A short holiday in Majorca is something many people do these days. It seems like the whole island is full of Germans. Nevertheless the Spanish roots have survived and the atmosphere is idyllic. We created a list of the 5 best tips of things to do on Majorca for you.
Where are the most beautiful beaches, the most breath-taking views and the most eventful hiking tours? Ask three different travellers and you’ll get three different answers. But the things that are perceived as breath-taking by most of the Majorca fans can be considered ‘the best’. Let’s start:
Secret 1: The orange groves of Sóller
When you are spending some time on the island of Majorca, you should definitely check out the tranquil orange groves of Sóller. You can find them in Tramuntana which is the mountainous heartland of the island and belongs to the UNESCO world heritages. This natural area with its red soil is a perfect hiking area. We recommend starting your trip in Sóller and venturing to Fornalutx. In doing so you will walk past most of the orange and lemon groves as well as ancient olive trees. By the way: Fornalutx is regarded as the most beautiful village of Spain. Probably because of the rustic atmosphere and the nice locals of the mountain village.
Secret 2: On the tracks of Chopin in the Valldemossa monastery
It isn’t a secret that George Sand and Frédéric Chopin have been a couple. But it is still a mystery what actually happened behind the walls of the Carthusian monastery Valldemossa back then. All we know is, that Chopin composed his “Raindrop” Prelude there. The monastery itself was built in 1399 by King of Aragon Martin I and is still a breath-taking scenery. The neoclassical church which was built in the years between 1751 and 1812 is a special highlight, as well as the old pharmacy of the Carthusian monastery with the original pharmaceutical vessels from the 17th and 18th century. A total ‘must see’!
Secret 3: Palma – medieval meets modern age
Palma, the island capital, is in itself a highlight. But behind the tourist scenery you can discover a lot of exciting things, such as the yacht harbour where several sheiks set sails. We advise visiting one of the cafés to relax a little. Even without rich celebrities, the harbour area is always crowded and lively. Travel tip for Shoewear lovers: In the Camper Shop you will find hip shoe wear produced locally in Majorca.
Another must on your bucket list should be the cathedral of Palma with its incomparable Gothic style. Already a very appealing sight from the outside, you’ll find traves of the Art Nouveau architect Antoni Gaudí and the Saint-Peter-Chapel which was equipped by the artist Miquel Barceló who was a native of the island.
Secret 4 – Hiking tour Cap Andritxol
One of the most beautiful hiking tours in Majorca leads to the guard tower Torre Andritxol. The tower was constructed in the 16th century and was used as lookout to protect the island against pirates. Climbing the 180 metres up to the tower is exhausting, but you’ll be rewarded with a breathtakingly beautiful view. After having reached the guard tower you should visit the Cap Andritxol. Here you will have a fantastic view over the Camp de Mar, Paguera and can even see the bay of Palma.
By the way: On the way back to Cala Fornells you can reach the lonely and nice swimming bay of Caló den Monji. A refreshing bath in the ocean is always a great idea after an exhausting hiking tour
Secret 5 – the Drach cave
Mystic and remote – in the area of Manacor and to the south of the village Porto Cristo – are the Drach caves of Majorca, an incredible huge stalactite cave system which is equipped with several lights to enhance the mood. It truly reminds its visitors of another world. The caves extend over a length of approximately 1700 metres and include the biggest underground lake in Europe. Fascinating stalactites, stalagmites and limestone formations can be seen within the whole caves and will most certainly inspire your fantasy.
The guided tour through the caves ends with a spectacular concert. All in all, a fantastic idea to round off your Majorca trip.
You may discover all of these highlights on the following round-trip:
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