About Camp de Mar
This sea front town in the southwest of Mallorca, close to Andratx, is a purpose-built holiday resort – but put away any thoughts you may have of high rise blocks and brash bars. This sophisticated beach resort is surrounded by small, exclusive hotels and is popular with the well-heeled and glitterati who flock here during the summer months.
There is a well-serviced, beautifully clean beach area with a charming little wooden bridge which stretches towards a rocky islet called ‘La Illeta’. Here you can enjoy food and drink at a little cabana. The setting is what makes this location so desirable with crystal clear waters, pine trees and dramatic rocky outcrops. Find out what else makes this beach town in the southwest so special with the abcMallorca guide to Camp de Mar.
History and Culture of Camp de Mar
The first hotel was built in Camp de Mar in 1932. The famous spy Tomás ‘Tommy’ Harris also bought a house here in 1949. Development later flourished in the 1980’s and continued until fairly recently.
Camp de Mar has also been a hot-spot for many celebrities, most notably Claudia Schiffer who once owned a home here. Despite later development, the resort remains a quieter destination for laid-back holiday-makers who want to enjoy the beach and stunning scenery.
Shopping Camp de Mar
You can find basics available in Camp de Mar, but the nearby Port Andratx provides a wide range of shops and restaurants and can be reached within 10 minutes by car.
Major Attractions in Camp de Mar
The main attraction of Camp de Mar is the sophisticated ambience and well-serviced beach which is 180 metres wide. Here you will find showers, toilets, sunbeds, ramps for the disabled, lifeguards on duty and pedalos for hire.
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Things to Do around Camp de Mar
If you want to do more than enjoy the beautiful beach and rocky coves, Camp de Mar is well-placed to explore the south west of the island or go hiking and biking around the glorious Tramuntana Mountain range.
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A 16th century watch tower, which was restored by Claudia Schiffer’s family, is a popular walking destination and provides panoramic views of the surrounding coast and countryside.
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There are also trips to the nature and marine reserve of Dragonera Island which depart from Camp de Mar and the nearby golf resort of Golf de Andratx provides world class facilities for golfers.
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The nearby town of Andratx is home to a contemporary art gallery which is well worth a visit for art lovers.
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Restaurants in Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar enjoys an excellent range of restaurants, with many more within easy distance in the resorts of Peguera, Port Andratx, Andratx and the surrounding countryside. One of the best restaurants is Swiss owned La Tulipe which used to be lcoated in S’Aracco and moved here a few years ago.
Other noteworthy restaurants include Restaurante Campino overlooking the 18th hole of Golf Andratx, Restaurante Flor de Sal with great seaviews and for the location rather than the food – Restaurante Illeta built on a rock off the beach of Camp de Mar and accessable using a footbridge.
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Hotels in Camp de Mar
There are a number of highrise hotels built along the sea-front of Camp de Mar and some even enjoy direct access to the white sandy beach. There is the modern five star Steigenberger Golf and Spa Resort Camp de Mar which was formerly known as a Dorint Hotel.
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Events at Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar is fairly quiet but there is the local festival of San Agustin and Santa Ana on the 26th of July.
Living in Camp de Mar
Camp de Mar enjoys a lively international mix of visitors during the summer, but is very quiet during the winter months. For this reason most home-owners tend to keep their properties as holiday homes, but Camp de Mar would be suitable for living all year round because the nearby towns of Peguera, Port Andratx and Andratx provide a good range of facilities and amenities.
Properties here include a good range of apartments and villas, but Camp de Mar is relatively expensive. Expect to pay from 260,000 euros for a basic apartment up to 1.5 million euros for a luxury penthouse and from 1 million to around 16 million euros for a seaview villa.
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