Things To Do In Mallorca

Mallorca is a place on this earth that has been visitors with sun, sand and sea for over 60 years. Sure, everybody knows that but not a lot know that there are tons of adventure activities, superb architecture, diverse watersports and an amazing very hospitable culture. It has 10 million annual visitors so it’s doing something right. Here are the 7 things you can do in Mallorca:

Hike up the Serra de Tramuntana Mountain Range:

This mountain range is one of the most natural and unspoilt areas on the Balearic island of Mallorca. It is populated with deep pine forests and rich olive groves, and the steep limestone cliffs and deep valleys are dotted with traditional Spanish farmhouses. Want to have the best experience? Start your hike in Lluc, Soller and Pollenca and then hire a local guide as the limestone mountains can be difficult to navigate. Or alternatively, hire a bike and consider camping out under the stars.

Serra de Tramuntana Mountain

A Cultural exploration of Palma de Mallorca:

Up next we visit the capital city of Mallorca known as Palma, which is home to half of the island’s population! And over here you will find a hub of historical and cultural sights. You will find an interesting museum with classical sculptures and archaeological artefacts at the Bellver Castle, aka Castell de Bellver. Then there is the massive Catalan Gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, and lastly, we have the Fundació Pilar I Joan Miró a Mallorca and this is an art museum dedicated to the late Joan Miro. This is just scratching the surface, the rest you will have to see for yourself.

Palma de Mallorca

Train Ride:

A train ride is excellent, and a little bit nostalgic, way of visiting places. You can do so when you visit the town of Soller. The train coaches are wooden and feature sash windows. You’ll be reminded of the old Swiss chocolate advertisements from days long past.

mallorca train ride

Nightlife:

The Balearic Islands have a very classic combination with nightlife, and Mallorca has its fair share as well with many bars, clubs and restaurants. The Paseo Maritimo is where you want to be like the name suggests this is a port area, where amongst the yachts you’ll find many all-night bars and clubs, where it is believed that Frank Sinatra used to party. So you should definitely check them out, you never know you might be sitting where he sat once.

mallorca nightlife

Drop by in Alcudia:

All that partying can be stress relieving but will make you tired. Want to unwind and relax? Look no further, and just drop by in Alcudia. Its located on the north side of Mallorca and there are tons of things you can do. Explore 270 bird species at the S’Albufera Natural Wetlands Park, there is a 12km walking trail which will provide you with the ample opportunity to do so. The town was surrounded 13th-century walls, there are parts still there along with some Roman ruins as well. A perfect opportunity to just have some quiet time and explore.

mallorca Alcudia

Pull an all-nighter in Pollenca:

No, not for work or studies but for a totally different reason. You will spend Saturday night in the city of Pollenca sampling freshly caught fish, then head out to the Formentor Peninsula to either watch the sunset or watch the impressive sunrise. Then on Sunday morning, head to the Pollença Sunday market in the main square which sells locally made produce and souvenirs. If you have energy left, then climb up to the hermit monastery atop Puig de Pollenca, which dates back all the way to 1348.

Exploration of Manacor:

Manacor is Mallorca’s second city and lies east of the island and is pretty famous for its pearl factories (artificial, that is) and its rich in furniture shops. This is off the main tourist trail so it offers a more relaxed and laidback experience. Top sights include the 19th century Church of Our Lady of Sorrows, the artisan market at Sa Bassa each Saturday morning and the Enagistes Tower which houses the Manacor History Museum. This town makes for an excellent end to an otherwise very active visit to Mallorca.

Manacor mallorca

I  could have made this list a lot longer, there are hundreds of things to do in Mallorca, enough to keep you active everyday for the next 5 years. So, why not tell me in the comments what your favourite things  to do is?



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