WHAT TO SEE IN MALLORCA?
Mallorca is the ideal place for a family holiday, as a couple, with friends, or even alone. In this section we show you a few places that you will fall in love with when you see them and that are essential on your trip.
Palma de Mallorca
It is the largest city in Mallorca and the best known. You can stroll through its beautiful historic center from Plaza de España, passing through small streets with shops until you reach the famous and incredible cathedral of Palma.
In addition to the oldest, such as the highlight of its impressive Gothic cathedral, the capital is full of castles, royal palaces, ports and beaches for relaxation and enjoyment. The city also has a great entertainment incentive such as some restaurants like Ombú, Naan Street Food, Arume or Sa Fulla.
Although we believe that one day is enough to get to know all its attractions, we recommend investing in an extra day to enjoy it more calmly and complete the list of places to visit here in Palma de Mallorca.
This city is divided into the town and the port, along with its corresponding beach. Pollenca, which is located in the northeast of the island and has a beautiful old town, is one of the most beautiful cities to visit in Mallorca. One of the best things to do in this city is to get lost in the steep streets full of cafes, pastry shops (they sell signature clothes like the famous Ca′n Xim), boutiques and charming corners, until you admire. Main Square. , home to a 17th century church, where one of the best markets on the island takes place every Sunday.
Another of its essentials is the climb of 365 steps to reach El Calvari, where you can enjoy a great panoramic view of the entire environment and get closer to the old Roman bridge to remember its past. After this cultural excursion, head to Puerto de Pollença to relax on the large beach and have dinner in one of the restaurants or beach bars.
Portocolom is one of the picturesque natural ports of Mallorca. A place that exudes romance, beauty and character that you cannot miss when you come to the Balearic Islands. The so-called port of pigeons, a name given by the Romans due to the large number of these birds in the area, served over time as an important point of trade and movement of goods.
But persistent hacking attacks require the creation of defense systems. For this reason, at the end of the Middle Ages and throughout the 14th and 16th centuries, numerous watchtowers and watchtowers were built at the entrance to the port. All trade was protected and developed, leading to the formation of the first port infrastructures and the development of an emerging urban core.
Thanks to all these changes, Portocolom was consolidated as an important port, where not only maritime trade was developed, but also wine, which reached its peak in the 19th century. From the 1970s, tourism developed and it became a small town not known for its mass tourism, but for a quieter tourism, which makes the town more welcoming.
In Portocolom you can find several restaurants, a beautiful lighthouse, the old town with a very nice church, two beaches (S′Arenal and Cala Marsal), a picturesque port, etc.
Valldemossa, located in the Sierra de Tramuntana, in a valley surrounded by a mountain, is one of the most beautiful villages to see in Mallorca. A walk through its cobbled streets will transport you to the Middle Ages while you visit some of the must-see places such as the Real Cartuja, the Jardines del Rey Juan Carlos or the Palacio del Rey Sancho. Be sure to visit the Frédéric Chopin Museum, where the composer Frédéric Chopin and his great love, the French writer Georges Sand, spent the winter, as well as the birthplace of Santa Catalina Tomás, the beloved saint of Majorcans.
In addition, it is essential that you try their typical dessert, the potato cakes, which can be accompanied with a coffee or hot chocolate. We assure you that you will not regret it.
Among the most beautiful cities in Spain, in the Sóller Valley, in the Sierra de Tramuntana, it is distinguished by its network of flowery streets and its old stone houses. After walking through its most picturesque streets such as Carrer del Metge Mayol, Carrer de l′Esglesia and Carrer de Sant Sebastià, you can end your visit in Plaça de España with a drink or a meal on one of its terraces.
Located in the northeast of the island and the former capital of Mallorca, it is one of our favorite towns on the island, and it is worth spending the morning touring the cobbled streets of the historic center, which will transport you back in time and visit the main places of interest such as the city wall.
After your visit, you can head to the port of Alcúdia and the beautiful beach of Muro, part of S′Albufera, a natural park with sand dunes and pine trees. In this beach area you will find some of the most recommended restaurants on the island, such as La Ponderosa or Figueret, one of our favorite restaurants in Mallorca, which serves cod with soprasada and honey, that is its famous dish.
Alcúdia beach is the longest beach in Mallorca and we can offer you several of our accommodations in the area.
Cap de Formentor
After seeing a few typical Majorcan villages, an essential place is to visit Cap de Formentor, one of the most impressive landscapes on the island, touring its Sierra de Tramuntana. It is a beautiful landscape of sea and mountains.
When the winds and waves crash against the rocks, you will see cliffs over 300 meters high and one of the best sunsets on the island. Along the winding road, you will find magnificent views of the Mirador d′es Colomer and the Talaia d′albercutx, until you reach the Formentor Lighthouse, its most famous point. One of the best things to do in Mallorca and the region is to swim in Calas Figuera and Formentor, two virgin beaches with white sand and crystal clear waters that perfectly complement the views from this famous lighthouse.
Torrent de Pareis and Sa Calobra
If we travel 14 kilometers and 800 meters of unevenness along the winding Sa Calobra road, we will arrive at the Torrent de Pareis, a canyon of more than 3 kilometers that is one of the best places in Mallorca. When arriving at the car park of the Port of Sa Calobra, you have to take a path of just over a kilometer through tunnels carved into the rock with windows to the sea until you reach the famous Bay of Sa Calobra, a small pebble beach with turquoise waters. .
Sa Calobra can also be reached by car or bus, having an adventure through the famous curves of the Sierra. It is the perfect combination between beach and mountains.
Caves of Drach
Coves del Drach, four large caves located near the town of Porto Cristo, is one of the most fascinating and popular attractions in Mallorca. Formed by the erosion of rainwater over millions of years and interconnected, these caves are home to Lake Martell, one of the largest underground lakes in the world, and host classical music concerts every day. Alternatively, you can take an indoor tour, viewing stalactites and stalagmites, which lasts about an hour and ends with a 10-minute concert, and if you wish, you can take a boat ride on the lake. The summer hours of the Caves are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a maximum of 500 visits per hour
A few kilometers from this cave, there are two other attractions on the island, such as the Cuevas de Hams and the Torre dels Falcons, a defensive tower built in 1577 used to detect pirate ships.
If your trip is with the family or if you want to enjoy a beach with turquoise waters without having to walk a few kilometers, we recommend that you go to Es Trenc, another of our favorite beaches.
It is located in Las Salinas with almost two kilometers of white sand, before reaching the large parking lot of Es Trenc, you will pass through the salt caves from which the famous salt is extracted, which you can buy in different shops on the island. Once you get to the beach, we assure you that one of the first things that will surprise you is the color of the water that reminds you of the Caribbean.
It is the perfect beach to watch the sunset.
Caló des Moro
Located in the southeast of Mallorca and hidden between the cliffs, Caló des Moro is the most famous beach to see in Mallorca and is ranked among the best beaches in Spain.
The 40-meter virgin beach, flanked by two cliffs, surprises with its calm turquoise waters and gets very crowded during the summer months. It also has a very limited sandbank and finding it is complicated since you have to walk half an hour from the car park and then go down some stairs that are not suitable for people with vertigo.
After bathing in its waters, we recommend a 10-minute walk to the beautiful Cala s′Almunia, a practice pier in a rocky bay and another cave with little sand, perfect for snorkeling in its transparent waters. If you prefer a beach with parking a few meters from the sand, we recommend you go to Cala Llombards, located near Caló des Moro.
In addition to the Formentor Lighthouse, our favorite place in Mallorca to watch the sunset is Sa Foradada, a peninsula in the Sierra de Tramontana that surprises with its huge hole in the rocks.
To get to the end of the peninsula you will have to follow an easy path of less than 3 kilometers from the Sa Foradada car park that will take you to a restaurant, a pier and the rock of Sa Foradada.
You can also choose to watch the sunset from the Mirador de Sa Foradada, which offers a unique perspective and also has a restaurant for a drink and tables.
Known for its surroundings of orange groves, Sóller is one of the most beautiful inland towns to see in Mallorca. In addition to observing the beautiful valley of orange trees, we recommend walking through the narrow streets of the center where palaces and stately homes intersect, such as the Posada de Can Prohom and Can Prunera, until you reach the Plaza de la Constitución.
After enjoying a drink on one of the terraces in the square, hop on the old tram that will take you to the picturesque port of Sóller, where you can eat fresh fish in one of its restaurants.
The most romantic way to get to the city is to take a 100-year-old wooden train from Palma, through the spectacular scenery of the Sierra de Tramuntana and one of the most popular excursions on the island.
To complete the list of places to visit in Mallorca, we recommend a day trip to the Cabrera archipelago, which consists of 18 small islands and is located 15 kilometers south of the island. Named for the inhabited mountain goats, this island was a prison for French soldiers captured during the War of Independence in 1808 and today is a paradise of crystal clear waters and wild surroundings. It is a protected landscape of the Balearic Islands.
To get to the island you have to take a boat from Colonia de Sant Jordi which takes half an hour and when you get to Cabrera you can go hiking through the main places of interest such as the n′Ensiola Lighthouse, the Cuevas del Azul or the Castle from Cabrera, and don′t forget the beaches of Cimbalmador and Sa Plagueta.