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Best Things to Do in Majorca

Cala Mondrago

Cala Mondrago (photo: Misty)

[T]he island of Majorca is an extremely popular tourist destination.

If you are planning a trip, take a look through our suggestions below to get an idea of the diverse range of activities and attractions Majorca has to offer.

Hit the Beach

The beaches in Majorca are amazing. There are a wide variety of beaches on offer, from powder soft sand beside clear warm seawater, to more rugged beaches backed by pines.

Some of the best beaches in Majorca to visit include Es Trenc in the south if you want to relax on a slice or paradise, Cala Mondrago in the southeast if you want to go snorkeling, or if you enjoy surfing and are heading to the northeast make sure you visit Cala Mesquida.

Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle (photo: Cristian Bortes)

Explore Palma

Palma de Mallorca is the capital and largest city in Majorca.

There is some beautiful architecture to see including Bellver Castle which has an amazing view of Palma, the Almudaina Palace which is open to visitors most days of the week, the Arabic baths located in the medieval quarter of the city, and the unforgettable gothic cathedral.

There are an array of bustling local markets that take place daily, including craft, flea, and fresh produce markets.

At the end of the day why not try some of the local cuisine. Majorca is famous for paella, seafood, sobrassada spicy sausage, as well as its locally produced wine.

Puig Major

View of Puig Major (photo: Molly SVH)

See the Sights

Majorca is filled with places to see and explore. There are rural villages such as Deia, a picturesque village composed of stone houses with terracotta roofs.

There is also Valldemosa, which is the highest village in Majorca, located in the Tramuntana mountain range.

If you are in the area, why not take a take a trip around the surrounding Serra de Tramuntana, which also offers some great hiking opportunities. If you want to see more of Majorca’s mountains, take a trip to Puig Major, the highest peak on Majorca.

For more natural sites, visit the Caves del Drach, the largest underwater lake in the world. Here you can see some impressive stalagmites and stalactites.

Palma de Majorca

Palma de Majorca (photo: Cristian Bortes)


You are spoiled for choice when it comes to sport in Majorca. If you are a golf enthusiast, Majorca has some superior golf courses to play on.

If cycling is more to your liking, Majorca’s diverse mix of rolling hills and flat terrain makes this a perfect location for beginners, novices, and experts alike.

As well as cycling tracks, there are some interesting walking paths and hiking routes. You can choose to explore the coast or mountainous ranges where you can take in the surrounding views at your own pace.

There are an array of water sports to try including wakeboarding and water-skiing. Both of these activities are easy to learn so you don’t need to worry about lots of lessons before you can start having fun.

We hope that these suggestions have inspired you to start planning your trip to Majorca today.


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Wednesday 13th of November 2013

Nice post. Thanks for sharing and helping others, who are planning to go to Majorca. Keep updating.

Charles Rahm

Thursday 7th of November 2013

And once you're done with Mallorca you can continue with its two smaller siblings. :-)

Joanne joseph

Wednesday 6th of November 2013

Hmmm, you have given me one more place to put on my wish list.

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