Top attractions in Mallorca
Top 10 things to do in Mallorca
Famous for its beaches, villas, and pearls, Mallorca is a little taste of paradise off Spain's Mediterranean coast. For decades it's been a popular hotspot for summer and winter holidays alike due to its many diverse attractions. Here are ten of the best.
1. La Seu (Palma Cathedral)
Designed by Antoni Gaudí and Miquel Barceló, Palma's magnificent cathedral is unlike any in the world. Mass times vary, but you can be sure to catch one at 9:00AM daily.
2. Serra de Tramuntana
The winding road through this breathtaking valley is well worth renting a car for. Be sure to stop off at the red-brick village of Deià and Sa Calobra's beautiful cove - but don't forget your map!
3. Cap de Formentor
This is arguably Mallorca's most spectacular landscape, to be found at the eastern end of the Formentor peninsula. It's known locally as the "meeting point of the winds."
4. Castell de Bellver
Conceived as a royal residence, this unique 14th-century castle in fact spent more time in use as a prison. As well as incredible hillside views, it's also home to a museum.
5. Fornalutx and Biniaraix
The walk between these two quaint towns covers some of the island's most exuberant scenery, with olive, oak, and pine trees, a watermill, and Fornalutx's citrus-littered cemetery.
6. Jardines d'Alfàbia
Nestled in the rugged mountains of Serra d’Alfàbia, is this ambrosial garden that was once the courtyard of an Arab viceroy. Today, however, it's occupied by rambling farm animals.
In historical terms, Alcudia is Mallorca's second city. Its old town is encircled by a medieval wall, and its beaches and coves are perfect for swimming and snorkeling.
8. Puerto de Soller
Soller's port is the scenic highlight of this historic town, with twin lighthouses forming a gateway to its sandy bay. Don't miss touring the seafront on its vintage trams!
9. Illa de Cabrera
If you just can't get enough peace and quiet, then head to this uninhabited islet and National Park off Mallorca's south coast to sunbathe, hike, or explore its old castle.
Visiting Mallorca for the sea and sand? The resort beach of Playa de Muro is one of the best, but if you fancy something a little more isolated, then head to the wilder Es Trenc.
Planning Your Visit
When to visit?
The best time to visit Mallorca is between June and August, when the weather averages about 86°F and the coastal breeze stops temperatures from getting intolerable. This is also when the island hosts its music and film festivals. For a nice wintry trip with mild weather October won't disappointed - it's better-suited to exploring Mallorca's local cultures and historic buildings.
Good to know
- Time Zone
- GMT +1
- Country Code
- Best time to visit
- The milder months (September-March) are probably a suitable time to visit if you are looking for a quiet getaway - however, the island really comes to life in the summer.
What people are saying about Mallorca
The glass bottom is a bit of a novelty really, most the time you can't see too many fish swimming about, but it was certainly interesting enough. The trip was fantastic, swimming in the sea at the first stop in an alcove and then Formentor beach was stunning clear waters. Bring a snorkel!! The views during the journeys are beautiful. There is a bar on board, but only served beer, water, lemonade or coke. Also can buy burger/chips on board too. The staff were all friendly at attentive and explained what was happening and how much time we had etc. They also fed the fish off the side of the boat to attract them over so we had plenty to see :)
The boat ride was lovely! It was a good combination of enjoying the ride, stopping at two beautiful places to swim/snorkel and docking at nice beach. If you're considering hiring a boat yourself, like we did, doing this boat trip is a much better (and cheaper) way to see the best spots around the island and enjoy crystal clear waters. Well worth the money! The captain was also lovely and told us about all the spots. This was our best part of the holiday :)
They cancelled my first booking, the food was not too great, you have to wear a mask almost all the time, and they don’t sell alcohol during the trip :( But in spite of all that, the trip was amazing and totally worth the time. One of the best experiences from my trip to Mallorca :)
It was very well run. We didn't stand around wasting a lot of time. We showed up and they were ready to go. Expect to help after landing. It's a big job to take down the balloon and pack it all up. Everyone helps.
Really fun trip, was a gift for my partner and he really enjoyed it. Me too!! Made 2 stops and crew was really attentive and accommodating! The food was also nice to get some energy :-). Book confidently!