Mallorca Bucket List: Top 15 Best Things to do in Mallorca, Spain

Mallorca Tourist Attractions, Best Activities to do, and places to see in Mallorca

Best Things to do in Mallorca
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What are the top tourist attractions to visit in Mallorca, Spain?

Mallorca, or Majorca, is one of the most popular Mediterranean holiday destinations. Being the largest among the Balearic Islands of Spain, it is home to many striking beaches, refreshing mountain views, and exquisite towns. Mallorca, like a box of chocolates, will fill you with no less than soulful experiences. If you’re curious about the best activities to embark on, read on.

Best Things to do in Mallorca
Best Things to do in Mallorca

Enjoy the sand, sky, and sea at Cala Santanyi

Cala Santanyi
Cala Santanyi
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What better way to start your trip than a visit to Cala Santanyi? This destination, located on the southeastern coast of Mallorca, oozes with vibrant holiday vibes. It features a 130-meter long beach hugging its fine white sand. The bright and calm water will surely elevate your snorkeling experience! With its high environmental standards, this holiday destination befits the entire family and no less.

Visit a pretty coastal village called Deia

Deia in Mallorca
Deia in Mallorca

The village of Deia, located on the northwest coast of Mallorca, is one of the prettiest in the Balearic Islands. Its captivating sceneries are part of the landscape that gained the World Heritage Site status. The blend of nature, culture, and tradition is impactfully evident in Deia that artists draw inspiration from the landscape. In fact, Helen Walsh’s 2014 book entitled The Lemon Grove was set in this stunning village.

Have a blast at Cala d’or

Cala d'or
Cala d’or

At Cala d’or, you will find beautiful shores abundant in pine cones and beautiful shores. A yacht ride along Cala Llonga is one of the most enjoyable experiences this area has to offer. A dip at the Cala Gran, the area’s main beach is another must-do. Another gem of Cala d’or is the Mondragó Natural Park, which is home to various birdlife. Take a trip to this area with your family for that ultimate experience!

Experience a unique train ride

Soller Railway
Soller Railway

The Soller Railway offers a special and scenic route when touring Mallorca. This tramway, which passes through thirteen tunnels and overpasses several bridges, is one of the best excursions on the island. It’s nothing like other trains. Though its chassis is nothing fancy, the old yet exquisite material that makes up the train make it a tourist attraction in itself. Make sure you hop on when you do have a chance!

Escape the hustle and bustle

Escorca Town in Mallorca
Escorca Town in Mallorca

If you’re looking for a relaxing experience, wandering around the town of Escorca will take your breath away. In this small town are beautiful rock formations that helped shape two incredible caves in its vicinity. The caves “Cova be sowed de Campana” and “Cova de ses Bruixes” are a must-see, especially if you want the most Instagram-worthy photos. While you’re in the area, you might want to visit the famous and historic stone oak woodlands. They’re the last remaining in Mallorca.

See the inspirational Gorg Blau

Gorg Blau Mallorca
Gorg Blau Mallorca

Gorg Blau is the reservoir that provides water to the Palma, the capital city of the Balearic Island, and its surrounding areas. Its unparalleled beauty was the inspiration behind some artists’ art and literary works. Miquel Costa i Llobera’s poem entitled “El Gorg Blau” and Joaquim Mir’s painting called “Gorg Blau” are just some of the creative works that came to life, thanks to the impactful scenery. If you’re an artist waiting for a “eureka” moment, perhaps a visit to this well-famed place will inspire you.

Appreciate a sunrise to sunrise moment at Playa De Palma

Playa De Palma Resort
Playa De Palma Resort

A beach resort by day and a clubbing destination at night, Playa De Palma is the place to be. The palm-fringed area showcases a beautiful and relaxing seafront where the whole family can enjoy a day of tanning, swimming, and lots of water activities. You can indulge at gourmet restaurants or collect items from the souvenir shops. At night, you can go out for a drink as you enjoy the calm night. Otherwise, you can go clubbing at the nightclubs and themed bars. There’s no running out of options at this wondrous place!

Spend time at Port de Pollença

Port de Pollenca
Port de Pollenca

The most northerly town in Mallorca is split into several areas. Among these areas is the picturesque Boquer Valley situated near Bocchoris, the oldest settlements on the island. If you’d like to see the ruins of a pre-Roman city, Port de Pollença is a great option!

Relax at Torrenova

Vistasol Apartments in Torrenova Mallorca
Vistasol Apartments in Torrenova Mallorca

At the southwest of Mallorca is a small resort area where you can enjoy soft fine sand safely. Many beaches found at Torrenova have all the amenities required on a fun, secure, and memorable vacation. Many of the facilities here are British-inspired with food and booze from Britain and Ireland.

Attend a film festival

The Evolution International Mallorca Film Festival or EMIFF is annually held in Palma as it previews new films of all genres. For all the documentary enthusiasts out there, don’t feel left behind. Documentaries from around the world are showcased too.

Try Mallorca’s traditional dance

Ball dels Cossiers. Mallorca’s traditional dance is performed during festivals, fiestas, and other public events. This means you’ve got plenty of opportunities to try the most famous traditional dance on the Balearic Islands.

Ball dels Cossiers photo by GMA via Wikipedia CC
Ball dels Cossiers photo By GMA – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0, CC

The dance is usually comprised of three pairs of dancers who are typically male, as they defend a representation of good. The representation of good takes the form of a lady, played by either a man or woman, against a demon. This dance is usually performed in a circle with the lady at the center. Exciting, isn’t it?

Navigate the cycles lanes of Mallorca

Bicycle routes in Mallorca
Bicycle routes in Mallorca

The east of Mallorca is home to breathtaking views of the pine forest and remote coves. To better enjoy the attractive view, you can cycle your way! Mallorca is full of bicycle routes that are both scenic and safe regardless of the season.

An excellent beginner’s route is the path that passes through Sa Coma, Cala Millor, Cala Bona, and Costa des Pins. The lovely-looking beaches and charming towns will welcome you along the way. For a more challenging route, you can cycle through the lanes of Cala Millor until you reach Son Servera. The symbolic peak of mountain Puig de sa Font will make your cycling a little bit more challenging. There surely is a right cycle lane for your challenge appetite in Mallorca.

Have an enchanting boat ride

Boat Ride in Mallorca
Boat Ride in Mallorca

Renting a boat to go around the most beautiful Mediterranean destinations is one of the most romantic trips you can embark on. The clear turquoise water, the striking landscapes, and the beautiful coasts will keep you wanting more. Many scenic spots and small bays are areas only accessible by sea. Get the most of Mallorca’s waters through a boat ride.

Engage in foodgasm

Experiencing Mallorca’s culture through its scrumptious cuisine is one of the best experiences possible. This is especially the case if you love food. If you love pastries, you’ve got to try Mallorca’s ensaïmada. This delicious spiral yeast bun-cake that’s dusted with sugar icing will have some melting on your mouth going on. If you think this is great, wait until you hear more. If you like your pastry stuffed, Cocarrois is a pastry crimped on the sides with filings that are vegetables and or meat.

shoulder ensaimada
shoulder ensaimada

Another must-taste is the tumbet, a simple yet tasty dish. It is made with potatoes, tomato, bell peppers, eggplant, garlic, and olive oil. The ingredients are basic, but the distinct way of preparing the dish makes it unique and special.

Take a cultural trip to Pollentia.

Roman Ruins in Pollentia Mallorca by Ralf Roleschek via Wikipedia CC
Roman Ruins in Pollentia Mallorca By Ralf Roletschek – Own work, GFDL 1.2,  CC

Mallorca has its own Roman ruins in Pollentia. In this town, visitors can take a trip around La Portella, The Forum, and The Roman Theatre. At La Portella, you will find the House of the Two Treasures and the House of the Bronze head. Get to know their cultural significance more as you visit the most complete and significant archeological site in Mallorca.

Mallorca Travel and Tour Packages

Searching for the best Mallorca hotels, resorts, and affordable flights in the nearby Cities? Check out our list of Marrakesh affordable hotels and resorts via Agoda, or you may also see available Airbnb properties in the city.

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