September is upon us, children are back to school, but in Calvià the holiday season never stops. Located between the coast and the mountains, this Majorcan region has an array of attractions that cater to the needs of every traveller every month of the year. Sports, hiking, heritage, and bird watching are some of the activities that, together with its enviable climate, make this Mediterranean destination a must-visit year title.
Finca Galatzó, one of Calvià’s archaeological wonders
Finca Galatzó reveals Calvià’s rich, historic and artistic heritage, a physical reflection of its long history. This legendary estate is the perfect setting on the island to enjoy the incredible nature, peace, tranquillity and beauty of the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
There are activities related to history, adventure and nature as part of the four recommended itineraries, as accessible from the itineraries from the idyllic village of Es Capdellà.
Calvià is a perfect destination for bird lovers to discover the different species that inhabit the island. Through different routes, and depending on the time of year, birdwatchers can spot a variety of native birds always accompanied by an expert who will make the tour an unforgettable experience. Alongside this, the variety of plant species, colourful butterflies and visiting the forn de cal or Carboners houses make visitors feel at one with the natural environment of the island.
Puig de sa Morisca archaeological park
Spanning over 45 hectares, the Puig de sa Morisca archaeological park is one of the most important archaeological sites in Majorca. Located in Santa Ponça, 120 meters above sea level, the park includes a museum and rich ethnographic landscape history, that make it a not to be missed when visiting Calvià.
Mostra de Cuines – culinary festivals
In order to promote the region’s gastronomic wealth of the region, since 2008 Calvià has held various “Mostra de Cuines” events, culinary festivals, throughout the year. Local restaurants present their best dishes for a special price, offering visitors a taste of the Mediterranean. Diners can sample complete menus consisting of a starter, main course, dessert and a drink which range from €12-16. The next one will take place each Friday in October.
Calvià’s sporting highlights
From triathlons to athletics tournaments, from mountain races to beach volleyball matches, the region hosts many sporting events throughout the year. Calvià has more than 30 top-level sports facilities and stands out as one of the best places in Europe for athletes or fans to train, compete and enjoy different physical activities all year round.