The island's inland bears the contradiction of living surrounded by land, but knowing that just a few kilometres away everything is just water. Although it might seem unlikely, not long ago there were Mallorcans who had never seen the sea.
This is the antithesis of the tourist Mallorca. The inland villages have taken roots keeping plenty of traditions as if the urban development of neighbouring villages had nothing to do with them. Rural life was and is their way of life, and tradition their pattern.
As a result, the inland has an enormous tourist potential for being the most genuine area on the island, a place to visit for those who want to discover Mallorca's roots. Here you'll find the best local cuisine at reasonable prices: Petra, Sineu, Muro, Sa Pobla, Binissalem, Alaró, Felanitx, Pòrtol, Porreres, are some of these genuine inland villages.
Serra de Tramuntana