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.

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.

Santa Ponsa

According to local residents, Santa Ponsa has the best weather on the island. Find out why people choose to move to this part of Mallorca.

Pollensa

Pollensa

Pollensa is one of Mallorca’s prettiest towns where its residents enjoy a tranquil life, hiking up Puig de Maria at weekends and taking in beautiful views.

Puerto Pollensa Mallorca

Puerto Pollensa

A family-friendly resort for many years, Puerto Pollensa has also attracted a growing population of ex-pats to its stunning shores.

Deià

Set in a particularly pretty corner of the Tramuntana mountains, the traditional village of Deiá combines picture postcard images with high-society connections.

Alaró

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

Port Andratx

Port Andratx is home to some of Mallorca’s best seafood, an international sailing club as well as fantastic restaurants. Find out more in this hc/ guide!

Son Vida

Only in Son Vida will you find Mallorca’s best golf courses and most exclusive villas. Find out more in this informative guide by resident herself, Helen Cummins.

Santa Catalina

Santa Catalina has it all. Find out everything you need to know about living in Palma’s buzziest neighbourhood in this definitive area guide.

Puerto Portals Mallorca

Puerto Portals

Glamorous, opulent & elegant, the prestigious Puerto Portals in beautiful bay of Palma, just a 10-minute drive from the city, is one of Mallorca’s most luxurious marina complexes.

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

The website helencummins.com is a collection of all the things Helen values since moving to the island, running abcMallorca Digital Media and creating an idyllic life in Son Vida with her husband Georg and daughter Eva.

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

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