Multifaceted richness, cultural diversity and a moving history – the Balearic Island is a true holiday paradise in the Mediterranean sea, that is, above all, a destination for all seasons due to its Mediterranean climate. The fascinating mix of a millenary culture, excellent food and a unique Landscape are indeed responsible for this. Come with us on an exciting journey of discovery through the true Majorca, that appart from the maritime enjoyment of over 80 beaches, also holds a cultural tour of Palma and the Roman ruins of Alcudia as real treasures, as well as the almond blossom season.
The best starting point to discover the real Majorca is the island‘s capital: Palma. With it‘s vast cultural offer, Palma has the medieval Arab baths, the royal palace of La Almundiana and the Castell de Bellver. History lovers not only enjoy the view over the attractive city from the battlements, but can also immerse themselves deeply in the history of the island in the historical museum between archaeological findings and works of art. Continue through the hustle and bustle in the lively streets over Plaça Major framed by countless cafes to the worth seeing cemetery of Palma, where you can visit the graves of many great personalities.
And since apparently many have lost their way on the huge area, the roads now carry street names. The trip is rounded off by a visit to Palma’s landmark, the great cathedral. Take a tour to the Gothic building from the 13th century and let yourself be fascinated by the colour spectacle that the stained glass conjures into the inner chamber.
Majorca between rustic specialties and fine cuisine
Sightseeing will surely make you hungry. That's good. Because before you set out now to the cultural treasures outside the capital, give yourself a small boost in one of the many quaint restaurants in the area. Here you can enjoy the whole variety of island cuisine, from the stuffed eggplant (alberginies farcides) on rabbit braised with onion vegetables (conill amb cebes) to the grilled seafood ranges with fresh Aioli. The cuisine is especially authentic outside of Palma's "restaurant mile".
A real insider’s tip is "Verd I Blue" or the rustic tapas bar "La Bóveda". And if you really like it, we can recommend a dinner in the Aquarium of Palma. But do not be scared of the passing curious sharks over dinner. Just outside Palma, the cellar restaurant "Celler Can Amer" in CarrerPau and the seafood restaurant "La Gran Tortuga" in CalaFornells are some of the culinary highlights available for you.
Freshly strengthened and with a few fragrant pastry slices (Ensaimadas) in your luggage, break out your laced hiking boots and wander into the hinterland. No matter if you are on your own or as part of a guided tour - there is a lot to see. Among the special highlights are undoubtedly the ruins of the Roman city of Pollentia, near Alcudia. Stroll across the pine-framed Roman bridge, sit down on the ranks of the 2,000-year-old theatre and see the most beautiful findings in the Museum Monogràfic de Pollentia of Alcudia.
For those who enjoy something more adventurous, there is an off-road path in search of clues to the secrets of the almost 4,000 years old Talayot culture, whose older history is present everywhere on the island, displayed by its ruins. Among the places of interest are the prehistoric burial caves near Calad'Or, the ancient Talayot village of SonFornés and the necropolis of Son Real near CanPicafort. But do not worry, unlike Indiana Jones, neither poisonous snakes, nor curses or oversized stone balls are waiting for you.
Clearly calmer is the picturesque Valldemossa with its terraced houses laid along a fertile mountain landscape. Also unmissable is a tour to the monastery of SantuarideCura on the summit of Puig de Rande, in the heart of the island. Stroll through the well-kept monastery gardens, over the cobbled courtyard and enjoy the panoramic view over the island of a typical MallorcanCarajillo (coffee with rum).
Active holiday between orange and almond groves
Rugged mountains with grazing goats, gently wavy plains, endless orange and almond groves and mysterious coastal grottos. All of this is what Majorca has to offer for nature lovers and outdoor vacationers. Whether mountain biking on de Puig San Salvador, kayaking to secluded bays or coastal lines of MiradordesesBarquestoCalaTuent. Active vacationers get their money's worth on the Balearic Island. Above all, the Tramuntana mountains are a true Eldorado, which spoils you with countless breath-taking views and quiet moments.
Thanks to its numerous great climbs, here is where racing cyclists are especially required. Amateur athletes may use the legendary trails like the serpentines of SaCalobra which are not only open to sporting challenges, but also to encounters with one or another cycling division. A little less sweaty, but no less action-packed, it's a jeep safari, which leads you across narrow dirt roads across the mountains. Whether you just enjoy the scenery or experience the adrenaline rush at the wheel is up to you.
From caves to concerts and Caribbean beaches
A very different view of the sun island is observed by visiting the mystical caves at Artà and Porto Cristo. In addition to the Coves dels Hams (fishing hook caves), the visit to the Coves del Drac (Dragon Caves) is especially impressive. This is not only due to the bizarre stalactite formations, which are lavishly lit, but also due to the very special acoustics in the "concert hall". After all, there are musicians on boats on an underground lake that show the best of their art. Also, beaches are certainly not lacking in Majorca.
The most beautiful of the more than 80 bathing paradises, however, are located away from Palma on the east coast and in the wild and romantic north. At the beach of EsTrenc in the south of Majorca, crystal clear water and white sand create a true Caribbean feeling. While beach lovers and water rats get their money's worth, especially between May and October, the time between mid-January and the end of February is a real insider’s tip for nature lovers. After all, the almond blossom bathes the entire island in a sea of white and pink flowers that rivals the magic of the Japanese cherry blossom in nothing less than a wonderful reason for some marvellous photographs while bidding farewell to your Majorca Holiday.