Llucmajor is a pretty, historic town in the south of Majorca, set amid fields and olive groves. It’s ideal for soaking up the relaxing pace of life of rural Majorca, and is surrounded by some wonderful walking trails. If you fancy a day at the beach, you can take your pick of several within a 20-minute drive. If you’re looking for a lively resort, head to El Arenal (S’Arenal in Mallorquí), and if you prefer a more tranquil setting, then go for lovely Cala Pi. The town is located at the foot of the Puig de Randa mountain range, which is dotted with ancient monasteries and is a fantastic destination for hikers. Llucmajor is also home to one of Majorca’s best preserved prehistoric sites, the Capocorb Vell Talaiotic village.
Llucmajor is the perfect base for relaxed, sun-filled holidays in rural Mallorca. You can drift from café to café on the handsome main square, surrounded by historic buildings, or head out into the lush Puig de Randa mountains for some outstanding treks and hikes. If you’re in the mood to soak up the sun on the beach, then El Arenal, Cala Blava, Cala Pi, and several other resorts can all be found within a short drive. If you fancy a day in the city, Palma, with its exquisitely preserved historic centre and chic bars and boutiques, is only 30 minutes away by car. And if history is your thing, don’t miss a visit to the Capocorb Vell Talaiotic village, beautifully set amid olive groves.
There are lots of places to eat and drink in Llucmajor itself, with plenty more in the nearby beach resorts. You’ll also find some very charming country restaurants that are well worth a visit for their delicious Majorcan cuisine. You can tuck into some fantastic local classics, such as frit mallorquí, a mixture of pork, potatoes, and seasonal vegetables, or perhaps even the arròs brut, a soupy rice dish with meat (often pork), mushrooms, and veggies. There’s plenty of seafood available, from roast bream to paella and other Mediterranean rice dishes. And you could pick up some local cheeses and embutits (cured sausages) and a bottle of wine for a perfect picnic.
Llucmajor is ideal for a quiet and relaxed holiday in the Mallorcan countryside. There are lots of easy walking and biking trails in the surrounding hills, and kids can splash about in the municipal pool (there are both indoor and outdoor pools). If you fancy a day at the beach, you can choose between the lively resorts of Playa de Palma and El Arenal, which have long, sandy beaches and facilities for every imaginable water sport, or head to pretty little Cala Pi, which is ideal for younger children. El Arenal boasts a fantastic water park, and there is an aquarium in Playa de Palma.
Action & Adventure
Llucmajor is a fantastic base for hiking and mountain-biking, with a number of excellent trails in the area. Some of the best are in the beautiful Puig de Randa mountains, and include a stiff but exhilarating climb to the summit (534 metres). If you fancy trying some water sports, there are scores of facilities at Playa de Palma and El Arenal – whether you want to wind-surf, sail, rent a jet-ski or have a go at parasailing. There are also plenty of great places for snorkelling and diving, with numerous local suppliers offering equipment rental and providing courses and diving excursions to the best sites.
Llucmajor is a quiet, country town, but you won’t have to drive far to find some stunning beaches and bays. Cala Pi is a pretty little cove with a golden arc of sand and turquoise waters. In the lively resorts of El Arenal and Playa de Palma, you’ll find a huge stretch of sand and every imaginable amenity, from parasol and sunbeds for hire to a huge choice of cafés and bars, plus lots of facilities for water sports. You might also want to visit Es Trenc, perhaps the most famous beach on the island, which is a fabulous, long stretch of sand backed by Mediterranean pines.
Llucmajor is a relaxed, country town, but you’ll find enough bars, cafés and restaurants to keep you entertained in the evenings. Spend the evening at a terrace out on one of the town’s picturesque squares, order some local wine (usually served in a ceramic jug), and watch the world go by. If you’re looking for a wide range of nightlife – glamorous seafront bars and lounge clubs, and crazy nightclubs, for example – you’ll find plenty in Playa de Palma and El Arenal. If you’re in Llucmajor during August, the town celebrates its main festival with lots of parades, street parties and live bands
If you want a picturesque setting, gorgeous sunshine, and plenty of time to relax with your partner, then Llucmajor is an idyllic destination for a romantic holiday. The town is a delight to stroll around, with handsome old buildings lining the main square, and a pretty church. It has plenty of shops and cafés, and you’ll find lots more in the big resorts like Playa de Palma and El Arenal, which are only 20 minutes away by car. You can lose yourselves in the gorgeous mountain landscape of Puig de Randa, which is perfect for intimate picnics and long walks, or head to the beach at pretty Cala del Pi or the amazing wild beach of Es Trenc for a day out at the seaside.
Llucmajor has a well-preserved historic centre, which boasts a handsome 18th-century church and a clutch of other elegant buildings. Nearby, you’ll also find the fascinating remains of one of the island’s major Talaiotic sites, the prehistoric settlement of Capocorb Vell. The Puig de Rand mountain behind the town is crowned by a vast monastery, the Santuari de Cura, which was once home to the great Majorcan philosopher and writer, Ramon Llull (1236–1316). The beautiful island capital of Palma, half an hour away by car, is stuffed with superb museums and historic monuments, including a magnificent Gothic cathedral and a 14th-century Royal Palace.