I just spent a week in Mallorca and my first thought after the trip was: “Why did I go to the Caribbean last year when we have something better in Spain?”
Mallorca is an impressive island that has it all: spectacular beaches of turquoise and crystalline waters, beautiful mountains (Sierra de la Tramontana), a finger food and an overwhelming infrastructure, which can be positive and negative at the same time. The island is a perfect destination for both calm vacations and active tourism. If you want and consider, you should get peacefully in the different coves spreads to all the island, or rent a sailboat and lose oneself among the immensity of the sea. There are coves oriented in all directions (north / south / east / west), so our recommendation is to decide the destination cove based on the wind direction on that day. One of our favorite coves was Cala Figuera and drach’s coves.
Explore the capital
If you come from a place without a beach, visiting the city will be a difficult task for the first few days, since you will arrive with an appetite for the beach and not to walk around passing through the city, with what I recommend you leave it for (at least) not the first of the days. Palma de Mallorca is a coastal capital with a lot of culture, monuments and places to see. I will list the most essential points to see in a day in this Mediterranean capital open to the sea.
Cathedral of Mallorca (La Seu); It is the emblematic monument of Mallorca that can be seen from the road only entering the city. It belongs to the Gothic style and is a symbol of the island’s historical and cultural heritage.
Episcopal palace; It is a medieval monument located on the shore of the sea.
Royal Palace of the Almudaina
The Lonja de Palma; located opposite the sea, on the promenade of Sagrera
Parc de la Mar; one of the most essential parks of Palma de Mallorca place from which you have a beautiful view of the cathedral.
The gastronomy in Mallorca
The gastronomy caught my attention during this trip. Being an island, one gets an idea of the quantity and quality of seafood and fish that can be found anywhere. I remember eating lobsters that were completely alive when grilled, or octopus with an extraordinary flavor. Finally, we must make a special review of local olive oil and wine, which also surprised me pleasantly. There is a world of possibilities beyond the well-known cocas, ensaimadas and Mallorcan sobrasada.
As for the rest of the Mediterranean, from our travel blog we recommend traveling to Mallorca in the months of May or October. Avoid June, July and August will make us avoid one of the biggest disadvantages of this beautiful island, the saturation: in high season Mallorca goes from having half a million people to having a million and a half. Of course, July and August are the best months to bathe and dive in its incredible beaches, but Mallorca has much more to offer.