Costitx, Majorca, Spain
Costitx is a small residential village located in the heart of Majorca. Relatively untouched by tourism perfect for a relaxing holiday without all the hustle and bustle of the larger resorts.
A traditional village in the heart of Majorca's central plain, well known for its Astronomical Observatory and one of the main reasons for visitors to this peaceful area. A small market takes place here every Saturday in the central square 'Placa de la Mare'.
Another site of interest in Costitx is the small house of Margalida Cativa who lived in the village from 1888 until her death in 1919; you can walk around her home which has some interesting examples of 19th century rural furniture. Nearby are some prehistoric sites worth visiting as well as the Sanctuary Son Corro where in 1895 some historical bronze bull heads were discovered.
The islands capital of Palma is a must and just a short drive away, full of historical sites and museums Palma makes an ideal day excursion; visit the Gothic sights of La Seu Cathedral and Basilica de Sant Francesc, Palace de L'lmudaina found next to the cathedral and Castell de Bellver the only circular castle in Spain.
If you're looking to spend some time with the sand between your toes then you have your pick of beaches. There are numerous stretches of fine sandy beaches within easy driving distance, some with good watersports, remote and unspoilt beaches and even beaches for naturists.