COUPLE UP IN MAJORCA: 6 THINGS TO SEE AND DO
VISIT THE CAPITAL
Shaped by the sea and full of historic charm, devoting a day to exploring the capital city of Palma is a wonderful way to enhance your Majorcan experience. With enchanting sights all around, an array of stylish shops and plenty of places to eat and drink, Palma is filled with hidden gems around every cobbled corner.
Spend your day visiting tourist favourites like the gothic Cathedral of Santa Maria of Palma, or head to Castell de Bellver – a spectacular 14th century fortress overlooking the city. Take a moment to wander down to the marina and marvel at the yachts, stop for lunch in one of the pretty courtyards to indulge in some traditional tapas, or simply amble around the old town and embrace the atmosphere of this captivating city.
GET WET AND WILD
The Mediterranean creates a truly aquatic adventure for water enthusiasts. With over 260 beaches to choose from, taking to the inviting warm waters is a breeze. Make a splash in a speedboat, brave a banana boat, or maybe you prefer to pedalo or parasail?
No matter how you choose to take to the water, the Majorcan coastline is ready for you to get wet and wild all summer long - and even if you’re not a self-confessed water baby, then opting for a swim to cool down is always a winner too!
BIKE AND HIKE THE HILLS
If you’re the outdoorsy type, then make time to bike or hike Majorca’s mountainous region. With majestic rugged peaks and lush greenery sweeping across the northwest of the island, the Serra de Tramuntana Mountains are the perfect way to experience the beauty of the island beyond the typical tourist hotspots.
The spectacular mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and boasts a variety of exciting trails, so hire a bike and cycle along the scenery, or bring along your hiking boots and uncover the undeniable natural beauty of Majorca one step at a time.
BOARD THE WINE EXPRESS
Are you the kind of couple who likes to wine and dine? Well, you’re in for a treat, as Majorca is home to over 70 bodegas and wineries ready and waiting to welcome guests for a gourmet wine tour!
If you’re looking for a memorable holiday activity, then board the Wine Express and ride through to Binissalem to explore 13th century vineyards, cavernous cellars and of course – sample some of the regions most outstanding wines. You’ll also break for lunch at a picturesque 16th century palace restaurant, so prepare for a dining experience to remember!
BE AT ONE WITH NATURE
For nature lovers, a trip to one of Majorca’s nature reserves and parks is not to be missed. Brimming with a variety of birds and wildlife to watch, choose from cliff tops, remote parks or head down to the marshlands and enjoy spotting the island’s natural inhabitants.
Head south of the island to Cala Mondrago Natural Park and look out for eagles soaring the scenery, or visit the S’Albufera Marshlands to watch warblers, falcons, herons and more. Across the island you’ll also see lizards, turtles and tortoises, so keep your eyes peeled and simply watch nature do its thing.
STROLL ALONG THE PORT DE SOLLER
Over on the west coast of the island lies Port de Soller, a sweet seaside town that still holds it’s traditional charm. Take a day trip from Palma and board the quaint vintage train crafted from brass and mahogany as you head on a short scenic route through the pretty landscape.
The train ride itself is a truly magical way to see more of the island and once you arrive, you’ll be greeted by a beautiful harbour sitting pretty against a mountainous backdrop. Take time to stroll along the waterside, swim in the ocean and enjoy an ice cream, or hop on the tram and head inland to the tranquil town of Soller.