Santa María del Camí

Santa María del Camí: Mallorcan tradition close to the city

At the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana, with the charm of a traditional village and very close to the capital, Santa María del Camí is an ideal place to live, combining a quiet country life with the advantages of the island's capital, Palma, located right next to it.

The central area of Mallorca

Santa María del Camí, colloquially known as Santa María, is located in one of the most authentic areas of Mallorca: the Raiguer region. And as in most villages in the center of Mallorca, the impressive open fields, vineyards and countless almond trees shape the landscape of Santa María. Far away from the usual tourist routes, you will find here nature, tranquility and a lot of tradition.

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Santa María's history and culture

To get to know the beginnings of Santa María one has to go back thousands of years; for the first cultural traces date back the years between 3,000 and 1,400 BC.

During the Saracen occupation, Santa María was known as "Mauia", which means "stop on the way" in Spanish. There are currently various historical buildings and crosses from this period that you can visit. The village also has a long history of wine production, but it wasn't until the 17th century that it became known across borders as an exporter of spirits to Europe and the rest of the world.

Santa María del Camí is much more than a crossroad or an exporter of spirits. It is a village, proud of its past and at the same time open to new ideas. Years of coexistence with residents from all over the world, enables the residents to live in a social environment open to change and the encounter with other cultures.

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Activities in Santa Maria

The area around Santa María offers a wide variety of activities. Just read on to discover them:

  • Santa María Market. Every Sunday from 8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., Plaza Nova de Santa María comes alive thanks to one of the best markets on the island. If you're wondering what they're selling, ask yourself what they're not selling. Well, you can find everything from fresh fruits and vegetables, poultry, clothing, including a fantastic range of organic products.
  • Walking and cycling. Whether you are among those who prefer a leisurely pace on flat terrain or those who prefer to experience the adrenaline pumping as you descend the mountain, Santa María is your place. The Coanegra Valley, Salt des Freu and Pas des Estalo are just a few of the many hiking trails in the area. As for the bike paths, you can enjoy endless routes on the plain through the Raiguer de Mallorca and elevated routes through the Sierra de Tramuntana.
  • Wineries. If you are into oenology and everything related to it, take the time to visit wineries in the area such as Macià Batle. This wine has always been one of the most prestigious among the island's wineries. And it is that it represents the philosophy of "wine and art", a duality that cannot be lost.
  • Restaurants. You will find a wide selection to suit all tastes and budgets. For more sophisticated options, the following stand out in Santa María: Restaurant 19 by Living Dreams with innovative and fresh Asian flavors and Molí des Torrrent, a sample of traditional Mallorcan and German cuisine by chef Peter Himbert.
  • Shopping. Santa María has a wide variety of shops so you can find what you are looking for. From local boutiques where you can buy all kinds of clothing and the well-known “language scarf”, to specialized decoration shops such as Livingdreams, or the Mallorca Fashion Outlet shopping center, outside of the village.

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Living in Santa María del Camí

The culture, climate, location and international community make Santa María an excellent place to live.

At the foot of the Sierra de Tramuntana and only 14 kilometers from Palma, Santa María is very well connected to all places in Mallorca. Whether on the country road or on the motorway, from Santa Maria you can move quickly and easily all over the island and reach the capital in 20 minutes. Thanks to the train station, you can travel by train from Santa Maria to Sa Pobla and Manacor in just over half an hour, or to Palma in just 15 minutes. And if you have to travel by bus, lines 311 and 330 stop at Plaça Hostals de Santa María.

Main distances from Santa María // Travel time by car:

  1. Airport: 20 minutes
  2. Palma center: 20 minutes
  3. Port of Palma: 25 minutes
  4. Son Espases Hospital: 15 minutes

The weather is another advantage. Enjoy more than 300 days of sunshine a year and an average annual temperature between 16 and 18 degrees. In winter, temperatures can drop to 5 degrees, in summer they rise to 30 degrees. Ideal temperatures to enjoy outdoor activities with the family.

For the little ones, Santa María has playgrounds such as the Parc Nou de la Plaza Nova, as well as a variety of activities organized by the city council and international schools. The latter include the Montessori School of Mallorca, which has a UK curriculum for children aged 3 to 16, and the Academy International School for students aged 2 to 18, just 5 minutes from Santa María.

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Real estate in Santa María

Real estate in Santa María is very diverse and the prices are cheaper than in some other parts of the island. As a rule, however, finding the home of your dreams is never easy...

At Living Blue Mallorca, however, we make it easy for you. We have a wide range of country houses, townhouses and apartments in Santa María, perfect for those looking for tranquility and an authentic Mallorcan experience without being too far from the capital. In addition, we also have exclusive properties that are not officially on the market and offer a personal search service.

We'll help you find the home you've always dreamed of. We await you in our Living Blue Mallorca office in Santa María, where tradition and modernity meet.

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