Streets of Alcúdia

Mallorca’s Northeast region is a unique part of the island that features an incredible geographic diversity that includes the industrial town of Inca to the historic villages of Pollensa and Alcúdia and their nearby and family-friendly ports, Port de Pollensa and Port de Alcúdia to small farming communities. 

Mallorca’s Northeast region is also well-known for its small farming communities and agricultural production – including wine, almond and fruit trees and olive groves. There are numerous festivals throughout the year in this central region to celebrate its agricultural history – from olive oil harvests to potatoes to the popular Dijous Bo, an annual festival in the small city of Inca that celebrates local cuisine, produce and farming. While it’s hard to encapsulate this diverse and large region, here are some of Ocean View’s highlights:

Alcúdia, a village built up within an old fortress, is a popular town for holiday-goers to visit but Alcúdia also has a welcoming, all-year around community. While it lies just a couple of kilometres from bustling Port de Alcúdia, the differences between the two towns are striking. Port de Alcúdia is bordered by hotels and resorts, making it a very popular summer destination, dominated by the Bay of Alcúdia and a long white sand beach which stretches several kilometres along the Eastern edge of Mallorca. Port d’Alcúdia is also an entry way for ferry boats coming from Barcelona or Menorca. The village of Alcúdia features centuries old architectural remnants and a more traditional lifestyle.

Inca is one of Mallorca’s most unique cities. Home to the international footwear brand, Camper, Inca is also where much of the island’s leather production takes place. Inca is steeped in traditions yet has a modern flair and lively ambiance. It remains a site of leather and shoe manufacturing and more recently is welcoming smaller brands and designers who are interested in transforming the former factories into studios and showrooms.  

The rocky northeastern tip of Mallorca
Windswept beach on Mallorca's northeast coast

Pollensa, like Alcúdia, has a rich history and a strong role in the 13th century Christian conquest. It has a privileged location between mountains and sea that makes it one of the most desirable places to live and to visit. Nearby Port de Pollensa has a dramatic backdrop of mountains and while the boardwalk is bustling with shops and restaurants, there is a strong presence of nature that makes this a special place to spend time in.

The town of Sa Pobla, which sits just off the main highway and is not far from Muro, one of Mallorca’s largest and most beautiful beaches, boasts a history that dates back to Roman times. It’s known for its farming traditions, particularly potatoes.

Selva, a tiny community on the edge of mountains, grows some of Mallorca’s best olive oil and holds an annual festival where visitors can taste the different styles and nearby Campanet, is a residential community with strong local traditions

At the other edge of the Bay of Alcúdia sits Son Serra de Marina, arguably one of the island’s most precious coastlines. As a naturally protected area, Son Serra consists of long beaches surrounded by wild nature, rocky outcroppings and wind-swept pine trees. Towards the southeast, is Colonia San Pere, a laid-back, beachside village with pedestrian boardwalk for cycling, walking or browsing the shops. For its small size, Colonia San Pere has a welcoming and beach-town atmosphere that is attractive to both year-round residents as well as second-home buyers.  

While Son Serra is a quiet beach area with few hotels, shops or restaurants nearby, Can Picafort which borders Son Serra on the north end, is one of Mallorca’s top beach resorts, with a lively, family-friendly atmosphere and amenities.

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