The main Balearic Island is very interesting for summer holidays: it adds several different attractions to the usual top highlight - beach.
Palma de Mallorca is a beautiful city, but all around Majorca island and inland are ver interesting spots reachable in minutes, giving diversity to your vacations.
The second major destination in Balearic Islands is Ibiza.
I've been there just passing by, in my way to Mallorca by boat (from Valencia) in my first visit. The capital (the only thing that i visited) is nice and internationally famous to some minorities. Although it is not exclusive, I preferred to go on to Mallorca, with many more interesting motifs. But if sun and sea is your only purpose, this may be a quiet solution.
The Balearic Islands have the best beaches in Europe (for my taste, of course). Wide, open sandy beaches, secluded bays, rocky shelters, there's everything to choose from, with the water always warm enough to allow Fernanda to swim.
Yes, that's true - she did swim in Majorca.
just started a local boat trip from the harbour costs included soft drinks , sangria, paella,roast meat saladsm chicken, fruit etc, cost was 49 euro doe adults and 26.5 euros for kids either half or full day well worth it.
I only went on one, but went on a good one. Coach trip around the island in a day. We went all over, to places like Cala Galdana, the most perfect and gorgeous lagoon outside the Caribbean. We went to the caves of Xoroi, hosting a full on nightclub in the caves. We also went to the capital Mahon, went on a boat cruise down the harbour, the deepest natural port in the world. Sailed past luxury villas including that of Richard Branson. After this we went into the local gin distillery where you can sample over 50 types of gin and buy lots to take home. There were gin flavours from mint, to toffee, strawberry, herb, plain, butterscotch etc. You see so much in one day and feel you've really seen the island. I must also give a shout out to the Scottish guy who was the guide. The man was great to listen to, knew his history, and everytime you noticed something that you were curious about, before you got the chance to ask him he'd announce the answer over the microphone. He was easily approachable and a great person.
In the main city, Palma de Mallorca, don't miss the Cathedral. Is amazing how humans 8 centuries ago could build such amazing structure. Inside there is a chandelier made by Gaudi when he worked at it's reconstruction. Is the second highest gothic cathedral in Europe.
Tradition tells that a storm arose as Jaume I was sailing towards Mallorca. He vowed that if he landed safely he would build a great church in honour of the Virgin on New Year's Day 1230, a day after the fall of Palma, the foundation stone was symbolically laid on the site of the city's main mosque. Work continued for 400 years - and had to resume in 1851 when an earthquake destroyed the west front. More touches were added this century by the Catalan architeat, Antoni Gaudi.
You enter through a side door, passing a small museum, head for the west portal and gaze down the long nave. Light pours in through the rose window, one of the world's largest, 12m across and studded with 1,236 pieces of stained glass. The columns are ringed with wrought-iron chadelier by Gaudi; his most controversial addition is the unfinished Crown of Thorns, fashioned from cardboard and cork and suspended above the altar.
Be sure to walk around to the south front, facing the sea, to look at the Portal del Miradon a 15th-century door by Guillem Sagrera featuring scenes from the Last Supper.
U like to hike into the mountains? Well then this is your place. On its territory lies the 3 highest peaks on Mallorca Island, wich are:
- Puig Major: 1.443m
- Massanella: 1.352m
- Tomir: 1.103m
Also here U'll find the natural phenomenon Torrent de Pareis.
Take your time to visit the northern point of the island. A 30km long peninsula, Formentor. Near Alcuida from here U'll enjoy fantastic views of the characteristic sea cliffs found in the Balearic Islands.
A natural park since 1991. Thanks to the military forces, this place remains untouched by humans hands. It used to be a military base for almost 100 years. But the military forces never used it for real so it remainded untouched and unexplored. Thanks to that nowdays U can enjoy a sea paradise. An amanzing place for scuba divers with plenty of sealife.
Daily there are allowed only 50 particular boats and 200 persons in the touristic boats. Be aware that U cannot do excursions by your own to the inland. There is a strict prohibition for not to smoke. The place has a high risk of fire so be carefull.
The previous sunday I finally went to the "Torrent de Pareis", the place everyone was talking about since I arrived. It´s considered like the main place U should go if U´re a nature lover. And really the landscape is amanzing. The word "torrent" means something like "cannon" so this place could be compared with a cannon, but a very narrow one. Maybe there is a word to describe this, but i don´t know it :) The altitudes of the walls are about 200 meters and the widest point is around 20 meters so inside there´s only sun at midday. The island is very dry so there´s water only some weeks each year in winter. The photos doesn´t really show how amanzing is this place but at least I can share with U how I felt about it...it was truly awesome! At the end there is a small beach, Sa Calobra. U can only reach to this beach by the torrent or by foot from a street about 1km from there, crossing 2 small tunnels for the people that cross the 2 mountains that guards the beach.
Alaro, with a two nearby mountains 840m thigh each one that watch over the town. On one of them there is a 1000 years old castle. Used by the arabs and after by the spanish troops it has a special view from the surroundings, specially the plains where Alaro town is located.
30km from Palma U'll find this touristic town with it's nearby port full with yatchs and boats. If U're german this will be your place. Lot of bars, cafes and restorants where the only language is german and maybe english. To have a good view of the port, go the lighthouse and enjoy there the sea breeze.
Inland, near Alcudia U'll find this ancient town. Known from romans times, as Alcuida, it has some archeological sites. The main attraction is the Calvary, a 365 stair to the top where U'll have a wonderfull view of the town and the nearby Pollenca port.
Alcudia, with roman ancient archaeological sites, a delicious local cuisine, historic quarter formed by Renaissance and ancestral homes is a must to every visitor. Also don't miss La Albufera a nearby plain full with endemic bird species. Visit the romans city remainnigs, the roman theater, the forum and the walk around the city walls. Also U can enjoy the sand beach on the port or just take a juice in the nearby cafeterias and bars.
About 6km from Andratx U'll find Sant Telm, a beatifull and quiet ancient fisherman town, nowdays, very touristic but not to crowded. Is also the departure place to visit Dragonera Island, 500m from the seashore. Give yourself one day walking nearby, go to La Trapa, an ancient tower to warn the locals about the pirates. Here U'll enjoy amanzing sunsets.
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