Mallorca has become a more and more popular destination in Europe and is beloved for its warm climate, beautiful beaches, delicious cuisine, and stunning scenery. Largest of the Balearic Islands, Mallorca offers rocky mountains and lush nature. Along the picturesque coastline, you will find dramatic cliffs, crystal-clear waters, and viewpoints beyond your wildest dreams.
Except for an amazing creation of mother nature, Mallorca does also offer great attractions made by man. Historic towns, charming villages, beautiful churches and ancient castles are just a few of the many things that Mallorca has to offer its visitors.
Mallorca is the perfect getaway destination where culture meets nature. One who has been to Mallorca can simply say that the island is so much more than just a weekend destination, as there are so many things to do in Mallorca!
Here is my list of the top 10 things to do in Mallorca:
Discover Palma de Mallorca
Palma de Mallorca is indeed a beautiful city that offers a great combination of seaside relaxation and culture. The capital of Mallorca is an ideal weekend spot for anyone that loves shopping, delicious tapas, and beautiful architecture. Lovely cafés, cozy tapas bars and a great cultural life, that’s what makes Palma de Mallorca a must-see when you’re in Mallorca!
Palma’s incredible Gothic cathedral, La Seu, is a signature masterpiece that dominates the city’s skyline with its towering sandstone walls and flying buttresses rising from the sea walls.
Whether you’re looking for shopping, architecture, food or just relaxation, Palma de Mallorca offers something for everyone!
Mallorca is a great manufacturer of wine. I have tasted many wines from Mallorca myself, and I can say that they taste delicious! A wine-tasting tour is a perfect way to explore the Mallorcan production of wine, to get to taste different types and various vintages!
Enjoy some world-class Golf
Golfers come from all around the world to experience the golf courses of Mallorca. The climate, the scenery and the broad range of courses make this island to a haven for golfers. One of the most popular is Club de Golf Alcanada, Vall d’Or Gold Club, and Son Gual. These are just tree of the top golf courses in Mallorca, but there are 17 more to explore!
Experience the Serra de Tramuntana drive
Serra de Tramuntana is one of the most breathtaking landscapes in the world. Rent a car and drive from Valldemossa to the beautiful village of Deià. Carry on and drive past the amazing Fornalutx Valley and tackle the twist and turns that leads you to Sa Calobra, where a stunning cove awaits. Keep driving until you reach Cap de Formentor and the wide blue ocean beyond.
Volunteer – Go Dog Walking in Calvia
One of my favorite things to do in Mallorca is to take some time to walk the dogs at the SOS animal rescue in Calvia. Not only is this a helping hand to those who rescue the animals, but also you get some exercise and a lovely walk through the forest. It’s a great opportunity to do something good for the world!
Explore Cap de Formentor
Cap de Formentor is Mallorca’s northernmost point and is snaking out from the island in a wild and craggy ridgeline. Here you can behold stunning views and visit one of the most beautiful beaches on the island, Cala Formentor.
At Cala Formentor, you can lay down in the shade from the pines on the white sand and soak in the beauty of nature. Around Cap de Formentor many walking tracks will take you off the main road, through the rugged Mallorcan landscape to secluded coves! This is no doubt one of the top things to do in Mallorca!
Visit Pollenca & Port de Pollenca
Pollenca & Port de Pollenca are two lovely cities on the northwest side of the island that offers something for everyone.
If it’s something that Pollenca is known for, then it’s its beautiful port, deep blue sea and old churches. In Pollenca you can visit two of the most famous medieval churches on the island; the Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles (Our Lady of Angels) and the Iglesia de Puig del Calvari.
The Nuestra Señora de Los Angeles is an 18th-century parish church that originally was built on a site of a 13th-century church. The Iglesia de Puig del Calvari, the Baroque pilgrimage chapel, are to be found on top of a hill. To get here, you have to climb 365 stair steps that are lined with beautiful cypress trees.
If you feel hot and longing for the beach, no worries, you are just steps away from the lovely beaches in Port de Pollenca. Here you find everything you need; a beautiful beach, water sports, ice cream shops, restaurants, cafés, showers and public toilets. Here they even have shops if you have to buy a new bathing suit or a beach towel!
A perfect way to end the sightseeing and fun of Pollenca and Port de Pollenca is to sit along the port and enjoy a glass of sangria while watching the sun sink into the ocean.
Stroll in Valldemossa
Valldemossa is one of my favorite villages and also one of the best things to do in Mallorca. This picturesque village is to lies between the beautiful Tramuntana Mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. It offers a charming setting and steep pedestrian streets with old stone facade buildings.
One of the most famous attraction lies here, the Real Dartuja de Valldemossa. This beautiful monastery was build in the 14th century and was a home to the Carthusian Monks. In 1838-1839 the famous pianist Frédéric Chopin and novelist George Sand was welcomed into the monastery during the winter. During that time when the couple lived here, Chopin composed Raindrop Prelude and other famous works!
When you visit Valldemossa, make sure to go further than just the monastery area. Sometimes people might think that the area around the monastery with the cozy cafés, ice cream bars is the “only” place to be. But if you walk a bit further, to the more local quarters, you will find the more authentic part of Valldemossa!
Visit Soller & Port d’ Soller
This lovely little town lies in an idyllic valley, surrounded by olive groves and beautiful mountains. Take the famous Sóller Train that will take you from Sóller to Port Sóller through the gorgeous landscape of Mallorca. Take the wooden train all the way down to Port Sóller and its beautiful marina where you can relax at a café for some people-watching, a cup of coffee and a nice view of the ocean.
Old Alcúdia and Port d’ Alcúdia
Surrounded by lush nature and pine forests, Alcúdia is one of the most beautiful cities in Mallorca. Alcúdia is divided into two parts, old Alcúdia and Port d’ Alcúdia.
Old Alcúdia is a beautiful preserved medieval town and is known for its historical monuments, delicious food and traditional festivals. This part of Alcúdia lay further inland and was fortified to protect against pirates during the Middle Ages. Old Alcúdia offers cozy cafés, beautiful Renaissance houses and winding medieval streets for you to wander around. Inside the old city walls, you will find two important churches, Santa Ana and Sant Jaume and also the Baroque chapel of Sant Crist. In addition to this, Alcúdia also has archaeological sites as the town was built on an ancient Roman settlement.
Port d’ Alcúdia is the most touristy part of Alcúdia and offers many resorts, tourist shops, and a beautiful long beach. This incredible beach has white sand, shallow crystal-clear water and is lined with both palm- and pine trees. This beach is one of the top things to do in Mallorca if you’re traveling with your kids!