In the small town of Palmanyola, you'll discover the best of both worlds: peaceful countryside, but also close proximity to the liveliness of a large Spanish city. Sprinkled with olive trees and oaks, this village is the perfect backdrop for locals' favorite pastime: horseback riding.
This town is located in western Mallorca on the gorgeous Balearic Islands, north of Palma de Mallorca and east of Banyalbufar. While Palmanyola actually got its name from a combination of two neighboring towns, Palma and Bunyola, the village belongs to the municipality of Bunyola. Situated at the foot of the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range awarded World Heritage status for its beauty and cultural significance, Palmanyola offers unforgettable scenery.
Son Amar is one of the oldest estates on the island of Mallorca and calls the foothills of the Tramuntana Mountains its home. Its 16th-century manor-style architecture and atmosphere have welcomed guests from all over the world for more than 50 years. Recognized as an entertainment mecca, Son Amar regularly produces spectacular shows featuring dancers, beautiful choreography, special effects, and diverse music. A trip to Son Amar isn't just another night out; it's an experience. Enjoy dinner, a pre-show (which usually consists of a performance by the orchestra and singers), and then the main event. Depending on the production, you may even see thrilling acrobatics and contortions.
Son Amar also offers guests the ability to plan events of all types at the venue. Whether you'd like to plan a wedding, corporate event, or family party, Son Amar can accommodate you. There's no better place to plan your own Spanish event than at this infamous estate nestled among lemon trees, olive trees, orange groves, and the picturesque Tramuntana Mountains.
Thanks to its neighboring mountains and calm countryside, Palmanyola is perfect for outdoor activities. Horseback riding, especially horseback tours through the mountains, is very popular in this area. Nearby riding schools offer courses of all levels, ranging from courses for beginners to those for more advanced equestrians.
The island's capital city of Palma is only 10 miles from Palmanyola. Complete with shopping venues and restaurants galore, this city is a great place to experience the culture of Spain. Plaza de España is regarded as one of the most vibrant and famous squares in Spain. You'll love exploring its myriad shops and cafes and even its ancient palace of the Moorish rulers, where the King of Palma de Mallorca currently resides.
Bunyola is but four miles from Palmanyola, so you can practically walk from your gorgeous vacation rental to this untouched Mallorcan paradise. Visit Raixa and Alfabia, two stunning gardens that are open to the public, or traditional Majorcan manor houses at S'Alqueria, Biniforani, and Sa Font Seca. This quiet city boasts an air of seclusion and pureness not found in many other places, so a trip here is definitely worthwhile.
There's a reason that our Palmanyola vacation rentals are popular among long-term tourists: the majestic ambiance of the city is an ideal escape from all your worries. Think outside the box and visit this charming village for your next Spain vacation - you won't regret it!
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