7 Nights in Majorca
Majorca, the largest of the Balearic Islands, is blessed with white sandy beaches lapped by crystal clear waters, breath-taking mountain scenery and a truly delicious local cuisine. Home to many famous faces, including Raphael Nadal in Manacor (nearby to Cuevas Del Drach), the island is inspired by a rich cultural heritage from the Capital Palma right up to the North in Alcudia. So, if you’re looking for a relaxing beach holiday, filled with cultural intrigue and mouth-watering cuisine (try the Fideua), then Majorca is the place for you!
Join us on a journey across Majorca exploring what makes the island tick, visiting numerous TripAdvisor Traveller’s Choice (2015) and Certificate of Excellence (2015) winners along the way. We’ll also be recommending some of the island’s top timeshare resorts as well as some helpful links to 360 degree panoramas and exact coordinates on Google Maps.
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Mondrago National Park
Feast your eyes upon this gorgeous cove in the South East of Majorca, nearby to the Marriott Son Antem, where clear swimming waters lap against white sandy shores. Cala d’en Borgit Beach is found within the Mondrago National Park home to over 60 bird species including the magnificent Osprey flocking in to the wetlands of Ses Fonts de n’Alis. A visit to this hidden treasure is a picturesque way to kick start your holiday on this Mediterranean gem. Geo Coordinates: 39.352532, 3.192961
Cuevas Del Drach
One of the must-see attractions during any visit to Majorca is the Cuevas Del Drach on the East coast in Porto Cristo. Extending for around 1200 metres these underground caves are a fascinating sight to behold with guided tours take you on a journey through their past. Along the way you’ll come across Lake Martel, noted as one of the largest subterranean lakes in the world with the tour finishing with a unique classical music concert in the caves. Geo Coordinates: 39.535924, 3.330382
Playa De Muro Beach
Sweeping along the North coast of Alcudia for 3 miles is Playa de Muro, a fantastic Blue Flag beach, ideal for the whole family to enjoy. Voted in the Top 10 beaches for the whole of Spain in TripAdvisor’s Travellers Choice (2015) awards this white sand beach lapped by warm shallow waters shouldn’t be missed. The beach front is dotted with relaxed bars and restaurants for cooling refreshments and a spot of tapas in the Majorcan afternoon sunshine. Geo Coordinates: 39.786998, 3.130754
Alcudia Old Town
Head into Alcudia old town in the North of the island to explore a much unchanged Medieval town and walled city on the site of a Roman settlement. Wander the streets to glimpse the Roman amphitheatre whilst the Alcudia market is a wonderful way to experience local life and sample some of the traditional delicacies of the region. If you’re looking to escape it all and long for peaceful moments on the beach Alcudia doesn’t disappoint with its TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2015) winner providing a beautiful rest stop. Geo Coordinates: 39.853074, 3.123898
Puerto de Soller
Catch the Tren de Soller, a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2015) winning experience itself, to the town of Soller journeying through the Tramuntana Mountains and down toward one of the island’s most beautiful horseshow harbours. Take a stroll along the pedestrianised promenade between the two sandy beaches, Es Traves being the longest whilst Playa d’en Repic is reportedly the nicest. Saturday is market day in Soller where you’ll find a wealth of handmade local crafts and gifts whilst a visit to the Sa Calobra beauty spot is truly unmissable. Geo Coordinates: 39.794528, 2.696630
One for the whole family is the Jungle Parc in Santa Ponsa on the South Coast, voted as the 2nd Best Amusement Park in the whole of Spain and of course, the best in the Balearics. Tackle over 100 different obstacles over the Explorador, Extremo and Piratas courses, facing visitors with a wide array of exciting challenges. Each of the courses provides a variety of difficulties, so there’s something for everyone at Jungle Parc. Geo Coordinates: 39.507885, 2.468741
Situated within the Capital city Palma in the South coast of the island is this 14th Century Royal Fortress, recognised as a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence (2015) winner. Built from 1300 onwards this castle affords stunning views over Palma Bay and within you’ll discover a museum containing pottery from Talaiotic, Roman, Arab and Spanish eras. The Courtyard is spread over two levels, a contrast between semi-circular arches and a flat roof on the ground floor whilst the upper level is from the Gothic era, a walk around the moat and onto the roof offers the best view of this distinction. Geo Coordinates: 39.563847, 2.619263
Serra de Tramuntana
Majorca is a haven for hikers and cyclists alike and the pine covered slopes of Serra de Tramuntana offer some of the best trails, the most popular cycle route is supposedly found from Pollenca to Sa Calobra. Smells of rosemary fill the air and the jingle of sheep bells on the wind fill your ears amid the cool pine trees of the Majorcan mountainside. A dramatic drive along the C710 from Soller to Lluc is another great way to experience the breath-taking scenery and dramatic vistas. Wind your way through tunnels and gorges between Puig Major and Puig Massanella, although be careful as Mallorca’s roads can be tricky. Geo Coordinates: 39.808178, 2.794614
Cap de Formentor
Venture into the North-Eastern tip of the island, around 20km from Port de Pollenca, and you’ll discover unparalleled views of Majorca at the Cap de Formentor. 400m tall cliffs jut out from the deep blue Mediterranean Sea offering a spectacular backdrop for panoramic photos. Be sure to stop at Mirador des Colomer for wonderful views over the North-Eastern coastline whilst the views from the watchtower of Pollenca and Alcudia are stunning. On the way back down you’ll pass the Hotel Formentor, the islands original luxury hotel built in 1929 and has been serving the rich and famous ever since. Geo Coordinates: 39.961294, 3.212185
Cala d’es Moro Beach
A hidden gem on the South-East coast, 6KM from Santanyi, largely unknown even to the locals. You’ll need to head for Cala Llombards from Santanyí, and park by the houses of Sa Comuna. Flanked by rocky cliffs and pine trees this pristine virgin beach delivers crystal clear swimming waters and untainted soft white sand, creating the ideal location to soak up the Mediterranean sunshine. This bay is also very popular with snorkelling and diving as the waters offer great visibility to explore. Geo Coordinates: 39.373382, 3.232277
Evening Out At Son Amar
An exhilarating night of colour, music and entertainment awaits you at Son Amar. Famous for its flamenco and ballet performances, visitors are entertained with visual comedy and incredible acrobatics. Dine with delight as you settle down to a sumptuous meal accompanied by pre-show orchestra and singers. The magical choreography of Son Amar takes you on a journey from Ireland to Las Vegas and through to its heartland in Spain. An evening out here will certainly not leave you disappointed. Geo Coordinates: 39.663204, 2.677127