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Traumhafter Strand in Camp de Mar, Bild: vulcano / shutterstock

Holidays in Camp de Mar

Camp de Mar is located on the southwest coast of Mallorca. The small community is only a few minutes drive from the holiday resort of Andratx. Due to its quiet location and the exclusive ambience, Camp de Mar differs greatly from other popular holiday resorts such as Cala Millor, Alcúdia or El Arenal. The seaside resort was deliberately planned as a holiday resort, equipped with many romantic hotels and exclusive restaurants. Large hotel complexes, noisy discotheques or modern beach bars are not to be found in this holiday paradise.

A holiday in Mallorca in Camp de Mar offers a lot of peace and relaxation. The beach is located directly between two rocky headlands. It is not as crowded as most other beaches in Mallorca. The resort is particularly appreciated by travelers for the fact that the stalls are relatively unvisited and clean. This is partly due to the fact that there are no tourist highlights on the beach. The beach is equipped with a romantic wooden jetty. At the end is the Restaurante Illeta. In addition to seafood and fish, it offers a variety of Spanish and European Mediterranean dishes. The restaurant is divided into small beach huts that offer a direct view of the crystal clear water and pine trees.

History of Camp de Mar

Promenade Camp de Mar
The promenade of Camp de Mar, Image: vulcano / shutterstock

In Camp de Mar, the first hotel was built in 1932. In the past, the stretch of coast between Peguera and Port d’Andratx was the target of many pirate attacks. The ships of the North African buccaneers found sufficient shelter in the rugged coast with its cliffs and bays to prepare for a raid. Around the coast from further attacks, many watchtowers and fortifications were built on the coast. The history of the place as a holiday area began with the construction of the first hotel. The holiday resort became famous through the British secret agency Thomas Harris, who bought a house in Camp de Mar in 1949. Until he died of unexplained circumstances in a car accident, he devoted himself to painting. It was not until years later that the place developed into a popular travel destination and more and more small hotels were built.

See also  Mallorca, Part 1 – Palma and the southwest coast

Why is Camp de Mar so popular?

The resort of Camp de Mar is something for the upscale life destination. For this purpose, many exclusive hotels and villas have been built near the beach. Some of the villas are inhabited by well-known TV stars, movie stars or rich industrialists. In Camp de Mar you will find everything you need for a stay on holiday. For shopping tours or larger purchases, the neighboring town of Port Andratx is ideal. Here you will find numerous cafés, restaurants and shops. Port Andratx is only about 10 minutes away by car. If you like to stroll and shop, you should not miss the Mercadet Nocturno night market on Wednesday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. and from 7 p.m. to midnight.

A dream beach in the southwest of Mallorca

Camp de Mar Beach
Camp de Mar beach, Image: vulcano / shutterstock

Camp de Mar is equipped with a fine, bright sandy beach. It is bordered by the two headlands on the right and left. The quiet, sheltered location ensures that turquoise water is available for swimming. As a rule, there are hardly any waves off the coast. The beach goes very shallow into the water. This makes the beach particularly suitable for families with children. The water is so clear that bathing with diving goggles, flippers and snorkels is great fun. Playa de Camp de Mar has a length of 180 m and a width of 60 m. Overall, the place offers a good infrastructure. Sanitary facilities, showers and pedal boat rental are available for all guests. During the season, a lifeguard ensures the safety of bathers until 6 p.m. Sun loungers and umbrellas are available for relaxing. There is barrier-free access for wheelchair users. Thus, they can also get to the beach without any problems.