Son Servera, Mallorca (Majorca), is situated in the north east of the island …
… positioned between the Llevant mountains and the Mediterranean sea, just 65 km from Palma Airport.
This lovely market town, with traditional architecture, has a population in excess of 10,000 residents.
The municipality of Son Servera also includes …
… part of
Cala Millor Cala Bona and Costa de los Pinos, all very popular summer holiday destinations. In fact, this town is only a five minute drive to the beautiful sandy beaches and crystal blue waters of all three of these seaside resorts.
Update on the Train link from Arta to Manacor.
Having ran out of money the rail track was never finished. It has now been decided to make the track into a hiking trail with picnic areas. Trees have been planted and some fencing has been installed between Manacor and Sant Llorensa des Cardassa
Update August 2013
Good news for drivers going from Cala Millor to Son Servera. The original road has now re-opened. The underpass that was supposed to be done for the railway line has now been eliminated and the original road has been opened from the Repsol roundabout upto Mullers roundabout.
May 17th 2011
The new by-pass has now opened to traffic.
The town was awarded a €13 million contract to have a bypass highway built to ease traffic congestion through the narrow one way street system. This bypass will run from the Ma 4030 highway (Manacor to Capdeprada) to the Repsol petrol station close to Cala Millor
This town has just about everything one could want, including ...
… one large grocery store and some smaller grocery outlets, a pharmacy, a hardware store, doctors offices, dentist offices, a wine store, a restaurant equipment store, many shops that carry toiletries, several bakeries, a butcher, a curtain/kitchen design shop, a pet store, an electrical shop and a plumbers shop, and much more.
There are several car repair workshops in the town and our friend Mateo has just opened his new repair shop opposite Muller’s department store on the main road. If you are looking for a reliable car service then give him a try. He speaks several languages so you will not have a communications problem.
There are also many souvenir and clothing shops in the resort areas of Cala Millor and Cala Bona.
There are many good restaurants and bars dotted throughout the town as well as in the coastal areas, including the famous Binicanella restaurant. The daughter of our good friend Sebastian, who owns the Bonaza restaurant in Cala Millor, runs the Binicanella restaurant, which is located just a few hundred meters from Pula Golf Club
Son Servera also has several schools including an adult education centre, where you can take Spanish Lessons …
… and, there is a trading estate as well.
It is not surprising, given the beauty and wonderful climate of this area that there would also be two superb Golf Courses in the vicinity …
… Golf Son Servera in Costa de Los Pinos and the Pula Golf Course with its Five Star Hotel.
The Iberdrola Open, which is one of the European Tour events is been held this year from May 12th - May 15th at the Pula Golf club.
This years winner was Darren Clarke. Chris Woods had lead by 5 strokes but due to the windy conditions could not maintain his lead and popular winner playing with one of Spains most popular golfers, Jose Maria Olazabal, managed to play a level par round to win the Iberdrola Trophy.
There is a new playground in addition to an outdoor exercise gym nearby the Eroski Supermarket and Muller Department Store.
Son Servera also has a great football pitch, where …
… the International Youth Tournament is played every year, sponsored by the Cala Millor Hoteliers Association.
The San Joan Church, originally the defence tower of the old Fray Gari estate, stands in the town square.
Son Servera also has a beautiful neo-gothic church called S'Esgliesia Nova which is located on Creus Street. Joan Rubio i Belliver, a Catalan student who worked in the studio of Antonio Gaudi began the construction of this gorgeous church in 1905, but …
… sadly, the money ran out and it was not completed.
In my opinion, however, the fact that it is unfinished and, open to the sky …
… gives this church a particular charm all of its own.
Currently this gorgeous structure is available to all residents for weddings, communions, theatre and exhibitions. Fantastic summer concerts and other events also take place here …
… and, if you are lucky enough to be here in the beginning of July to mid September, Sa Revetlla (the Folk Association) celebrates the traditional dance (Ball de Bot) and of course, the music of Mallorca. There is no entrance fee to witness this truly wonderful exhibition.
Most Fiestas usually take place in the Sant Joan Town square, and …
… in the summer, we witnessed the locals gather in the town square to perform the Ball de Bot to live music.
Every New Years Eve, the residents of Son Servera together with individuals from all over the island gather in the square …
… to celebrate in unison. Each person is given a glass of Cava, a bag of grapes and celebration party hats, streamers, and noise makers. By 11:30 pm, the town of Son Servera is absolutely lined with people of different nationalities dancing to the live music and getting ready for the News Years Eve countdown. It is a truly wonderful atmosphere in the town square on New Years Eve.
There is also a weekly market that takes place every Friday morning in Son Servera …
… lasting until 1:30 pm, with approximately 200 market stands throughout the town. The new pedestrian and cycle path running from Cala Millor and Cala Bone is well used during market days.
For anyone thinking of moving to a town or a village in Mallorca, I would recommend having a look at properties in Son Servera, as it is a municipality of character and beauty, along with everything you could ever want or need.