Make a holiday cottage in Puigpunyent your home away from home
Puigpunyent is a quaint Majorcan settlement hidden in the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains on the island’s magnificent west coast. Owing to the fact that the township lays a little off the beaten tourist trail, it has managed to maintain the old-world Spanish charm that much of Majorca once shared. This makes the region perfect for those who want to get back to nature and escape the hustle and bustle of city life, whilst still having access to all the modern luxuries that a Puigpunyent holiday cottage provides. The holiday cottages in Puigpunyent listed at HomeAway are well maintained, well facilitated and enjoy lovely locations with some offering facilities such as private gardens and pools.
Things to do in Puigpunyent
Whilst Puigpunyent may be a small settlement by Majorcan standards, this has absolutely no effect on the quantity and quality of the attractions and activities on offer. As the township is relatively remote however, a hire car is recommended if you plan on exploring further afield.
-The Beaches on Majorca are known to be some of the cleanest and most beautiful in the world, and whilst your Puigpunyent holiday villa is not located directly on the coast, there are at least 16 breathtaking beaches within a 30 kilometre radius. Some of the more popular locations include: Sant Elm beach, Cala Llamp Bay and Camp de Mar beach. Depending on which seaside location you visit, you may also like to try some of the various water sports on offer such as snorkeling, diving, sea kayaking, sailing and kite surfing.
-The La Reserva Puig de Galatzo nature park makes for a great family day out and is situated only 2 kilometres north of most holiday homes in Puigpunyent. The 3.7 kilometre walk through the park will bring your family face to face with bears, pigs, turtles and owls, in addition to various other amazing creatures. The park is also great for older children, as they can engage in some of the adrenaline pumping adventure activities on offer, such as abseiling, rock climbing and zip-lining.
-Hiking has become extremely prevalent on Majorca in recent years, and as such, there are numerous great hiking trails available, particularly in the Sierra de Tramuntana Mountains. One of the best hikes near your Puigpunyent holiday cottage is definitely the “Stepping Back in Time” circuit. This trail begins just outside Puigpunyent at the Son Fortesa manor house, before winding 10 kilometres though olive groves, oak forests and wineries, finally ending back in Puigpunyent.
-Cycling is another great pastime for holiday makers on Majorca, and the area around Puigpunyent is especially suited to road cycling, with its steep hills challenging even the most experienced rider. If you’re more interested in a leisurely ride however, you will also be spoiled for choice, as the region around Puigpunyent has numerous fantastic scenic biking trails.
-The historical sites near Puigpunyent are some of the most interesting on Majorca and include numerous talayots (large Bronze Age stone structures) such as those at Son Serralta, Ses Casotes and Son Burguet, in addition to the ancient cemetery at Son Bru. The exploration of these sites consequently makes for a great day trip, in addition to giving you a little insight into ancient life on Majorca.
The weather in Puigpunyent
Puigpunyent experiences cool damp winters and warm dry summers, as is typical of a Mediterranean climate. This results in the period between May and November being the best time weatherwise to book your Puigpunyent holiday villa. The mild winters here can also be great however, as the tourist crowds tend to abandon the island, leaving you to explore the island’s pristine beaches and great historical attractions in peace.
Getting to Puigpunyent
Although Puigpunyent is situated only 17 kilometres from Majorca’s only international airport in Palma de Majorca, it can be a little complicated to reach owing to its location in the mountains. A taxi or hire car from the airport, or a public bus from Palma city, will however, have you at the doorstep of your stunning Puigpunyent holiday home in roughly 25 minutes.