Wednesday, 27 January 2016

What To Do In Mallorca



Palma marina

Mallorca, or as the British sometimes call it Majorca, is a beautiful island in the Spanish Balearics. The island is well known for its package holidays and partying lifestyle but there is another side to this Spanish beauty that not everyone knows. Mallorca is a naturally beautiful island with vast unspoilt beaches, a rich cultural heritage and remarkable sights to explore, as we found out when we visited last year.

A Naturally Beautiful Island


Serra de Tramuntana

A drive through the stunning mountain ranges of Serra de Tramuntana is highly recommended. A World Heritage Site the views are nothing short of spectacular. Stop off at Valldemossa, a quaint little village known for its historical importance and Estellencs - a gorgeous little village in the mountains. The area is known for hiking as well as cycling and is popular for those that like the outdoor life.

There are many beautiful beaches with white sand and azure blue seas in Mallorca. Playa de Muro, close to Alcudia is a long stretch of fine golden sand on a blue flag beach with lot of facilities and watersports available, whilst S'illot beach is a tiny unspoilt cove with clear blue water.


A Rich Cultural Heritage


Le Seu cathedral Palma

The capital city, Palma is renowned for it's excellent architecture, cool tapas restaurants and atmospheric bars.  A must see is Le Seu, a magnificent Gothic cathedral where you will get the chance to witness works by Gaudi and Barcelo. 


Bellver Castle

Other places to see include Bellver Castle, a gothic style castle 3km to the west of Palma, and the Basillica De Sant Francesc, one of Palma's oldest churches, built from 1251 yet only completed in 1700.

Remarkable Sights To Explore


Palma Aquarium

If you enjoy the Spanish culture and architecture, Poble Espanyol is a Spanish 'show' village, just outside Palma where reproductions of famous buildings from Cordoba, Toledo and Madrid are gathered together with typical houses from these regions.

For those that love art, Es Revellar Art Resort Galleries, Campos, has extensive galleries set within stunning gardens in a hotel's grounds. Walking around this tranquil oasis of calm, the estate is full of sculptures, antiques, palm trees, marble columns and spectacular gardens. 



The deepest shark tank in Europe

With a variety of fish and sea creatures including the deepest shark tank in Europe, the Palma Aquarium is a great afternoon out, with or without the kids. If you want to you can even dive with sharks, and the aquarium also works hard on ecological campaigns such as one to save the blue fin tuna.

For some water park fun you are spoilt for choice, with Aqualand, Hydropark Waterpark and Western Waterpark, whilst Marineland in Portal Nous in Mallorca's answer to Seaworld.

As you can see Mallorca is an island rich in culture and full of family friendly activities. With a year round sunny climate, it's certainly a lovely place to visit, within a short flight time from the UK.  

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* In Collaboration with Book Mallorca
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18 comments

  1. I went to Mallorca/Majorca many years ago now and had some great holidays there, it is somewhere I have not been for a long time and would love to return to one day x

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    1. I must admit it was much more beautiful than I imagined.

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  2. I haven't yet visited Mallorca before but the cathedral looks beautiful. Plus the addition of a few waterparks is right up my street x

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  3. I love Mallorca and I much have been about 10-12 times. I would still say that Palma is one of my favourite cities in the world. There is just so much going on.

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  4. Claire Elizabeth Noke27 January 2016 at 10:24

    I have family who live in Mallorca (all over mallorca actually) We love it

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  5. I've never been to Mallorca, but always fancied going. Now that I've seen this post it's definitely higher on my list! The photos look fantastic.

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  6. I've been to Mallorca on a work basis previously but never to relax and enjoy it. I must go back!

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  7. I've never been but my grandparents have. Looks like a lovely place to visit

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  8. I went here before but literally just stayed at the resort. I'd Def go exploring if I were to visit again!

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  9. I have never visited this part of the world, looks great!

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  10. Even as a moody teenager on my last holiday with my parents I could still see the beauty of Mallorca - I've wanted to go back for years and your post has made me want to even more!

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    1. Hope you do get the chance to go back one day Helen, and if you do I urge you to explore the island.

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  11. OK I feel so silly now as I actually thought they were two different places! *facepalm*
    I love the gothic feel to the architecture in your photos, I've added it to my travel wishlist now!
    Lucy.

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    1. Don't feel silly! The architecture is amazing. Hope you get the chance to visit one day.

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  12. what beautiful pictures and I have to admit if I am lucky to get a holiday this year your showing what a great choice this would be

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    1. Emma, I was really impressed with Mallorca. It was so much more beautiful than I expected.

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  13. I've never visited Mallorca, nor has it been somewhere on my 'to go to' list however it does look lovely.

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