Mallorca (often spelled as Majorca among English speakers) forms one of the four Balearic Islands between mainland Spain and Italy. Along with Formentera, Ibiza, and Menorca, it attracts many tourists, especially from Germany and other Northern European countries. In fact, I am not exaggerating when I say that I heard more German than Spanish while I was there. Mallorca is absolutely stunning. Although I’m sure the natives are nostalgic about its days before it became so touristy (quite recent, actually), I thought that the Mallorquins did a great job with balancing the pressure of modernization from the tourists and foreigners with preserving its culture and natural beauty. But what would I know? I was only a visitor for four days. Some advice if you plan on visiting Mallorca:
- I went in early June, which was the perfect time to visit. It’s not saturated with tourists, but is still lively. Also, the weather was perfect: everyday it was in the mid-70s (about 23 degrees celsius).
- We hired a car, which probably made the trip ten times better. Palma, the capital city of Mallorca, is beautiful, but you will be missing out on so much if you only stay there. Public transportation is available, but you don’t want to stress about bus or train schedules when you should be relaxing at the beach.
- Spend at least three days there so that you have enough time to get to know the geographical diversity of the island, which has stunning coves, caves, mountains, plains, etc.
Deia Cove (Cala de Deia) Soller- a very Mediterranean-looking village. Port Soller (Puerto de Soller) Sa Calobra is a must-see in Mallorca. You will enjoy a breathtaking and scenic drive when you get to its mountains. Road in Sa Calobra Road in Sa Calobra 2 Near the Nudo de Corbata Torrent de pareis Mountain right near the cove in Sa Calobra Mountain right near the cove in Sa Calobra 2 From inside a cave in Sa Calobra