Felanitx or Felanich is a town and municipality in the judicial district of Manacor, comarca of Migjorn, province of Balearic Islands, island of Mallorca, autonomous community of Balearic Islands, Spain. Having a total population of less than 18,500, the town is relaxing, tranquil yet fun place on Earth to visit. The town stretches in an area of 196.7 square kilometers which are ideal for relaxation and fun. It is at less than an hour’s distance from Palma, the capital of the Island of Mallorca. The town is a gem hidden from several tourists that visit the surroundings but don’t know about the city because of the several tourist attractions and the things that the town has to offer.
The earliest settlements on the region are believed to be that from Bronze Age. After the Talaiots, Balearic Islands were conquered by Romans by 123 BC which is believed to be when Balearic Islands were founded. The name Felanitx is derived from the Latin word “Fenalicius” which literally means “where much hay is produced”. Muslims ruled this land from 10th century to 13th century AD. They left Felanitx with a mosque and the castle of Santueri which was their fortress. During the 19th century, the town of Felanitx was placed on maps, thanks to its beautiful vineyards. It then became Mallorca’s third city in the region after Palma, and Alcudia.
What The Town Offers Today
The town of Felanitx is known for its beaches, surfing schools and cuisines. The wind or atmosphere of the town is calming enough that you can relax in your accommodation as well, with the sea breeze. You can surf on the tides, go kitesurfing, enjoy the delicacies of the town, go shopping at the famous market for souvenirs, take a swim at the beach, get a bit tan, or simply relax in your balcony with the sea breeze and inhale the energy that the atmosphere has to offer with your favorite song on repeat on your headphones.
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Travelling to Felanitx
The nearest international airport to the resort town is that of Palma de Mallorca Airport. The distance from the airport to the town is even lesser than 50km. For travelling to the town from the airport, you have options to rent a car, or a share a shuttle or maybe a cab will be suitable as well. The rentals by CuddlyNest are on the most accessible routes so you can reach there directly, unload your luggage, get over your jet lag and then enjoy the town as much as you want.
Beaches of Felanitx
The most important reason of travelling to the town of Felanitx is its intoxicatingly beautiful beaches. Some of these beaches have a rocky seabed and some have fine white sand for you to enjoy laying on. You can play volleyball at these beaches, take the thrill of surfing the tides, go kite-surfing, go sailing, get relaxed with the beautiful soul-reflecting waters, take a swim with your friends and family, go camping at the night, enjoy Bar BQ in the open air and listen to some chilly ghost stories, take a relaxing spa at the beach, take a jet ski and enjoy the best you can, or else you can take a quadbike and then can stroll along the coastline as well. These beaches offer all you can think of. The famous beaches at and around Felanitx are listed below:
Cala Sa Nau
Church of Felanitx
Probably one of the first buildings of the town is that of Church of Felanitx. The church served as the main church for the locals soon after the conquest of the region in the 13th century where King James I defeated the Muslims. The building of the church is in traditional Gothic style, Italian Gothic to be specific which was introduced by Friar Armengol (religious leader from the monastery of Sant Pau del Camp in Barcelona).
Santueri Castle of Felanitx
Situated on the top of a rocky outcrop, at the elevation of 475 meters above the sea level, Santueri Castle is a stunning and well preserved castle with remarkable views. The walls of the castle date back to the 14th century but fortifications were located here since Roman times. The Moors rebuilt the castle when they conquered the region and used it personally as a refuge when they were defeated in 13th century. In 19th century, the castle passed into private hands but now it is open for public.