Without doubt discovering Majorca is an experience to which you can’t be indifferent. Due to its strategic location in the Mediterranean and since it’s the largest island in the Balearic archipelago, there are innumerable places to visit, from the island’s capital to charming villages, beaches and dreamy coves, to beautiful paths to cover on foot or by bicycle.
With its combination of sea and mountain, it is more than perfect for satisfying all kinds of interests. Majorca offers residents and tourists alike, a wide range of very different cultural, sport, leisure and gastronomic experiences.
There are lots of sites in Majorca that we recommend you see if it is the first time you are visiting the island. In the city of Palma, the Cathedral of Majorca is a ‘must see’, a gem of gothic architecture, located near the sea and next to the Almudaina Palace. Lose yourselves in the alleys in the centre, in the Lonja area, contemplate an incredible view of the city from the Castle of Bellver and enjoy a play or musical, among many other things.
From Palma there is a way of travelling into the past by climbing onboard a hundred year old train, the Sóller train, which runs through an indescribable landscape, the Serra de Tramuntana, which has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in the Cultural Landscape category. Not only is it a journey with incomparable views but it is an excellent rail service in every sense.
The Soller Train
In the town terminus of Andratx, one of the main coastal municipalities of Majorca, small coves abound, along with large cliffs and four small islands, of which Sa Dragonera which was declared a Natural Park in 1995, stands out.
The villages of the Serra de la Tramuntana are of an incomparable beauty, of great charm especially as a tourist attraction, for their festivals and traditions. But so are the towns in the North of the island, Pollença and Alcúdia standing out with their respective ports and beaches.
At this end of Majorca, caving lovers have a lot to do since there are abundant caves and potholes on the island. It is essential to visit the Caves of Drach and dels Hams in Manacor; those of Campanet, in the town of the same name and those of Artà in Cap Vermell, Capdepera.
The gourmet food deserves a separate chapter. You must especially taste the famous ensaimadas, the sobrasada or typical local dishes such as the fried mallorquín or arròs brut. In addition, in recent years, Majorca has become a benchmark in terms of the quality of its wines and the number of its wineries.
Another separate chapter would be the beauty of its more than 300 beaches of fine sand and crystal clear waters, as well as its spectacular coves.
Playa de Muro, Alcudia
It is essential to visit Es Trenc, proclaimed one of the best beaches in Spain, so you can enjoy strolling along its 3 kilometers of white sand.
And for those who want to be uplifted by the magic of the sunsets, in Majorca there are very special places to see the sun go down in the Mediterranean, among them the viewpoints of Sa Foradada (Deià), Faro des Cap Blanc, Archiduque (near Deià), Ses Puntes (Valldemossa), Des Pi (Valldemossa), Des Grau (on the road that links Andratx with Estellens) and one of the natural symbols of the island with a view of the impressive cliffs is Cabo de Formentor.