Inca lies half way up the motorway from Palma to Alcudia, and lies at the foot of the Tramuntana mountain range. It is easily accessible both by car and by train from Palma.
It's Mallorca's third-largest town and is best known as the 'city of leather' - if you come on an organised tour you will undoubtedly be taken to a leather factory. Shop around, but the bargains these days are few and far between. It is also home to the well-known shoe brand, Camper.
The town has some lovely architecture and is nice to wander around for a day. Try to come on market day (Thursday) to get the best atmosphere. The main square is particularly nice to stop for a coffee.
Near to the train station are a smart coffee-house, Cafe Mercantil, with upholstered leather chairs, and Ca'n Delante (Carrer Major 27), one of Mallorca's top pastry shops. Inca is also known for its cellers, old wine-cellars turned into restaurants featuring traditional dishes at reasonable prices.