Situated towards the south east, the market town of Campos is the garden for the coast on this side of the island. Founded in 1300s on Roman and Arab remains the pretty town makes a great location for an amble through its narrow streets formed by the mares stone houses. Typical of Mallorcan agricultural towns Campos is not an obvious destination for a holiday but the surrounding area is full of beautiful agroturismo hotels and rural villas.
The nearest beach to Campos is the sand dune lined beach of Es Trenc which forms part of a nature reserve and leads round to one of the island's prettiest beaches Cala Mondrago. The beaches here are long and sandy and the whole area is relatively undeveloped. If naturism is your thing some of this beach is given over to sunbathing au natural. At the tip of this coastline can be found Colonia Son Jordi and from here you can take a boat to the national park of Cabrera.
If you enjoy road cycling this is the perfect location. Wide open spaces, rolling hills, quiet roads and rural lanes make this a great spot for cyclists. For walkers the dunes and national park of Cabrera make this a great spot for exploring. In the quiet and pretty village of Ses Salines is Botanicatus which are three gardens laid out in different styles, desert, termperate, Mallorca, and provide inspiration for both resident and foreign gardeners alike. A surprising find are the Banearo San Juan De La Font, natural thermal springs which have been tried and tested since the 13th century. For bird spotters a local ostrich farm provides an unusual destination for a day out. This side of the island has a number of fine golf courses and there are at least ten within a short drive from Campos including the fabulous Marriott courses and the east coast greens. If you're an early riser one of Europe's finest hot air balloonists is based in Manacor and for a six in the morning start you're rewarded with unique views of Mallorca. For more information about current events in and around Campos visit the what's on guide Digame.
For organic fans Dona Gamba provides a beautiful setting on the waterfront for a great lunch, or a romantic evening dinner. Local ecological wines complement the menu. The modern and stylish tres punts offers a good collection of wine, cafe and restaurant facilities. Es Brot has been voted the best traditional Mallorcan restaurant on the island and is worth a visit for those looking for authentic food where the focus is on freshness, quality and a full menu of home made deserts.
Moli 34 provides a venue for light snacks, chilled music and a lounge atmosphere and is ideal for those looking for a little urban chic in the South West. For more information about local restaurants visit www.skybluemallorca.com
If you're looking for a warm welcome and a location to host a small special even the Hotel Migjorn offers very comfortable and well appointed accommodation.
Peace and tranquillity and relatively free tourist areas make this a very special place on the island. Rural accommodation, a fine selection of villas and proximity for the beach make this an unexpected delight as a Mallorca holiday destination.
Markets - Saturday morning sees a large agricultural market spread through the town
Fiesta - Campos celebrates a religious festival of its saint on 9 January. The second week of August sees a variety of events taking place in honour of our Lady of August
Parking - Please use public car parks and be observant of blue lines which are pay and display zones.
Golf - The east coast has a number of courses including Vall D'or. The Marriot hotel also has two 18 hole golf courses that can be used.
Spa - The Melia Cala D'or has a spa that is open to non residents.
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