About es Capdellà
Es Capdellà is a picturesque mountain village nestled in the Tramuntana mountain range on the Puig de sa crane and is located between the larger towns of Calvià and Andratx in southwest Mallorca.
The drive to es Capdellà is almost worth the trouble of a making a trip to this beautiful location, with undulating roads and stunning mountain and forest scenery.
There is not a great deal to do there except enjoy nature, but it is a lovely place to stop for food or a relaxed stay and enjoy some of the most jaw dropping views in this delightful part of Mallorca.
Peaceful bays, breathtaking scenery and lively holiday resorts are all part of what the Southwest of the sunny island offers to visitors. […] The Southwest Region of Mallorca
History and culture of es Capdellà
Stone-faced village houses, rustic fincas and architect-designed villas are home to a lively international community, which keeps this village buzzing all-year-round.
Travelling around this area you are likely to find traces from the Arab and Roman occupations.
Also of interest is the restored castle hotel of Castell Son Claret which dates back to the mid-1800s.
Shopping es Capdellà
You are only likely to find the basics in the village but access to more extensive shopping is available close by, particularly in Peguera and Port Andratx which have a good range of affordable and designer boutiques and leather goods shops. Palma central is approximately 25km or a 30-minute drive away.
There is also a regular Monday market at the nearby town of Calvià.
A list of the daily markets taking place all over the island of Mallorca selling lots of interesting local produce and great souvenirs to take home. […] Markets in Mallorca
Major attractions in es Capdellà
The major attraction of es Capdella is the quiet beauty of the area. The Tramuntana mountain range is an attraction itself which enjoys UNESCO designation as a world heritage site.
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serra de Tramuntana is the backbone of Mallorca. Find out what this spectacular mountain range has to offer. […] Discover the Serra de Tramuntana
Things to do in es Capdellà
As well as enjoying the food and scenery there is plenty to do for those that enjoy hiking and biking in beautiful, natural surroundings. Es Capdella also makes a good base to enjoy many other locations in the south west if you don’t mind driving for 15-30-minutes to reach nearby towns and villages.
Mallorca is paradise for hikers with the mountain range of Serra de Tramuntana to explore in a wonderful climate. Here is your guide to hiking in Mallorca. […] Hiking in Mallorca
One writer – an avid cyclist – talks frankly of his experiences of riding a bike in Palma city compared to other regions of Mallorca. […] Cycling in Mallorca
The southwest of Mallorca thrives on sun, beaches, sailing, surfing, hiking and a variety of watersports. Romantics and nature lovers will find everything their hearts desire in this region. […] Leisure Time in the Southwest
Es Capdellà is also within easy distance of the many highly rated beaches on the southwest coast and world-class golf resorts.
There are 262 white sandy beaches, of which 60 fly the blue flag, on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Here is your complete guide to the best beaches on Majorca. […] Best Beaches in Majorca
A favourite of golfing celebrities, it s a beautiful course in Mallorca’s southwest, with the longest hole in Spain. It has an excellent Golf Academy, wonderful seaviews and a great restaurant. […] Golf de Andratx
For art lovers there is also the well-known contemporary art gallery of CCA Andratx within 15-minutes.
The largest and certainly one of the best contemporary art gallerys on Mallorca. A visit to CCA in Andratx is a ‘must’ for all cultural lovers visiting Mallorca. […] CCA Cultural Centre Andratx
Restaurants in es Capdellà
For such a small village, es Capdellà has quite a few excellent restaurants to choose from, some of which have an excellent reputation including the Michelin-starred restaurant Zaranda located at the Castell Son Claret boutique hotel.
With two Michelin stars, Zaranda offers a memorable gastronomic experience, based on a choice of tasting menus by Fernando P Arellano. […] An award-winning dinner at Restaurant Zaranda
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Hotels in es Capdellà
There is more self-catering type accommodation available in Es Capdellà, but don’t miss the historic Castell Son Claret on the outskirts of the village, which is now restored and converted into a highly-rated boutique hotel.
Looking for an amazing Easter break? Five star Hotel Castell Son Claret close to Andratx, with a Michelin star restaurant and spa, fits the bill perfectly. […] Castell Son Claret Hotel
A romantic getaway? You want to enjoy the tranquility of Mallorca without being far of the major touristic centres? Can Estades is the perfect spot. […] Can Estades Finca Hotel
The rural finca hotel Son Boronat, close to Calvià, is not only an idyllic place to stay, it’s also a great place for an unforgettable brunch. […] An unforgettable brunch at Son Boronat Calvià
Mallorca’s 101 best boutique and finca hotels for 2015 have been carefully selected for you, by the editors of luxury lifestyle magazine abcMallorca. […] Mallorca’s 101 Best Boutique & Finca Hotels
Events in es Capdellà
The local fiesta ‘Festes del Carme Es Capdellà’ is a week-long local event with many activities for children and takes place in July.
Living in es Capdellà
The lively international community of around 1000 inhabitants in this village belies its sleepy atmosphere. There are many local amenities, but facilities such as the post office are not open all day. Es Capdellà is a relatively expensive location due to its southwest location and good access to two major towns.
If you are looking for a mountain village within 15-minute drive to excellent amenities, this is a good choice for year-round living. Expect to pay from 300,000€ -600,000 € for a village house and from 750,000€ to several million euros for a villa or much more for a country estate.
There are also good local schools including the nearby international school Agora Portals.
This private school in Calvia with excellent facilities and efficient administration sets the standards of bilingual education in Mallorca. […] Agora Portals International School
The real estate agent specialising in property for sale and to rent in es Capdellà is GC Property based in the nearby village of Calvià.
GC Property, the only specialized Estate Agent within the towns of Calvià, Capdella and Son Font. Unrivalled in the area, and offering quality properties in Mallorca and Formentera. […] GC Property Real Estate Agent Calvià
The closest major towns are Calvià, the town of Andratx, Port Andratx and Peguera. Nearby villages include Galilea and S’Arraco.
The historic town of Calvià nestled in the foothills of the Tramuntana mountains on the southwest of Mallorca, is within easy reach of many of Mallorca’s major tourist resorts. […] Calvià
Discover the traditional town of Andratx, its weekly market, one of the island’s best modern art galleries, and good restaurants. Highly recommended visit! […] Andratx
The exclusive town of Port d’Andratx in the southwest of Mallorca is a sought-after location for home ownership or a visit when touring the island.
[…] Port Andratx
In the resort of Peguera, in the southwest of Mallorca, you’ll find several types of German beer and Wurst and three beautiful sandy beaches. […] Peguera
The mountain village of Galilea in the southwest is an attractive alternative to the busy holiday resort towns along the coast, offering the experience of authentic Mallorca at its best! […] Galilea
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