Holidays in Mallorca - travel tips and places of interest

Thanks to Ballermann, Mallorca has long had a reputation as an island of dancing nights and alcohol excesses. But to reduce Mallorca only to a party island does not do justice to the diverse island.

Wild parties in Mallorca are now only on the beaches around the capital Palma, and even here they are now limited. It would be a shame to spend only a beach vacation in Mallorca. Too tempting are the sleepy little towns in the island's interior, the lonely monasteries on their hills with dream views and the numerous hiking trails in the wildly romantic Serra Tramuntana.

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Best time to visit Mallorca

View of the hill of the monastery of Sant Salvador with the stone cross Creu d'es Picot and the Monument to Christ the King, Mallorca, Spain - © James Camel / franks-travelbox
© James Camel / franks-travelbox

The best time to travel to Mallorca depends largely on the type of vacation you want. As a Mediterranean island, the climate is temperate with warm summers around 30°C and cooler, rainy winters around 10°C. Bathing vacations on Majorca are therefore offered from June to September, while the best times for hiking are in spring and autumn. Winter in Mallorca also has its charms. The cold keeps within limits and without tourist crowds it can discover the beautiful island in peace.

Arrival in Mallorca

The picturesque bay of Cala Sa Nau near Porto Colom is populated by sleek boats, Mallorca, Spain - © Lila Pharaoh / franks-travelbox
© Purple Pharaoh / franks-travelbox

The best way to arrive in Mallorca is by plane. The island airport is very centrally located right next to the capital Palma and is served by almost every major European airline. The roads in Mallorca are perfectly developed and are ideal for exploring by rental car, moped or bicycle.

Sights and excursions in Mallorca

The entrance to Cala Donzell in Parc Nacional Isla Cabrera is marked by two lighthouses, Mallorca, Spain - © James Camel / franks-travelbox
© James Camel / franks-travelbox

It is guaranteed not to be boring on Mallorca, too many sights are waiting on the diverse Balearic island. If you don't have much time, you should visit at least half of our top 10 sights of Mallorca:

Mallorca's most beautiful beaches

Dreamlike beach the beach Cala S'Amarador near Cala Figuera in the southeast of Majorca, Spain - © Lila Pharao / franks-travelbox
© Purple Pharaoh / franks-travelbox

The bathing bays of Mallorca are all worth a visit. On the deep blue Adriatic Sea, rocky coasts alternate with crystal clear sea and sandy beaches with a family bonus. On the pine-covered shores, Mallorca vacationers will find plenty of shade and food and drink are also provided thanks to small kiosks in most bays. Most of our 10 most beautiful beaches of Mallorca are located away from the cliffs of the Serra Tramuntana in the east and south of the island.

Cala Figuera, which is considered the most beautiful fishing village in Mallorca, Platja es Trenc, the largest natural beach on the island and the long beach of Alcudia make the hearts of beach lovers in Mallorca beat faster.

If you want to swim and snorkel in peace, you should take a trip from Colónia de Sant Jordi to Isla Cabrera, which is located to the south. Mallorca's only national park delights with an untouched underwater world, a proud fortress and and the dreamlike blue grottos.

Palma de Mallorca - capital and pearl of the island

Palma de Mallorca's picturesque old town is an arresting blend of Spanish-Catalan and Arabic architecture, Spain - © James Camel / franks-travelbox
© James Camel / franks-travelbox

With a height of 120 meters, the imposing La Seu Cathedral towers over the old town of Palma. With its magnificent portals and richly decorated interior, it is also the one that elicits the most exclamations of amazement from visitors to Mallorca's capital.

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In addition, there are numerous other sights to discover in the winding and, even in high summer, wonderfully cool alleyways, from more churches and unique Modernist houses to museums worth seeing to cozy courtyards and inviting restaurants.

Monasteries in Mallorca - Hotel at bargain prices

Only when you stand in front of it, the Santuari de Nostra Senyora de Gràcia at the monastery mountain Randa becomes visible under the steep slope, Mallorca, Spain - © James Camel / franks-travelbox
© James Camel / franks-travelbox

Despite the small size of Mallorca, there are numerous monasteries scattered all over the island - and in which you can stay overnight particularly inexpensively. The comfort usually leaves something to be desired, but the view is absolutely fantastic!

The monastery mountain Randa should be visited, on this there are three monasteries to visit, and from the uppermost the view falls over the entire island. From the Santuari de Sant Salvador in the southeast of the island, the panoramic view is similarly spectacular.

Hiking and discovery in the Serra Tramuntana

The charming mountain village of Valldemossa in the Serra de Tramuntana is one of the most popular tourist destinations in Mallorca, Spain - © Lila Pharaoh / franks-travelbox
© Purple Pharaoh / franks-travelbox

The mountain range that runs along the entire northwest coast of Mallorca is called Serra Tramuntana, and it offers wonderful hikes to idyllic rocky coves as well as numerous sights.

Valldemossa, one of the most popular tourist destinations and flagship of Mallorca, and the mountain village of Deia covered with flowers are located in the Serra Tramuntana, as well as the worth seeing residences of Archduke Ludwig Salvator Son Marroig and Monestir de Miramar.

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