Located in the northeast corner of Majorca island, Santa Margalida is a friendly and quiet municipality located 45 km from the capital city, Palma de Mallorca. It's an idiosyncratic village, surrounded by charming villages such as Artá or Petra, making it the perfect place to spend a relaxing vacation.
Santa Margalida's location on top of a hill a few kilometers from the coast provides breathtaking views of the surrounding landscapes. This small Mallorcan town has managed to maintain the taste of its tradition without renouncing to modernity.
The first thing one finds when arriving at Santa Margalida are its majestic mills, witnesses of agricultural activity that had great importance in the past. It's most outstanding monument is the Parish of Santa Margalida de Palma, founded by the Franciscan monks in 1238, in which stands a splendid tower that acts as a sentinel. From the top of this building we can enjoy fantastic views of the Tramuntana Mountains, UNESCO World Heritage Site. Another popular attraction is the market square where one can enjoy the tranquility by sipping coffee on a tree-lined terrace.
For lovers of history, some of the main attractions are the deposit of Es Figueral, formed by a set of structures from the 1,100 BC in the Ancient Bronze era, the necropolis Son Real of the VII century, the cove of Sa Nineta that also dates from the Bronze Age, and the Creu de Son Serra.
Santa Margalida also enjoys a fantastic natural setting for hiking and trekking. The river basin of the Na Borgues river, formed by ravines and valleys, crosses part of the areas of Artá, Petra and Manacor. Another popular site is the Dunes of Son Real which boast of great ecological interest.
With a little more than 11.000 inhabitants, Santa Margalida provides a captivating contrast between the mountainous interior and pleasant Mediterranean coast. Its 9 km of fine sand beaches with amazing blue waters and a first class gastronomy make it an excellent family holiday destination.
Can Picafort: this urban beach of sand and gravel extends along the urban area of the same name, very close to Santa Margalida. It has transparent waters and medium waves that make it ideal to go with the family.
Serralot: this beach, very close to Son Real, is composed of gravel and sand. Its low occupancy makes it perfect for those looking to get away from the tourist traps and enjoy a quaint beach by the sea.
Es Dolç: dotted with dunes and rocky formations, this marvelous cove of golden sand surprises us with crystalline waters that border the urban center of Son Serra de Marina.
Son Real: featuring 300 meters of length of sand and gravel, Son Real beach is the continuation of Es Dolç beach. Its turquoise waters are a clear example of the beauty of the Mallorcan coastline.
Son Serra Marina: featuring white sand, Son Serra beach stretches along 450 meters and borders with its urbanization of the same name. Its waters are warm with a gentle tide, a reason why it's a tourist favorite.
To make your holiday with family or friends a success, first you must find a suitable accommodation. Renting a villa with a private pool in Santa Margalida or a nice chalet will allow you to savor the freedom and comfort of an independent home. Even though Santa Margalida discourages big buildings, its holiday homes and numerous independent chalets provide all the modern amenities and attractions you'd expect from a Mediterranean resort town. In our website we offer you a varied selection of villas in Santa Margalida where you can spend a memorable holiday.
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