About Son Serra de Marina
Son Serra de Marina is well off the beaten track in northern Mallorca in the municipality of Santa Margalida. As one of the most popular parts of the island for those in search of waves, this otherwise little known resort attracts surfers and adventure sports enthusiasts.
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History and Culture
Although Son Serra de Marina is close to many ancient settlements, this area really developed in the 1950s. The town became a popular place for Mallorcans looking for holiday homes. Today the town is not a major tourist destination, but its un-spoilt character makes it an excellent choice for those in search of beautiful, natural coastal areas and countryside. You will mainly find Spanish visitors, Mallorcans and independent travellers in this area – most visit just for the day.
Major Attractions in Son Serra de Marina
The major attraction in Son Serra de Marina is the amazing coastline which stretches all the way from Alcudia to the peninsular of Cap Farrutx. This large body of water is subject to rougher waters than most of Mallorca and so is a magnet for those in search of excitement.
The beach at Son Serra De Marina is sandy, about 400 metres long and partly man-made. More natural beaches can be found within walking distance to either Son Real beach in one direction or Son Canova beach the opposite way.
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The Son Real nature reserve is close by, on the road to Can Picafort and includes both ancient burial grounds and many interesting species of animals. This part of Mallorca has more ancient sites of interest than anywhere else, with over 150 within the municipality of Santa Margalida alone.
Also within relatively easy distance is the wildlife sanctuary of S’Albufera which is very well known internationally by bird watchers.
Things to do in Son Serra de Marina
Son Serra de Marina is all about outdoor sports. Exciting adventures sports such as surfing, windsurfing, hang gliding and kite surfing are all popular here. You can also find horse-riding, canyoning, caving, canoeing and scuba diving.
For those in search of something less taxing, this is the perfect location for walking, biking, bird watching or simply relaxing and enjoying nature. This is a very pretty stretch of coastline to simply enjoy a stroll.
Restaurants in Son Serra de Marina
Son Serra de Marina does not have a wide choice of places to eat but the laid-back ‘El Sol’ bar by the beach ranks as one of our favourite hidden restaurants.
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Hotels in Son Serra de Marina
There is mainly self-catering accommodation in Son Serra de Marina, but you can find many excellent hotels nearby.
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Events in Son Serra de Marina
During the last week in July and the first week in August there is a 10-day fiesta with many sporting events, lively music and other celebrations.
Living in Son Serra de Marina
Son Serra de Marina is not really a place to live all year, but it would be a perfect choice for a holiday home for sports enthusiasts or nature-lovers.
Although you will find some apartments for less than 200,000 euros, most of the properties here consist of modest, traditional Ibizan-style villas which cost from 250,000 to 500,000 euros.
Nearby Son Serra de Marina
The nearest major resort is Alcudia. The neighbouring town of Colonia Sant Pere on one side is an authentic Mallorcan port and on the other side you can find C’an Picafort which is a resort mostly geared towards German tourists. Both of these towns are within walking distance. The historic town of Arta is also within easy distance by car.
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