Top 5 Things to Do in Mallorca
The island of Mallorca has been a magnet for tourists since the 1950’s. Renowned for sangria, tapas, palm trees, crystal clear waters, glorious sunshine and the traditional Spanish charm, it is easy to see why so many flock to its shore.
At Going Luxury, we appreciate that a holiday is about much more than simply finding cheap flights, all-inclusive accommodation and getting a nice tan. In 2019, travellers are travelling further than ever and are eager to explore and discover the local culture, cuisine and natural habitat that a destination has to offer.
Luckily for you, our travel experts have put together a quick guide on some of the best places to visit whilst holidaying in the Balearics.
1. Palma Cathedral
Famous for its stunning interior, colourful stained glass windows and gothic style, the cathedral of Santa Maria is definitely worth paying a visit. Especially if it is your first trip to the island. Entry starts from 7 euros per person.
2. Alcudia (Old Town)
Typically known for its markets, which are held on Tuesdays and Sundays between 9am and 2pm onwards, the old town of Alcudia plays host to an array of stalls which offer fresh fruit and vegetables, leather goods, souvenirs and so much more.
You would be mistaken though if you thought that was all it has to offer. In addition, to its weekly markets, the old town also has its very own amphitheatre, Roman ruins and church, for those who wish to travel back in time whilst walking within the ancient walls.
Shopaholics needn’t feel left out, as there are several independent shops that sell local delicacies, bright mosaics, tiles and textiles.
3. Pollensa Old Town (Calavari Steps)
Just along the bay is the charming old town of Pollensa. If you fancy a challenge whilst you are away, then why not tackle the 365 Calavari steps and marvel in the breath-taking views from the top?
No doubt you will be left feeling rather peckish after, so why not stop off and enjoy some local tapas dishes in one of the nearby squares, where you can soak up the atmosphere and watch the world go by, with a glass of sangria in your hand.
4. Alcudia Beach
All of that sightseeing may have you longing for a relaxing day down at the beach. Whilst Mallorca has many coves, beaches and secluded spots for you to enjoy, our personal favourite is Alcudia beach. A beautiful blue flag beach with over 7 kilometres of pure white sands to enjoy, water sports and independent beach bars serving up cocktails, fresh juices, delicious pizzas and much more.
If you are travelling with little ones, or simply wish to enjoy some shade, then sun loungers and parasols can be hired for approximately 10 euros for 2 sun beds and a parasol, or 12 euros for access to a safe as well.
5. Soller – Boat, Coach and Tram.
Located in the north-west of Mallorca, the town of Soller is set amongst lush orange and lemon groves and is the perfect place to savour the local ice cream, whilst admiring views of the mountains and sea. For truly spectacular views, jump on the vintage tram which dates back to 1912 and it will take you directly from the Port of Soller to Soller.
If you would like to explore the island in a day, then there are excursions which also offer boat trips from Sa Colobra, a coach journey through the Taramuta mountains and much more for 64 euros each.
Something for the whole family…
Of course, these are just a selection of some of the activities and excursions that you could enjoy whilst staying in Mallorca. There are many other things that you could do which include:
• Boat trips/Formentor
• Dolphin watching
• Pirate Show
• Palma Aquarium
• Flamenco show
• Water parks
• Katamandu Park
• Caves of Drach
If you would like to visit the cosmopolitan island of Mallorca, then why not give us a call on 02039445745 or speak to one of our advisors, who will be more than happy to help.