Favorite 5 Things to do in Mallorca

by GO GlobeHopper

The picturesque island of Mallorca is the Mediterranean at its best. The island has some of the clearest water and most beautiful beaches around — it also boasts a thriving food and wine scene, rich history, and plentiful shopping. There’s much to do in this beautiful region of Spain, but here is a list of our favorite 5 things.


Spend a Day in Palma De Mallorca

In the capital city of Palma de Mallorca, art fans should not miss the Fundació Miró Mallorca. This beautiful museum showcases 6,000 works by the Barcelona-born artist who made the island his home. History buffs will be wowed by the Moorish old town and Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma — one of the tallest gothic cathedrals in Europe (as shown).

Foodies can spend hours exploring the squares which are lined with bustling tapas bars and the Mercat de l’Olivar – a food market featuring more than 100 vendors.


Visit a Medieval Town

Mallorca features several beautiful medieval towns and villages. Selva and Valldemossa (as shown) to name two. However, Santanyí is particularly special. The village dates back 700 years to the Moorish era and is known for its pretty, honey-hued buildings.

Explore the warren of narrow streets and check out the array of small art galleries and boutiques. For a unique souvenir, don’t miss the local salt harvested from the salt flats on the edge of the town, Salinas d’Es Trenc. Wednesday and Saturday are particularly good days to visit thanks to the bustling market where you can pick up local delicacies and crafts.


Enjoy the Beautiful Beaches

The southern tip of Mallorca is home to some of the island’s best beaches.  Es Caragol, S’ Amarador, Cala Llombards, Caló des Màrmols, and Cala Pi are all very beautiful.

Es Trenc is another destination that often makes the list of best beaches thanks to its four miles of soft white sand and calm turquoise waters.

For tourists that wish to take a road trip, check out the beaches of Es Carbó and Cala en Tugores a little farther down the coast.


Sample Local Wine

For wine lovers desiring to taste local flavors, Binissalem is the place to know. It’s located where Serra de Tramuntana meets the southern plains. The little sandstone town is surrounded by vineyards and filled with bodegas where you can arrange a curated wine tasting or organize a guided vineyard tour.

Bodega Ribas Vineyard, a family-run bodega on the outskirts of town, has been making celebrated wines since 1711 and offers tours, wine tastings, and dinners.


Embark on a Vintage Train Trip

From Palma, be sure to take the scenic train to the northern seaside town of Port de Sóller (as shown). This is a picturesque, small coastal village that is popular due to its historic tram, large bay with a protected harbor, and beautiful surroundings. The 18-mile trip transports travelers on a vintage wooden train dating back to 1912.

You’ll venture through the heart of the mountain range (the Serra de Tramuntana), complete with scenic views of pristine pine forests, olive trees, and orange groves.


Resort Suggestion:

For travelers looking for somewhere to stay, consider Marriott’s Club Son Antem, which is conveniently located about 16 miles from the island capital of Palma de Mallorca. Sitting near the area’s most popular attractions, this resort is ideal for a Spanish getaway. Spacious 2- and 3-bedroom townhouses are equipped with a fully equipped kitchen, a washer/dryer, and free Wi-Fi.  Plus, there is free parking and no resort fee. The complex features an indoor and outdoor connecting pool, a spa, and a fitness center. Plus, the on-site Son Antem Golf Club offers two impressive 18-hole courses and includes a driving range, putting green, club rentals, and a free junior’s program.



Source: Vistana

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