Holidays to Llucmajor introduce a charming working town with a backdrop of almond orchards, terraced hills and secretive coves.

South-westerly Llucmajor

Bronze Age settlers, famous battles, royal markets and pirate watchtowers – the south-western region of Llucmajor has been pretty busy over the last few millennia. This rural district's pinned by lively S’Arenal Beach in the north, the pretty cove of Cala Pi in the south, and Puig de Randa Mountain in the north-east. The compact crowning city also goes by the name of Llucmajor, stacking up historic sites, like a Franciscan convent and Art Nouveau cafés.

Local life in Plaça d’Espanya

Settling among the almond orchards and bald-headed mountains, the city of Llucmajor offers a peek into local Majorcan life. But that’s not all – this city really packs a historical punch. Plaça d’Espanya, with its green-shuttered cafés and Art Nouveau town hall, sits in the thick of things. Explore the streets darting way from the square, and you’ll come across the lofty Sant Miquel Church and an immaculate Baroque convent.

Golf retreats and Cala Pi beach

Golf courses and spa hotels speckle the countryside beyond Llucmajor. This is top-notch walking and cycling territory – hiking trails snake past the ancient almond, pomegranate and fig orchards that march down the craggy hillsides. And to the south-west, coves and clifftop watchtowers stitch the jagged coastline. That includes pint-sized Cala Pi – a cove that’s said to be the prettiest beach in Majorca.

Daytrips to Palma and Playa S’Arenal

Majorca's capital, Palma, is less than a half-hour drive away from Llucmajor. Hole-in-the-wall tapas bars speckle the backstreets. And the behemoth Palma Cathedral – one of the best in Spain – looms over the waterfront, where superyachts and cruise ships slip in and out of the sleek marina. Meanwhile, it’s the king-size sandy beach that steals the limelight in neighbouring S’Arenal Beach.

At a Glance

  • Meet the island-famous shoemakers
  • Hide away on sandy Cala Pi
  • Hop on a bus to Palma