The Tramuntana is the largest natural park and nature reserve on the island of Mallorca and a place well known for its indescribable beauty and spectacular scenery. It stretches from its most southern point on the west coast at Sant Elm to the most northern point on the north east at Cap de Formentor. It covers an area of 1000 km2 and has many mountains over 1000m high with the highest being Puig Major which overlooks the Cuber reservoir which is one of the main water supplies to the Island as well as a major destination for bird watchers and hikers. In 2011 it was declared a World Heritage site by UNESCO and is now regarded as the jewel in the crown of the Balearic Islands and its visitors leave inspired by the extraordinary landscape and culture. It has some of the most beautiful towns in the whole of Mallorca these being Valldemossa, Banyalbufar, Deia, Soller, Estellencs, Fornalutx and of course Pollença.
It as miles of coastline surrounded by the perfection of nature forming a unique maritime landscape with majestic cliffs, tranquil coves, crystal waters as well as stunning sand and stone beaches such as Deia and Port de Soller. To experience the sensation of being in this amazing creation of nature is a memory you will never forget.
It also has a wonderful culinary heritage created by the sea and the mountains. The people of the Serra de Tramuntana are great ambassadors of authentic Mallorcan cuisine. They take great pride in selecting regional products cultivated with ancestral wisdom on the agricultural terraces. Local oils, meat and seafood along with excellent wines such as Mortixt means there is a huge selection of excellent Mallorcan restaurants for diners to make the most of in some fantastic locations. The farmers are skilled in cultivating this great landscape and climate by constructing terraces that divert the water from the mountains into areas good for growing crops.
The Mediterranean climate has created a habitat for very specific mountain birds such as the Black Vulture and in the summer the Eleonora’s Falcons nesting on the steep cliff faces and endemic birds such as the Balearic Warbler. The mixed landscape consisting of pine and ilex forest, shrubbery occasionally interspersed with olive groves and vineyards is and home to very rare flora and fauna such as pine martins.
It is also an area rich in heritage that has inspired many Spanish and international artists from all ages leaving plenty of legacy such as Chopin who has a museum in memory of him in Valldemossa and of course Robert Graves who is buried at Deia.
The park is also a great place for the active and people wanting an outdoor break with lots of sports such as cycling, hiking and water sports. It is also a great place just to relax and take in the sun and enjoy memorable moments with spectacular sunsets so a place for everybody.