Best for: keen hikers
Flanked by the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountains, the jigsaw-like old stone houses of Fornalutx make for one of Mallorca's prettiest backdrops. Just a 40-minute drive from the fast pace of Palma, the go-slow vibe of this place is made even more inviting by a bevy of sun-drenched squares decorated with olive-green shutters and oyster-white parasols. While days are well spent strolling stone staircases and making pit stops for tapas-style bites (not forgetting the jugs of sangria), it's also worth stomping along some of the town's many pine-clad walking trails to best appreciate its charm. We recommend starting with the Blick auf Port de Sóller Loop, a 10km hike suited to all skill levels.
Where to stay: Fornalutx Petit Hotel