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.
Caimari features a handful of eateries that are mostly scattered around the main square. The restaurants here ooze authenticity, with family-grown recipes using local specialities in quaint, rustic settings.
You can kick off the afternoon with light tapas and pizza at Sa Tafona Caimari, before popping into the shop at the back where handmade crafts and olive products are sold.
For dinner, Ca Na Toneta is touted as a foodie haven, where you’ll be treated to a set, six-course meal of local, seasonal dishes. They have a separate space for drinks, plus an outdoor terrace beside a quirky mural.
Caimari’s speciality drink is a herbal liqueur called hierbas. It’s made from a centuries-old recipe and comes in a sweet flavour, dry or a mixture of the two. It’s made of a blend of distilled molasses and wine, which are then spiced with herbs like camomile, mint, rosemary, thyme and others, rumoured to be great for digestion.
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.