Introduction to Mallorca
Mallorca is part of Spain and located in the Mediterranean Sea. Together with the other islands Ibiza, Menorca and Formentera they form the Balearic Islands. Mallorca is the biggest island and just like the others, a very popular holiday destination. The islands' capital is Palma de Mallorca. You can find various cities on this island and typical Spanish villages. Manacor is one of the towns on Mallorca and has one of busiest street markets on the island. Also Rafa Nadal has been born and raised in this place.
Mallorca provides places with very active nightlife, but also calm areas perfect for families, or romantic resorts and calas perfect for couples.
How often I have been to Mallorca.. My favorite island. Mallorca will surprise you in so many ways. The clear blue water, the little calas (beaches) in between the rocks, the beautiful cities and the relaxed Spanish lifestyle. All on one island.
Mallorca has a couple of beautiful cities and villages that are great to visit. Rent a car if you go here, because the island is bigger than you think. Besides, to reach the most idyllic and beautiful places you need to drive. Palma the capital city is a must see. It has some beautiful architecture, authentic streets, an impressive Cathedral, a good shopping area and you still find the horse and carriage to take you around.
The beaches are stunning, the water is clear blue, some are surrounded by rocks and others are long streched and pearl white.
Basic tips Mallorca:
- Visit the Cathedral in Palma
- Drive up to Cuevas del Drach in Porto Cristo, the Dragon caves. The caves have been formed by water, forced through the entrance from the sea
- Manacor, this is the city where Rafael Nadal grew up, the Spanish tennis player. Every Monday morning there is one of the busiest street markets on the island
- Go for dinner in the harbor of Andratx (Port d'Andratx), there is a wide choice of restaurants, with a beautiful view at night and elegantly dressed people walking the boulevard
- Cala Mondrago, for many people their favorite beach to go to. Laid in between the rocks, with a second beach on walking distance via a path over the rocks.
- Last but not least Es Trenc, part of a Natural Area, about 10 km long. Be aware that a part of Es Trenc is nudity beach