Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Serene Selva: Finding Peace and Beauty in the Magnificent Mountains of Majorca

Majorca is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe. However, while it is often the bars, beaches and lively nightlife that attract the big crowds, there is another side of the island to explore. Selva is a small, peaceful town located in the mountainous interior of Majorca, and it is a world away from the coastal resorts. It’s worth visiting next time you spend holidays in Majorca, so here’s a quick guide to discovering the peace and tranquillity of a very different Majorca.

Relax in Selva Selva is a tiny town in the interior of the island, near to the Sierra de Tramuntana mountains. Despite the remote feel of the town, it is very easy to access by taxi or by rented vehicle, although public transport options are more limited. This is a town full of character and charm, which will make you feel instantly relaxed. It may not have a beach, but if you want to surround yourself with the rugged scenery of the interior of Majorca and get away from the hectic resorts, this is a perfect place to chill out.

Fiestas, Walks & Nature Parks As you would expect, Selva is not the sort of place where you will spend all your time in bars and restaurants. This is more a place to explore the natural surroundings and take it all in at your own pace.

Although there are some attractions in Selva to visit, such as the Church of St Lorenzo, getting out and about is the name of the game here. One of the first places to visit is the Santa Magdalena monastery near Inca, from which you’ll also be rewarded with spectacular views.

You are also not too far from S’Albufera Natural Park, a lovely area to explore on foot or by bike. The bird life here is exceptional, and the trails are easy to follow.

A number of fairs are held in or around Selva, including the Selva Herb Fair, which takes place in June. As you would imagine, this is a celebration of all things herbs, and you will find herbal food, drink and even medicines promoted in the town square.

The celebration of Sant Llorenc is one of the main festivals, which is held in August each year. Many other nearby villages have their own festivals in July and August, making this a very good time to visit.

Make Selva Your Base If you want to avoid staying in a resort and instead want to stay somewhere more relaxed, look for an apartment or villa to rent in Selva using a company like Housetrip. You will never feel isolated here because it is so near to other towns and resorts. For example, it’s only three kilometres from Inca and even a trip to Alcudia is easy to arrange, meaning you can travel to these other places with ease if you have transport.

Visit Selva for Peace & Tranquillity Selva is a beautiful destination in the heart of Majorca, where you will discover a different side to this popular holiday island. Explore the island further by venturing deep into its tranquil interior, and if you want to enjoy some peace and quiet, while still being able to venture into the larger towns when you need to, Selva is the perfect place to stay.

About the author of this post: Olivia Cooke is a self-confessed perpetual tourist and avid blogger. You can find her helpful articles mainly on travel blogs.

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