This mountain town in the Tramuntana range is a must-see on every Mallorca trip because of its quaint, old-world atmosphere. Its sunny yellow buildings, blue sky, and vegetation make it appear like a picture.
There are only approximately 2,000 people who live in the town, which is more accurately described as a hamlet. Still, there are enough businesses and eateries to keep them busy.
Valldemossa is a popular destination for hikers and other outdoor enthusiasts because of its picturesque scenery. You should base yourself in the hamlet of Deià, about a half-drive hour from Valldemossa. However, either location would make a good home base to explore the area.
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Getting to Valldemossa from Palma, the island’s capital takes around 30 minutes by car.
Palma, the capital of Mallorca, is a central transportation hub for the Balearic Islands. There are several weekly flights to Palma from both Madrid and Barcelona. You may sometimes obtain tickets for as little as 20 euros, making it a popular choice for local and foreign crowds.
We suggest getting a vehicle to move about the island; the more compact, the better. Smaller vehicles are simpler to park, making them ideal for getting about Palma and the surrounding coastal communities.
Don’t forget that smaller European automobiles and the vast majority of European cars have manual gearboxes. Automatic cars are more difficult to find, so you should reserve one as far in advance as possible and be prepared to pay extra.
Driving to Deia for the first time can be an eye-opening experience for someone who doesn’t have much practice with a manual gearbox.
Mallorca has stunning landscapes, but its famed coastal cliffs make for a mountainous land. Deia and Valldemossa are far from the valley, so you may escape the twisting up and down.
It’s a bit of a hike, but you can park at the base of the hill and make your way up. However, anyone unfamiliar with driving stick shift vehicles should not attempt to tackle these slopes. Think it through and see whether it’s something you’re up for.
The Perfect Time to Visit
Mallorca is beautiful year-round; however, the high tourist season may dull its luster. In August, when most people go there, prices are much more than the rest of the year.
There can be a severe lack of resources and high demand. The process of hiring an automobile can get very complicated.
We suggest not shelling out a hefty sum for a little Fiat with a stick shift. Learning to drive a manual automobile may be a deal breaker for some people. Still, luckily some already know how to do so. Because driving is essential, you should make automobile accommodations before booking a hotel.
You always have to jostle with hordes of out-of-town visitors throughout the summer. Meanwhile, all the residents have left for their holidays, taking the islands’ unique indigenous flavor.