Even if this site was created to give tips about Menorca, our big neighbor Mallorca has also many nice spots to visit, and some of them might not be very well known to tourists, so here comes a practical guide for Mallorca.
Food and drinks you should try
- Sobrassada, Botifarrons, Ensaïmada and probably buy Galletes Quely in a supermarket (insanely famous in Mallorca). Check out on Google what they are just in case you are allergic to anything. All of them are very typical from Mallorca.
- Try wine, the one from Mallorca is almost always red and from Binissalem. You can also try Rioja or Penedés, they are not Mallorcan but from other parts of Spain.
- Particular places you can try to go to the Celler Sa Premsa or Mesón Can Pedro. You will find Mallorcan as well as Spanish dishes.
Things to do and visit
- The old town of Palma, Cathedral and city hall square. Also the streets of Sant Miquel, Jaume III, Les Rambles, Passeig del Born.
- Go north-west to the mountain area and visit any of the following (ideally all of them): Valldemossa, Deià, Fornalutx, Sóller, Port de Soller, Banyalbufar. Actually doing a section of the road that crosses de Serra de Tramuntana – mountain area- might be very very nice and not recommendable at all for people prone to get sick in a car. The road is perfectly safe but twisty.
- Go north to Port de Pollença and Port d’Alcudia (The first one is more beautiful, the second one has better beaches). If still feel like driving a bit further Formentor is really nice!
Sunset at Pollença
- You may also go west to Port d’Andratx and Camp de Mar (also nice and closer to Palma by car).
- Coves del Drach.
- And of course, beaches!! Let’s give them a complete chapter…
If you are looking for the best beach in Mallorca to spend whole day, that is probably Es Trenc or Sa Ràpita. East side of the island and 45 min away from the city. Very long white sand beach, probably crowded in June-July-August but no buildings surrounding it, pretty wild… Other very nice beaches in other parts of the island are Formentor, S’amarador, Cala Deià, Cala Estellencs.
You can also find some more information about beaches in the following link (it is in Spanish though):
How to get to Mallorca?
If you are located in Europe, I recommend checking out Travelinho.com. It combines different transport modes, so even if you live in a city without an airport, it will check out the prices of all flights around your city and the prices of trains, buses or even car-sharing to get until the city you would fly from. You get a nice overview of the total price and time for many different possibilities.