This weekend I took a trip to a beautiful little village hidden away on the West coast of the island. Only an hour away from Palma, this quaint little village balanced on the hillside is the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Palma. In this blog post I am going to share with you some of the photos that I took of this super cute little village and some recommendations that I discovered over the weekend. There will be absolutely no excuse to journey across for a visit.
I’m not going to go into detail about what roads you need to take etc because I am pretty sure almost everyone these days has a smart phone where they can use this amazing thing called google. If you don’t have a car, the best way to get there is by getting the TIB bus number 200 from the bus station in the centre of Palma and getting off at Banyalbufar. Just make sure that you are getting on a bus that actually stops there as there are some that don’t.
Where to Sleep
We stayed in a great little family ran hotel called Sa Coma that is located on the front level overlooking the glistening sea. The road that the hotel is set on follows all the way down to the bay of Banyalbufar. The hotel has a lovely terrace area overlooking the water with a salon inside that has recently been renovated. It is the perfect place to enjoy a complimentary glass of wine before going out for some dinner. The rooms are fairly average but are clean and do the job they are meant to do. The outside facilities are probably what sold it for me, set in a garden with beautiful flowers, there is a reasonable sized swimming pool and a tennis court for those who fancy a hit around.
Where to Eat
1661 – Beautiful terrace located in the centre of the village. The food is high quality and the and the attention to detail with the bread and olives was a treat. Slightly overpriced in comparison to the location we discovered the following night.
Cafe Son Borguny – Incredible. Super cute location up behind the village with a lovely quaint little terrace. The food is delicious, I chose the tuna dish and it arrived with 2 massive fillets and the flavour was so delicious. Very good value for the quality of the food.
What to Do
Cala Banyalbufar – A lovely cove that has its very own mini water fall. No sand on this cove but it is a spectacularly rugged looking location that’s great for scrambling over the rocks
Banyalbufar to Port de Canonge – Follow the road out the town and continue walking up the hill for around 1.5km until you find the car park. Once you read the carpark, you then follow the trail all the way to the port.
Banyalbufar to Esporles – Lovely walk to the little town of Esporles that is the perfect place to sit on one of the outdoor terraces to enjoy a beer or Tinto de verano. Great idea to walk there and time it with the bus to return.
Banyalbufar is the perfect place to pass through, enjoy the local food and take in the mountainous scenery. One night is a sufficient amount of time to see and do everything unless you want to spend a few days hiking the local routes.