Mallorca offers a wide range of places of interest to discover. That is why we have made a list of the best places to visit in Mallorca that we personally like the most.
Mallorca – Places of interest in the north
The north of Mallorca consists of beaches and small coves where the practice of various water sports is linked to the tradition of the inland villages. The old town of Alcúdia with its Renaissance-style walls and the beautiful bay of Port de Pollenca in the interior should not be missed. Between Alcúdia and the coastal town of Can Picafort is the s’Albufera Nature Reserve, a vast wetland area that is home to more than two hundred species of birds. Further east are the caves of Artà and the caves of Drach in Portocristo. These huge caves are made up of caves, stalactites and stalagmites. The east coast is famous for its idyllic bays and fine sandy beaches. Near Felanitx is Santuari de Sant Salvador, an old monastery, located on a five hundred meter high mountain. For lovers of jewellery and pearls a visit to the pearl factory in Manacor is a must.
Mallorca – Places of interest in the west
Situated more towards the centre of the island or also called Es Pla in Mallorca, “the plain” is the place where you can enjoy the traditional life of Mallorca the most. Here you will find the beautiful monastery of Randa, more than five hundred metres above sea level.
On a walk through the small village of Sineu, in the centre of Mallorca, we enjoy the medieval architecture, which is integrated into the urban architecture of the village.
In the west of the island there is a wild rocky landscape with fascinating and original mountain villages. Here we find the village of Valldemossa, with its monastery of La Cartuja, which is very popular or considered a tourist attraction, and Deià, a retreat for artists of high prestige.
At the south-western end of the Tramuntana mountains are the extensive orange plantations of the Sóller region and the historic tram that has linked Sóller and Palma for more than 100 years.
Mallorca – Places of interest in the south
Here is the capital of Mallorca, Palma. Palma de Mallorca was the home of the Phoenicians, Romans and Arabs. In Palma de Mallorca you can discover the mixture of medieval and modern times of the late 19th century in the streets and buildings of the city. Palma is home to some of the largest old towns in Europe and the beautiful cathedral “La Seu”, which invites you to be photographed next to it.
In the Castell de Bellver itself, pedestrians can enjoy the view over the bay of Palma.
Just before the southwest coast we see the island Dragonera. The island is a nature reserve and a paradise for lovers of plants and birds.
Further south of the island the landscape becomes flatter and the heat is more noticeable in these areas.
In the south there are the extensive salt flats like Ses Salines d’Es Trenc.
The most famous place in the south is Playa Es Trenc in the west of Colonia Sant Jordi.
The beach consists of three and a half kilometres of fine sand and is one of the most beautiful seas of the Mediterranean with its turquoise tones that are in no way inferior to the beaches of the Caribbean.
Mallorca offers many attractions
The island Mallorca attracts many people with its sightseeings. But even today sun and beach holidays still dominate. The island offers a wide range of accommodation. The largest tourist agglomeration is located in the bay of Palma, between Magaluf and S’Arenal, but also on the east coast and in the bays of Pollenca and Alcudia you will find large hotel infrastructures and fincas for rent.
The eastern beaches of Palma have gained a bad reputation due to the Ballermann. However, it has to be said that this area is very close to Ballermann 6 and the “Ham Street”, but is only a small part of the Platja de Palma. The well-kept six kilometres long sandy beach, the short ways to the airport, the good connections to the capital and last but not least for this less important reason, the still low costs can be the reason for choosing S’Arenal.
From here it is also not far to the city of Palma de Mallorca, the resorts Palmanova and Magaluf, which are mainly visited by British tourists.
The village Paguera, a German tourist village, because most of the tourists who spend their holidays here in summer are German. There are no sights in Paguera that are not known in Germany. Even in winter, when many places on the island are empty, many hotels and restaurants are open due to the winter weather … Peguera is also a good place for trips to the southern Tramuntana and the city of Palma de Mallorca, which is not far away.
The port of SóIler and the Cala de Sant Vicenç are the only bathing areas on the steep coast of the Tramuntana mountains in the north and are one of the best places to visit in Mallorca. The practically circular bay of Port de Sóller, with a narrow sandy beach, is also a popular place for walkers. Destinations such as Deià and Valldemossa are within walking distance, and even Palma is only half an hour’s drive away. Boat trips to Cala Tuent and Sa Calobra in the Sóller area are popular, with Cala de Sant Vicente to the north in a bay surrounded by a steep rock. Here you will find 2 beautiful beaches.
To the north is the port of Pollenca, which was discovered in the 1930s by English tourists, who are still the most tourists visiting this area today. The extensive bay of Pollensa and Alcudia is one of the most popular water sports centres on the island, where there is a sailing and surfing school run by Germans and Spaniards.
Further inland is the village of Pollensa, which is also one of the most popular areas for a holiday in fincas. Some of the most spectacular landscapes of Mallorca, such as the Formentor and Victoria peninsulas, are located in the northern part of Mallorca, where Pollensa is located, and the monastery of Lluc in the mountains of the Tramuntana mountain range. These types of places of interest can only be reached by car.
The biggest bay of Mallorca besides the one of Palma is Alcudia. This bay stretches from Aucanada through Can Picafort, Son Serra de Marina and Colonia de Sant Pere to Cape Farrutx. There you will find one of the best beaches of Mallorca, which is about 22 km long.
The holiday area is ideal for a family holiday with children, as there are many attractions for children to see.
The east coast with its picturesque bathing bays is one of the most popular holiday areas on Mallorca and Cala Ratjada is one of the most popular places for Germans, as they are the majority in this area. Cala Ratjada is characterized by its numerous bars and clubs.
Cala Millor has the longest sandy beach in the east, which is two kilometres long.
At the southeast coast, the tourism is concentrated in Cala d’Or. The core area of Cala d’Or, which gives the area its name, has a lot to offer and was built in the 1930s in the Ibizan style.
The island of Mallorca offers endless possibilities and every area of the island, tourist attraction or not, has its charm that must be seen and experienced. As the distances between the villages are more or less short and there is a good road connection, it is easy to visit the villages of Mallorca and their monuments.