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15 best things to do in Mallorca
15 best things to do in Mallorca

15 BEST Things To Do In Mallorca

Mallorca is one of the most enjoyable Mediterranean islands. Out of the seemingly countless landmarks and attractions it offers to its visitors, we have compiled a list of the 15 best things to do.

1. Palma Cathedral 

Marvel at the impressive architecture of La Seu, Palma’s iconic cathedral, one of the most spectacular works of Gothic architecture in Spain. Built on the foundations of an ancient mosque and the Roman walls that protected the city, Palma Cathedral was declared a Historic-Artistic Monument.

Palma Cathedral 15 Best things to do in Mallorca

2. Cala Varques Beach

Relax on the serene shores of this hidden gem, known for its crystal-clear waters. Cala Varques is a quiet and unspoiled beach set inside a beautiful cove surrounded by low cliffs and forest.

Cala Varques beach

3. Tramuntana Mountains 

Embark on a hiking adventure in the UNESCO-listed Tramuntana mountain range for breathtaking vistas. This impressive, 90 km long mountain range stretches from Andratx in the southwest to the Cap de Formentor in the north, and it is home to significant wildlife, such as the unique Mallorcan midwife toad, lizards, wild goats, small mammals, and raptors – including the world’s only island population of black vultures.

4. Valldemossa

Explore this hilltop town boasting a rich cultural heritage, visit the Carthusian monastery where Fredrick Chopin and George Sand spent the winter of 1838-9, stroll through its car-free cobblestone streets and enjoy a coffee with the local pastry ‘coca de patata’ at one of the lovely cafés. 

15 best things to do in Mallorca Valldemossa

5. Cabrera Island

Take a boat trip to the protected Cabrera National Park for a day of exploration and relaxation. Barely half an hour away, Cabrera gives its name to the archipelago, that consists of 19 small islands and islets. It is the fifth Balearic island in size, after Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza and Formentera.

Cabrera

6. Serra de Tramuntana Vespa Drive 

Enjoy a scenic road trip through the picturesque landscapes of the Tramuntana mountains. You will preferably need a full day for the this drive, as you will want to stop – there are pretty villages in the western part of the Serra, from south to north Estellencs, Banyalbufar, Valldemossa and Deia, or you can opt to make two half-day trips. Your Vespa experience can incorporate other thrilling experiences, picnics, hikes, sailing and restaurant reservations.

vespa hire mallorca

7. Wine Tasting

Discover local wines at Mallorcan vineyards, sampling unique grape varieties. For wine lovers a visit to the wineries – called “Bodegas” is definitely worth it. The largest wine regions are in Binissalem, Pla i Llevant and Serra de Tramuntana. you can also go on a trip on Mallorca’s original Wine Train through some of the oldest wine fields in the island.

Wine Tasting 15 Best things to do in Mallorca

8. Cuevas del Drach 

Experience the enchanting Drach Caves with stunning stalactite formations and an underground lake. Especially if you visit Mallorca for the first time the caves are a must-see. 

15 best things to do in Mallorca

9. Alcudia Old Town

Immerse yourself in history as you explore the medieval streets and visit the ancient walls. Alcudia is a year-round location, offering life, history and culture throughout all seasons, it is located just one kilometre inland from the famous holiday resort of Port d’Alcúdia in the northern part of the island.

10. Local Cuisine

Delight your taste buds with Mallorcan dishes such as paella, sobrasada, Frit Mallorqui, pa amb oli, tapas and ensamaida.

Paella dish
Typical spanish seafood paella in traditional pan

11. Cap de Formentor

Drive all the way to the northern tip of the island the road that leads to the lighthouse ‘Cap de Formentor‘. This is is undoubtedly one of the most impressive drives in Mallorca: 13 km long, up to 44 m high and it goes steep down into the sea. 

Cap Formentor Serra de Tramuntana

12. Es Trenc Beach

Relax on the pristine white sands and turquoise shallow waters of Mallorca’s most famous beach. More than two kilometres long, Es Trenc is the last large natural beach which is not spoiled by big hotels and dozens of restaurants.

sunseet estrencs girls on the beach compressed

13. Deià

Explore this blissful little town nestled in the mountains. Deiá is known for its bohemian atmosphere and stunning surroundings and for being the favorite retreat of famous artists and writers including Robert Graves.

Deia Mallorca

14. Mallorca Balloon Rides

Take a hot air balloon ride for a unique perspective of the island’s landscapes.

15. Puig de Randa

Hike or drive to the top of Puig de Randa for panoramic views and a visit to the monasteries.

Puig de Randa Mallorca

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  • The Editorial Team

    The Best of Mallorca team is made up of people who are in love with Mallorca, each with unique experiences and insights to share with you. From adventure, to gastronomy and lifestyle their hobbies and interests range far and wide. They are passionate about turning your time in Mallorca into meaningful memories and bringing you inspiring ideas to enjoy this beautiful island.

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