Mallorca’s reputation as Europe’s summer holiday capital is well-earned. From the white sand beaches that line its coast to its diverse wetlands, Mallorca attractions appeal to an enviable variety of travellers.
Exploring Mallorca’s exquisite scenery
The most popular attraction in Mallorca is undoubtedly its collection of beaches. The island boasts some of the finest examples of coastline in the Mediterranean, like the bustling beaches of Cala d’Or in the east and the more secluded Cala Deia shingle beach in the west. Whether rocky or sandy, the beaches in Mallorca are a heaven for people who love diving and sailing, and yacht charters are available across the island.
Mallorca also boasts its fair share of natural and wildlife attractions. Birdwatchers can spot a host of exciting species in the Boquer Valley and S’Albufera Natural Park, which are particularly popular with migrating birds. Adventure-seekers can go hiking and cycling in the dramatic Serra de Tramuntana mountain range, and the Dragon Caves at Porto Cristo showcase awe-striking limestone formations.
Alternatively, appreciate Mallorca’s landscape from the haven of its most relaxing attractions. Retreat to a hotel spa and enjoy a massage while you gaze at the island’s peaks, or play a round of golf while looking out onto the Mediterranean.
Museums and galleries in Mallorca
Mallorca hosts a variety of cultural attractions as well. Explore a private collection of artworks by Salvador Dali at the Museo Can Morey de Santmarti in Palma, or visit the Fundacio Pilar I Joan Miro in Cala Major. The Museum of Spanish Contemporary Art in Palma is also home to works by Dali, Miro and Picasso, while the Museo de Mallorca hosts a range of exhibits that are essential to understanding the island’s Roman, Moorish and Christian heritage.