The village of Fornalutx, Majorca, is an impossibly picturesque little settlement on the north coast of the island, just north of Soller. Set in a simply magical landscape, surrounded by orange and lemon groves which adorn the valley walls at the bottom of which the village is found. The peak of Puig Major, which dominates the skyline to the back of Fornalutx, glows orange in the dim light of the sunset, and the rustic cottages which line the thin streets of Fornalutx gleam in the morning light, meaning you wake every morning to an incredibly beautiful and peaceful view from your holiday rental property in Fornalutx.
You should be warned; taking a Fornalutx property for a holiday once will almost certainly mean you get to know the village very well over the next few years. It is almost impossible not to fall in love with the village almost immediately upon your arrival, walking up the steep, flower strewn steps up to the ancient centre of Fornalutx. The open stone cottages and lush, perfectly cultivated gardens give the village an magnificently peaceful air.
The village lies in the heart of the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains, sitting in the bottom of a beautiful valley, and as a result, Fornalutx hotel rooms, villas and townhouses are taken by walkers, climbers and mountain bikers throughout the year. The area is undeniably stunning, and with a charm that is impossible to replicate, making it the perfect place to relax and recuperate after a hard day of leisure. There are many excellent routes into the mountains, offering unrivalled views across Majorca. The locals and fantastically welcoming and the cafes and restaurants serve a delicious mix of local delicacies and international cuisine.
If you are lucky enough to be staying in a Fornalutx townhouse around the first week of September, the whole village leaps into life with the arrival of the Nativity of the Mother of God. The unique event of the Running of the Ox is the main spectator event during the festival, but there is a huge amount to enjoy, from the traditional music and dance performances to the parades which pass through the centre of the village.
Just a little way along the valley from a Fornalutx property is the port town of Soller. Located right on the beach, Soller is a fantastic place to take a peaceful beach holiday, close to the wonderful mountain scenery which has blessed Fornalutx. There are some magnificent historical buildings to be explored in Soller, and even if you only come to investigate the heritage, a trip to Soller from self catering Fornalutx property is well worth it.
Majorca benefits from a beautifully mild climate. In the summer, monthly temperatures average around 27°C, which, whilst being hot, is not unbearably so. Daily peaks hit the mid 30’s, but rarely reach 40°C. Even during the winter, temperatures remain warm, averaging 14°C in January.
Palma International Airport (PMI) is fantastically well connected to the UK. There are frequent flights from a whole range of airlines, from the cheap and cheerful to the more luxurious. It will take just over an hour and a half to arrive at a Fornalutx property or townhouse, but as soon as you arrive, you will be in absolutely no doubt that the journey was worth it many times over.