The stunning Spanish Balearic island of Mallorca is a beautiful and extremely popular holiday destination.
Famed for its lovely resorts ideally placed for holidaymakers to go out and enjoy the stunning beaches and clear waters the island is known for, there is much to see and do whilst visiting this generously sunny part of the Mediterranean.
To give you a flavour of what to expect when visiting this firm European holiday favourite, here are 5 magical places across the island you need to experience!
Pro Tip – Keen to visit some of the island’s popular attractions? try arriving during the ‘Siesta’ period to avoid the crowds as much as possible.
1. Cala Ratjada
A popular resort area, Punta de Capdepera’s Cala Ratjada welcomes visitors with a stunning fishing port, lovely beaches ideal for snorkelling and overlooking the coastline – a historic lighthouse.
Around the peninsula, we thoroughly recommend taking time to visit the beaches Cala Agulla, Cala Gat and Cala Molto.
Each beach offers lovely blue, often crystal clear waters where you can enjoy the glistening sunshine and explore the beautiful Mediterranean waters.
In town, a lively atmosphere during the evenings and a great selection of bars and restaurants ensure that visitors have a memorable experience whilst spending time here.
2. Cap de Formentor
Mallorca’s northeast tip, Cap de Formentor is one of the most photographed points on the island.
Locally known as ‘the meeting point of the winds’, this extremely scenic part of the island has a number of interesting features including a lighthouse and long, winding road that follows the contours of the land.
Popular with cyclists, Cap de Formentor is one of Mallorca’s most scenic spots.
3. Castell de Bellver
Castell de Bellver or Bellver Castle is a stunning Gothic castle first constructed in the early 14th century.
Once home to royalty, the castle, located in the island’s capital Palma is famously circle-shaped.
A huge island landmark, this former fortress has stood in the capital for over a staggering 700 years.
Key castle features include huge circular lookout towers looking out across Palma Bay and a purpose-built castle moat once used as the last line of defence.
This is one of the most-visited attractions on the entire island.
4. Drach Caves
Heading several metres underground, the island’s wondrous Drach Caves are known around the world.
This distinct geological wonder has its own underground lake – Lake Martel.
Known for their natural acoustics, the caves often host live musical performances where musicians take to the water on boats.
Carefully placed lighting shows off the different rock formations that descend down from the ceiling.
Key parts of the different caves each have their own distinct charm. Different cave highlights include magical turquoise water pools and different rock formations.
The island’s capital, Palma is a great island city. As well as presenting historic highlights like Castell de Bellver and a huge cathedral, other notable Palma points of interest include the Royal Palace, and an impressive Aquarium.
A must-visit for holidaymakers with a passion for history, a number of cultural attractions including galleries cater to different tastes.
The city also has a wide selection of restaurants, cafes and some lovely public squares where you can take a break from your exploration of the island.