Introducing Holidays to Inca
Located at the foot of the Tramuntana Mountain range and one of Majorca’s largest towns, Inca makes for a great beach getaway. Maintaining its traditional charm, the town is perhaps best known for its excellent shopping opportunities as well its peaceful surroundings.
Inca is generally quiet, with a laid-back feel that establishes itself as a world away from neighbouring Alcudia and Palma but that’s not to say there isn’t much to keep you occupied. Inca market is one of the biggest draws for tourists in the surrounding area. Every Thursday, the town becomes awash with visitors as vendors sell everything from fruit and vegetables, to crafts, soap and homeware.
The town is particularly established for its leather goods and you’re likely to find plenty of shoes, bags and jackets being made and sold at the market. Whether you’re a shopaholic or just fancy picking up a few souvenirs, you’ll want to make sure you leave space in your luggage when you visit Inca.
Wine and Dine in Inca
While Inca is known for its great shopping opportunities and carefully handcrafted leather goods, the region is also renowned for its great food and drink. There are a number of restaurants to be found in the town, with many serving up delicious local Mallorcan cuisine like suckling pig, fresh fish and tapas. Pay a visit to the main square and you’ll encounter a number of charming coffee shops to occupy your time as you watch the world go by.
Inca is famous for its wine cellars too. Wine was a big export between the 17th and 19th century, until an outbreak of phylloxera destroyed many of the area’s vineyards. Instead, the cellars were converted into restaurants and many of Inca’s best eateries are now located in some of the oldest buildings in the town.
Nowadays Inca is a quiet and civilised town and there are plenty of opportunities to stroll its meandering streets. Remember to take a break and make use of the excellent boutiques and shops that are set along its streets. Pay a visit to the town’s main church, or head to the main square to relax and watch the world turn.
With a great transport system, you’ll never be too far away from the action and a short bus ride will take you to the nearby town of Palma. Here there are a number of historical sites to experience, alongside many great restaurants, bars and shops. Visit the Le Seu Cathedral with its impressive architecture and Gothic-style interior. There are churches and chapels to be found on every corner in Palma, but this magnificent feat of architecture is not to be missed.
If you’d rather take advantage of the sand and sea, you’re in luck. Alongside its charming architecture, Palma is home to an excellent selection of beaches. Playa del Palma is the favourite for tourists, with a long sweep of sand made up of several smaller beaches. Land your beach towel for a lazy afternoon beneath the sun before heading back to the rest and relaxation of beautiful Inca.