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Fun Things to do in Mallorca

Mallorca really has it all. With no less than 262 beaches with a total length of 50 km, Mallorca offers an incredibly diverse coastline that will delight the heart of every beach lover. Secluded coves, white sandy beaches or rocky coves … make your choice. Then there is the Sierra Tramuntana, a spectacular mountain ridge that stretches the entire length of the island. Spectacular panoramic landscapes, happy seclusion and tranquility, which are easily accessible from anywhere on the island. Throw impressive architecture, pretty neat villages, a capital, Palma, which is so easy to see. Not to mention the cuisine, which is as good as anywhere in Europe, with some Michelin-starred chefs. Oh, did I forget to mention the climate? Sun from wall to wall, sometimes even deep in winter. Mallorca is a jewel in the Mediterranean crown. Here are five suggestions to make the most of your visit.

A day in Gran Folies/Cala Llamp

Gran Folies is located in Cala Llamp near the port of Andratx and has been the best beach club in Mallorca for 40 years.

The Beach Club Gran Folies is a restaurant-bar concept where you can enjoy the excellent outdoor location. Built in a graceful arch, the bar and restaurant are inserted between the rocks formed by the movement and erosion of the sea. Few other places in Mallorca enjoy such a private atmosphere with spectacular views of the bay and visible only from the sea. There is no sandy beach here, but it has never ruined any of the many tours I have done.
With its various areas, restaurant, pool, solarium and cocktails, you can swim in the sea at your feet – Gran Fiolies is the perfect place to spend a whole day. Book a sleeping bench, check in for lunch and return home with some luxury, satisfied with a nice day by the sea. A reservation in advance is highly recommended.

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Explore the island by car

Mallorca is a great island that you can explore by car. It is not too big that you can not easily move from one end to the other. There are a variety of landscapes to admire, the plains to the south and east and the mountains to the north.

Explore the Tramuntana Mountains and visit some of the beautiful villages you will find there. Valdamossa, Fornalutx and diea are particularly interesting, all incredibly beautiful and well-kept villages with excellent restaurants and cafés. Take the road from Soller to Pollensa and admire the breathtaking scenery along the way. Sa Colabra is worth a visit, but just to walk down the winding road to the sea. The road from Pollensa to Cape Formentor is one of the most beautiful roads on the island and the lighthouse at the end offers a breathtaking view of the Mediterranean Sea. Car rentals are relatively inexpensive and there are many companies to choose from.

Rent a boat or a shore for the day

A fantastic way to spend a day is the sea. Families and groups of friends will spend an unforgettable day in the Mediterranean Sea.

Pack a picnic and a cooler full of alcohol and do not forget about the melodies. Sail to a nearby bay, drop anchor and relax. It is a great way to see the coast, and you will be amazed by the dizzying cliffs and rugged rock formations that you can see in passing. There are several places where they can be docked and picked up and landed for lunch. Gran Folies immediately comes to mind. It is not too expensive to rent a boat and a skipper and well worth the cost of a special day.

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Shopping

Palma, the capital, is the main hotspot of the island, but there are pockets all over Mallorca where you can surf for many hours. The compact size of Palma is a big advantage for the buyer. The main shopping areas in the city are the Passeig du Born, the Avinguda Jaume III and the cobbled and old pedestrian streets around the Placa Major and the Placa Cort.

The islands of the marinas are generally excellent shopping destinations on the island. Puerto Portals, Port Adriano and Port D ‘Andratx are usually suitable for designer shops. Affordable fashion and gift shops can be found in Cala D’Or, Port Alcudia and Port de Pollensa. The resorts have all supermarkets and beachwear shops for the most necessary things, and some weekly markets where all kinds of souvenirs and local products are sold, including fruits and vegetables.

My favorite market on the island is Santanyi. Whether it’s landscape, curiosity or interest in art, Santanyí is worth a visit and the best time to travel is the weekend. Saturday is market Day in Santanyí, so start early. Have breakfast in one of the cafés and watch the constant comings and goings at one of the most beautiful markets on the island. Take a look at the galleries or walk through the market stalls with their wide selection of sights. Recommend.

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Cathedral of Palma

The cathedral is spectacular from the outside and is located in an incredible location overlooking the coast. The building is even more impressive from the inside, with an incredible multi-colored light that penetrates into the bright and airy cave-like interior through the huge stained-glass windows.

There is also a contemporary atmosphere with an unfinished painting by Gaudí and a modernist chapel by a renowned Spanish artist. It is located in the heart of the old town of Palma and is surrounded by gardens and beautiful alleys of the old Town. Admire the craftsmanship of the stonemasons who created the beautiful facades.

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