Olive groves around the town's outer limits might give a clue as to what Caimari's main export is – here, they take olives seriously. There's even an olive press in the centre of town, where you can see just how their olive oil is made, plus shops selling all kinds of products made from the fruit, so you can take a bit of the town's biggest export home.
Every November, Caimari holds an Olive Fair, in which stalls selling olive products and fresh samplings overrun the streets. If you're lucky enough to be there, you'll get the chance to taste local olives and celebrate the town's unique history.
Caimari's central location makes it a great base for day trips around the rest of Majorca - with a hire car, the entire island is yours. When you aren't hiking through the nearby mountains, you can liven things up and take the 20-minute drive into Alcudia and sunbathe along the shores of the peaceful bay, or grab a drink on an outdoor terrace. The lively town of Inca also isn't far off, and makes for a swoon-worthy shopping trip.
Best to hire a car
You'll land at the Palma de Mallorca Airport on the south side of the island and a 40 minute drive north east will help you reach your hotel in Caimari.
There isn't a convenient public transport service running through this small inland town so it is best to hire a car upon arrival.
By doing this you'll have better access to the beaches, towns and tourist attractions which can all be easily reached via car.
Best time of year to visit
The island of Majorca enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year so you can expect to tan all year round here, meaning that even booking last minute holidays to Majorca should still guarantee you a healthy dose of sun.
Caimari's temperatures average out at 26C in August and drop to 10C in January. By midday the temperatures will be marginally hotter than these numbers though.
An Olive Fair is held every year on the third Sunday of November to celebrate the town's trade. Visitors gather from all over the island to shop at a large market that sells an abundance of Olive Oil themed products.
Rustic charm at its finest
To this day, Caimari remains a rustic village whose cobbled lanes and mountains rising in the distance are untouched by the major tourism dominating the rest of Majorca. Here, you won't find a waterpark or a seaside promenade with every cuisine you can think of. You won't even find a hotel brand – just family-run villas, olive groves and centuries of tradition.
Caimari's central location also means you'll be in prime relaxation territory. The hotels here are traditional homes converted into bed and breakfast style accommodation, and they're run by friendly locals who are eager to make your stay comfortable.
There won't be music seeping in from nearby bars, just the chime of the church on the town's main square. Your main activity can be sipping drinks in quaint cafes and the only big challenge you'll face all day is which restaurant to sample next. You won't find much international cuisine, but there's a select range of Majorcan fare dished up with a careful attention to detail and local tradition.
To the north and west of Caimari is the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, whose rocky peaks and hidden bays beg for hikes. Those on holidays to Majorca generally choose to rent a bike and weave along the dirt paths, or set out on foot, enjoying the sites at their own pace.
There's no limit to exploring Caimari's picturesque countryside. The outskirts of town are also lined with olive, lemon and almond groves, whose rows you can wander down in the Spanish sunshine.