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If you’re looking for a summer holiday with sandy beaches, day trips and more, Majorca is the perfect place for you. It is one of the beautiful Spanish Balearic Islands in the Mediterranean Sea and it offers unique culture in a sun-kissed setting, including interesting traditional Majorcan towns and cuisine to modern tourist activities like water sports and cave trips. 

Without further ado, read on for our guide to some of the best places to visit in Majorca. If you like what you see, why not get thinking about taking a holiday to the beautiful island with us?

For History and Culture

The Balearic Islands’ location in the Mediterranean has made them an attractive spot for travellers for a long time. While today most come to the area as tourists attracted by beautiful beaches and great weather, in the past many people came to trade, build and extend their power.

Civilisations like the Phoenicians and the Romans might be long gone today, but you can still see evidence of them all around, with traditional Majorcan towns and buildings showing a variety of influences going back centuries. This means that Balearic culture is really a vibrant, diverse mix, defined by a long history of mixing cultures.

Traditional towns

Many towns in Majorca have some great historical sites on show, such as Andratx, Valldemossa and Pollenca. The size of the island makes day trips to a variety of towns an ideal activity. Even though it’s the largest of the Balearic Islands, Majorca is still very small compared to countries like the UK and others on the European mainland. In fact, if you want to see all the sights quickly, you can hire a car and get around the entire island in five hours or less - though we’d obviously recommend taking your time!

If we had to pick just one destination, though, our favourite would have to be Capdepera, which boasts an imposing castle atop a steep hill overlooking the surrounding area. It’s a popular tourist destination, so there will be many places to take a break, do some shopping or grab a bite to eat during your time in town.

 

 

Top Tip: Don’t forget to bring a decent camera! From cobbled streets to stunning landscape views, there’s a lot you’ll want to capture here to make your friends back home jealous.

Palma’s beautiful cathedral

Palma, the Balearic Islands’ capital city, was founded as a small camp when the Romans occupied Majorca. Today it is perhaps the best location in the area for sightseeing as its position as the region’s most important town has made it a hub for many different activities and cultures.

Situated on the beautiful south coast, it has more than its fair share of sunny beaches where you can relax - but for the best attractions, make sure to explore the gorgeous La Seu Cathedral and the Old City that surrounds it. Keep an eye out for off the museums, too. Many private buildings in this area run small exhibitions and collections.

Fun Fact: The cathedral tells the story of the push and pull of different cultures that defines the region. It’s built on top of an old mosque, which was itself built on a smaller Christian church.

For Eating and Drinking

 

 

As you’d expect from an area with so many diverse influences, the Balearic Islands boast a unique and tasty twist on Mediterranean cuisine. Spanish specialties like paella sit alongside hearty meat and vegetable combos like suckling pig, lamb and assorted stews.

Even better, much of what you’ll eat is grown, farmed or sourced locally. From fresh line-caught fish and seafood to homemade cheese and more, you can truly enjoy the taste of the island.

Other local delicacies well worth a try include:

  • Malloqui - A mix of meat, onions, tomatoes, potatoes and peppers
  • Coca de patata - A kind of sweet bread
  • Ensaimada - A delicious Majorcan pastry

For Exploring and Fun

Majorca features a surprising mix of terrain that ranges from rugged, rocky landscapes to pine forests and sandy beaches. This, unsurprisingly, means that some of the best places in Majorca require you get outside and explore your surroundings. Don’t worry if you prefer to relax when you’re on holiday, though - there’s more than enough to do without ever needing to leave the beach.

Caving and coves

The edges of the Balearic Islands have an intricate network of caves, cliffs and caverns. Many different companies offer tours around some of the most interesting, and you should definitely make sure to travel with an experienced guide. Exploring the caves offers you the chance to see a whole new side to the island, as well as to capture some incredible photos. Once you get out of the caves and back above ground, sweeping coves and natural harbours give you even more to see and do.

 

 

Remember: Be careful when caving, even if you’re going with a guide. Listen to what they say and prepare by learning the safety procedures.

Beaches and water sports

As you’d expect in such a popular tourist destination, some of the best places to visit in Majorca are the sunny beaches. In fact, there are so many that you’re positively spoilt for choice, with especially popular sites including L’Estrella, Cala Agulla and more.

For one of the best spots, check out the 3.5km-long Blue-Flag-rated Playa de Alcudia. In addition to its long stretches of beautiful white sand, it also offers kayak trips across the calm waters for a very reasonable fee. However, don’t worry if you want something a little more adventurous. Many of the beaches cater to visitors of all tastes, with everything from snorkelling and scuba diving to paddle surfing, banana boat rides, jet skis and hang-gliding.

There’s something for everyone, whether you want adrenaline-fuelled fun or just a relaxing time lying back under the sun… and, of course, there are few better places from which to watch the sunset than any of the island’s gorgeous beaches.

 

With so many great things to see and do in Majorca, it’s truly a special holiday destination. If you’re interested in exploring more, why not check out our range of Balearic Islands holidays? Get planning your super summer getaway now!

 

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