Serra de Tramuntana
Dominated by the Serra de Tramuntana range, Mallorca’s northwest coast and its hinterland form a spectacular contrast to the built-up resorts you leave behind around Palma. The landscape is remarkably wild, ensnared by limestone peaks scarred by wind and water and cliffs that drop abruptly to the brilliant blue sea like natural ramparts.
Cap de Formentor
The most dramatic stretch of Mallorca’s coast (no mean feat!), Cap de Formentor is an otherworldly domain of razor-edge cliffs and wind-buckled limestone peaks jutting far out to sea; from a distance, it looks like an epic line of waves about to break. The road quickly climbs away from Port de Pollença, with splendid views of the bay, and whips its way to the cape.
Platja des Trenc
Platja des Trenc, the largest undeveloped beach on Mallorca, runs 3km northwest from the southern edge of Colònia de Sant Jordi. With long stretches of blindingly white sand and an idyllic setting among pine trees and rolling dunes, des Trenc proves just how pretty the Mallorcan coast was before development got out of hand.