If you’re thinking about a trip to Majorca (or Mallorca, if you prefer the Spanish spelling), you’re not alone. We’ve been sending lots of our clients there, lately. So, without further ado, here are our top 3 suggestions for things to do in Majorca. Or Mallorca. Heck, let’s just use Mallorca for the rest of this post.
1. THE CAPITAL
Start your Mallorca adventure in the historic capital, Palma de Mallorca with fuel from a sweet cortado (coffee prepared with equal parts espresso and milk) and homemade cake at the convivial Rosevelvet Bakery before heading out to the beaches.
2. INCREDIBLE BEACHES
There are more than 200 beaches in Mallorca, ranging from long stretches of white sand to secluded rocky coves. Ciutat Jardi is a perfect specimen of the former, an up-and-coming Blue Flag beach just three miles from the city. Es Trenc is the most popular natural sandy beach south of Palma, boasting clear waters and nary a building in site. If visiting during the summer months, forgo this option and walk a rugged terrain to Es Caragol, an uncrowded, teal-water beach with views so magnificent it’s well worth the 30-minute trek on foot. Renting a car is ideal (beach parking is often free) to reach more diverse beaches on the east coast, like Cala Mondrago, an isolated beach found between two verdant headlands. While you might want to be right on the beach, there are some stunning hotel properties with cliff-side water views, and a good beach is never more than a car-ride away.
3. CASTELL DE BELLVER
It’s a castle. No, it’s a museum. No, it’s a castle! Hang on! It’s a castle and a museum! Combine culture and panoramic views at Castell de Bellver, a 14th-century Gothic castle turned history museum with a unique circular shape, surrounded by lush forest and overlooking the city and Palma Bay. A car is the quickest means of transportation there, though either a bike or bus can get you to the summit in less than 30 minutes.
Ready to Go?
If you’re thinking about a fall getaway to Europe, we can totally get behind that idea. And we can help plan it, as well! Let us know if we can put together a package to Majorca. Or Mallorca. We’ll spell it however you prefer, and we’ll make sure your trip is seamless and extraordinary.