Escorca is located on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea and borders Fornalutx, Bunyola, and Pollensa. It is located to the north of the mountain range and its name descends from the ancient parish church of San Pedro de Escorca.
Even though it is the largest municipality in the Serra de Tramuntana, Escorca lacks a historical population nucleus. In the highest part of this mountain range, there are the largest forests: Coma Freda, ses Fontis de Biniatró, Massanella…In this area, it has been discovered more than 30 archaeological sites.
This area has authentic beautiful places, highlighting Cala Tuent, La Calobra and the mouth of the “Pareis” stream in the Luch Mountain. In this area, the Lluc Monastery, which is a sacred place of pilgrimage of the island because the Virgin of Lluc resides there, is the patron saint of Mallorca. This stream at its mouth forms a tiny beach that is crowded with swimmers during the summer.
Escorca is a small Mallorcan municipality, and it has only 200 inhabitants. It is a quiet area, ideal for nature lovers because of its geographical location. The houses that can be found within the area are small houses or rustic properties around Escorca.
The possessions (Posesiones), which are typical rural houses of the area, are one of the most important urbanized elements of Escorca. There is a large number of them. On the Pollença road: Mortitx, Mortitxet, Mossa, Femenia, Binifaldó, Munanya and Alcanella.
Furthermore, in the Manacor and Selva area, there are Tossals Verds, Coma Freda, and es Guix. In the Sóller area, there are the Ofre, Binimorat, Cúber, Son Torella, Almalutx and Cals Reis.
And further away, around the sanctuary there are the possessions of Son Amer, Son Llobera, Can Pontico, Albarca, Son Macip and es Cosconar.