To complete the trip we recommend readers to leave Camp de Mar and proceed directly to the harbour by road at the kms. 25 out of Palma and keep left as far as Andraitx (5 kms.); then we continue the trip to Andraitx. In all these places hotels and restaurants can be found.
The distance between Andraitx and Estallenchs is 18 kms. The road recently built passes through Coma Freda and the Coll de Sa Gramola, from where a beautiful landscape can be seen. Leaving behind the cliffs Cap Fabiole the road is of modern lay-out and lies always at great height through pine woods, on arriving at the tunnel El Grau where we have the most beautiful view of the Mediterranean from the Mirador Ricardo Roca, situated over the mountain.
Estallenchs is a small village with typical streets and several excursions can be carried out from this point.
On along the same road, along the cliffs of the north coast, we come to La Atalaia de las Animas, one of the old watch towers built during the XVI century along the coast to prevent the raids of pirates. From these towers one can enjoy a grand view over the mountain range from La Dragonera as far as Soller.
Banalbufar, placed at 8 kms. from Estallenchs is worthy of mention because of its situation on the side of the mountain, and is a magnificent example of the works of man who has built on the hillside countless terraces. It is a notable tomato growing centre and which forms its chief source of wealth. From this village an excursion can be made to the seashore at Port d’Es Canonge not far away.
Passing through thick and shady woods, but always overlooking the sea, the road makes its way alongside the mountains until suddenly the scenery changes and among the thick groves of olive trees, which we enter shortly before arriving at Es-porlas, we find the Granja estate, a magnificent country house standing in its own extensive grounds which are ornamented by many fountains. The road now passes through Espor-las 74 kms. from Palma where the Canet estate (3 kms. away) on the outskirts may be visited. This estate is remarkable on account of its fine gardens and large pond. The road continues by Coll d’En Portell, from there we behold the city, and on through tilled fields leaving on the right the estate of Sarria and Bunoli another estate with stately country mansion. After having driven through Establimens we find ourselves again in Palma.
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