Fornalutx

 

Fornalutx is a picturesque mountain village with fewer than a thousand permanent residents. With an abundance of citrus trees and olive groves, honey-coloured stone houses, ancient cobblestoned alleys and the ever-present Serra de Tramuntana, life is certainly beautiful here.

 

Author Damian Harper on Why I Love Mallorca

‘My parents did the right thing and bought a house in Fornalutx when I was four. Every summer spent in Mallorca was blissful: building camps with friends in the torrent, leaping from high rocks into the waters of the Port de Sóller, listening to the donkeys clop up the steps of Calle del Monte. Nowadays it’s what I took for granted then that transfixes me most: the mesmerising night sky, the Tramuntana glowing like coals at sunset, the timeless terracotta hues of the stone houses and the deep azures of the Mediterranean. And each time I return, there’s something else that enthrals me.’

 

Rand Richard Cooper for The New York Times

‘I recall the island of Mallorca in Spain from a long-ago visit – blaring azure vistas, vertiginous roads and vaguely racy-sounding villages (Fornalutx) where tiny cafes served exciting food: raw and peppery sobrasada, eggplant ratatouille, roast suckling pig and lots of olives, almonds and garlic.’

 

Anna from Barcelona (@acollestrada) summed life in Fornalutx up so well when she wrote:

‘I would like to stay here a while, away from everything and close to many things.’