Situated on the south west coast of Mallorca, Camp de Mar’s development originally began in the 1980's, with tourism rapidly proliferating in the late 1990's.
The resort’s natural landscape is perhaps its crowning glory, boasting dazzling blue waters, talcum-soft sands and pine-covered headlands. But there are also man-made attractions, including an island-style beach bar floating out on the water, seafood restaurants and some great gift shops.
Away from the town centre, you can take a pine-shaded path through the hills, seek out secluded coves or enjoy the raucous nightlife in nearby Santa Ponsa or Magaluf.
The majority of visitors to Majorca will fly into Palma Son Sant Joan Airport, 32km from Camp de Mar. Palma Airport is one of Spain’s busiest with numerous daily flights from all over Europe.
The only other option for getting to Palma is by ferry. From the Spanish mainland, regular services depart from Barcelona and Valencia, and there is also a service from Marseille in the south of France. Buses and trains serve these cities or you can drive to one of the ports and take your car over to the island.
From both Palma Airport and the Port of Palma, there are several bus and taxi transfer companies that will provide connections to Camp de Mar.
Camp de Mar’s climate, like the rest of the island, is typically Mediterranean, with warm average temperatures and seasonal rains, the summer period being both hot and dry. Though summer temperatures in the peak months of July and August can push 40 degrees, Mallorca´s sea breeze provides a pleasant respite from the harsh heat.
Temperatures remain nice in the spring and autumn and even in winter rarely drop below 10 degrees, though rain is more likely at this time of year.
Camp de Mar mainly caters for those who want to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxed beach holiday. The attractions within the actual resort are fairly limited, though there is plenty of natural scenery to enjoy, making it excellent for relaxed walks.
There is a small sandy beach on the eastern side of the resort that is sheltered by the vertical walls of a rocky cove. To the west only rocks surround the sea, but the views across the waters towards the villas overlooking the bay are superb. A pedestrianised walkway allows for a pleasant stroll along the seafront.
The main activity in the area is the Golf de Andtrax golf course, located in the hills of Andtrax, only a short distance from the beach at Camp de Mar. This course offers excellent sea views and its facilities include a driving range and Golf Academy.
West of Camp de Mar in nearby Andratx is a local street market with a good selection of locally produced fruit, vegetables and crafts on offer. Be prepared to haggle to secure the best bargains.
For tennis enthusiasts, east of Camp de Mar is the nearby resort of Paguera, home to the most popular tennis venue on the island. The Tennis Centre Paguera has hosted such famous names as Boris Becker and Steffi Graf, who have both trained at the facility.
Camp de Mar has a number of bars and restaurants that come recommended. Bar Pepe (Snack Bar El Quijote) at the back of the resort is renowned for the eccentric antics of the staff. For eating, try the restaurant on the little island (nicknamed 'Alcatraz') in the bay, which is reached by a wooden walkway across the sea.
One of the most popular evening attractions in the region is the "Come Fly With Me" show at the nearby Gran Casino Theatre in Sol de Mallorca. Combining the music of Frank Sinatra with the visual spectacle of Cirque Du Soleil, "Come Fly With Me" boasts an international cast that features some of world’s greatest acrobats and dancers.