Discover rural Mallorca
Discover rural Mallorca
The Balearic Islands, and Mallorca in particular, are one of the most popular and visited destinations in Spain. Millions of tourists and travellers come every year, especially in summer, to enjoy its main charms: paradisiacal beaches and luxury tourism. But it is said that the true essence of the island lies inland, in what is known as rural Mallorca.

In a way, it is easy to understand why, as all you have to do is explore the beautiful countryside and discover its small towns and market towns. The most attractive part of the island's interior is the central area, which throughout the year is adorned with almond blossom in winter and vines in summer. There are certain places in particular that deserve a special mention.

The hidden beauty of rural Mallorca

Let's start by talking about some of the most picturesque villages in rural Mallorca. One of them is Pollença, located in the Serra de Tramuntana, a long and narrow mountain range of almost 90 kilometres whose cultural landscape was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2011. It is known for its cobbled streets, squares and historic buildings, and for its 13th century church. Another charming village is Deià, surrounded by mountains and with breathtaking views of the sea. Here you can visit the house museum of the writer Robert Graves, author of the famous novel I, Claudius.

As for the curiosities that can be visited or activities that can be carried out in these towns, we find the Serra de Tramuntana itself, perfect for hiking lovers. You can also visit the Albufera, a natural park located in the north of the island and one of the most important wetlands in Europe, or the Bellver Castle, a Gothic fortification built in the 14th century that currently houses the Museum of the History of the City of Palma.

Moving on to gastronomy and local products, one of Mallorca's best-known products is olive oil, the main ingredient in pa amb oli, a typical Mallorcan dish made with bread and olive oil. Simple and straightforward, like everything that is good. Sobrasada, another of Mallorca's most representative gastronomic products, is a sausage made with pork, paprika and other spices, which is cured for several months. Its flavour is intense and delicious, and it is highly appreciated by Mallorcans.

Mahon cheese is a cow's milk cheese, characterised by its smooth texture and slightly salty flavour. In addition to these two products, in rural Mallorca you can find many other typical dishes, such as ensaimada, tumbet or frito mallorquín, among others. Oh, and we must not forget the wide variety of wines and liqueurs produced on the island, such as the famous Mallorcan herb liqueur.

At Hotel Boutique Cupido we invite you to explore all that Mallorca has to offer, and in particular, all that you can experience of its true essence. Get ready for your journey through rural Mallorca and book now with us!