Between the mountains and the sea – Calvià
Calvià, in the south-west of the island, at 145 square kilometres is one of the largest as well as one of the richest municipalities in Majorca. It has 54 kilometres of coastline and a whole array of coastal resorts such as Paguera, Palmanova and Magaluf, and it includes more than 30 beaches and bays.
The pueblo of Calvià
Inland is the village of Calvià with around 2,400 inhabitants – situated in an enchanting location at the foot of the Tramuntana mountains amid fields and meadows. The almond trees come into bloom in January and February, putting on a great show of white and pink blossoms. In the pueblo of Calvià, you’ll find a historic centre – complete with a church dedicated to John the Baptist or Sant Joan Baptista. The village has really impressive houses too, some of which have resolutely stood their ground here since the 17th century. It also has an enormous town hall and a modern sports centre, made possible thanks to healthy tax revenues.
Shopping, eating out
There are several shops and restaurants in the pueblo of Calvià – such as the typical Majorcan family restaurant Mesón Ca’n Torrat with warm and welcoming hosts, a mountain-view terrace and down-to-earth cooking. It serves traditional dishes like shoulder of lamb, suckling pig and grilled farm-raised chicken. Calvià has a weekly market every Monday. And the village lies just 20 kilometres west of Palma de Mallorca – the cultural and economic centre of the sunshine island.
Hiking, cycling, swimming
Hiking in the Tramuntana mountains and swimming in the sea…welcome to Calvià! This location is perfect for outings on foot or setting forth on leisurely bicycle trips that are signposted, all around Calvià. If you want something a little more challenging, you could do some touring on a road bike or mountain bike…the mountains are really close. And water fans couldn’t be more spoilt for choice, having all of those different bays with their big and small sandy beaches, from Cas Català to Sant Elm.
Fancy owning a Majorcan property?
Calvià is very popular with residents of Majorca from various countries as well as owners of second homes. This is because of the wonderful combination of rural tranquillity and proximity to the lively coastal resorts. It means everyone who lives here, be it in a village house or perhaps on a finca outside the village, can enjoy the best of both worlds. And you too could make your Mediterranean dreams come true!
Traditional festivals are part of the authentic Majorcan feeling in the village of Calvià also. You won’t regret plunging in and celebrating along with everyone. The Fiestas de Sant Jaume, much loved by the locals, take place in July, for example – with a night of fires, music, dancing and eating in the open air.
And golfers have a choice of multiple courses: Santa Ponça I, II, III, Real Golf de Bendinat and the T Golf & Country Club.