs. The markets of the island have great appeal with the one in Felanitx said to be the best. Visitors may also wish to tour the pearl factory in Manacor where jewellery can be purchased. The east coast has the spectacular Caves of Drach and also the Caves of Ham. The caves are well worth seeing as the caverns and enormous stalactites and stalagmites are dramatically illuminated.
Majorca also has many pretty inland villages where the pace of life has remained unchanged for decades. One of most charming is Valldemosa, which is the highest on the island and certainly one of the most picturesque. Be sure to visit its thirteenth century monastery. Deia, framed by the Tramuntana mountains, is another beautiful and traditional village that should not be missed.