Majorca is a popular destination for holidaymakers from all across Europe. In fact, over 10 million tourists visit the island every year. It is mainly Spanish and German tourists who frequent the island, in a 2021 survey. I’ve ventured across the island quite a lot throughout my life. But with that in mind, I thought I’d share a few of the places I’ve explored.
*Please note that this post was updated in February 2023 with a few of the pictures re-uploaded. Unfortunately, I couldn’t find the smaller ones, but I have left them there. I hope your eyesight is better than mine!
1. Cap de Formentor
This has to be my all-time favourite memory of all my trips. After a short ascend from the car park past the stunning views of the mountainous Serra de Tramuntana, you will come to the spectacular views of the bright blue sea. The views look like a painting and in the distance, you can see the condensation of the water mix with the sky causing a natural blur. I was absolutely mesmerised after visiting this and I will be sure to visit it in the future.
2. Pine Walk
Situated in my favourite little seaside town. Pine walk falls beautifully along the border of the town leading to a military base where you can’t really progress to. The walk is sandwiched between a selection of houses that are clearly well looked after by the owners and lovely little beaches.
3. Puerto Pollensa Beach
The little town is also famous for its grand beach that goes on for miles. The only downfall of this beach is that it isn’t cheap to hire a sunbed and umbrella, but bear in mind that it is half-price after 3 pm. The beach runs along the whole border going from the previously mentioned military base through to Alcudia. The sand itself along with the sea is exceptionally clean and the citizens take great pride in this. The sea is great for all ages, it is very shallow for a long while and if you take a stroll into the sea, you will be joined by the little families of fish.
4. Calvari Stairs
Situated in the old town of Pollensa, this ancient staircase is one to be challenged after a giant bowl of Weetabix (had to be said). If you’re feeling adventurous one day, you could defeat the 365 steps that, believe it or not, accompany houses packed with beautiful gardens, filled with conifers, Aloe Vera, and other gems. Situated at the top of the stairs is a beautiful and peaceful chapel where you are welcome to come in, admire, and pray. When leaving the chapel, you will be greeted by the staircase again, and a stunning view of the town. You can then walk around the grounds surrounding the chapel to get a better view.
5. Alcudia – The Walled City.
What was once assumed was a castle. This exceptional city is held primarily in the grounds of the walls. In some areas it is granted that you may walk along the walls, admiring the views and taking in the history air of the town. Amongst the views is the active bull ring which you may visit. This place I found had a very haunted feel. I don’t personally have any pictures of Alcudia, feel free to watch me vlog around it here.
I’m not sure if it is on purpose but this town is ideal for the artistic type. When visiting here we were welcomed by a lady playing the harp. Birds flock to perch on the rims of the rooftops so I wouldn’t advise walking by the walls.
Arta is filled with lots of different shops, varying from handmade garments, and paintings, to organic hand-produced sauces and bottles of balsamic vinegar.
7. Ses Païsses
Situated a short distance away from Artà lies the remains of the Bronze Age Tayaletic village of Ses Païsses. I myself am a keen lover of historic ruins so finding this to me was like a pirate finding gold. The settlement isn’t very popular due to its lack of advertising and such, but if you are in the area, I would definitely recommend going to find it.
Located deep in the valleys of northwestern Majorca is a beautiful town called Soller. This town has lots of shops, it is a great tourist destination not only for short visits but it would be a great place for someone looking for a lovely shopping holiday.
There are lots of places with food and drink in this town as well as a great selection of shops, however, it would be a good idea to get a car if you want to venture out of the town. When I visited the city there was a very large winding road to access it (it really is deep in the valleys), and it also took a good while to get here.
9. Calla de San Vincent
This beautiful seaside village attracted me after I heard about the historically abandoned morgue situated behind the tree in the above picture. (I have a fascination with the Paranormal). To my disappointment, the morgue itself was quite demolished and the remains were inaccessible.
Nevertheless, I was taken away by the beautiful beach which didn’t seem to be busy at all. The road accessing the village also blew me away with the astonishing houses filled with beautiful arrangements of flowers. The only thing I wasn’t really keen on was the lack of things to do in this town despite its beauty, but it’s still worth a visit.
10. Cuevas Del Drach
Despite the access price of 60 euros, this beautiful cave is filled with natural forms that will blow you away. There have been some alterations as you can see above with the spectacular light displays. However, what does ruin it for me is the ridiculous tour the guides take you on. At the beginning of the tour, you will walk through an amazing botanical garden filled with unusual plants and wildlife.
Upon entering the cave you will watch a film and be given your own headset. 10 minutes later, you’ll want to throw it in the bin. At the end of the visit, they will then give you what I can only describe as an apology token with a free ticket to a little dish of food at their café. The cave is also in a beautiful place.