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Things to do in  Mallorca

Welcome to Mallorca

Mallorca, the largest of Spain’s Balearic Islands, sparkles with a stunning coastline, staggering limestone bluffs, and Mediterannean charm. Crowned by the capital Palma de Mallorca, a walled city, the island nurtures secluded coves, impressive natural landscapes, and beaches surrounded by dramatic cliffs. Visitors can orient themselves on a hop-on hop-off bus tour of Palma to admire gothic Bellver Castle, Palma Arab Baths, and Palma La Seu Cathedral, which is illuminated at night. If your cruise ship docks in Mallorca for the day, opt for a guided tour that covers the stone city of Valldemossa and La Granja village; the stunning Soller Valley; and the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, a UNESCO World Heritage site where thrill seekers can try cliff jumping. Bike and Segway tours take you through the winding streets of Palma’s Old Town and Gothic quarter; stop by family-friendly Palma Aquarium and the mysterious Caves of Drach, shrouded in stalactites and mysterious rock formations. Culinary tours invite foodies and friends to taste their way across the region: Spend the evening sampling tapas or sipping sangria in Palma, catch a Son Amar dinner and flamenco show, take a wine-tasting tour of Mallorca’s vineyards and wine cellars, or master Spanish dishes like gazpacho, paella, and Catalan cream during a cooking class.

Top 10 attractions in Mallorca

Palma Cathedral (La Seu)

Palma Cathedral (La Seu)

After King James I (Jaume 1) conquered the Balearic Islands in 1229, he began the conversion of a Moorish-era mosque in present-day Palma de Mallorca (Majorca) into a grand Catalan Gothic-style cathedral overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The golden sandstone façade, the city’s most notable landmark, took more than 400 years to complete.More
Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)

Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)

The Caves of Drach (Cuevas del Drach)—an enormous underground expanse of undulating sandstone, stalactites and stalagmites, and semiprecious agates—create an imaginarium of formations. This exquisite ornamentation frames one of Europe's largest underground lakes, Lake Martel, where classical musicians on boats serenade visitors.More
Bellver Castle

Bellver Castle

Set atop a wooded hill overlooking Palma, the 14th-century Bellver Castle (Castell de Bellver) is known for its distinctive circular design—it is supposedly the only Spanish castle to bear this shape. Built for King James II, the castle later served as a military prison and mint and now houses the City History Museum (Museu d'Història de la Ciutat).More
Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina)

Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina)

Built by the Romans, the Royal Palace of La Almudaina (Palau de l’Almudaina), overlooks the scenic bay in Palma, capital city of the island of Majorca, Spain. Visit this majestic site to see how antiquity lived throughout the centuries and today; the palace remains the official residence of Spain’s royals during visits to Majorca.More
Platja des Coll Baix

Platja des Coll Baix

The island of Mallorca is known for its turquoise waters and scenic natural beauty, and Plajita des Coll Baix no exception to this. What makes this secluded beach special, aside from its idyllic surroundings, is the fact that it is protected and often deserted. Because it is difficult to reach, crowds are nearly nonexistent and you may even have the beach to yourself.Opening out into a wide sea inlet, the soft and sandy beach is surrounded by tall, rocky cliffs and Mediterranean forest. It is hard to imagine clearer or more vibrantly colored waters. The stunning beach is most popular with those who love the outdoors and don’t mind some hiking — as it is only accessible by boat or foot. Those who go will undoubtedly agree that the trek is worth it. Boat operators often lead tours from town. It’s quietest in the morning and evening.More
Formentor and Puerto Pollensa

Formentor and Puerto Pollensa

With its beautiful white sand beaches framed in picturesque rocky points, Puerto Pollensa (Port de Pollença) on majestic Formentor peninsula has become a magnet for holiday goers with a taste for the finer things in life. Everyone from families to water sports enthusiasts come for the cafe-lined promenade, marina, and the Bay of Pollensa.More
Serra de Tramuntana

Serra de Tramuntana

The unique cultural landscape of Serra de Tramontana landed it a spot on UNESCO’s World Heritage list. The craggy mountain range covers the northwest side of the island of Mallorca. Standing tall at 1,445 meters, the range’s principle peak Puig Major is the tallest in the Balearic Islands. The limestone mountains receive a higher amount of rainfall than the rest of the island, and often receive snowfall in the winter.Due to the biodiversity of plant and animal species - and to protect against urbanization - the area has been protected as a natural reserve. Historic villages with structures such as water mills, farms, agricultural and irrigation systems remain in place. Some methods have been in use since the Middle Ages, and demonstrate both Christian and Muslim cultural influence in this area.With ocean views of turquoise waters and pine-forested hillsides, it is a popular place to enjoy scenic hiking, biking, and other outdoor activities.More
Palma Plaza Mayor

Palma Plaza Mayor

Impossible to miss in the heart of Palma’s Old Town, Plaza Mayor is the Mallorcan capital’s largest square and a lively meeting place at any time of day. Constructed in the 19th century on a storied piece of land, today the sprawling rectangular plaza serves as a shopping and dining hotspot for locals and visitors alike.More
Es Pontàs

Es Pontàs

Along Mallorca’s southeastern coast you’ll find a collection of sweet coastal towns, idyllic beach coves, and one especially photo-beckoning sight, Es Pontàs. This natural rock arch loops high out of the clear, crystalline waters just off shore, where it lures everyone from sunrise seekers to picture takers and rock climbers.And its location near other ideal island destinations makes it an even more deserving trek. While in the area, claim a plot of sand on the nearby, cove-protected Cala Santanyi beach; explore the sweet, old-world streets of the more inland town of Santanyi; and wander the coastal trails of Mondrago Natural Park.More
Cala Figuera

Cala Figuera

Perched on the coastal cliffs of the island of Mallorca, Cala Figuera was once only a modest fishing village and small harbor. Today it is one of the most picturesque towns that has maintained its whitewashed homes and colorful boat houses, making it popular with visitors. There are no public beaches or easily accessible parts of the coast, so the village maintains its quiet feel.Views of the clear waters are particularly worth seeking, from coastal paths winding along the cliffs and hillside. Rock and sand formations, beaches, coves, a lighthouse, and of course, the turquoise sea are all visible from relatively flat walking paths. The main cove is dramatically surrounded by steep mountains. Still operating as a fishing town, the seafood is the specialty of the restaurants here. As evening approaches, you may even be able to watch the fishing boats coming into port with their daily catch.More

Recent reviews from experiences in Mallorca

Highly recommended tour
margast, Feb 2020
Food Tasting Walking Tour in Palma with a Local
Our english speaking guide was very informative and friendly with us.
Palma Mallorca Private Tour
sarahA7906OH, Dec 2019
Palma de Mallorca Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Valldemossa, Soller and Serra de Tramuntana
He was very informative and took us to places we would not have been able to see if we hadn't been on a private tour.
Very friendly English guide
DorisT558, May 2019
Private Tour: Palma de Mallorca Old Town
Michael recommended places to visit and it was good fun to spend the time with him.
Adventure48569903543, May 2019
Explore Mallorca in Your Own Formula One Car
If youre looking to see Mallorca in one day in a fun way, definitely recommend!!!!
Excellent way to see this beautiful island
lshupak, Sep 2018
Mallorca in One Day Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride and Vintage Train
This is a great way to see this beautiful island.
Fantastic way to see Mallorca. The...
Marty W, Sep 2017
Palma de Mallorca Old Town Segway Tour
Fantastic way to see Mallorca.
It was a great experience to see...
Bianca C, Apr 2018
Palma de Mallorca Bike Tour with Optional Tapas
It was a great experience to see Mallorca by bike, different from the ordinary walking tours.
Quick, easy and inexpensive way to...
nphv, Jun 2017
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
Quick, easy and inexpensive way to see Palma de Mallorca.
Was able to see quite a lot of North...
Derrick C, May 2018
North of Mallorca Highlights Guided Day Tour
Was able to see quite a lot of North Mallorca - with a mix of markets, towns, boat ride, beaches, and the mountains.
Albert was a great guide who showed...
Susan C, Aug 2016
Palma de Mallorca Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Valldemossa, Soller and Serra de Tramuntana
This tour is a great way to see the amazing sites of Mallorca!
This shore excursion was very good...
Maria D, May 2017
Private Shore Excursion to Valldemossa and Palma de Mallorca
I would have included to see the 'Catedral de Mallorca.
We had an amazing time on this trip...
Matthew R, Sep 2016
Small-Group Cliff Jumping Experience in Mallorca
Would highly recommend to travelers looking to take in Mallorca's natural beauty while trying new activities.
A great way to see Mallorca in a...
Vincenza A, Jul 2016
Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
A great way to see Mallorca in a short time.
Superbly well organised. An...
Susan W, Feb 2016
Mallorca in One Day Sightseeing Tour with Boat Ride and Vintage Train
An excellent way to see the wide variety of Mallorca scenery and the famous Mallorcan loop with only a small amount of walking.
We just recently returned from a...
Raymond T, Sep 2012
Palma de Mallorca Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
We like to start our experience in a new place with the Hop-on Hop-off bus tours to get a feel for the place and to decide which sights we want to see in more detail.
The Hop-on Hop-off was a great way...
Eva G, Jul 2013
Shore Excursion:Palma Hop-On Hop-Off Bus Tour with Optional Boat & Belver Castle
The Hop-on Hop-off was a great way to see the city of Palma de Mallorca.
Honeymooning Mallorca
Kathleen L, Sep 2019
Olive Oil and Wine Culture Tour
Toni our tour guide was extremely knowledgeable about the area as he is from Mallorca and spoke fluent English throughout the trip.
A must-do when visiting Mallorca
jackied870, Aug 2019
Boat Trip from Cala Figuera to Calo de Moro, S'almonia, Cala Màrmols. Mallorca.
It was a must-do experience in order to see more of the island and it's unique and stunning coves.
Natalia from Russia was the best of all tour excursion guide
Voyage33851480056, Jul 2019
Palma de Mallorca Shore Excursion: Private Tour of Palma, Deia and Soller Valley
She was very prompt and made sure we got to all our attractions prior to the big busload crowds arrivals so we could have plenty of time to visit without feeling rush.
Best Experience ever!!!
Departure259214, Jun 2019
1 Hour Segway Tour in Palma de Mallorca
This tour is the perfect time, not too short or long so you have time to shop or do other activities.

A local’s pocket guide to Mallorca

Monica Nunez

Monica loves Mallorca, where you’ll find her in Port de Pollensa having a cocktail by the beach or practicing some water sports.

The first thing you should do in Mallorca is...

walk around Palma city, visit the cathedral, and immerse yourself in the Mediterranean spirit.

A perfect Saturday in Mallorca...

involves visiting monuments such as the cathedral or the Royal Palace of the Almudaina in Palma, enjoying barbecued octopus for lunch, and driving to Es Trenc beach to relax.

One touristy thing that lives up to the hype is...

Cuevas del Drach. It’s a very popular attraction on the island but it’s worth going to admire the incredible rock formations and to catch a classic concert.

To discover the "real" Mallorca...

head to the East coast and visit Alcudia, Formentor, and Pollensa. It’s one of the most beautiful and least busy areas of Mallorca.

For the best view of the city...

you need to go to Cape Formentor to see one of the most amazing sunsets in Spain.

One thing people get wrong...

is only going to Magaluf without visiting other, more beautiful parts of the island.

Frequently Asked Questions