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A medieval hilltop village on Mallorca's far eastern coast
Book your Taxis Conde airport transfers to Capdepera: for a traditional Mallorcan village near remote beaches and the Llevant Mountains
To EXPERIENCE a real Mediterranean walled village, visit CAPDEPERA, on the EASTERN coast of Mallorca, some 78,8 Km from Palma city and 73 Km from Palma de Mallorca Airport, and if you tire of this simple paradise and yearn for some nightlife, you can party in the nearby resort of Cala Ratjada.
Capdepera is a small village perched on the sloping sides of a hill and crowned at the top by a medieval castle. On a clear day you can see as far as the neighbouring island of Menorca. It is one of the few remaining villages on the island to have been left unscathed by tourism and as such is wonderful to visit for a tranquil and cultured day out in Mallorca.
The nearest town to Capdepera is Artá and the beach resorts of Cala Ratjada, the coves of Cala Agulla and Font de Sa Cala.
Mallorca Holiday Airport Transfers offers direct transportation between Palma de Mallorca airport in the south of the island and Capdepera in the far east, as well as cycling shuttles, private taxi services, luxury cars and safe reliable transfers for small and large groups to your hotel, holiday rental or home on the island.
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Though Capdepera is only a few kilometres from the coast, it doesn't have its own beach as such.
The nearest beaches are those in the resort of Cala Ratjada, which are Cala Ratjada and Cala Moll (meaning marina).
Further down the coast you come to Cala Pedruscada, its name a reference to the pebbles and stones on this quiet cove.
Cala Agulla is your picture perfect holiday beach: 500m of golden sand against a background of pine trees and the Serra de Llevant Mountains. Too perfect of course to have remained a secret, it gets pretty busy in the summer, but it does have the full array of beach services; parasols and sunbeds, lifeguards and toilets.
Cala Mesquida is another of the beautiful beaches in the area, 7 km from Capdepera, it is a small bay about 350 m wide with startlingly clear water within the protected conservation area of the Llevant, designated “area of special interest” by the Balearic government in a move to conserve the natural environment of this particularly virgin side of the island.
There are many restaurants to choose from and hundreds in the nearby resorts of Cala Rajada and Artá town. But if you want to stay locally, and not drive, then here are a few of the most moderately priced and high in quality eateries in the village.
Kikinda - Pasta dishes and Pizza on the main square.
L'Orient - also on the main square, serves tapas and sandwiches.
Porxada de Sa Torre - Suckling pig and potatoes. Set next the medieval walls, slightly off the beaten track.
La Fragua - Mallorcan and Italian cuisine. Housed in a cellar with great views from the terrace.
Cycling is popular all over Mallorca and cyclists tend to choose different areas depending a little on what they are after. The north and west is great for the Tramuntana mountain routes, the centre is good for its miles of flats, but it is in the east, near Capdepera where you get the wonderful scenery, virgin beaches, coastal roads and Llevant Mountains.
Capdepera Castle is a walled fortress and one of the largest castles on the island. The Romans began to build in 310, the Muslims enlarged it and in the 14th Century the Christian conquerors constructed a new edification on top of the remains. It has since been in the hand of the military (until 1854) and privately owned (until 1983), but it belongs to Capdepera Town Council and can be visited at any time of year.
Capdepera Farmer's Market takes place in town every week on Wednesdays and like most of the island's weekly markets is a gorgeous display of fresh local produce; fruit and vegetables, flowers, dried nuts, cheeses, cold cuts, bread and olives, there are often ecological and organic selections too and Mallorca delicacies like olive oil and local wine. Then there are the crafts and artisan made products, like woven baskets and shoes, for which Capdepera is particularly well known.
Capdepera Medieval Fair takes place every year on the third weekend of May. It is a colourful 3-day event in town and around the Capdepera castle, with jostling, street hawkers, snake charmers, stilt walkers, acrobats, jugglers, musicians and Christian Knights in shining armour. There are crafts stalls, and food and drink from all over the Mediterranean.
The Natural Park of Levant and the Natural Reserves of Ferrutx Cape and des Freu Cape are located on the north-eastern area of Mallorca, on the Northern area of the Serra de Llevant, and are included in the municipalities of Artà and Capdepera
Capdepera Golf is an 18-hole course designed by US golf architect Dan Maples and set in the foothills of the Llevant Mountains.
There is a golf shop, a golf school with multilingual instructors, a driving range and a practice area. And the Roca Viva Restaurant and BBQ offers drinks and a full Mediterranean menu of fresh delicious meals throughout the year.
Parking in Mallorca is a hassle in the peak season, wherever you are on the island; the roads are clogged with rental cars, buses, cyclists... and we feel it is a total waste of valuable holiday time to spend any more than you have to driving around. Getting places, to and from the airport for starters, but also around Mallorca, out to a restaurant somewhere, on a sightseeing tour, to the start of a route or just to the next village or the beach, is necessary of course, and what better way to do this than book a private car, taxi, minibus or coach (depending on how many you are) and simply enjoy the ride.