Situated 10 kilometres inland from Portals Nous is the beautiful unspoilt village of Calvia. Founded in the13th Century, the tourist boom of the 1960s and 70s is what really put Calvia on the map. Today Calvia is a typically rural Spanish town of honey coloured properties tumbling over the landscape, set to the magnificent backdrop of the Galatzo Mountains.
Calvia has a well-heeled effortless magic; it is clean, well kept and it comes as no surprise to learn that this is one of the 5 wealthiest regions in the whole of Spain. The air of tranquility and rustic allure belies the fact that Calvia is just a short hop from the coast and 15 kilometres from Mallorca’s capital city of Palma.
There is a touch of old world charm about Calvia, which is why it has become such a popular choice with the wide mix of Europeans who choose to live there. Properties for sale in the village encompass a broad price range and interesting properties can be sourced to suit every budget.
Home to the region’s town hall and administrative offices, Calvia also boasts a sports stadium and an Olympic size swimming pool. There is also a great market every Monday. Pretty lush countryside and fine country walks are minutes away – there is no need to drive out to find a beautiful route to ramble.
In the heart of the village you will find the church of Sant Joan Baptista, majestically looking down over the town and beyond. There are a number of good restaurants where you can enjoy a well priced menu del dia, interesting bars useful shops.
Within a ten minute drive east, you can be enjoying the glitz and glamour of Puerto Portals, or head in a westerly direction and you arrive at the new Philippe Starck designed Port Adriano or just further along, the fishing port of Puerto Andratx.
If Golf is your sport of choice, there are a number of splendid golf courses in striking distance of Calvia – or head to the coast for some of the best beaches Mallorca has to offer with diving, water-skiing and sailing.
Calvia has an abundance of lifestyle choices to offer both the tourist and resident alike.