Situated on the edge of the green and wooded foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains, the drowsy village of Buger (pronounced Boohair) is Mallorca’s smallest municipality and holiday accommodation is still rare.
In the shady streets surrounding its magnificent church, life continues at a measured pace, much as it was before Mallorca became a holiday destination but a bank, a pharmacy, a general store, a simple café/bar and an excellent baker provide the ‘necessities of life’. Whilst genuine fresh produce from local producers can be bought at the small Saturday market. Don't turn up late though - it's all over by 11.00am.
Lunch times, an excellent menu del dia is served at Llardels Patrons - only open in the evening at weekends and fiesta days.
Perched, twin like, atop a neighbouring hill and just 5 mins drive away, Campanet’s one claim to fame is its amazing limestone caves, said to house the longest stalactite in the world! It also makes a good starting point for an exhilarating drive to the mountain top Monastry at Lluc via the picturesque village of Caimari.
Campanet has no less than three bakeries, as well as a well-stocked supermarket and a delicatessen. The sunny church square has a number of simple bars and small shops and it’s a pleasant spot to linger over a morning coffee and croissant before heading off for the day. Of an evening there are also two or three bars that serve authentic tapas or simple meals, but the village has surprisingly remained a peaceful backwater, virtually untouched by tourism.
For a truly memorable occasion, book a table at a small hotel in the nearby village of Binibona where gourmet food is served on a candlelit terrace or the small hotel C’an Calco at Moscari, where they serve an excellent fixed price fish menu at 30 euros.
Old Pollença with a good choice of shops and restaurants is no more than a 15 minute drive.
For serious shoppers, the town of Inca, famous for its leather goods, is a 10 minutes drive and from here you can also catch a train to Palma.
Written by Freelance Holidays Ltd - Proprietor of Property 68971 in Buger, Mallorca