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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delight your taste buds with Mallorcan dishes such as paella, sobrasada, Frit Mallorqui, pa amb oli, tapas and ensamaida.
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.
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.
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.
Take a hot air balloon ride for a unique perspective of the island’s landscapes.
Hike or drive to the top of Puig de Randa for panoramic views and a visit to the monasteries.