Few places in the world are as rich in history as this village set on a Balearic island. Its roots can be traced back to the 14th century when a walled city was built on the island under the orders of James II of Aragon. This fortified village is what became Capdepera. The tower built as part of these fortifications is now a veritable monument which is one of the sites that draws visitors to this locale. The beautiful weather of the Majorca region is another one of Capdepera’s assets as it permits for pleasurable sightseeing and a host of outdoor activities. The accommodation here is worth looking forward to as well; lovely holiday houses surrounded by immaculate lawns, apartments with terrific views, country houses with private pools etc.
Hiking around Capdepera’s lush countryside is a highly rewarding experience. Apart from the chance to fill their lungs with fresh, untainted air and be surrounded by nature, visitors will view a number of amazing monuments. Among these is the Canyamel Tower, one of Majorca’s crown jewels as no such structure exists anywhere else in Europe. Its Gothic architecture is unique and its sturdy appearance belies its over 700 years of existence. Inside it is replete with captivating works of art as well as artefacts that articulate the building’s history as a military installation.
Capdepera also has a number of geological marvels, not least of which are the incredible Cuevas de Arta. These are underground caves sporting long, thin stalactites that hang from their roofs.
Lovers of golf are in for a treat as this resort hosts a beautifully designed 18-hole course called Canyamel Golf. The facility is challenging and enjoyable to both the professional and the beginner. It also has a cute restaurant that yields spectacular views of the coastline.
The Castell de Capdepera is one of Majorca’s most sought-after touristic sites. Though the climb up the hill on which the castle sits can be rather treacherous, it is well worth the effort. Visitors will be treated to amazing panoramas and the sight of many interesting birds.
Capdepera’s weather can be described as largely warm throughout the year. Its winters, if they can be called that, average between 12 and 16°C, though on occasion temperatures do drop below 10°C. Come May, however, temperatures are already way above 20°C and by August they have pierced the 30°C ceiling. This island generally sees little precipitation, most of which falls during autumn. October has the lion’s share of this rain with averages of just above 60mm.
Just about 40 miles from Capdepera is Spain’s third largest airport, the Palma de Mallorca or Son Sant Joan Airport. Acknowledged international carriers of the British Airways and Lufthansa ilk have regular scheduled flights to this facility, bringing in travellers from as far as Munich and London. Budget airliners such as Ryanair, EasyJet and FlyBe also fly there.