Well known as a getaway spot for the rich and famous, Mallorca, a small island in the Mediterranean Sea off the coast of Spain, has earned this reputation for good reason. It boasts some of the most beautiful and picturesque landscapes in all of Europe. Combine this with its relative isolation and the peace and tranquility this brings, it is no wonder that some of history’s most famous poets, artists, and musicians have spent time on the island. Today, many celebrities and world-renowned individuals own properties here.
This makes Mallorca a unique and worthwhile place to visit. There is something in store for everyone to have a good time. Here are some of the best things to do while you are on the island:
Explore the island on a bicycle
Mallorca is one of the prime destinations for cycling enthusiasts, so much so that various cycling events are held on the island every year. The island has everything that a cycling enthusiast is looking for, from long, winding paths to uphill and downhill climbs that provide an additional challenge.
Best of all, cyclists can hone their skills against one of the most beautiful and stunning backdrops in Europe. As a result, even non-competitive cyclists are opting to use a bicycle to go around the island. In fact, given that cycling is for people of all ages, it is one of the best ways to admire and appreciate the beauty of Mallorca.
Visit the city of Palma
The capital and only city of Mallorca, you could plan an entire getaway in the city alone. The massive and stunning Gothic cathedral at its center makes it bear a striking resemblance to one of the most visited cities in the world, Barcelona. However, the city much more laid back and is just the right size for anyone to explore and be satisfied with. There are plenty of shops, cafes, and tapas bars for you to relax and pass the time, as well as multiple fountains and art museums for those who are particularly appreciative of the finer things in life.
Check out some beautiful villages
Mallorca is home to the Fornalutx Village near the Serra de Tramuntana, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, which has been elected twice as Spain’s most beautiful village. It is notable for its quaint main square, which features an array of pavement cafes that serve some delicious cool beverages. The patios and balconies of the stone houses in the village are also an incredible sight to behold.
Mallorca also boasts many homes of the world’s past and present elite. Son Marroig and Monestir de Marimar were both former residences of the Habsburg Archduke Ludwig Salvador, and today are some of the most beautiful houses in Europe. Both are open to the public for a small entry fee, where you can enjoy some of the most beautiful views of the island.
Enjoy a drink (or more) of wine
Mallorca is also well known for its wine. Hence, it is possible to visit one of the island’s many wineries for a tour and a drink of this fine beverage. The wines are produced from local varieties of grapes, making their taste truly unique among others. This makes Mallorca a good destination as well for wine connoisseurs and those who appreciate a good drink and a bit of luxury.