Santanyí is a small medieval walled town. A municipality in the south east of Mallorca, one of the Balearic Islands, it is situated in the most western part of the Mediterranean Sea. Creative, rural and authentically Mallorcan, it occupies a privileged position slightly inland from more than 48km of coastline, and next to the second-largest nature park in the Balearics.

Blessed with natural surroundings, this golden-stone village has a serene atmosphere with a variety of places to eat and stay, not to mention one of Mallorca’s liveliest markets on the streets around the church. Santanyí’s creative environment and atmosphere has attracted many international artists over the years and today, art plays a central role with multiple galleries and workshops in the narrow alleys of this quiet and enchanting southern town.

Places of interest to visit include nearby Cala Llonga, where you can see the remains of an 18th century fort and several defence towers located along the coast including Torre d’en Beu, in Cala Figuera. A boat excursion to the nature park Cabrera should also be top of your list, as the island is famous for its beauty and fauna, whilst the crystal clear waters are a paradise for divers. Or for those who wish to simply relax, head to one of the many terraces on the square for a coffee and watch locals pass by on their daily routine.

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