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Playa de Canyamel, Bild: vulcano / shutterstock

Playa de Canyamel – a popular summer holiday destination

Mallorca, the largest Balearic island, is one of the most popular summer holiday destinations for Germans. Playa de Canyamel, is a popular tourist destination on the northeast coast of the island of Mallorca. The beautiful sandy beach with “Blue Flag” is bordered on one side by a nature reserve and it borders the clear turquoise sea. The nature reserve is ideal for walking and watching the birds. On the other side is the inconspicuous but beautiful resort of Canyamel. The white sandy beach Playa de Canyamel is 290 meters long and 80 meters wide. The water is shallow. The child-friendly city beach can be quite crowded during the peak summer months. But thanks to the size and relative seclusion, guests can still enjoy a stress-free holiday.

Playa de Canyamel is located about 10 kilometers from the cities of Artá and Capdepera. The beach, with its fine white sand and clear blue waters, is considered one of the 20 best beaches in Mallorca.

Occasionally, however, stronger winds come up, creating larger waves. Showers as well as changing rooms and toilets are available to holidaymakers on site. It is also possible to rent deck chairs, umbrellas, pedal boats and canoes. The beach bar and restaurant serve simple Spanish dishes, as well as burgers and chips.

It should also be noted that north of Playa de Canyamel there is a beautiful beach called “Sa Font de Sa Cala”.

Beach holidays in Playa de Canyamel

For guests who value luxurious accommodation (with direct access to the sea), there are top hotels (Pleta de Mar Hotel, Park Hyatt, Cap Vermell), in the medium to upper price range. They all have good restaurants. Furthermore, there are also luxurious villas for rent for the holiday. The choice of hotels in Canyamel and the surrounding area is not exactly large. But the ones that do exist are among the best hotels in Mallorca. Guests looking for luxury are sure to find what they are looking for in Canyamel. You will experience unforgettable moments and enjoy the breathtaking, natural beauty of the region.

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What to do in Playa de Canyamel?

Coast of Canyamel
Coast of Canyamel, Image: vulcano / shutterstock

In the small paradise in the northeast of Mallorca there are many leisure, cultural and sports activities. On the beautiful sandy beach, holidaymakers will find beach bars, hammocks are available and there is also a parasol service.

Tourists can swim, snorkel, walk, watch birds or rent a pedal boat. There is the possibility to take a boat tour along the Mallorcan coast and visit places such as Cala Ratjada . Most hotels in the area also offer many activities for children.

Furthermore, tourists enjoy the wonderful gastronomy in Canyamel, which will leave a wonderful taste on their palate. Most of the high-ranking restaurants are located in the hotels such as Park Hyatt, Cap Vermell and Can Simoneta. The Porxada de Sa Torre, located next to the medieval tower of Canyamel, offers guests typical Mallorcan dishes such as suckling pig baked in a wood-fired oven or lamb.

Tourists can also visit nearby places such as Cala Ratjada and Artá, as well as visit the municipality of Capdepera. Natural monuments such as the Ufanes springs also invite you to visit.

Hiking & biking trails in Canyamel

The beach Playa de Canyamel is connected to a large nature reserve. With its many trees, it is ideal for walks and bird watching. There are also some walking paths to explore on the low cliffs nearby, which wind around the mouth of the Torrent de Canyamel. Nature and mountain lovers will find a variety of signposted routes that are suitable for both hiking and cycling.

The city of Canyamel

In the quiet town with the small town centre there are many shops, restaurants and small supermarkets. For larger purchases, it is worth taking a detour to the nearby towns of Capdepera and Arta. In Arta, there is even a market on Tuesdays that specialises exclusively in handicrafts.

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How to get to Playa de Canyamel

Playa de Canyamel is easily accessible by car within the island. There is a free parking lot and on top of that it is even possible to park on the side of the road. There is also a public bus from the town of Artá. However, it is important to check the travel times. In addition, it is possible to arrive and anchor by boat. The beach is also accessible to wheelchair users via a wooden walkway. In the high season, there are many lifeguards on site to ensure safety.

Guests should leave the beach clean with a “Blue Flag” and abide by the rules of garbage disposal. The Blue Flags stand for good water quality, safety and good environmental management on the beaches of Mallorca. They are recognized worldwide and are among the most coveted awards for beaches. This certification is awarded by the “Environmental Education” Foundation for Beaches.