Mallorca, the largest island in the Balearic archipelago in Spain, is located in the Mediterranean Sea. It is very popular with tourists for its seaside resorts, its magnificent landscapes and its cultural richness. A stay in Mallorca is always synonymous with escape and rejuvenation. If you wish to spend your holidays here, here are some places and activities not to be missed.
Start your discovery with a visit to Palma de MallorcaAs the main city of Mallorca, Palma stands out from many tourist cities in Spain such as Barcelona where the hustle and bustle can quickly become oppressive. Calm and relaxed, the city is home to many sites of interest. The first one is the Santa Maria Cathedral in Palma de Mallorca.
This Gothic building, better known as La Seu, has impressive stained glass windows. Illuminated by the sun, these create beautiful, colourful patterns.The Castell de Bellver is another of the city's attractions. Built in the 14th century, this castle houses the Palma History Museum and the collection of Roman statues by Cardinal Despuig. The architectural and cultural heritage of the city is very rich. In addition to the Castell de Bellver, you can discover the Es Baluard Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, the Juan March Palace and Museum, and the Pila and Joan Miró Foundation.
Take to the open sea to enjoy the sea and the sunshineWith its fine sandy beaches and turquoise blue water, Mallorca is the perfect destination if you enjoy swimming, water sports and beach games. Summer and winter alike, the city is peaceful.
Also, the temperatures are mild so you can enjoy the sea. Cala Agulla is one of the most beautiful beaches in Spain. Located in the north-east of Mallorca, it is surrounded by mountains and forests.If you are really looking for calm and serenity, you can also go to the open sea. Boat and yacht charter is available on the internet. All you have to do is visit a motorboat rental site like Nautal. The latter allows you to easily and quickly find the boat that meets your criteria and your budget.
Outdoor activities to recharge your batteries in contact with natureMallorca has another major asset which is its natural heritage.
If you are a lover of hiking and excursions, this island of the Balearic Islands awaits you. You have a wide range of choices. The GR221, which stretches along the northwest coast, will take you to the Serra de Tramuntana, a mountain range listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Torrent de Pareis hike takes you to the Canyon of Sa Fosca and its magnificent natural landscape.If you prefer to enhance your sportive walks, choose the open air or underground excursions. In the Mondragó Natural Park, you can admire the flora and fauna of Mallorca, refresh yourself in the park's crystal-clear water, etc. A visit to the Drach Caves plunges you into an exceptional site with its stalactites and stalagmites, and a boat trip on one of the largest underground passages in the world.