Mallorca with its capital city of Palma is one of the most visited holiday destinations in the Balearic Islands, next to Ibiza. For travellers who enjoy the occasional party scene but mostly laidback landscapes, spectacular (and quiet) beaches, and ancient towns with gothic architecture, Mallorca is the place. The island served as an inspiration to artists like Joan Miro, to whom the island has dedicated many of its galleries.
If you’re staying in your Mallorca holiday villa, you can explore the island when you want and how you want, coming back to a home away from home. Mallorca’s many old towns like Pollensa and Alcudia, Cala d’Or are a gateway to historical Mallorca.
Here are five reasons why you’ll love the largest of the Balearic Islands in Spain:
Changing Landscapes from Mountains to Beaches
Some people are beach lovers while others prefer the mountains. But if you’re someone who relishes both, Mallorca is the right place for you. As the light changes during the day, so do the shadows that fall on Serra de Tramuntana’s limestone formations. Beaches with azure and turquoise waters of the Mediterranean and the pure, white sands are a must-visit during the daytime. Spend some time getting acquainted with the changing landscapes of Mallorca to make the most of your time. Wander through the meandering town roads that lead to Gothic churches, open-air markets, and so much more.
Art and Culture Abounds
A place that can inspire artists like Joan Miro has much to offer. In Palma, you can visit the Joan Miro Foundation where you have original works from the artist along with a sculpture garden and more. If you’re an art enthusiast, you must visit the art galleries that house some iconic modernist, surrealist artists like Picasso, Barcelo, Kandinsky,Cezanne, and Klimt. Some art galleries that should be on your list include Can Prunera Museum of Modernism, Es Baulard, and Bartolome March Foundation. From sculptures and paintings to installations and maps drawn up by mediaeval cartographers, Mallorca stores a treasure trove of culture.
Private Holiday Villas
The best way to explore a new place is to live like locals do, explore like locals do, and truly immerse yourself in the experience. Having your Mallorca holiday villa is convenient and comfortable. Not only do you get first-class amenities like a fully-equipped kitchen but also access to private swimming pools. You have an entire country home, seaside apartment, or estate to yourself. If you’re travelling with friends or family, there’s no better way to see Mallorca. Find a place close to the sea or near the old town in Pollensa or Alcudia to see and do more.
Hidden Coves and Gradient Seas
Unknown to many travellers, there are many hidden coves in Mallorca that offer quiet beaches and bays, spectacular sea views, and clean white sands. Some of the best hidden coves you can discover are Coll Baix, Cala Maztoc—a hidden beach with a watchtower—Cala Petita, Cala Murta—perfect for snorkelling—and Cala Pilota. Each of these coves is difficult to find unless you know where you’re headed. Make sure to follow a map and ask for directions. Once you get there, the journey would have been worth it.
Delicious Mediterranean Flavours
What’s travelling without local food? Mallorca has a stimulating cuisine that combines flavours of the Mediterranean for a refined palate. Palma is the food capital on the island with open-air markets where you can sample fresh fruits, cheeses, paella, some local wines, and more. Visit restaurants, bistros, and bars to taste your way through Mallorca’s cuisine.
Mallorca is a sum of all its parts—sun, sand, sea, art, and culture. When you’re in Mallorca, you will be exposed to much of it and most of it depends on how open you are to new experiences. Let the island inspire you and bring out your creative self. Interact with the locals, learn of their ways, and explore the lesser known regions for an unforgettable holiday.