Mallorca travel guide: 6 cool things to do & our favorite Mallorca hotspots!

Looking for the best things to do in Majorca? Then read on. In this guide, we give you all kinds of tips about this fine Spanish island. We tell you what the most beautiful beaches and hotspots in Mallorca are. Besides, this blog about Mallorca also contains wonderful hotels and delicious food hotspots!

Majorca travel guide: tips for Mallorca!

When our home country turned ‘orange’, we were on a plane to Majorca. On a whim, we booked a long weekend Mallorca a few weeks before. Although we did not celebrate King’s day, we celebrated the king’s night in Amsterdam.  Visiting Majorca turned out to be a great decision! After a short night, we landed on Palma de Majorca with one goal: relax and enjoy the Spanish cuisine with her fine wines!

What to expect from a visit to Majorca, Spain?

Mallorca is a fantastic island. However, Mallorca has a reputation as a German enclave where you can buy beer and bratwurst on every street corner, but that is absolutely not the case anymore. If you love active holidays, Majorca is a perfect destination: Mallorca is the cycling Walhalla of Spain. For us, Majorca is a beautiful island with magnificent landscapes. In the west, the landscape is rough and hilly. In the east, you will find long stretched beaches, perfect for swimming. The capital of this island is often compared to Barcelona, Palma de Mallorca! This vibrant city has design shops, cosy restaurants and some fine historic buildings!

Ibiza island vs Mallorca island: which island to choose?

Which Spanish island should you visit: Ibiza or Majorca? It is a tough choice. Both islands are definitely worth paying a visit. It depends on your preference which island you should visit. Even though Ibiza is close by, Mallorca and Ibiza are totally incomparable.

Why should you go to Ibiza?

Ibiza is many times smaller than Mallorca and has a high party-scenery. On Ibiza, you can expect to see some famous people and DJs from all over the world. Ibiza has not only a party vibe but also a hippy vibe. You can visit many cozy ‘hippy’ markets. You drive around the island in half a day. In the countryside, you still see some authentic farms and typical Spanish landscapes.

Why you should pay a visit to Mallorca:

Mallorca is a big island. You need a few days to discover the whole island. Mallorca offers some great cycling itineraries and multiple-day tracks for hikers. Some bays are ‘colonized’ by Germans and people from England meaning they drink all day and their sole-purpose are partying. These places are easy to avoid and you can enjoy more beautiful beaches.

In short, both islands are worth a visit. Both have beautiful beaches. Ibiza is more known for its parties and Mallorca has more interesting landscapes which makes it very suitable for hiking and cycling.

The Best time to visit Mallorca

Planning a visit to Mallorca? The best time to visit this island is from June until September. During this time of year, you have long summer days and good weather. Do you prefer fewer tourists? Visit Majorca early in May or in October. Weather will be a little colder but still very nice for hiking/cycling activities.

Mallorca: Playa Mondrago

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The best beaches of Mallorca

Long stretched beaches and bays with turquoise sea. Below, our list of favorite beaches in Mallorca. These beaches are easy to visit by (rental) car. Four beaches worth checking out:

  • Playa Mondrago: by far the number one beach in Mallorca. They are actually several beaches that are connected by a beautiful nature reserve. The water is crystal blue and the view is fantastic!
  • Playa es Trenc: stretched long sandy beach with beautiful clear water.
  • Sant Elm: Cozy small village with a nice beach.
  • Cala Deia: Small romantic beach in the west of Mallorca. Here you will also find restaurant Ca’s Patro March.

Tip: are you planning to rent a car in Mallorca? We always rent from Sunny Cars! Here you are always fully insured and that saves a lot of hassle!

Mallorca: Playa Es Trenc

6 Cool things to do when visiting Mallorca

Besides relaxing, eating well and going to the sea, there is much more you can do in Mallorca. Below are 6 cool things to do. From a visit to Ses Salines to Canyoning in wild waters to visiting wineries and tasting locals wines!

1. Yoga in Mallorca

Take a class at Earth Yoga right in the centre of Palma de Mallorca. You are completely zen afterwards. Since you are already in the city, you can grab a coffee in one of the hip coffee shops in this beautiful city!

2. A fun thing to do in Mallorca: stand-up paddling!

Mallorca is not the place where you can surf well, but what you can do here: SUP, stand-up paddling. Rent a stand-up paddleboard (SUP board) at sunset and take to the water. Click here to rent a SUP board in the bay of Palma.

3. Something different: visiting the salt flats of Ses Salines.

You can take a tour of the salt mountains, but you can also have a coffee in the sweet boutique and buy some local products. The shops of Ses Salines can be found in several places in Mallorca.

4. Canyoning: the activity in Mallorca for adrenaline junkies!

Did you know that you can also go canyoning in Mallorca? No, neither do we at first! But this is the ultimate way to have an adventurous day in Majorca. Abseil from rocks, jump into small lakes and enjoy the adrenaline in your body! Click here to book a four-hour canyoning day.Spain: Mallorca

5. Discover the island on a scooter!

Visit the most beautiful beaches in the east of Mallorca, then drive north for some good local restaurants and bays. Finnish, your day at the lovely city of Palma de Majorca. A day on a scooter is a wonderful way to get to know Mallorca better and at the same time experience the ultimate holiday feeling. Click here to rent a scooter directly!

6. Visit vineyards and wineries in Mallorca!

Did you know that a lot of wine is produced in Mallorca? During this eight-hour wine tour, you will visit the most beautiful wineries in Mallorca. Wine tastings are included. The best part: you will have a picnic among the vines and you will learn everything about the wine process. Click here to book directly. From 149 euros per person.

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The best restaurants and food hotspots in Mallorca: 

Looking for some nice restaurants for diner? Below you find our favorite restaurants, bars and hotspots in Majorca. Including some top quality restaurants in the city of Palma de Mallorca.

Ca’s Patro March – West Mallorca!

Delicious fresh fish in a beautiful location. This restaurant is located in a difficult to reach bay where you have a great view of the sea. Click here for the location on Google Maps!

La Boveda –  Palma de Mallorca

Tapas as intended, with a lot of meat, fish and nice wine. Note, this restaurant is best known so make a reservation before you go. Click here for the location on Google Maps!

La Rosa Vermuteria – Palma de Mallorca

This new restaurant specializes in Vermouth, among others. And they also have delicious food for a very good price. Click here for the location on Google Maps!

Es Pinaret –  Ses Salines

This romantic restaurant is located near the cute village of Ses Salines. Simple but good dishes with a lot of taste. Click here for the location on Google Maps!

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Mallorca Hotels: The best hotels, fincas and B&Bs

From wonderful traditional farms (i.e. fincas) for the whole family to cosy bed & breakfasts. Mallorca has it all. Below our 3 hotel recommendations for this Spanish Island! All these accommodations have great reviews too.

Finca Sa Calma €Finca Calma Mallorca

Comfortable beds, in a quiet area. There is a small pool and every morning you get a fresh egg from the chickens in the garden. Prices start from €50 per night including breakfast.

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Jardin del Eden €€jardin del eden Mallorca

Great breakfast, cozy rooms and a quiet environment. Just a 20-minute drive from Palma de Mallorca. A lovely place for families with kids. Prices start from €128 per night including breakfast.

Book now!

Belmond la Residencia €€€€Belmond La Residencia Mallorca

Always wanted to sleep like a movie star? Then stay in this hotel where all the celebrities visiting Mallorca stay too! Breakfast is very tasty. Prices start from €600 a night including breakfast.

Book now!

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