Welcome To Campos | Home
Alaro | Algaida | Ariany | Arta | Banyalbufar | Bendinat | Binissalem | Buger | Bunyola | Cala Mondrago | Campanet | Campos | Capdepera | Consell | Costitx | Deya | Escorca | Esporles | Estellencs | Felanitx | Fornalutx | Inca | Lloseta | Llubi | Llucmajor | Manacor | Mancor de la Vall | Marratxi | Maria de la Salud | Montuiri | Muro | Orient | Petra | Porreres | Puigpunyent | Sa Pobla | Sant Llorenc des Cardassar | Sant Joan | Santa Eugenia | Santa Margalida | Santa Maria del Cami | Santanyi | Selva | Ses Salines | Sineu | Son Servera | Valldemossa | Vilafranca de Bonany | F A Q | Links | Contact Us | Majorca Accommodation | Flight Information |
Although Campos is primarily a residential town, and is therefore fairly well served by the islands' bus service,
it has to be said that using public transport from the Son Sant Joan International airport would certainly make for a
very long and difficult transfer.
So we would therefore suggest that anyone considering a holiday here make provision to either collect a pre-booked hire car from the airport, or be prepared to engage the services of one of the many local taxi drivers awaiting outside of the arrivals hall.
For those visitors who prefer to drive, the route eastward along the Ma-19 is fairly straightforward, although it has to be said not especially scenic. However, once you are in the town, and have settled in to your accommodation, the journey back into Palma for shopping or sightseeing, is then fairly easy by public transport.
As with the other towns in this guide, a detailed version of the route to Palma, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
Given its location on the tourist-rich south coast of the island, Campos is understandably popular with visitors who flock to its long sandy beaches, although Campos town itself is about 8 kilometres inland. However, that is not to say that the area is saturated by tourists and over-developed. In fact, the municipality is renowned for it spectacularly long and empty beaches and has many areas of outstanding natural beauty.
Es Trenc beach is particularly beautiful, a totally undeveloped 3km long stretch of coast, which is famed for its wonderful fine white sands and crystal clear waters. It should perhaps be noted that in recent years the beach has become particularly popular with nudists, so don’t be shocked if you stumble across a host of naked bodies!
Behind Es Trenc is a channel that leads to the Es Salobar wetlands nature reserve that is second in size only to the Parc Natural de s'Albufera, which lies on the north coast of the island between the resorts of Alcudia and Playa de Muro.
Inland, the dairy industry is very important to the municipality, along with south-east Majorca in general, and visitors often comment on the large numbers of windmills that are dotted around the landscape - these are used to pump water around the various little farms. Campos is also home to a Majorcan speciality, the "Piris" cheese, which is allowed to mature in a mixture of brine and paprika for approximately 3 months before it is ready to eat. Don’t let this put you off, it is delicious!
Perhaps because of the importance of the dairy industry, Campos still remains primarily a residential town, and few concessions are made to the small number of tourists who do make it here. These visitors are generally independent travellers who are looking to escape the commercialism that has dominated much of the island, and who use the town as a convenient base to further explore the south-east coast and in particular the nearby unspoilt beaches of Sa Ràpita and Es Trenc.
© Copyright Islas Travel Guides
No part of this web site may be reproduced without the prior written permission of the publishers. For further information please contact Islas Travel Guides. Whilst every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of editorial content of this site, no responsibility can be taken for any errors and omissions that occur therein.