Place Guides

Discover what it means to live in Mallorca through experiencing its unique villages, towns and capital city Palma de Mallorca. Walk the streets of Palma, through the Old Town and onto its hip neighbourhood Santa Catalina, or enjoy a greener Mallorca life in the villages of the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains like Deià and Valldemossa. Get a flavour of the best places in Mallorca including the best places to eat, the most impressive hiking trails, cycling routes, local events, beaches, activities and not forgetting the best places to live in Mallorca. Each place guide in Mallorca offers local insight from trusted island residents who have lived here for years – who know the best beaches and secret places in Mallorca you wish you knew. Local tips and recommendations are key to finding the best place to live in Mallorca and it would be a mistake not to consider all of Mallorca, its sea-side villas, mountain hideaways, sandstone townhouses and luxury apartments, before making a decision.

Serra de Tramuntana Mallorca

Serra de Tramuntana

Majestic mountains and picturesque villages form the Serra de Tramuntana, where many people choose to escape the rat race and enjoy tranquility.

Artà

Artà

Artà is full of surprises; naturally reflecting its seamless blend of nature, heritage, tradition and modernity, it really is a uniquely special corner of Mallorca.

Cap Formentor Mallorca

Formentor

While Formentor attracts a lot of visitors in the summer months, it is loved for its peaceful state, sheltered by Tramuntana pines and high rocks.

Esporles Mallorca

Esporles

Those with a passion for wine and olive production love living in Esporles, given it has some of the best terrain the island has to offer.

Valldemossa Mallorca

Valldemossa

Discover Valldemossa, Mallorca’s most enchanting mountain town; it’s rich heritage and preservation of local culture makes it a truly inspiring place to live.

Fornalutx Mallorca

Fornalutx

Fornalutx, known as Mallorca’s prettiest village, lies in a declivity amongst the highest mountains of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range in Mallorca.

Portixol Mallorca

Portixol and El Molinar

Portixol and its El Molinar neighbourhood have evolved from their fishing heritage into one of the most buzzing and desirable seaside spots on Mallorca.

Port d’Alcúdia

Port d’Alcúdia offers an active lifestyle for cycling and hiking types, providing the ideal location for families to move to and enjoy Mallorca.

Banyalbufar

Thanks to its UNESCO protection, living in Banyalbufar is like living in a time warp. A small but quaint Mallorcan village surrounded by mountains and sea.

Sol de Mallorca

Sol de Mallorca’s tranquillity, sublimely luxurious homes, beautiful virgin bays and sweet pine saturated surroundings offers an alluring life in Mallorca.

Port Adriano Mallorca

Port Adriano

As well as being home to one of Europe’s most modern marinas, Port Adriano offers an outdoor lifestyle, cultural events and great dining on your doorstep.

Camp de Mar Mallorca

Camp de Mar

Part of the dreamy appeal of living in Camp de Mar is the white sandy beach and its luxury properties situated on the hillside.

Santa Maria Mallorca

Santa Maria del Cami

Your guide to Santa Maria in Mallorca. We cover all the highlights of living in this small town giving you insider tips from a locals perspective.

Bendinat

With its abundance of luxury villas, world-class golfing and air of serenity, the neighbourhood of Bendinat stands out as one of Mallorca’s most exclusive.

Canyamel Mallorca

Canyamel

No longer just a sleepy little paradise, Canyamel has grown into one of Mallorca’s most luxurious place to invest in property.

Port Sóller Mallorca

Port Sóller

Curious about seaside living in Mallorca’s Golden Valley? Our guide uncovers Port Sóller’s many charms, from hotels and restaurants to property.

Santanyí Mallorca

Santanyí

Find out all you need to know about Santanyí in Mallorca. From living in the area to the town’s best hotels, restaurants and local events.

Cala d'Or

Cala D’or

Cala d’Or aces the average resort. Find out what’s good with our guide to hotels, restaurants and the property scene.

Alcúdia

Step inside Alcúdia’s medieval walls and you’ll find a vibrant place to live with its huge cycling scene and buzzing restaurant life.

Portals Nous

Portals Nous is home to a friendly cosmopolitan community, whose town is livened up by the summer swell and luxury yacht marina on their doorstep.

Sóller Mallorca

Sóller

Sóller has an abundance of good things. Discover them all; from hotels and restaurants to the event calendar, and what it’s like living there.

Dr. Helen Cummins is a lifestyle editor, publisher and successful entrepreneur, who has lived and worked in Palma de Mallorca for the past 20 years. She started abcMallorca.com in 2003 which has grown into one of the island’s largest websites with over 6 million visits per annum.

Her website helencummins.com is a compilation of all the things she values since moving to the island, running hc/ Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

Slow Luxury Living is what sits at the heart of the hc/ website, which aims to inspire people to slow down and appreciate the Mediterranean lifestyle. Alongside her editorial team, Helen handpicks businesses and places that adhere to SLOW: Sustainable, Local, Organic and made with Love.

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