Llucmajor is an inland town in the south of Mallorca, located within the plains that lie below the hills of Randa. The town itself is a medium size, however, the area that surrounds it, also called Llucmajor, is the largest municipality on the island comprising of 16 villages including Cala Blava, Cala Pi and the famous tourist resort of S’Arenal. The name Llucmajor probably comes from the Latin “lucus maioris”, which means greater forest. It is very likely that the farm Llucmajor was full by a large forest.
The prehistoric set of Capocorb Vell, in the south of the municipality, is the most known exponent of the island of the la Bronze Age. It is one of the most important towns in the Western Mediterranean, thanks to its conservation. Also, it is one of the first places of Mallorca that haven’t been excavated and studied, and also one of the most extensive.
On 31 December 1229, the island of Mallorca was conquered by King Jaume I, beginning another period of prosperity. Later, in the year 1300, his son Jaume II founded the town of Llucmajor.During the fourteenth to eighteenth centuries, the south coast of Mallorca was subjected to the constant threat of corsair expeditions that did not allow the rest of the defenders of the Majorcan coasts. Nowadays, the defense and guard towers of S’Estalella, Cap Blanc, Cap Enderrocat and Cala Pi are still the latent testimony of those struggles.
Until beginning of the the 20th century, there was a vigorous agricultura and a large cattle herd in Llucmajor. Llucmajor had and important footwear industry. Now replaced by the Hotel, the industry of sausages and liqueurs, as well as an outstanding craftsmanship of Stone, iron and wood.
Llucmajor is popular amongst those keen to immerse themselves in authentic Mallorcan life. Whilst it isn’t necessarily built for large-scale tourism, you can certainly find a few things to do in the area. If you are, however, seeking more touristy options like waterparks, aquariums and long sandy beaches, head to nearby resorts S’Arenal and Playa de Palma. But if you want to stay in Llucmajor you should try horse riding. The beautiful plains that surround the town of Llucmajor can be explored on horseback. Ride through the valley of Randa admiring the mountains and forests that shape the landscape in this southern corner of Mallorca.