Are you thinking of visiting Mallorca?
Many travel outlets lament that some resort areas of Mallorca, especially Magaluf are overcrowded with sunburned British tourists on cheap package holidays – who are interested only in party beaches, booze and wild nightclubs. We never saw that side of Mallorca.
On the contrary, we discovered there are many wonderful things to do in Mallorca! The side of Mallorca that we saw is as pretty as a picture We were completely taken by the island – from hiking the oh-so-picturesque countryside. Stay in the OUTSKIRTS
We stayed at the Es Convent d’Ariany Hotel. A small hilltop hotel which was once a convent housing the Franciscan Sisters, whose social work in the areas of education and health in the village of Ariany continued until 2004. The hotel provides scenic views, righ on the top of this small village. It's a breath of fresh air. I would highly recommend you hiring a car, as it's far out from the city.
Explore the beaches!
The best beaches are encolsed, also providing plenty of opportunity to dive and sit in the sun. ( Es Trenc, Es Calo des Muro, Playa de muro)
See the Island from greater heights
I make it my mission to discover new trails on holiday, this one was definitely the hardest.But the views are insanely worth it it wasn’t named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2011 for nothing.
I propose four hiking routes to discover this precious natural treasure in depth:
1. Puig de Maria
Difficulty: easy family friendly.
Duration: 55 minutes.
2. Puig des Teix
Duration: 4.5 hour
3. Ermita Maristel·la and the Fita del Ram
Difficulty: Easy – family friendly.
Duration: 1 hour 10 minutes.
4. Puig des Galatzó
Duration: 4 hours 15 minutes.
Visit Local Markets
The oldest market in Mallorca is Mercat de Santa Catalina, which opened in 1920. While it is not very large, it does have the largest variety of fruit, vegetables and local foods.
This is the place where you can discover the original taste of Spanish deli foods, meats and dairy products. Or you can buy all the ingredients you need and try your hand at cooking Spanish cuisine.
Get out on the water
Whether you’re paddle boarding, snorkeling or taking a luxury catamaran trip, there’s plenty to do on the ocean here.
Catamaran trips take off from different parts of the island, but you’ll find many leaving from Santa Catalina. Some even include snacks, lunch, and wine.
What did you get up to when you went Mallorca?