Bunyola Holidays

Travel Agent's View

Travel Agents View perfect place to enjoy a peaceful holiday away from all the noisy bars and clubs

Bunyola is situated on the southern slopes of the Sierra de Tremonta Hills and is just 14km from Palma.

Bunyola is one of the few villages in Majorca that has remained untouched by toursim, therefore the perfect place to enjoy a peaceful holiday away from all the noisy bars and clubs.

Public transport around Bunyola is not great but the train that runs from Soller to Palma does stop here a few times a day and is a great way to see the area.

Insider's View

 by Anna Nicholas

Majorca Insider On a Saturday there's a busy small market in the plaça and locals squeeze into the main café for a well earned drink

It's a funny old thing but some dismiss Bunyola as a low key, rural market town in the Tramuntanas but that is precisely why I like it so much! There is little that isn't authentic about this bustling small town with its narrow main road which winds through the heart of the place and on towards Santa Maria. Easy going small bars and shops crowd the busy street while locals yell cheerfully at one another and sound their horns to attract attention from passing friends. On a Saturday there 's a busy small market in the plaça and locals squeeze into the main café for a well earned drink. There's a real feeling of a warm and close community about Bunyola and the local language of Mallorquin is heard more than anything else. It is proud of the fact that it is also home to palo, Majorca 's famed herbal liqueur (which I find a tad too strong) which is served up in bars island-wide. The main square has a few bar restaurants but by far the best is Es Carreró, a short walk along the main road, which serves up delicious fish on its airy and candlelit terrace.

Only three kilometres from the town just by the Soller toll tunnel is another of my beloved haunts, the Jardins de Alfàbia. These beautiful terraced Arabic gardens were the original brainchild of Benhabet, a distinguished Moor who was bequeathed the Alfàbia estate by King Jaume I. The principles of what Benhabet created are still upheld today and so for just a few euros you can explore this shady oasis of a garden and old hacienda, with its grand avenue of plane trees, cool water features and cobbled courtyards. The airy hacienda is rather eccentric and displays an eclectic mix of antiquities while in a small courtyard beyond, fresh orange juice is served from a discrete kiosk. Another nearby cultural site is the recently refurbished Raixa country estate. The original farmstead was transformed into a palace by Cardinal Antoni Despuig in the 18th century and although I find the grand Italian style too fussy and formal, the gardens are rather nice but not a patch on Alfàbia.
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