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This town is typically Mallorcan and, by local standards, is not over-developed and is in an area of natural beauty. This would be the nearest resort to the Park Hyatt hotel which is situated in the beautiful valley of Canyamel.

Here we give you information on things to see and do outside the hotel in this lovely region.

Locally, Canyamel is well known for its wide sandy beach approximately 1.5km from our chosen hotel in this area. It has sunbeds and parasols for hire and facilities including refreshments – so a beach day away from the hotel would work very well.

The coastline is less built up than other areas of Mallorca so you can enjoy some beautiful countryside as you relax on the beach.

Sport

Although comparatively small, Canyamel is an ideal destination for sports enthusiasts. The town has around 100 tennis courts, with numerous professional coaches on hand to give tuition to all levels of ability.

For those who prefer their balls a little smaller and harder, there are also four excellent golf courses in the nearby, Canyamel, Capdepera, Pula and Son Servera, all of which are within a 15 minute drive of the resort.

This area is also good for cyclists, roads are a little quieter than in some other areas of the island and the natural environment would also be great to explore on a bike.

The Canyamel area

Sometimes referred to as caramel, the resort name is actually derived from the Catalan word for "sugar cane" which used to be grown in the vicinity until late into the 18th Century.

It is an ideal location for those looking for a quieter beach holiday, especially if you hire a car so that you can explore the towns and other livelier resorts nearby, rather than just spend the whole time in the hotel grounds.

Plus there are many coves and coastal caves for which the east of Mallorca is well-known. These are perfect for explorers who enjoy snorkeling, scuba or sailing.

In Canyamel and Arta

The Torre de Canyamel is a superbly preserved medieval fortified tower, and is well worth a visit having been transformed into a thriving artisan centre. There are also has two well preserved prehistoric Talayot sites, which date back over 3000 years. These ancient structures built by the first inhabitants of Mallorca.

On the road from Canyamel towards Arta, you cannot miss the imposing medieval castle at Capdepera. Originally built in the 13th Century on the site of the En Nunis watch tower, one of the largest castle on the island.

Visit the beautiful, quiet medieval town of Arta and the Sanctuary of Sant Salvador. The Sanctuary dates back to the 14th Century. The walled grounds that surround the Sanctuary. Not suitable for those with walking difficulties as there are 180 steps up to the Sanctuary.

There is also an historical museum in Arta for those interested in local history.

But the best known attraction here is the Cave of Arta. The entrance to the cave is set into a cliff face and has spectacular views over the sea. The most famous feature of the caves is the impressive 22m ‘Palm Trunk’ stalagmite - it was widely reported that in 1941 the British Museum was so impressed by the stalagmite that it tried to buy it for £25,000!