Towns and villages of the Calvia Region
Calvia borders on the municipal areas of Puigpunyent and Estellencs (in the north), Palma de Mallorca (in the east), Andratx (in the west) and the Mediterranean Sea (in the south).
|33% (16,807) of 2014 population (50,363): 28% British,
19% German, 6% Italian, 3% French
|2 golf courses|
|3 clinics, 4 health care centers||28 beaches|
|4 international schools||3 marinas|
|1 police station||30 km / 20 min|
The geographical situation of Calvia and its low rainfall index allows us to enjoy around 300 sunny days per year. The shortest sunny days are in December, around 6 hours of sun, whereas July is pleasing us with its 13 hour days full of sun.
Calvia has a Mediterranean climate, which is characterized by being stable and mild with an average temperature in the summer of 27 °C, and 14 °C in winter. The coldest month is January, with 16 °C and the hottest is August, with 31 °C. The rainfall index is low and averages 51 days a year, which permits to enjoy approximately 2,756 hours of sunshine. The driest month is July, while the wettest is December
The area is sheltered from the Nordic Tramuntana wind by mountains that are over a thousand feet high. However, some local wind still brings a cooler sea air. It is caused when hot air rises up from Majorca’s mountains and draws in the cooler sea air in its place. It is very welcome on the hottest days of summer. You may also get some windy weather in winter, but that’s normally short-lived.
The thermal variation of the water has a range of around 15 °C. During the winter, it drops down to about 13 °C. In the late spring, warming occurs, raising the temperature one degree each week. During the summer deep water layer reaches temperatures above 25 °C.
Calvia municipality is located in the south-western part of the island, between the beautiful wilderness of the mountains of Serra de Tramuntana and the Serra de Na Burguesa.
Calvia is now considered to be the richest municipality. It also ranks as the second priciest coastal location for prime second-home buyers in Spain. The average price of an apartment on Calvia property market is slightly above Mallorca overall – €4,300 per sq. meter. There is a significant difference in house prices in comparison with the island’s regular. The average price for a house for sale in Calvia is 30% higher than in Mallorca in general and hovers around €5,550 per sq. meter.
Highly sought-after sea view position raises the average price for an apartment to €4,650 per sq. meter and to €6,450 per sq. meter for a house.
The most renowned real estate agencies operating on Calvia property market are Imperial, First Mallorca, Kensington International and Casanova. All of these agencies offer more than 200 listings in the area.
It is a multicultural region, which counts 16,807 non-Spanish residents from around 100 different countries. The majority of foreign residents in Calvia are British and other Europeans. The population of the region has also increased considerably over the last years. Founded in 1249 with 80 inhabitants, Calvia is now the haunt of thousands. With this, the municipality has the second highest population in the Balearic Islands, after Palma de Mallorca.
The increase of Europeans who have set up their residences in Calvia is directly connected to their motivation of living in the excellent climate and tranquility. It is very inviting for families as well, because the residential areas are closely located to the prestigious international and local schools.
The region borders with a number of other villages and towns, offering excellent infrastructure. Thanks to the highway, Calvia is very well connected and you can quickly reach any point of the island. The capital city of Palma is located 15 minutes away by car, and the airport is reachable in 20 minutes.
The region of Calvia has an extremely rich archeological and historical heritage. This fact has permitted the creation of an area of special protection – Archaeological Park of The Puig de sa Morisca, located in Santa Ponsa. There are two historical city centers in the region – Calvia Villa and Es Capdellà, where you can see some buildings.
The country houses or ”casas de Possessió” in Calvia belong to one of the most important architectural heritages of the region and characterize its rural areas. Also, various mills reflect the intense agricultural activity that the municipality of Calvia had up to the 1950’s.
The landscape of Calvia is characterized by the scenery of a large variety. Its combines diverse surroundings of different structures: mountains and sea, cultivated and natural spaces, urbanized zones and protected areas. This signifies also a high quality of landscape environment.
Calvia boasts a total of 28 beaches extending all along the coastline. Some of these beaches and calas have been awarded the Blue Flag. This highlights the high level of water quality and safety, as well as service and facilities. The white sand beaches of Cala Aixada, Caló de la Bella Dona, Cala Falcó and the beach of Santa Ponsa invite you to spend here a wonderful holiday time.
Also, various golf facilities attract golf lovers to buy properties in Calvia. The region offers several elite golf facilities, such as Golf Club de Golf Poniente and Santa Ponsa I, II, III.
In Calvia, you can find other leisure activities for all tastes – from water parks and boat trips to fancy restaurants and clubs. During the daytime, you can enjoy open air activities to take the advantage of the pleasant weather, or do shopping in some of the local shops and boutiques. As soon as the sun goes down, the scene changes to live music in restaurant terraces and bars. After the daytime heat, there is nothing better than to enjoy the charms of the night.
Calvia offers many opportunities for active pastime. For example, it is an ideal place for cycling along its roads. Last February, Calvia was chosen as the final stage point of the Challenge Vuelta a Mallorca, the first competition in the international cycling calendar.
For those, who would like to explore Calvia and its surrounding areas by bicycle, there are five established routes. All of them are bi-directional and create one longer route, which can be joined at any point.
Apart from mountain biking, there are also many hiking routes available within Calvia.
Notably, the region counts thousand of different species of vegetation. It is a variation of the aromatic plants like fennel, rosemary, thyme, and the most common trees, such as pines, oaks, the strawberry tree and the black poplar, that belong to the forest land. In agriculture, the most important are the algarroba, the olive and almond trees, which is characteristic for the rural territory.
The areas of Calvia region are also filled with various restaurants, where one can enjoy the exquisite Majorcan cuisine. Interestingly, the characteristic trait of cooking that predominates in Calvia is that the food is prepared over the long period of time on a low flame, thus giving its dishes the ability to submerge in its flavors.
Like many municipalities with the centuries of history, Calvia keeps its old traditions and holidays. Most of them have a relationship with Christian calendar’s celebrations or relevant historical events. Nevertheless, over the last few years, with the prime residence expansion, other holidays and events with more leisurely aims have been incorporated to strengthen the ties between local and foreign. During summer months, each of Calvia’s town celebrates its own events and festivities, organized by the municipality associations. One of the most spectacular events, which is held a few days before the Easter is Carnival. It is a fancy dress competition for children and grownups, the winners of which receive cash prizes. It is a good occasion for the residents to get to know each other. Here they can have some good time with friends and neighbors, whatever their interest may be: culture, sport or wine, and dining.