Surrounded by the Serra d'Alfàbia mountain range and Puig d'Alaró, Orient is one of the smallest communities in Majorca. This hamlet is north of the municipality of Bunyola- and is recognised as an Asset of Cultural Interest due to its great historical and scenic value.
There is only one way to discover the secrets of Orient: step by step. A stroll through the hamlet will allow you to enjoy the beautiful mountain scenery and the architectural charm of the 14th and 15th centuries.
In the highest part of the village stands the church of Sant Jordi, built in the 17th century on the remains of an old oratory, and the old school.
From there, we recommend heading down to the ublic washhouses, where it is easy to imagine what life was like in the past in this mountain hamlet.
Another obligatory stop is on the main street, where you will find the only two restaurants in Orient, unique places where you can discover the most authentic flavours of Majorca alongside beautiful views.
The natural beauty of the surroundings of Orient invites you to embark on pleasant excursions and long walks. A few kilometres from the village you will find surprising enclaves.
From Orient you can reach Salt des Freu, an incredible natural waterfall surrounded by a wonderful forest of holm oaks, pines and olive trees, in an easy 25-minute excursion. In the rainy season Salt des Freu becomes, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful places in the whole of Majorca.
Another essential excursion from Orient is to Castell d' Alaró. Located at the top of a hill, from the ruins of this castle you can admire indescribable panoramic views with a delicious coffee or a snack from the establishment found at the top.