The Serra de Tramuntana is the main mountain range of the Balearic Islands and is located in the northwest of Mallorca. This magnificent mountain range, declared a World Heritage Site in 2011, takes its name from the Tramontana wind, which according to the Mediterranean wind rose is the wind that comes from the north. Along its 87 kilometres in length, you will find some of the most beautiful and spectacular views of Mallorca, so you should not miss these three magnificent viewpoints:
Es Colomer viewpoint, Pollensa
The Mirador des Colomer is probably the most famous viewpoint in the Serra de Tramuntana. Built in 1961, it is located on top of a vertical rock more than 200 metres high, which is reached by means of sculpted stone stairs. Its splendid views of Cape Formentor and the cliffs that break over the Mediterranean Sea are one of the most recognisable postcards of Mallorca, especially at sunset. The viewpoint is located about 5 kilometres from Mar Hotels Playa Mar & Spa in Puerto de Pollença, on the road to Formentor.
Na Foradada viewpoint, Deià
Located in the emblematic Finca de Son Marroig, on the road that links Deià with Valldemossa, the Mirador de na Foradada offers one of the best views of Mallorca. During the day you can contemplate the steep cliffs of the north of the island and the Sa Foradada peninsula, which has a peculiar hole at the top of the rock; and at sunset you can enjoy one of the best sunsets in the Mediterranean. In addition, next to the viewpoint, you will find the Restaurant de na Foradada, which has a spacious terrace to enjoy the landscape surrounding this privileged Mallorcan enclave, both with friends and with your partner.
Ses Ànimes viewpoint, Banyalbufar
The Mirador de Ses Ànimes viewpoint is located three kilometres from Banyalbufar, in the direction of Estellencs, and offers wonderful views of the Mediterranean and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Its privileged location was one of the reasons why the Torre des Verger was built here in 1579 to warn of the arrival of pirates and invaders to the island, the remains of which can still be seen today, after being partially destroyed by lightning. Legend has it that the souls (in Mallorcan, “ànimes”) weave invisible nets on winter nights to trap anyone who dares to pass by. So, if you are superstitious, you are in luck, as you can continue to enjoy its spectacular views all summer long.