Campos & Sa Rapita
Campos and Sa Rapita
For an un-spoilt stretch of coastline in pristine condition, the island of Mallorca’s southernmost tip is where you'll find it. Steep, rocky awe-inspiring cliffs overlooking hypnotising sapphire blue waters are a real eye opener, and the long, fine-sand beaches are some of the best on the island. With medieval towers, natural parks and working rural estates, this is a wonderful depiction of what Mallorcan life used to be like. Stay in a traditional charming stone cottage and experience the authentic, simple way of life for the Mallorcans, or opt for a summer house close to the beach. Whatever you decide upon, Sun-hat can help you choose the perfect holiday home for your stay in this stunning coastal region.
A petite, quiet town with a busy market on Thursdays and Saturdays, Campos is a place visitors often seek to escape the other more popular areas of the island. As a traditional village you can experience authentic Mallorca in the cries of the woman selling local goods and the small children running and playing in the streets and squares. It has remained very much as it always has been, which is why you'd find it hard not to fall in love with this serene little town. And, it offers a very convenient base to explore the south-east coast and the beautiful beaches of Sa Rapita and Es Trenc for a livelier day out.
Visiting the main square, be sure to visit Patisserie Pomar - considered the best patisserie on the island. A Mallorcan institution, it offers the finest typical cuisine: ensaimadas, meat pies and cocarrois, and a wide selection of cakes, pastries, chocolates and seasonal sweets. There’s also cafe inside to really appreciate the culinary delights. Another sight to behold is a painting of Christ by the renowned Sevilian artist Murillo, which hangs in the parish church of Sant Julia.
Inland, the dairy industry is very important to the municipality, which you'll see in the windmills dotted around the landscape, used to pump water around the various little farms. Campos is also home to a Majorcan speciality, the "Piris" cheese, which is allowed to mature in a mixture of brine and paprika for a few months before it is ready to eat. Be warned, it's delicious!
A delightful, sleepy seaside village, Sa Rapita has managed to retain its original charm despite being a popular choice for families, surfers and windsurfers. Many of the original houses, along with a fine selection of bars and restaurants, line the main road through the town and it has become the place to be for the island’s residents on a sunny weekend - always a good sign.
The main pull is definitely the beach. Stunning crystal-clear waters and gleaming white sand backed by dunes and a pine forest is a view that'll be etched in your memory forever, and at one end you'll find a pretty little marina, which is worth a visit. Seen as a great alternative to neighbouring Es Trenc, it's a lot more peaceful and relaxing. There are restaurants and bars at either end of the beach and at the Sa Rapita end, you'll find the highly regarded Sa Rapita Yacht Club.
Sa Rapita is a great place for families, and a visit to the caves is a trip worth taking together. The Cova des Pas de Vallgornera are a number of caves with some truly impressive underground rivers and lakes, stunning stalactites and stalagmites. The most famous cave being Cova des Pas de Vallgornera, which is the Balearic's longest.
Charming cottages, stone houses with landscaped gardens, private Mallorcan country villas with beautiful swimming pools or a summer house - you'll be spoilt for choice for somewhere to stay in this delightful area. Many are within walking distance of bars, shops and the rocky coastline, which means a peaceful property with everything you could want on your doorstep. The properties in Sa Rapita, Campos and around offer all the modern comforts without sacrificing on rustic appeal. An oasis of peace and tranquility, Sun-hat are sure to find the property that will make your holiday as memorable as it can be.
The caves, known as the Cova des Pas de Vallgornera is certainly a family experience worth having. Children and parents alike will be entranced by the spectacular stalactites and stalagmites the caves have to offer.
Looking for some seaside fun? The quiet beach at Sa Rapita and the more popular beach at Es Trenc with its fine white sands and crystal clear waters are both great places for the family to enjoy, no matter what age the children are.
For something slightly different, why not pay a visit to the Artestruz Mallorca - an ostrich farm. Here you can feed baby ostriches or even ride on one. It's a unique experience that will have you thinking you'd stepped off the plane in Africa.
Not to be missed
We defy anyone not to be impressed with the beach at Sa Rapita. The azure waters with white breakers is most definitely a photo opportunity not to be missed.