The complete guide to Mallorca travel
Is it already that time of year when we get to choose our next holiday destination? If so, buckle up, because we’ve got something special for you. We promise you will be left impressed with all the beauties and breath-taking places we’ve prepared. Today, we’re going to Mallorca!
The biggest gem of the Spanish Balearic Islands, Mallorca is a dream destination for any Mediterranean lover. Whether you like to spend your holiday resting and recharging your batteries, or being active and exploring the hidden corners of your destination of choice- Mallorca has something for everyone’s taste. We’ve prepared the ultimate guide to Mallorca travel, and we hope we’ll inspire you to pack your bags and go on what’s bound to be one of the best holidays of your life.
Oh, you know we’re kicking this off with the unbelievably beautiful beaches of Mallorca’s coast. The 500km long coastline has more than 200 beaches for you to choose from! There’s no way we can choose a favorite or the best one. We’ll just give you something to make your jaw drop. You won’t be able to resist paying a visit to any of the beaches we’ve elected.
Situated on the northeast coast of Mallorca, right at the historic town of Capdepera, this beach is a soulful combination of white sand, pine trees, and beautiful landscapes. It’s remote and low-key, perfect for reconnecting with nature.
Playa de Formentor
This beach lays in the northwest of Mallorca. The water is crystal clear and the pine trees create a shade along the amazing coastline. It’s one of the tourists’ favorite.
If you head south, don’t miss out on visiting this beach, secluded between two rocky cliffs.
Playa de Alcudia
A great family-holiday destination in the north part of the island. This beach is one of the most popular in all of Spain. It has 7km of sandy beach and countless hotels stretching along the coast. We could go on listing Mallorca’s incredible beaches all day long! Still, you’ll have to make a choice of your own. Make sure to visit as many as possible once you get there.
Active & Adventurous
Mallorca offers numerous options for getting an adrenaline rush, spending quality time outdoors and being in touch with nature. Explore the ways in which you can spend some amazing time outside and give yourself the ultimate Mallorca experience.
Look for excursions or organize your own. Here’s what Mallorca has to offer:
- Hiking – Explore the best trails on foot.
- Cliff jumping- no need for special equipment, just some courage.
- Mountain biking – tour the island from oak forests to remote beaches.
- Coasteering- combined adventure swimming, abseiling, rock scrambling and climbing.
- Kitesurfing- learn how to kitesurf and go for it.
There’s more to see and more to do. What do you say, adventure lovers?
If you wish to get to know the culture of the locals and learn about the island’s historical background, there’s plenty to see.
We strongly suggest:
- Cathedral de Mallorca– often referred to as La Seu. Dating back to the 13th century, the cathedral is glorious in all its beauty and dominance. Its magnificent lighting and numerous windows create a ceremonial atmosphere.
- Castell de Bellver-the former royal stronghold and the current historical museum is a vivid example of a Gothic-style 800-years-old castle.
- Royal Palace of La Almudaina- don’t miss out on seeing the official residence of the King and Queen of Spain, and find out how it has changed since it was built in the 14th century.
- Nuevo Pueblo Español– this replica of a medieval Spanish city is almost like a guidebook to Spanish architecture.
Everywhere you go in Mallorca, there’s a monument or historical sight to admire. Perfect for medieval architecture lovers!
Clubbing and Night Life
It seems like Mallorca has had it enough with always being in the shadow of its sister island Ibiza when it comes to partying and having fun. The nightlife is seriously upping the game with bars, beach nightclubs, party hotspots and ongoing social events for everyone’s taste.
You can dance all night and party at:
- Tito’s – International DJs, VIP lounges, long tradition, and great fun.
- New Millenium- Latin music, free entry and open until 6 am.
- Nikki Beach Mallorca- amazing cuisine, an outdoor pool and a view to die for.
- Social Club Mallorca- newly opened, themed nights and a vibrant atmosphere.
Before we wrap this up and let you daydream a bit more, here’s some valuable information on how to get around on the island, and what to expect.
- Palma de Mallorca Airport has frequent flights and is very well connected. The flight tickets might be more expensive than those in Barcelona or Madrid, but they take you directly to the island.
- Rent a car is the best way to explore all the wonderful areas of the island.
- the Euro is the currency.
- Spanish and Catalan are the official languages.
*The Spanish are not so keen on speaking English so you might consider learning some basics of their language before you go. If you have trouble communicating with your host on the island take a look at the Pick Writers translation services reviews– you might find it handy.
- For a full-on summer experience, visit Mallorca from June to August.
Before you start packing…
We hope you enjoyed this little virtual trip around Mallorca. Keep in mind that there so much more to expect and many secrets to be revealed once you get there. Visiting Mallorca is a true adventure and worth the time and money spent. It’s a top-class summer destination you need to set foot on.
Make sure you have the best time on the island by relaxing on the turquoise beaches, admiring the history, dancing in electrifying nightclubs and simply enjoying yourself. We know you’ll enjoy yourself. Now you can go pack!
Kristin Savage has graduated from Columbia University where she was majoring in Germanic Languages. Besides English as her mother tongue she also speaks German and Dutch fluently. Currently Kristin is studying Spanish and planning to obtain her PhD in Applied Linguistics since she is interested in how to use her to some extent practical knowledge of language processes in everyday life.
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