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A mere 20 minutes away, in the mountains to the northwest, is the sensationally beautiful Valldemossa—a village that composer Frederic Chopin once called home. A further 10 minutes away is the village of Deià, former home of poet Robert Graves.
Southeast of Palma you can find picturesque fishing idylls and magnificent fjord-like bays near the village of Portopetro, 45 minutes away. A slice of the West Indies in Mallorca—the vast beach of Es Trenc—lies a few miles to the west.
Head north, toward Capdepera to be amazed by the medieval castle built over a crumbled city wall. Golden sandy beaches are flanked by lofty mountains straight out of a fantasy film. The golf courses here gleam, and the sea is its deepest turquoise. Every corner of this island hides forts, monasteries, beautiful beaches, treasures, myths and legends.