Mallorca is almost a synonym for holidays. Few places in the world bring to mind in such a profound way images of people enjoying a well-deserved rest. Discover in this guide some of the most amazing things Mallorca offers
Mallorca travel guide - Contents
Our 3 top accomodations in Mallorca
Iberostar Selection Llaut Palma - 5 Stars
Hotel Samos - 4 Stars
Valentin Park Club Hotel - 3*
Top reasons to enjoy a vacation in Mallorca
Beaches: crystal-clear waters and excellent quality of sand are to be found in the many beaches Mallorca offers. From long and lively beaches near the capital to secluded coves that are perfect for relaxation you will find a perfect beach for you in Mallorca. Find here a list of our favorite beaches in Mallorca.
Nightlife: Mallorca may not be as well-known for its nightlife as Ibiza. However, places like Palma, with its bars, clubs, and live music venues are perfect for fun and nights out.
Delicious Cuisine and local markets: fresh seafood, tapas, ensaïmada pastries, and local wines. If you are a food enthusiast we are sure you will indulge in Mallorca´s authentic Mediterranean flavors. These are best found at its local vibrant markets where you will find not just food, but also handcrafts and local souvenirs.
Natural Beauty and charming villages: The Northern part of Mallorca offers breathtaking landscapes. No visit to Mallorca is complete without an excursion to the rugged Tramuntana Mountains. Get ready for an amazing drive to Ça Calobra (if you get dizzy you prefer to book a bus excursion instead of driving yourself). If you like to avoid crowded tourist areas we are sure you will love the unique character and atmosphere of some of the villages in mallorca: Sóller, Deià, and Pollença are just a few examples.
Best time to visit Mallorca
The best time to travel to Mallorca is from April to September because they are the warmest months in the Balearic Islands. Especially for a beach vacation, the summer months are recommended.
Weather in Mallorca
This geographical diversity is noticeable affects the weather in Mallorca, which is different in each part of the island.
Winters in the interior of the island are colder and it can even snow in the Sierra de Tramuntana. In contrast, winter temperatures in the coastal area are mild, between 8 degrees and 15 degrees. In May, the lows rise to about 15 degrees and the highs to 22 and continue to rise until August, when they reach 29 degrees. The weather in October is still mild, with pleasant temperatures ranging from 16 degrees to 23 degrees.
The rainy season lasts throughout the month of November. The water temperature varies from about 14 degrees in January to 25 degrees in August. In June and October it is about 21 degrees.
Palma de Mallorca, the capital
Capital of Mallorca island and of the region (Comunidad Autonoma of the Balearic islands) Palma de Mallorca extends over 12 miles along the shore of a vast bay. It offers the numerous tourists that visit every year, hotels, exceptional town planning, and luxurious living quarters, apart from the preserved Old Town that dates back to the 17 Century.
Palma is not just a tourist destination, but a city with very high living standards. This implies, besides a complete cultural agenda, that the city vibrates energy. This can be seen in Palma´s seafront with an abundance of restaurants and bars, in the high-street boutiques at Avenida Jaime II or Paseo del Borne, or in the Marina. Put all this and much more together, and you will understand why Palma is known as the pearl of the Mediterranean.
Enjoy a visit to the Cathedral (La Seu)
This immense gothic cathedral (with parts of it in Reinassence style) is very different from other Gothic cathedrals in Spain. You can learn more about the Palma de Mallorca cathedral in this article. A visit to la Seu is a must for any visitor to Palma.
Enjoy Palma’s old town
Palma de Mallorca is an actual city with a long history. The walls near la Seu were built to protect the city from pirates, the cobbled streets of the old quarter are too narrow for cars. In the city center you can enjoy the Royal palace or Almudaria, an impressive palace that was named the Zuda at the time of the Reconquista and that was rebuilt by Jaume II. The old quarter is full of small bars and restaurants and you will also find El Jardi del Bisbe, a tranquil garden that belongs to the Diocese and which is shaped following the style of the historical villas in Palma de Mallorca.
Walk down la Marina and enjoy a dinner with views or its vibrant night live
Restaurants like Can Eduardo, Pesquero or Mar de Nudos offer the option to enjoy Mediterranean gastronomy including paella, excellent seafood and views from their terraces to yatchs, sailing ships and la Seu.
Nightlife in Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is lively all year round. The city offers very different styles and a great atmosphere no matter what you look for. Nightlife here may not be as nightlife in Ibiza and its clubs, but Palma offers also a lot! Many bars and pubs are opened 7 days a week. The best areas to enjoy the nightlife are the old quarter, La Lonja and Santa Catalina. Bars in these areas stay open till 2 am. From there, and if you are looking for more, you will need to head either to La Marina or to the beach resorts near Palma (Magaluf, or S’Arenal).
Enjoy an “ensaimada Mallorquin”
A traditional, yet trendy pastry from Mallorca and a great addition to your stay in Palma de Mallorca to ensure you enjoy a bit of cultural flavor! There are many special dishes in Mallorca and the islands, but ensaimada is a very simple pastry, but it is so tasty that it is perfect for the local breakfast or brunch. Where can you enjoy the best ensaimada in Palma de Mallorca?
1) Orxatería y Heladería Ca’n Joan De S’aigo. Over 300 years of history. Address: Calle Sans, 10, 07001 Palma de Mallorca
2) Forn des Teatre: Besides ensaimada, you can enjoy its terrace. Address: Plaza Weyler, 9, 07001 Palma de Mallorca
3) Forn Fondo: This pastry shop opened its doors in 1742.! Address: Carrer Unió, 15, 07001 Palma de Mallorca
4) Pastelería M.Llull: Very famous among locals. Address: C/ 31 Desembre, 27, 07003 Palma de Mallorca
In summer, Playa d’en Bossa gets crowded and lively, and music plays non-stop, which is the charm of this particular beach. It’ is definitely not a place to relax and unwind, but if you are looking to party, this is a great choice.
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