About Calvià

The historic town of Calvià is the heart of the islands most popular municipality. Its fantastic geographic location, nestled in the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountain range on the southwest of Mallorca, means it is within easy reach of many of the islands major resorts. The traditional ochre coloured houses sit amongst carob and almond trees. Here we provide all the information you want to know about making the most of a visit to this important Mallorcan village.

The Southwest Region of Mallorca

The Southwest Region of Mallorca

Peaceful bays, breathtaking scenery and lively holiday resorts are all part of what makes the Southwest of Mallorca special.


History & Culture

Originally a settlement dating back to 2000 BCE, Calvià’s more recent history has mainly consisted of agriculture. Since the 13th century landowners have endeavored to farm the dry and arid land of the region. It wasn’t until the mid 19th century that the roots of modern tourism started to develop, attracting adventurers and those looking to recuperate. Their many published works helped Mallorca become known as a preferred destination. The picturesque town of Calvià with its relatively small number of shops and cafés feels a lifetime away from the coastal resorts that fall within its municipality. However, there are some signs of the importance and wealth of Calvià, with the more modern sports centre providing a stark contrast to traditional feel of the town itself.


Major Attractions in Calvià

The town of Calvià is an attraction in its own right. The historic feel and ancient architecture provide enough of a draw to attract thousands of visitors every year. Many of the buildings date back to the 17th century. Some, including the remains of a Roman villa, are far older. The imposing church of Sant Joan Baptista, built around the remains of the original 13th century church, is another example of classical architecture.


Things To Do in Calvià

Calvià’s central location on the south west of the island make it an ideal base for exploring the many surrounding resorts, bays, and mountains. Andratx and Puerto Portals are just a couple of the bigger resorts easily accessed from Calvià. While MagalufSanta Ponsa and Paguera will also be familiar to many visitors to the area. Its proximity to the Tramuntana mountains range allows easy access to the many trails for hikers and mountain bikers. For those who like things a little less bumpy, there is a designated cycle track around Calvià that provides a selection of wide and easy to navigate routes. Out of the many stunning beaches in the area no less than ten fly the blue flag for quality, which is awarded by the Foundation for Environmental Education, making it a dream destination for beach lovers who want to explore the region.

Leisure Time in the Southwest

Leisure Time in the Southwest

The southwest of Mallorca thrives on sun, beaches, sailing, surfing, hiking and a variety of watersports.

Discover the Serra de Tramuntana

Discover the Serra de Tramuntana

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Serra de Tramuntana is the backbone of Mallorca. Find out what this spectacular mountain range has to offer.