A lovely town still to be discovered by tourists
Esporles is a beautiful village in western Mallorca, located on the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, sprinkled with charming stone houses and a unique atmosphere, little known by tourists but very popular among island residents.
Reaching this town by public transportation is a challenge but it is easily accessible by car from Palma as they are only 12 kilometres apart from each other.
What to see
Strolling through the streets of Esporles, enjoying the house facades, the torrent that slithers through the town and its overwhelming environment, will make of your visit a pleasant moment to remember.
Other points of interest in this town are:
It is a historic mansion and now a museum open to the public that you will find on the outskirts of Esporles. Here you can learn how traditional crafts are made while listening to music performances and tasting local artisan products. You can also walk through its beautiful gardens, contemplate its natural springs and tour the interior of the stately house.
Es Verger winery
This winery is recognized for the production of its organic wine and the good quality of the oil made here. If you are a wine lover, you ought not to miss out on this visit.
Celebrated yearly in the month of October. It is an opportunity to savour the numerous sweets and pastry products of the island. We are sure to say that it will be hard for you to resist the temptation to try some.
The University of Mallorca (the UIB) and the Parc Bit (known as the Silicon Valley of Mallorca) are near Esporles.
What to do
Esporles is a good place to practice outdoor sports such as hiking. Cycling, canyoning and climbing are other ideal sports to do in this area.
There are different routes that start from or go through Esporles and we can walk while appreciating the impressive scenery of Serra de Tramuntana. Here are several examples:
Finca Son Mas: a farm in Esporles where you can go on a 1-hour simple excursion and get to the Son Mas spring. There you can sit down to eat and rest.
The route called GR-221, or Ruta de la Pedra en Sec, passes through Esporles.
Where to eat
You will be pleasantly shocked by the wide variety of restaurants to choose from in Esporles. Whatever you fancy: restaurants offering meat specialties, suckling pig, Mallorcan cuisine and Italian food, but also diverse cafés and other establishments.
Mesón la Villa Restaurant, with Spanish atmosphere from the region of Castilla y León, is renowned for serving first-class meat, especially an exceptional suckling pig.
Quay Restaurant serves well-prepared Mediterranean cuisine. It is also a child-friendly establishment as it has a spacious terrace and a garden for them to play at.
Where to lodge
Hostels, agrotourism, rural hotels, hotels with swimming-pool, luxury hotels or shelters are some of the accommodation options you can find in Esporles. Find yours!
S'Hostal d'Esporles is a rustic accommodation in great demand in this area and has a restaurant with fine traditional cuisine.
Son Galceran Agrotourism is located in an 18th century house in a very quiet area overlooking the valley of Esporles. It has a large swimming-pool where to enjoy a good swim.
Undoubtedly, Esporles can be a starting point to visit other villages around the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range. Do not miss out on some as beautiful as Valldemossa, Deyá, Puigpunyent and Banyalbufar.