In the Mediterranean sea stands a Spanish Balearic island called Mallorca, or Majorca. A sunny spot for sunbathing at the beach but also a perfect destination for sportive activities or for nature wander. Rugged coastline, pretty rustic villages in the countryside and picturesque sandy beaches make Mallorca a paradise for your next trip. At least, it was the case for me !
What to do in Mallorca ?
Due to its variety in landscapes and its different spots, Mallorca is a paradise for any kind of activity you are looking for. The island has lots of gorgeous beaches, but if you prefer, you could explore the island cycling or even do some hikes in the Serra de Tramuntana mountains. Mallorca is a perfect place for an active-sportive holiday.
Where to go Mallorca ?
Mallorca is flat in the south and very mountainous in the northern and western parts. I have been to the western side of the island and I can recommend some of these beautiful places.
You should not miss one of the most scenic drive of the island : the MA-10 road through the Serra de Tramuntana. The drive is awesome with the mountains on one side and the sea on the other side.
Palma, the capital city of Mallorca, is also the biggest city of the island. The historic centre is not too big and it’s easy to walk around. With an impressive architectural heritage, Palma worth a day visit. Walk through its narrow streets, relax at the port and visit the Cathedral and the Almudaina.
You will also find a huge Massimo Dutti and Zara shop, and you can enjoy cheaper prize (rather than anywhere else in Europe).
Do not forget to eat some tapas (with a good glass of wine).
Probably one of the prettiest village of Mallorca, Valldemosa is a small beige stone village surrounded by hills and the countryside. Situated on the Sierra de Tramuntana mountain, Valldemosa really looks like a postcard. The composer, Chopin, lived here in the palace beside the old monastery, La Cartuja.
Be ready to photographs dozen of cute houses with colorful doors and decorated with flowerspots. (I’m sorry, I am totally in love with these houses)
Few kilometers from Valldemosa stand another small and picturesque village: Deià.
It is possible to walk all the way up to the Church and you can enter the cemetery to get a wonderful view of the sea. Deià was home to a lot of artists, like the poet Robert Graves who settled here in the 1930s.
You could also head down to the tiny beach of Cala Deia for a spot of sunbathing.
Port de Soller
Soller and its port is the best location to enjoy the sun and the beach. Set in a green valley and surrounded by orange groves, mountains and a clear –crystalline blue sea, Soller enjoys a particularly attractive position on the island. You can take a cable car from the town (Soller) to the seaside (Port de Soller).
Pollença and its port
At the very North of Mallorca, you will find Pollença. The town of Pollença has been classed as a Cultural Interest Heritage and also as a Historic Artistic Group. Once you’re there, walk to the famous Calvari Steps (365 steps !) leading up to the chapel and the statue of the Mare de Deu del Peu de la Creubut. It is a picturesque walk between cypress trees.
If you go on Sunday, you can enjoy the market.
What about you ?
Have you ever been to Mallorca ?
Any good tips to share with us ?