Explore the authentic north of Mallorca
From the Hotel Aimia, we propose a one-day visit to some of the most authentic towns in Mallorca. Visit the traditional market of Sineu, the most famous on the island, and discover the spectacular views of the cape of Formentor from the Mirador des Colomer. Relax on the beaches of Muro and Alcudia and discover some of the most interesting historical sites such as the Roman Bridge of Pollença or the medieval Walls of Alcudia.
The Sineu market is held every Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the centre of the town of Sineu, in the squares of the old quarter. It is one of the most historic traditional markets in Mallorca and has been held for hundreds of years, offering a wide variety of local products such as fruit and vegetables, artisan cuisine (cheeses, oils, sobrassada, olives...), clothes, footwear and typical Mallorcan handicrafts.
In addition to strolling through the market, you can take advantage of the morning to visit the historic centre of the town of Sineu, such as the church of Santa Maria de Sineu, its windmills and its stately buildings such as Ca Don Enric, in front of the Plaça des Fossar. We recommend eating in one of the most characteristic restaurants in the historic quarter, Celler Can Font.
The cape of Formentor is one of the most spectacular enclaves in Mallorca, a breath of pure nature where the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range spills over the Mediterranean Sea, creating a unique geography.
Some of the places you can visit while you are in Formentor are:
Mirador des colomer
Built in 1961, this is one of the essential stops on the route through the north of the island. It is a viewpoint with exceptional views of the coast and the mountain range, over 200 metres high. From here a small road leads up to a tower where you can contemplate the spectacular sunsets.
An almost virgin beach of white sand on the northwest end of the island. Surrounded by pine forests, it is an ideal place to spend the day enjoying its tranquillity, its crystal-clear waters and the shade cast by the trees, ideal for sheltering from the heat in the middle of summer. It is divided into three areas and offers hammock hire, as well as other services such as pedal boats for hire or water activities (windsurfing, rowing, snorkelling).
Other options very close to Formentor to complete the excursion are:
Pollensa: a small town in the north of the island, it is one of the most visited places by artists and writers such as Agatha Christie and Peter Ustinov, as well as being the birthplace of local painters such as Bartomeu Seguí Palou and Guillem Bestard. Highly recommended as a cultural visit for its museums, art galleries and its historic quarter, in which the Roman Bridge over the Sant Jordi torrent stands out.
Alcúdia: The town of Alcúdia is one of the most beautiful on the Mallorcan coast. A fusion of coast and history, its old town is an essential visit. The medieval walls of Alcúdia, erected in the 14th century and in a perfect state of preservation, stand out, so you can walk along them and contemplate the views from the top.
Beaches of Muro: located between Port de Alcúdia and Can Picafort, Playa de Muro is an ideal destination to spend a day with family or friends enjoying the tranquillity of its natural surroundings and its unspoilt coves. It has three sections: sector 1-2, Es Comú beach and Es Capellans. All of them are notable for their shallow shores, where the water does not cover if you do not walk far out to sea, which is perfect for enjoying a family day out with the little ones.
For lunch, we recommend the Mediterranean cuisine restaurant Ponderosa Beach, in Playa de Muro, also ideal for a cocktail or a snack. Finally, after a full day of touring the north of Mallorca, we suggest a quiet dinner on the outdoor terrace of the Airecel restaurant, located in the quiet courtyard of the Aimia hotel.
At the reception of the Aimia, we will be happy to answer any questions you may have about the best places and cultural or leisure activities to do in Sineu, Formentor, Alcúdia or Pollença. Don't hesitate to ask us!