Panoramic view of Mallorca
The Puig de Randa is a mountain situated in the municipality of Algaida in Mallorca. It is accessed via a narrow road, stretching 5km to reach the peak, with easy access by car, bike or by walking along one of the hiking trails.
It has an altitude of 543 metres and, at the top, you can find the Santuari de Cura (Sanctuary of Healing). It is a place with a special energy, cherished by the Mallorcan people and where you can find a chapel that is home to Our Lady of Healing (La Virgen de Cura), the Grammar Classroom, bar-restaurant, hotel and one of the most breathtaking panoramic views of the whole island.
Nowadays it is a popular destination with lovers of mindfulness and the perfect retreat for practicing yoga, meditation and mindful hiking.
PUIG DE RANDA
A compulsory stop to enjoy the best views the island of Mallorca has to offer, where you will be able to admire the entire south coast of Palma, the imposing Sierra de Tramuntana mountain range and, on clear days, you will be able to see the islands of Cabrera and Ibiza. A luxury for the senses!
The excellent situation of the Puig de Randa mountain means that you can visit nearby towns such as Algaida, Llucmajor, Montuiri, Porreres and Campos. You can enjoy the inland towns, visit their squares, shops and try the Mallorcan gastronomy in the towns’ typical bars. One of Mallorca’s different and lesser known options that amazes people, the hidden side of Mallorca.
CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS
Visit the surrounding towns and their markets, buy Mallorcan handcrafted products, locally grown fruit and vegetables, and other items like fabrics, pottery or wine. The Llucmajor market is very popular in Mallorca and takes up a large amount of space, from Passeig Jaume III to the Plaza España, and is held on Wednesdays and Fridays from 9.00 until 14.00. Other nearby markets you can visit are in Montuïri on Mondays, in Porreres on Tuesdays and in Algaida on Fridays. A different way of discovering the inland area of the island and immersing yourself into the more authentic way of life.
FROM RANDA TO SANTUARI DE CURA
From Randa there is a simple and enjoyable hiking route that climbs up to Santuari de Cura. A 5km route with a slight gradient and along a dirt track, easy to walk, signposted with painted or stone milestones so you don’t get lost. The area is known as the Mountain of the three Sanctuaries since, as you climb, you will find several buildings, like the Sanctuario de Gracia, which is not currently open to the public, la Ermita de Sant Honorat (hermitage), the perfect place to stop, re-energise and enjoy the wonderful open view. Continuing the route, you reach the summit of Puig de Randa and the Santuari de Cura. It is a simple and well signposted trip to enjoy alone, as a family or with friends.
MALLORCA BY BIKE
Mallorca is the perfect destination for those who love cycling, with fantastic landscapes and well signposted tracks. To enjoy this sport, the best times of year are spring and autumn, when the temperature is more pleasant. There are different routes all around the island, and right in the area where we are located, there are several routes that climb up to the Puig de Randa mountain, passing through nearby towns. A different way of discovering the inland area of the island of Mallorca! If you are looking for a simple stretch, the route from llucmajor is perfect, going through some charming inland towns, starting from Llucmajor - Algaida - Pina - Lloret - Montuïri - Randa - Cura - Gracia and returning to Llucmajor, the ride in total stretches 30km with a climb of 550 metres.