Manacor is a beautiful town of 40,000 inhabitants located in the eastern part of the island of Mallorca. It is considered the third largest municipality of the island and the capital of the region of Levante, it is located 50 km from Palma and its international airport.
Manacor was founded in the fourteenth century by King Jaume II and has a rich cultural and historical heritage among which we can mention Palacio Real, la iglesia de San Vicente Ferrer, la Torre de Ses Puntes, la iglesia de Santo Domingo and la Torre des Enagistes.
The municipality of Manacor includes the villages of Son Macia, Son Negre, Manacor Ciudad, Porto Cristo and Port de Manacor that are very important tourist centers and resorts on the island. In recent years, the name of Manacor has crossed borders thanks to the great Rafael Nadal, born here. Considered one of the best players in the world, this athlete has managed to put Manacor on the map and bring pride to all corners of the town.
The best known spot of Manacor town is undoubtedly Porto Cristo, just 14km from the city. Located within the tourist circuits, this small town is known for having one of the most beautiful natural harbors in our country, a very pleasant promenade and a wide range of leisure and entertaining activities.
One of the main attractions of this area of Mallorca are the numerous caves found along its coastline. Because the soil base is created by calcareous materials, the elapse of centuries has favored the erosion creating a large network of caves. The most famous are Las cuevas del Drac y las cuevas de Hams, las del Pirata and las de Can Senyoret .
Manacor has more than 16 beautiful coves and 9 beaches spread along its coastline, some of this great beauties are: Cala Moreia, Cala Morlanda, Cala Romantica, Cala Petita, Playa de Porto Cristo, Cala Anguila, Cala Mendia, s´Estany d´en Mas, Cala Falcó, Cala Varques, Cala Sequer, Cala Magraner, Cala Virgili, Cala Bota, Cala Antena y Cala Domingos
It’s an area with great environmental wealth throughout its territory, it has more than 32 km2 of protected areas of special interest, of which 6 of them are along the coast. In Manacor we find a greenway of 29 km long that starts in Manacor and travels through beautiful spots taking the route of the old railroad an finally connects to the people of Artá, it is a simple and very nice route that can be traveled on foot or by bike.
Enjoy this beautifull video from Manacor: