Andratx is a traditional town of 11,000 people (2018) in the Serra de Tramuntana area of the Mediterranean island of Mallorca. Port d'Andratx is a harbour port on the coast, south of the main town of Andratx. It is a popular destination for yachting.
Andratx is in the southwestern corner of the Sierra de Tramontana, the most significant mountains of the island of Majorca. In the southern part are a number of valleys, which are the most densely populated areas. The northern part of the municipality is mountainous and rugged, and is virtually uninhabited. The highest point is at 927 metres. Off the coast of the municipality is the islet of Sa Dragonera, declared a Natural Park in 1995. It can be accessed by sea from Puerto de Andratx or Sant Elm
The main activity in Andratx today is tourism. Agriculture and fishing as a means of livelihood have declined considerably, and is mostly practiced now for private consumption and recreation purposes. The main crops are almonds, carob, figs and citrus fruit and grapes producing "Santa Catarina" wine.
A water taxi service runs between Port d'Andratx and Sant Elm.
The nearest airport is Palma de Mallorca Airport ( IATA code : PMI ). It is about 45 kilometers away and can be reached by car in three quarters of an hour.
The public bus line 102 runs approximately every hour from Palma de Mallorca via Peguera and Camp de Mar to Andratx and Port d 'Andratx. It takes 50 minutes to drive from Palma to Andratx and one hour to Port d'Andratx. There is also a connection to line 100 to S'Arranco and Sant Elm (five times a day). Current timetables online
From Palma de Mallorca you follow the MA-1 motorway westwards and get to Andratx or Port d'Andratx in around half an hour.
Port d'Andratx is the starting point of the GR 221 long-distance hiking trail ("Ruta de Pedra en Sec - route of the dry stone walls"), which leads over nine stages along the west coast and through the Serra de Tramuntana mountains to Pollença.
The main monuments in the municipality are Church of Santa Maria de Andrach, Iglesia de la Virgen del Carmen del Puerto de Andratx, Church of s'Arracó, the Castell de Son Mas (now City Hall), the Andratx Castle, and the former Trappist monastery, now in ruins.
- 1 Centro Cultural Andratx. One of the larger centres of contemporary art in Europe.
- Studio Weil, Camí Sant Carles, 20, ☏ .
- Castillo de Son Mas
Beaches in Sant Elm:
- Platja de Sant Elm
- Platja Dragonera
- Palma de Mallorca — largest city and provincial capital, 75 mi (121 km) away, filled with beautiful mosques