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Where to Stay in Mallorca: 7 Best Areas and Towns

Mallorca is the largest of the Balearic Islands of Spain. Europeans of all ages flock to this Mediterranean Island for the beaches, party scene, cycling routes, shoulder-season hiking, and the GR221 long-distance hiking trail. 

Mallorca accommodates all types of travelers and vacationers. The key to having a great trip is to figure out where to stay. 

Undoubtedly, the most beautiful places to stay in Mallorca are concentrated in the Tramuntana Mountains, which dominate the western flank of the island. If you want to stay in an idyllic mountain village, we recommend Sóller, Deià, or Valldemossa.  If you’re seeking a seaside destination, ringed by mountains, we recommend the scenic towns of Port de Pollença and Port de Sóller.

This guide will introduce you to our favorite destinations and accommodations in Mallorca.

If you want to string these destinations together, check out our 7-Day Mallorca Road Trip Itinerary.

Hotel Valldemossa, Mallorca
  1. Port de Pollença and Pollença in Northern Mallorca
  2. Sóller and Port de Sóller in Northwest Mallorca
  3. Deià in Northwest Mallorca
  4. Valldemossa in Northwest Mallorca
  5. Calvià and Sant Elm in Southwest Mallorca
  6. Ses Salines and Colònia de Sant Jordi in Southeast Mallorca
  7. Palma de Mallorca in Southwest Mallorca

Mallorca Accommodations Map


Southwest Mallorca



Port de Sóller



Port de Pollença


Southeast Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca

1. Port de Pollença

Port de Pollença, Mallorca

Port de Pollença (Puerto Pollensa) is an attractive seaside town in Northern Mallorca on the Bay of Pollença. 

Backed by the Tramuntana Mountains and Formentor peninsula, this laid-back, family-friendly town offers visitors a gorgeous setting to unwind, promenade, and relax by the sea. 

Port de Pollença is a fantastic place to stay, because it affords easy access to both sandy beaches and rugged mountains. 

It’s also positioned at the start/end of the Ma-10, a gorgeous mountain road which weaves through the Serra de Tramuntana.

If you’re building a road trip itinerary, we recommend making the Ma-10 the backbone of your route. From Palma de Mallorca, you can travel to Port de Pollença via the gorgeous mountain towns of Valldemossa, Deià, and Sóller along the Ma-10 road.

Here’s an example itinerary:

  • Arrive in Palma de Mallorca, Stay in Sant Elm, or Port d’Andratx (1-2 nights)
  • Stay in Valldemossa, Sóller, or Port de Sóller (2-4 nights)
  • Stay in Port de Pollença (2-4 nights)

Alternatively, you can travel to Port de Pollença from Palma de Mallorca via the direct Ma-13, which is only a 50 minute drive. 

Things to Do around Port de Pollença

Port de Pollença, Mallorca

Cala Bóquer

Cala Bóquer is a picturesque cove set at the end of Bóquer Valley. You can walk to this isolated cove directly from town, by following the Camí Boquer walking trail. The 5.6 km out-and-back walk takes 2 hours total. Read the full hiking description in our round-up of Best Hikes In Mallorca.

Formentor Peninsula 

Formentor Peninsula is a narrow, mountainous peninsula famous for its magnificent viewpoints and hidden coves. 

The Ma-2210 road connects Port de Pollença with Cap de Formentor. However, there are seasonal traffic restrictions in place during high season. 

The hiking trails in Formentor are rugged and mostly not signed. The hike to Fumat and Cala en Gossalba are described in Mallorca Rother Walking Guide

Viewpoints | Mirador Es Colomer (Google Maps) and Mirador del Racó d’en Tomàs (Google Maps)

Coves | Cala Figuera, Cala en Gossalba, and Cala Murta 

Peaks | Fumat 

Alcúdia Peninsula 

The beautiful Alcúdia Peninsula separates the bays of Pollença and Alcúdia in North Mallorca. The walled city of Alcúdia is a worthy day trip from Port de Pollença, as it’s only a 20 minute drive away.

Before visiting the town, we highly recommend hiking this Talaia d’Alcúdia and Platja des Coll Baix Circuit Trail. Talaia d’Alcúdia is the highest point on the peninsula and Platja des Coll Baix is a gorgeous, secluded beach. 

There are some lovely accommodations in Alcúdia, including ARA Alcudia, Can Tem Turismo de Interio, and Forum Boutique Hotel & Spa – Adults Only

Port de Pollença Accommodations 

Port de Pollença boasts a fantastic collection of beachfront hotels. Many of these accommodations offer special perks for cyclists, including secure bike storage, tools, cleaning facilities, etc.. 

Budget | Hotel Eolo is a seafront hotel in Port de Pollença, situated just across from the port. Rooms are small, but spotless. Stay here for the central location, excellent breakfast, bike storage, and friendly staff. 

Budget-Midrange | The lovely Hoposa Bahia, a converted 19th century summer house, is situated on the Puerto Pollensa promenade, just a few steps away from the beach. Stay here for the outstanding beachfront breakfast, the sea views, and the proximity to Playa Puerto de Pollensa. 

Midrange | La Goleta Hotel de Mar – Adults Only is a cheerful and modern seafront hotel with a fabulous rooftop area with plunge pool and great breakfasts. Welcome extras included beach towels, secure storage, tools and washing area for cyclists. 

Luxury | Hoposa Pollentia – Adults Only is a boho chic beachfront hotel, situated just south of the town center (10-15 minute walk). Designed to impress, this stylish hotel flaunts a seafront outdoor lounge and bar, rooftop terrace and fresh water pool, beautiful breakfast room, and lovely albeit small rooms. Guests enjoy the atmosphere, quiet location, and rich breakfast. You can also eat dinner here. 

More Luxury options: Hotel Illa d’Or & Club Apts 4* Sup and Hotel Llenaire

Look for accommodation in Port de Pollença

Pollença Accommodations 

Pollença is located 7.6 km inland from Port de Pollença. If you’re interested in staying in a more upscale and exclusive setting, albeit a bit further from the sea, check out these excellent accommodations.

Luxury | Can Aulí Luxury Retreat – Adults only is a stylish, exquisitely designed hotel in the old town of Pollença with a seasonal outdoor swimming pool, restaurant, bar and garden. Expect impeccable service, a relaxing atmosphere, and an excellent breakfast (extra charge). This gorgeous accommodation comes with a steep price tag. 

Luxury | Housed in a 17th century monastery, Son Brull Hotel & Spa artfully combines historic features with chic, modern facilities. Guests have access to a spa, tennis court, swimming pool, fitness room, bicycles (free), sun terrace, garden and restaurant. This standout 5-star hotel invites guests to luxuriate in the idyllic foothills of Serra de Tramuntana, five minutes away from Pollença. Breakfast included. 

Luxury | Son Grua Agroturismo de Lujo is a first-class farm stay on the Ma-10, 5.6 km from Pollença (10 minute drive). Stay here for the mountain views, quiet location, dreamy outdoor pool, and antique-accented suites. Breakfast is included and dinner is available on-site. 

Look for accommodation in Pollença.

2. Sóller 

Sóller, Mallorca

Sóller is a town and municipality in the Tramuntana Mountains of northwest Mallorca. Along with Fornalutx and Biniaraix, Sóller is located in a fertile valley cradled by mountains and celebrated for its citrus groves. 

This is the ultimate base for hiking in Mallorca. From Sóller, you’re well positioned for tackling the Barranc de Biniaraix to Cornador Gran peak hike, Puig des Tossals Verds circuit trail, and Cúber to Puig de l’Ofre hike

Beyond its fantastic location, Sóller is a delightful and vibrant town with no shortage of cafés, gelaterias, restaurants, bars, and shops. The atmospheric main square of Plaza de la Constitución, next to Sant Bartomeu church, is the town’s beating heart. 

Thanks to the Sóller Tunnel, this mountainous destination is a straightforward 35-minute drive away from Palma. However, you can also drive to Sóller via the Ma-10 road. The town is located between Deià and the Cúber Reservoir. 

Sóller is located 3 km inland from the seaside village of Port de Sóller. The benefit of staying in Port de Sóller is of course the sea: beach access, beachfront hotels, and sea views. 

Sóller Accommodations 

Hotel on-site parking is rare. We recommend reaching out to your accommodation in advance to inquire about parking. Some hotels offer paid parking in a location nearby. A lot of people park on the main road ma-11, just outside town, and walk in. The estate hotels outside of town have on-site parking.

Budget | Hostel Sóller – Albergue Juvenil is a charming and clean hostel and bar in Sóller perfect for trekkers and backpackers. Double rooms and dormitory beds are available. Breakfast available (7 EUR). Note: if you’re staying in the dormitory rooms, you can either sleep in your own sleeping bag or rent sheets for 5 EUR. 

Midrange | Hotel El Guía is a small (24 rooms), traditional Mallorcan hotel and restaurant set in the old town of Sóller, a short walk to Plaça de sa Constitució Square. It’s possible to book a parking space (10 EUR/day) in advance. 

Midrange | Ca’n Abril is a cheerful, family-run guesthouse in Sóller. This top-rated accommodation stands out with its central location, kind and personable service, and the plentiful and generous breakfast, served in the local bakery. They offer paid parking in a nearby car park on a first come, first served basis 

Midrange-Luxury | Designed with imagination and great attention to detail, the family-run Ecocirer Healthy Stay is an intimate boutique hotel with six rooms in Sóller. A nutritious, homemade, vegan and vegetarian-friendly breakfast is served daily. Private parking is available nearby with reservation (8 EUR/day). 

Luxury | Finca Ca’s Curial – Agroturismo – Adults Only is an estate hotel surrounded by citrus groves just outside the town center of Sóller. Guests love the secluded location, extensive grounds, spacious rooms, swimming pool and poolside honesty bar. Breakfast is included and on-site parking is free. 

Luxury | Owned by the same family for 750 years, Finca Cas Sant is a historic estate in Sóller, set on gorgeous grounds, walking distance to the old town of Sóller. Finca Cas Sant offers 13 rooms and suites, two seasonal swimming pools, and free parking. 

More excellent accommodations: Soller Plaza (midrange), Casa Bougainvillea (midrange), Hotel Ca’l Bisbe (midrange), Hotel L’Avenida (luxury), and Ca’s Xorc Luxury Retreat (luxury).

Look for accommodation in Sóller.

Port de Sóller Accommodations

Port de Soller, Tramuntana Mountains, Mallorca

Port de Sóller (Puerto de Sóller) is the scenic, port village of Sóller in north west Mallorca. It boasts a protected harbor, long crescent-shaped beach, and a plethora of beachfront restaurants and hotels. 

It’s only 3-km away from the town center of Sóller. 

Budget – Midrange | Los Geranios is a beachfront hotel in Port de Sóller. Rooms are bright, clean and comfortable. The hotel has an attached restaurant with outdoor seating and offers breakfast as well. Hotel parking is available for an extra fee. 

Midrange | Hotel Marina is located on the Port de Sóller promenade, overlooking Platja den Repic Beach. Stay here for the unbeatable location, beach access and sea views, free parking, and breakfast (included in rate). This Port de Sóller hotel also features an outdoor pool and terrace, on-site restaurant and café, and wellness area. Welcome extras included 24 hour reception, bicycle storage, and luggage storage. 

Luxury | Hotel Esplendido offers modern luxury in a central, beachfront location in Port de Sóller. This stylish hotel features a rooftop pool overlooking the bay, an excellent spa and treatment area, and fitness studio (gym and yoga room). Yoga and pilates classes are offered several times a week (extra fee). You can enjoy meals and drinks throughout the day at the hotel bistro and bar. Guests enjoy a complimentary mini bar (refilled daily). Parking is available for guests nearby. 

Splurge | Jumeirah Port Soller Hotel & Spa is a luxurious, cliffside hotel overlooking the bay of Port de Sóller. This stunning accommodation pampers guests with its lavish rooms, three restaurants, multiple pools, and spa. Hotel parking is available for an extra fee. 

More great places to stay: Aimia Hotel (midrange – luxury) and Bikini Island & Mountain Port de Soller “Adults only” (luxury)

Look for accommodation in Port de Sóller.

3. Deià

Deià, Mallorca

Deià is a picturesque mountain village tucked away in the Serra de Tramuntana, between Valldemossa and Sóller. Travelers love the village’s tranquility, privacy, and unspoiled surroundings. 

Year after year, Deià attracts high-profile artists, musicians, writers, and celebrities, searching for peace and quiet far away from gazing eyes and paparazzi. 

With sea access, a plethora of great dining options, and hiking trails, Deià is a great place to stay in Mallorca. 

During your visit, we recommend following the coastal trail from Cala Deià to Es Canyaret. After the walk, you can enjoy a scenic lunch at Ca’s Patro March, a rustic seafood restaurant perched above the rocky cove at Cala Deià. 

From Deià, you can also hike to Valldemossa or Sóller along the GR 221 and return to the village by bus. If you hike to Sóller, eat freshly baked cakes at Finca Son Mico, a hilltop al fresco café. 

Deià Accommodations 

Budget | Hostal Villa Verde-Adults Only is a quaint Mallorca guesthouse featuring simple, clean rooms with superb views and free parking. Breakfast is optional (additional cost). 

Midrange | Hotel y Apartamentos DES PUIG is a rustic hotel in the heart of Deià with two outdoor swimming pools, incredible mountain views, breakfast buffet (included in rate), and private parking. 

Luxury | Hotel Es Molí is a 4-star hotel set in a hilltop 17th-century mansion, with views of the sea, the village and the Tramuntana Mountains. Guests enjoy access to an outdoor swimming pool and  tennis court as well as exclusive access to the Sa Muleta cove, linked to the hotel via a complimentary hotel shuttle. The hotel boasts a poolside restaurant, an á la carte restaurant (Es Jardi), and a tapas bar. Breakfast and parking are included in the rate.

Splurge | Housed in a 16th-century building on a spectacular property, the first-class La Residencia offers an array of rooms, suites, and apartments. This destination hotel features two outdoor pools, two tennis courts, a spa, fitness center, an award-winning à la carte restaurant (El Olivo – book in advance of stay), café, and pool bar (drinks only). Welcome extras include complimentary boat excursions in summer and a plentiful breakfast. 

Also check out these two accommodations outside the village: Sa Pedrissa (luxury) and Hoposa Costa D’or – Adults Only (luxury).

Look for accommodation in Deia

4. Valldemossa

Valldemossa, Mallorca

Valldemossa is a picture-perfect town in the central Tramuntana mountains in west Mallorca. Located in a fertile valley surrounded by terraced fields and olive tree groves, its appeal lies in its old-world charm and medieval townscape as well as its natural surroundings. 

The town center is made up of stone buildings, accented with green-painted shutters, and narrow, cobbled streets lined with potted plants. Nearly every residence sports a colorful tile depicting the life of Santa Catalina Thomás (Catherine of Palma), the canonized saint born in Valldemossa in 1533. 

Here’s our guide to visiting Valldemossa.

During your stay, we recommend hiking the Archduke’s Trail, eating pastries at Pastisseria Ca’n Molinas, and dining at Es Taller.

Valldemossa Accommodations

Hotel Valldemossa, Mallorca
Hotel Valldemossa

Most accommodations in the village center do not have on-site parking. Reach out to your accommodation in advance for parking instructions. Most supply guests with a free parking pass to a nearby car park. 

Budget | Residencial Suites Valldemossa – Turismo de Interior are top-rated apartments in the center of Valldemossa, a stone’s throw from Pastisseria Ca’n Molinas (our favorite bakery). The host provides guests with a free parking pass. 

Midrange | Ca’s Papà is a darling B&B in the heart of Valldemossa, just around the corner from Es Roquissar, La Posada Valldemossa, and many other restaurants. Stay here for the unbeatable central location, breakfast, and dreamy views of the village and mountains. Ca’s Papà provides guests with a free parking pass. 

Luxury | Hotel Valldemossa is a stately hotel and gourmet restaurant in Valldemossa, with driving access and on-site parking. Guests enjoy sweeping views of the village and mountains from the hotel terrace, an outdoor swimming pool, and spa. It’s only a short walk to the village center from the hotel. 

More excellent Valldemossa accommodations, outside the village: Bordoy Continental Valldemossa (midrange), Agroturismo Son Viscos (luxury), and Mirabó de Valldemossa (luxury).

Look for accommodation in Valldemossa.

5. Southwest Mallorca

La Trapa and Sa Dragonera, Mallorca

The southwest region of Mallorca is defined by scenic coves, lovely beaches, and the rolling foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains. 

You’ll find a mix of beachside resorts (Paguera and Santa Ponsa), notorious party resorts (Magaluf and Palma Nova), charming seaside towns (Sant Elm and Port d’Andratx), and rural villages (Calvià, Galilea, Es Capdellà) in this area of Mallorca. 

If you’re planning a Mallorca road trip, we recommend starting here and then continuing your journey to Valldemossa, Deià, and/or Sóller along the Ma-10 road.

Top attractions of the area include the Sant Elm fishing village, the La Trapa Ruins hike, Sa Dragonera Island, the beaches around Peguera (Platja Gran de Torà, Platja de La Romana), and of course the nightlife of Magaluf.

Calvià Accommodations

Fincahotel Can Estades, Calvia, Mallorca
Fincahotel Can Estades

The rural town of Calvià is nestled in the foothills of Serra de Tramuntana, about 20 km west of Palma de Mallorca. Calvià’s appeal lies in its small historic town, countryside scenery (groves of carob and almond trees), central location, and tranquility.

Though only a short drive to the southwest coast and its many beach resorts, Calvià feels worlds away.

For rustic Mallorcan fare, eat at the traditional Mesón Ca´n Torrat. The weekly market of Calvià is held on Mondays, between 8 am and 1 pm, in the center of town along the Calle Major.

Budget – Midrange | Fincahotel Can Estades is a romantic B&B set in a historic 16th century building, which was renovated with great care. Surrounded by serene countryside, this gorgeous estate is an ideal base for slowing down as well as actively exploring the southwest of Mallorca. 

Fincahotel Can Estades features an outdoor swimming pool, jacuzzi, courtyard, and library. The Finca is managed by German expats who speak multiple languages and are extremely helpful in making dinner reservations and recommending things to see and do in the area. Live music concerts are held outside once a month, between March and October.

Look for accommodation in Calvià.

Es Capdellà Accommodations

Luxury | Housed in a restored castle in the countryside, Castell Son Claret – The Leading Hotels of the World is the ultimate romantic escape. It exudes elegance and sophistication with its uniquely-designed rooms, luxurious facilities (two swimming pools, gym, yoga room), gorgeous grounds, and cocktail bar. Breakfast included.

Look for accommodation in Es Capdellà.

Sant Elm Accommodations

Budget | Hostal Dragonera is a seafront B&B with incredible views. Stay here for the unbeatable price and the ideal location. Rooms are small, but clean. 

Look for accommodation in Sant Elm.

6. Southeast Mallorca

Cala Llombards, Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca’s most picture-perfect bathing coves are located along the southeast coast of Mallorca. These are the “screensaver” photos of Mallorca: the images that beckon you to book a ticket and start planning your trip.

Base yourself in Cala Figuera, Ses Salines, or Colònia de Sant Jordi to easily access the best beaches, villages, and coves of the region.

During your stay, we recommend visiting the fishing village of Cala Figuera, the coves of Caló des Moro and Cala S’Almunia, and the sandy beach of Cala Llombards.

Also, check out Platja des Trenc, Cala Pi, and Cala Mondragó.

Cala Figuera Accommodations

Budget-Midrange | Apartamentos Villa Primera is a top-rated apartment complex in Cala Figuera. 

Look for accommodation in Cala Figuera.

Ses Salines Accommodations

Midrange | Set in a renovated 13th century manor house in the heart of Ses Salines, Hotel Ca’n Bonico artfully balances historic elements with modern amenities. Guests love the hotel grounds, breakfast, swimming pool and bar. 

Luxury | Finca Hotel Rural Es Turó is a countryside estate hotel, 3.2 km from the Ses Salines town center (5 minute drive). Rustic, yet refined, this Finca hotel features 17 gorgeous bedrooms, an eye-catching infinity pool, and an on-site restaurant. Half board available. 

Look for accommodation in Ses Salines.

Colònia de Sant Jordi Accommodations

Budget Hostal Doris is centrally located in Colònia de Sant Jordi, a small beach resort just south of Es Trenc. This friendly, down-to-earth accommodation offers twin rooms and apartments. 

Budget-Midrange | Boutique Hostal Colonial is a family-friendly guesthouse with an on-site café in the heart of Colònia de Sant Jordi, close to the harbor. 

Luxury – Adults Only | Fontsanta Hotel Thermal Spa & Wellness is a sumptuous getaway, perfect for those craving solitude. Stay here for the top-notch spa facilities, relaxing atmosphere, and flawless service. Half board is available. 

Look for accommodation in Colònia Sant Jordi.

Santanyí Accommodations

5 Star Luxury – Adults Only Can Ferrereta stands out with its impeccably-designed rooms, spa and wellness center, garden, and on-site restaurant (Ocre – make a reservation). 

Look for accommodation in Santanyí.

7. Palma de Mallorca

Palma Cathedral, Palma de Mallorca
Photo: Yves Alarie

Palma is a living, breathing city, bursting with life and people. It’s full of interesting architecture and enticing shops and eateries. 

What to See & Do in Palma

Palma Cathedral. Buy this Palma Cathedral Entry Ticket to skip the line. 

Sightseeing Segway Tour with Local Guide

Culinary Tapas Tour of the Old Town

Mercat de l’Olivar market 

Palma de Mallorca Accommodations

Budget Casa Catalina is a charming guesthouse located in the Santa Catalina district of Palma. 

Midrange | Fil Suites is a stylish aparthotel in a former textile factory. Guests love the quiet location (on the edge of the old town) and the beautifully-designed interiors. 

Luxury | Nakar Hotel is a modern 4-star hotel in the historic center of Palma. Guests savor the rooftop pool overlooking the city, the indoor pool and spa, and on-site restaurant and bar. Breakfast included.

Look for accommodation in Palma de Mallorca.

More Mallorca and Spain Travel Guides

Hiking in Mallorca: To learn about hiking in Mallorca read Best Hikes in Mallorca. Also check out these trail guides:

Mallorca Trip Planning: To read all our Mallorca guides, head to our Mallorca blog archive.

Mallorca Beaches: Find out how to get to the picture-perfect Caló des Moro & Cala S’Almunia coves in southeast Mallorca.

When to Visit Mallorca: The tourist season runs from April through October. Read Mallorca in April to learn about spring travel.

Tenerife: Plan a trip to Tenerife in the Canary Islands using this Tenerife Road Trip Itinerary and Best Hikes in Tenerife.  

Gran Canaria: Plan a winter (December – March) hiking trip to Gran Canaria with Best Hikes in Gran Canaria.

Spain: Read all our guides about Spain in our Spain Travel Guide and Spain blog archive.

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2 thoughts on “Where to Stay in Mallorca: 7 Best Areas and Towns”

  1. Hi, thank you for such a comprehensive post just started my Mallorca research and figure out where to stay was getting a little overwhelming. The main picture used in your post, where exactly is this? It’s gorgeous!

    • Hi Chantel,
      Thanks for reading! The photo is from Cap de Formentor, near Port de Pollença.


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