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Things to do in Mallorca Island, Spain

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Mallorca is the most extensive island in the Balearic archipelago; it is located off Valencia and Barcelona, in the Mediterranean Sea.

Palma de Mallorca

While some areas of the island have been disfigured, most of the island of Mallorca has remained magnificent, with its mountains, chiselled cliffs, sandy beaches, turquoise blue water, and lovely stone villages.

1 - Things to do in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca, the capital of Mallorca, is located on a splendid bay that stretches for 30 km, with its extraordinary cathedral set on the water’s edge.

Palma enjoys an exceptionally mild climate, located between the outlet of the central plain of Mallorca and more towards the South West, the Magnificent Serra de Tramuntana.

Castell de Bellver

Castell de Bellver is a remarkable monument in Spain. It is a 14th-century castle built by Jaume II. The castle stands out for its circular plan, with great symmetry and an almost brilliant white colour.

Palma de Mallorca Castell de Bellver (Bellver Castle)

In 1931, the Spanish government donated the building and its woods to the Palma de Mallorca city council. Today, the Castell de Bellver is a museum highlighting Palma de Mallorca’s history and contains Roman statues of Cardinal Despuig.

Once at the Castell de Bellver, you can admire Palma de Mallorca’s panoramic views, including its cathedral and harbour.

Besides, if you are a fan of nature hikes, we invite you to walk in the forest near the fortress, where you will find interesting routes. Entrance to the Castell de Bellver is free on Sundays but paid on other days (4 euros).

The Basilica Santa María de Mallorca

The Basilica Santa María de Mallorca is the largest religious building on the island and the second in Spain by its size after Seville’s Cathedral.

It is located in the centre of Palma, not far from the Mediterranean’s shores that it dominates. The Basilica Santa María de Mallorca is the city’s visual symbol; it is visible from the whole bay of Mallorca.

Basilica Santa Maria de Mallorca

The Basilica Santa María de Mallorca is also known as the sea’s basilica. The basilica is Gothic in style, with a capacity of 18,000 people for a surface area of 6,600m2.

Additionally, the Basilica Santa María de Mallorca is the only Gothic cathedral reflected in the sea. Its reflection can still be seen today in the small saltwater lake that symbolizes the sea.

The Basilica Santa María de Mallorca is considered the fourth most beautiful church in the world. The Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí called the Basilica Santa María de Mallorca the greatest achievement in Gothic architecture.

The LIOTJA Night Market

The LIOTJA Night Market is a quaint neighbourhood with narrow little streets filled with shops, cafes, and terraces that exude the authentic island vibe.

The LIOTJA Night Market - Palma de Mallorca

The LIOTJA Night Market is also an ideal place for convivial evenings thanks to the wide choice of restaurants, bars, and clubs that make it the heart of the City of Palma’s nightlife. It is also the best area to buy local souvenirs and jewellery.

The beaches

Palma de Mallorca’s beaches are truly picturesque, with their white sand, dunes, and pine trees. Most of the beaches in Palma de Mallorca are located far from the concrete centres.

Palma Beach

Palma de Mallorca’s beaches are very popular with surfers, attracted by the beaches’ waves higher than elsewhere and their transparent waters, which give them a tropical air.

Marina of Palma de Mallorca

Marina of Palma de Mallorca is a great place for a walk; it offers a beautiful image of the island’s social life.

In Marina of Palma de Mallorca, you can find numerous facilities such as car agencies, boat renting agencies, hotels, restaurants, and so many others.

Palma de Majorca Marina

In terms of security, you have nothing to fear in Marina, as the place is under 24h surveillance.

Lastly, Palma de Mallorca’s Marina is a nice place to see yachts and sailors and take beautiful pictures.

2 - North coast of Mallorca Island

Sa Foradada

The waters of Sa Foradada are one of the most popular diving spots in Mallorca; the path arrives in the cove that forms the Raco de Na Foradada, with waters so clear that you can admire numerous fish, sea urchins, and crabs on stone backgrounds.

Sa Foradada Mallorca Spain

Sa Foradada is a great place for a swim in one of the most exclusive places in Mallorca; it is a gift from the gods.

Port de Soller

Port de Soller is located in a village that bears the same name. In this tourist village, you will find some souvenir shops, restaurants, bars, ice cream parlours, especially at the level of the main square of the village (Plaça Constitucion) and the adjacent streets.

This port is nestled in a small bay. It has a tourist seaside (restaurants, bars, etc.), as well as a magnificent beach.

Sa Calobra

Sa Calobra is located in the shadow of Mallorca’s highest peak, Puig Mayor, 38 km from Sóller. It is not easy to access, but when you get there, it’s worth it. Sa Calobra is in the form of a mouth, overlooked by two walls over 200 meters high. It opens up to the sea for 20 meters.

Sa Calobra Mallorca Spain

Additionally, Sa Calobra offers one of the most spectacular landscapes on the island. In 2003, Sa Calobra was declared a Natural Monument and UNESCO World Heritage site.

Faro de Formentor

Faro de Formentor is a lighthouse dating from 1857; it stands on a cliffside promontory over 200 meters above the sea.

Faro de Formentor

Additionally, Faro Formentor has one of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca (Playa Formentor). Faro Formentor is undoubtedly an unmissable excursion in Mallorca!

3 - South coast of Mallorca

Cala Figuera

Cala Figuera is located between the clear seawater and the colourful fishermen’s houses. It is a charming town, 5.5 km from the municipality of Santanyí.

In Cala Figuera, expect softness and tranquillity, it is made up of a small fishing port and a village, far from central Mallorca’s tourist complexes.

Cala Figuera

This unique and picturesque place can suit any tourist looking for Spanish authenticity, tradition, and history. In Cala Figuera, the sandy beaches give way to rocks and pebbles.

The more adventurous will appreciate a swim in the heart of this small, wild, and natural cove.

Calo Des Moro

If you are looking for the hidden charms of Mallorca, Calo Des Moro is for you. Don’t hesitate to visit this magnificent beach, and its landscapes are truly unique.

Calo Des Moro Mallorca Spain

Calo Des Moro beach is surrounded by high rocks covered with pines, shrubs, broom, and mastic trees. In short, Calo Des Moro beach is the perfect place to relax and admire the beauty of the Balearic Islands.

Cala d'Or

The Cala d’Or is a popular seaside resort in Mallorca, offering a wide choice of bars, restaurants, and a great nightlife atmosphere.

The Cala d’Or and its surroundings offer many beautiful places. Additionally, Cala d’Or’s town is surrounded by magnificent places such as Cala Gran and Cala Egos.

Cala d'Or

However, the most beautiful place in Cala D’or is its piscina natural ( natural swimming pool). It is a mesmerizing place that will not leave you indifferent.

The piscina natural de Cala D’or is a pool filled with Mediterranean water and hidden among the rocks; it is located a few meters from the las Rocas.

Cala D'or Piscina Natural

There are two ways to visit this incredible natural place: you either stay in Aparthotel Las Rocas, giving you exclusive access to the piscina natural de Cala D’or, or you visit it from the parking lot.

If you decide to go for the second option, here is what you will have to do.

Firstly, you should go to Es Forti 107 Street, once there, you will find a parking lot, leave your car and take the cliff’s path.

After a few meters, you will find stairs that will lead you straight to the piscina natural de Cala D’or. One piece of advise: Watch your steps!

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