The popular Calviá region with its coastal towns, from Paguera to the city limits of Palma, is one of the richest municipalities in the country, which is reflected in the extravagant local church. The municipality is not only a tourism hotspot, but with Puerto Portals and Port Adriano it offers 2 luxury marinas, 4 golf courses and, above all, popular urban developments for foreign investors, such as Costa den Blanes, Nova Santa Ponsa, Bendinat and Illetas.
But the mountain village itself is also popular with international residents, as it offers a rural atmosphere not far from the beautiful beaches and the island’s capital. Palma can be reached in about 20 minutes and the airport in just 25 minutes. Some year-round restaurants and small grocery stores are located in Calvia itself, as are sports facilities and the town hall. Large supermarkets and other nightlife options can be found in Santa Ponsa, a 10-minute drive away.
Real estate buyers in Calvia generally choose traditional fincas with large grounds or Mediterranean villas with panoramic views in the new upper “Son Font” district. Investors can find what they are looking for in Son Font, as the prices for high-quality villas are far below those of equivalent properties in the towns by the sea. Above all, tranquillity and proximity to nature make properties in Calvía stand out.
Going out and experiencing Calviá
Home cooking and Michelin stars
The mountain village of Es Capdella is in the immediate vicinity of Calvía, and is connected to Calvía by a well-built footpath and bike path.
The “Bar Nou” has pretty much become an institution for locals, local residents and cyclists, who make a stop at this typical restaurant right on the thoroughfare at lunchtime. Real home cooking at moderate prices and perhaps the largest sole on the island are served here. Reservations should be made on weekends and public holidays.
The finest cuisine, which has been awarded 2 Michelin stars, can be found in the Zaranda restaurant in the luxury hotel Castell Son Claret, on the outskirts of Es Capdella.
Hiking with a view of the Galatzo
At just over 1,000 metres above sea level, the Puig de Galatzo, is the highest peak in the south west and, with its striking conal shape, signals the entry into the UNESCO World Natural Heritage Tramuntana Mountains.
Hiking trails start from the neighbouring town of Es Capdella, via the public finca, to the summits of the Galatzo and the neighbouring S`Esclop mountain. Good physical condition and sure-footedness are prerequisites for alpine tours, as are water, snacks and appropriate clothing.
A relatively flat forest path with a view of the Galatzo leads from Son Font to Galilea and is ideal for a Sunday walk with a stop at the market square in the small mountain village.