The largest of the Balearic Islands is a fabulous destination, combining wonderful beaches with a beautiful capital, Palma de Mallorca (official name, simply “Palma”), and charming villages.
The island of Mallorca is in the middle of the Mediterranean Sea, specifically 180 kilometres off the east coast of the Iberian Peninsula. It is also part of the Bealear Islands archipelago, comprising Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera and Cabrera.
The most important city on the island is Palma de Mallorca which, with more than 400,000 inhabitants, is the capital of the Autonomous Community of the Balearic Islands. The other two cities of greatest importance are Inca and Manacor, while the island of Cabrera and all its islets belong administratively to the capital.
Where to stay in Mallorca, Spain
Mallorca has a huge tourist attraction throughout the island, so you’ll have no problems choosing where to sleep, whether you decide to stay on the coast or in any of the pleasant villages in the interior.
When choosing where to sleep in Mallorca, many prefer to look for hotels in Palma due to its excellent cultural offer and its extensive public transport network, ideal for travelling to other parts of the island if you do not have a rental car.
Apart from Palma, the most popular options for staying in Mallorca are some very nice cities and towns, such as Sóller, Sant Elm, Pollença, Alcúdia or Fornalutx.
Where to eat in Mallorca, Spain
With a wide variety of products and one of the most interesting culinary offerings in the country, Majorcan cuisine is characterized by being very varied and by using the products of its land.
Due to its location, the island of Mallorca offers its visitors a wide variety of products typical of the Mediterranean diet. Furthermore, thanks to its geography and the conditions of the land, Mallorca has an excellent range of products from the sea and the mountains.
Typical Mallorcan dishes
Pa de pagès: Traditional island bread, without salt, usually served with grated tomatoes and various sausages.
Mallorcan soup: Made with vegetables, it usually has a lot of bread, which makes it a very thick dish that can even be eaten with a fork.
Tumbet: Dish made with zucchini, eggplant, tomatoes and potatoes. Currently, it can also be accompanied by different meats.
Pa amb oli: One of the most typical dishes of the Mediterranean diet, it consists of a pa de pagès, accompanied by olive oil, salt and sausage.
Trempó: Typical Mallorcan summer salad.
Mallorquin Fried: Composed of vegetables and meat, mainly roasted.
Brut rice: Broiled rice with peas, string beans, tomato and meat (rabbit or chicken).
Trempo Coca: A popular dish throughout the Spanish territory that originates from Mallorca. It consists of peppers, tomatoes and onions, all on a base of flour, oil and roasted salt.
Mallorquin Snails: Served with potatoes and herb broth with spicy pepper.
Ensaimada: Without a doubt, one of the most famous products of Mallorca’s gastronomy. It is a traditional dessert made up of a base of flour, eggs, sugar and butter.
Sobrasada: Cured pork sausage seasoned with pepper, pepper and salt.
Best places to eat in Mallorca
Mallorca’s restaurants offer all kinds of recipes, whether typical Mallorcan dishes or international recipes, throughout the island.
If you want to taste the delights of the Mediterranean, in coastal cities you will find excellent quality fish and seafood with an incomparable freshness.
Where to go and what to do in Mallorca, Spain
Discover the best places of interest on the island, don’t miss a visit and make the most of your trip to Mallorca.
Caves of Drach
Royal Palace of Almudaina
Castle of Sant Carles
Torrent of Pareis
Es Baluard Museum
Monastery of Lluc
Sa Calobra Road
Beaches and coves:
With over 500 kilometres of coastline, Mallorca’s coves and beaches are many and very different. During your trip to the island, you will be able to choose your favourites. Here we propose a selection of the best beaches and beaches in Mallorca.
Camp de Mar beach
Port des Canonge
Port de Soller
Cala Torrent de Pareis (Sa Calobra)
Cala Molins (Cala Sant Vicenç)
s’Illot Beach (Cala Moreia)
Praia do Muro / Praia de Alcúdia
Cala des Moro
Cala de s’Almunia
Es Estanys Beach
Es Trenc Beach
Tours and Tours:
Cathedral of Palma
Hop-On Hop-Offp Bus by Palma de Mallorca
Altstadt-guide in Palma
Formula 1 car tour
South Coast Catamaran Cruise
North Coast Catamaran Tour
Maritime Speleology Adventure
Scuba Diving in a Beautiful Nature Reserve
Sunrise tour at sea and dolphin watching
Places We Visit:
Playa Es Dolc
The little and peaceful town of Cala Morlanda is situated between S’Illot and Porto Cristo on the east coast of Mallorca.
Cala Morlanda has its own pebble beach, but just a little south of the town you will find the lovely sandy beach Caló d’en Rafelino.
The Cala Sa Marjal beach is located near the small holiday resort of Costa del Pins on the east coast of Mallorca, a few kilometers north of Cala Millor.
Colonia Sant Jordi and nearby Es Dolc is situated close to the southern tip of Mallorca, Cap de Ses Salines.
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