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You could well be excused for never hearing of the village before, because as with so many of the other smaller villages in
Majorca, the area around Costitx is relatively untouched by tourism, and certainly doesn’t feature in any of the major tour
If finding Costitx on a map of the island is difficult, then actually making the short trip from the Son Sant Joan airport is an absolute nightmare of a journey for an inexperienced driver, and since public transport for the transfer just isn't really a practical option, we strongly suggest making the initial trip to your accommodation by one of the numerous taxis waiting outside the arrivals hall.
However, should you have already made provision to collect a hire car from the airport, or alternatively see this journey to be a challenge, our suggested route into the town from Palma is not necessarily the most direct.
Once at Inca, you'll need the Ma-3240 heading south east, before turning off at the junction with the Ma-3121 for the final few kilometers into Costitx. A detailed version of this route, complete with links to maps where appropriate, is available from the Route Map link on the left hand frame of this page.
Archaeological evidence shows that the area around the town of Costitx has been inhabited since prehistoric times, although the town as we know it today originally sprang up around an old Arab farmstead during the Islamic occupation of the island. Evidence of settlements from prehistoric times up to the Roman period can also be found in the form of the 18 or so recognised archaeological sites in the area. There have been numerous wonderful discoveries, such the three bronze bull’s heads that were found at the ancient Talayotic site of Son Corró.
Although for the most part Costitx is primarily a residential agricultural community, in recent years it has undergone somewhat of a transformation to the point where it is now actually attracting more locals to become resident in the town, however, the recent opening of the municipal civic centre and health centre are clearly an added inducement.
The town of Costitx is also quite famous amongst the astrometry world as being the site of the Observatori Astronòmic de Mallorca or Astronomical Observatory of Majorca. The centre was first opened in May 1991 with funding from the Government Department of Culture, Education and Sports, for the purposes of searching for and monitoring, comets and asteroids.
Its proudest achievement to date has been the identification of two new asteroids, something that has not occurred in Spain for over 60 years. The observatory is open to the public, and contact details along with further information about the centre, will again be addressed as part of the Attractions pages.
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