Majorca Island Travel Guide

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Majorca Island Things to Do

  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    The attractive bay offers calm waters for swimming and a pedestrian walkway for the beach.Plenty of restaurants and cafes along the waterfront.Easy to reach from Soller town by the tram system which runs about every half hour.SEE VIDEO

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  • Cap de Formentor

    I made two atempts to reach the end of the cape. Both of them failed with Fernanda feeling dizziness (and fear), caused by the winding roads and steepy clifs. It's a pity. The landscape is beautiful and, I must confess, we have crossed some more dangerous paths.

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  • West Coast

    It's the hell of a job driving downwards the coast to Calobra. And shall we say that the sights, upon arrival compensate the effort? Well... If you admire dramatic landscapes, yes. If you wanted just to see something different in the island... Yes. If you were expecting a very spectacular site... No. But, may I ask, spectacular, is not the way...

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Majorca Island Hotels

Majorca Island Restaurants

  • Local Food

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    THIS IS A RESTAURANT WHERE YOU NEED GOOD NERVES,A LOT OF TIME AND WHERE YOU WILL SPEND A LOT OF MANY WHICH ISNT WORTH TO SPEND. WE ARRIVED THERE AT 8 PM AND WAITED AT THE FRONT DESK TO BE SEATED. I GUY(...WHO WAS THAT ACTUALLY?) CAME WITH A STINKY CIGAR IN HIS HAND,SAID GOOD EVENING,WENT WITH US..,BEHIND US,FOLLOWING TO THE TABLE.WE HAD NO IDEA...

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  • Cafes

    4 out of 5 stars

    We woke early on a Sunday morning in Soller and wandered up to the main square hoping to find maybe one or two cafes open for breakfast. We needn't have worried: the whole square was a hive of activity with all the locals out early, sitting in cafes, reading papers and catching up with friends - this cafe culture seems to be a big part of life in...

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  • REALLY BAD EXPERIENCE

    THIS IS A RESTAURANT WHERE YOU NEED GOOD NERVES,A LOT OF TIME AND WHERE YOU WILL SPEND A LOT OF MANY WHICH ISNT WORTH TO SPEND.WE ARRIVED THERE AT 8 PM AND WAITED AT THE FRONT DESK TO BE SEATED. I GUY(...WHO WAS THAT ACTUALLY?) CAME WITH A STINKY CIGAR IN HIS HAND,SAID GOOD EVENING,WENT WITH US..,BEHIND US,FOLLOWING TO THE TABLE.WE HAD NO IDEA...

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Majorca Island Nightlife

  • Pubs & Bars

    if you are is going to can picafort you must stop in TROTTERS ON THE BEACH. For your money, your kid´s and your holiday because next door is a duty free shop you can find :ciggis perfumes and many more. IS NO SPECIAL DRESS REQUIERED

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  • Dancing

    magallluuuuuuuuffffff! Magaluf is the shizz if you like partying.....sometimes it can be hardcore! This is don't like! Don't stay in this resort unless you party all night, sleep all day and wake up at around 4pm in order to do your hair and makeup for going out! check this web site out for all the info...

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  • B C M

    BCM in Magaluff is or at least used to be the biggest diso in Europe. It can house up to 5000 people. Here you can find international famous dj's, light shows and all that. An dof course a good ambiance to dance and enjoy yourself. At least i did on more then one occasion.

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Majorca Island Transportation

  • By Bus

    The bus service from the tourist resorts to Palma is good. The buses stop at Placa de Espana. Here you can find various bus stops where you can take a bus to several seaside villages. Moreover at Placa de Espana there is a modern underground station. This is the bus, train and tube station. Here you can take your bus or a train to various villages...

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  • By Car

    I used Goldcar Rental for my 11 days in Majorca.Upon arrival at Palma airport i headed for their office inside the terminal.Once there i found that i was first in the queue,which is always a good start. As i had pre booked the car before leaving home it was not long before i had a set of keys in my hand.Be aware though that the girl behind the desk...

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  • By Plane

    Palma Airport lies 11km outside the city, and is linked to the city by a busy motorway. There is one large terminal handling both scheduled and charter flights. There are the facilities you'd expect from an international airport such as car-hire, tourist information, ATM and money-exchange facilities, plus cafes & restaurants open all hours of day....

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Majorca Island Shopping

  • Clothes

    Nat Nats is supposed to be one of the best shops in Majorca, i disagree. Its ok if you just want to buy a few nice things but you can find some better shops in Palma town centre. It does have a wide range of clothes & accessories for all ages, it sells clothes for women aswell as children of all ages, underwear, socks, tshirts & all for good value...

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  • Majorica Pearls

    Majorca has many large tourist shops which all usually sell the same things. The best places for shopping are in Inca if you want to buy leather products. There are many leather outlets here and cheaper than the main tourist shops. Majorca pearls are very popular too and it is cheaper to buy at the pearl factories. Another product is the ceramics...

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  • Art * Pottery * Glass

    Found this excellent and well displayed antique shop right in the centre of the hostorical district of Palma. The shop itself boasted some impressive chandaliers. It seemed to especially strong on Art Deco pieces. Some were originals, other reproductions - but defineltely worth a browse.

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Majorca Island Local Customs

  • Food & Drinks

    We just returned from Cala Millor resort and had been surprised to discover that practically noone was eating in the diners even as late as 9pm. Tourists and locals were mainly sipping on their drinks for the whole evening. But the meals are still available at any time of the day, so no shame in eating at the time convenient for you. Just don't be...

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  • Very late meals

    We just returned from Cala Millor resort and had been surprised to discover that practically noone was eating in the diners even as late as 9pm. Tourists and locals were mainly sipping on their drinks for the whole evening. But the meals are still available at any time of the day, so no shame in eating at the time convenient for you. Just don't be...

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  • Royal holidays

    This is a picture of Marivent Palace,the place where the Spanish royal family spend their summer holidays every year. The very thing that most strikes me about the island of Majorca is how wonderfully it can fit within its miniscule territory so very different kinds of visitors, ranging from royals and global A-listers to factory workers from...

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Majorca Island Warnings and Dangers

  • Ferry from Valência

    I didn't like the experience of crossing to Balearic Islands from Valência. We left the continent in a overnight trip that was not so bad, but the discreet balances of the boat were enough to awake me every 87 seconds.In our way back, during the day, I spent 12 of the most boring hours in my life. Yes there was a bingo, and a small pool, but nor...

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  • No smoking ban

    Spain does not have a smoking ban as most northern European countries and it can be very unpleasant to sit in a cafe or restaurant and find someone at the next table smoking.

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  • Erratic, Dangerous Driving

    In Spain as most will know you drive on the right-hand side of the road - but this is not really a problem as it takes no time to get used to it. The issue is Majorcan drivers are pretty insane - recently when I went you had lorries overtaking each other, a lack of indicating, etc. The biggest issue of all, which is really important I must add, is...

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Majorca Island Tourist Traps

  • Beaches

    Beware of the very tall man 6ft 4" who slowly walks round the three beaches of Palma Nova pretending to look at the ladies when in fact he is looking for the ladies bags. He carries a towel over his shoulder and also a T Shirt which he puts on and off regurlarly. He walks up beside people and drops his t shirt over the purse or bag to make it look...

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  • Caves

    Wonderful flyer pictures and descriptions which are overrated. Nice enough for those that like caves but very large groups are ushered through the cave system on hard on the feet paths. Very crowded and you are unable to walk at a leaisurely pace. hearded into an underground auditorium to hear a few musicians play on darkened boats, then hearded...

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  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    In my opinion Soller is almost a tourist trap. It is not an ugly town, but it's not a nice place. Do some shopping, have a rest or a stroll. You coud go to Biniaraix; a small village 1,5 km far from Soller. From there you can continue through a path to Fornalutx. This is a beautiful village four km. from Soller (see pics). Another idea; catch the...

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Majorca Island What to Pack

  • Keep your Rucksack Safe -- Keep your kit...

    If you are travelling Anywhere and using a Rucksack / Backpack as your luggage then I would Strongly recommend that you use some form of Rucksack / Backpack Pro-tector !!This tip is from my own personal experience, as I have had Big Problems having my Rucksack damaged or even destroyed by airlines, particularly on Airport Carousels,What can happen...

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  • Weather gears!

    During the month of March is the weather very changeable. Sweaters, light coats and closed shoes has always place in our luggage. We even bought some pullis and a shawl.

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  • Chris's tips for packing

    Try to make your suitcase stand out. Customise it. A lot of people go on holiday, so there are a lot of suitcases on the carosel at the airports you really do want to see your suitcase, just a baggage strap WON'T DO we all have them and the suitcases are all similar. Beach wear, coverall as too much sun really does hurt your skin, sunglasses,...

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Majorca Island Off The Beaten Path

  • Beaches

    Lush and beautiful,with a lovely beach and excellent restaurants.This is where we decided on making our base for our visit to Majorca in September 2014. Cala Pi is a delightful,small resort situated on the south coast of Majorca,about 25 miles (40 km ) from the capital Palma.The unspoiled sandy beach is about 50 metres wide and extends over 100...

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  • Soller & Puerto de Soller

    Puerto Soller is an unspoilt resort in a picturesque setting on the west coast of Mallorca. We found it to be an atractive town with a nice beach and a good selection of restaraunts. However, during the festival week, which this year was the first week of July, loud music is played from a platform by the marina which sometimes continues through the...

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  • D e i á

    Deia, on the rugged west coast of the island is a quiet village (no tourist buses allowed) which has attracted many artists and literary figures over the years. Don't venture here if you suffer from travel sickness - typical mountain roads, lots of twists and turns and 'don't look down' views!!

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Majorca Island Sports & Outdoors

  • Cycling in Cala Millor & Cala Bona

    Cycling in and around the two towns of Cala Millor and Cala Bona is a great way to spend an afternoon working off a hearty Majorcan lunch because the hire is cheap anywhere you go in comparison to places in the UK and the two towns are also very cycle friendly. Starting in Cala Millor you can cycle along the seafront on a specific pedestrian and...

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  • Fantasia Golf

    Golf Fantasia is situated in the resort of Palma Nova, set in wonderful landscaped gardens. It is a superb 3 course Crazy Golf complex. More To Follow

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  • Day 3 - Lluc Monastery to Inca

    This is another nice walk, On leaving Lluc Monastery you cross The Coll de Sa Bataia on the road and then head down towards Caimari on an old paved Camino, Unfortnately a section this old Camino has been taken out by a landslide so there is one signed diversion but it is easy to follow.After Caimari the path continues, mainly following the road to...

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Majorca Island Favorites

  • Beaches & at the Coast

    Cala Major is a resort in the south west of Majorca; some km far from Palma. It has everything you need. There you can find lots of shops and a good choice of restaurants and cafes. This resort has a little beach. In case you find the beach at Cala Major too crowdy you can head to the next resort; Cala Bona. There you find a smaller nice beach....

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  • Countryside

    While touring the island one day.. Many tourists thnk of Mallorca only as a party island or a place to go for the sun and teh beach. But Mallorca has a whole different side that many people don't see. Or maybe aren't terribly interested in. Which is a pitty of course. On the other hand, i prefer the uninterested to stay on their beaches and in...

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  • Personal Memories & Imprssions

    Cocas de Valldemossa are typical buns from that village. It is very soft and made with potatoes. Here' s the recipe. 100 gr. lard. 200 gr. mashed potatoes. 200 gr. sugar. 3 big eggs. 50 gr. milk. 30 gr. yeast. 550 gr. flour. 45 gr. sunflower oil. Mix all the ingredients until the dough is smooth and elastic; for about 8 to 10 minutes....

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Palma de Mallorca
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Valldemossa
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Pollenca & Port de Pollenca
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Port de Soller
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Sa Calobra
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Porto Cristo
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Cala d'or
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Cala Millor
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Cala Egos
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