The Village of Bunyalbufar is undoubtedly one of my favorite places I have discovered in Mallorca, Spain to date. Whether you are hiking the area, driving the area, or sailing the area, the awe inspiring mountain views, will be something you won’t soon forget. I was on the hunt for the most beautiful sunset in Mallorca, and it was that exact search that brought me to this incredible little village.
The drive to Buyalbufar from the main city of Palma is stunning. The roads snake through the mountains, with every corner bringing more splendor then the last. They are not as narrow as many of the other mountain roads typically are on the island, which in some ways is somewhat of a treat. While you weave in and out on the mountain roads, the views just continue to make your jaw drop.
Bunyalbufar is a small village of approximately 568 people, sprawled down the mountain slopes, boasting a very inviting energy. I was instantly head over heels for this area. I have no idea how I didn’t hear more of this stunning village prior to this.
It is on the walking path of the ‘Dry Stone Route’, which is a long distance path that connects the Southwest of the island in Port Andratx to the North East of the island in Pollensa. I have yet to do this walk, but I absolutely intend on it – when its not the middle of summer that is, and I won’t keel over from heat stroke or classily sweating myself to the point of total dehydration. The hiking paths are labeled and very visible throughout the area. There are plenty of places to stay, so you could easily spend a few days there and enjoy endless hiking excursions.
Torre del Verger is a tower dating back to the 16th century where it was built to be a defense tower.
Today thanks to its preservation and rehabilitation, it is still accessible and the view from the top is absolutely incredible. It gives the best view down both sides of the coastline, and straight into the sea.
This is where people come and wait to see the sunset. It is small and can get quite busy, so in the summer you may not get to enjoy it as much as you could in the winter when there are a lot less people. It is amazing, and truly worth the trip to see any time of year.
If waiting at the tower for the sunset is not a possibility for you, then the next best option would be to go and enjoy a beverage on one of the local restaurant terraces in the village.
Regardless of where in the area you view it from, it will be truly magnificent.
I loved this area, the sunset, and the high vibes of the whole experience, and I can not wait to go back and explore the area by foot. Buyalbufar, Mallorca, if you visit the island its a must see spot. Get it on your bucket list.