For such a small island, there is an enviable range of exciting and interesting things to do in Mallorca. From picturesque beaches like Es Carbo to the historic attractions of Palma de Mallorca, holidays on this Balearic island offer dreamlike experiences.
Natural attractions in Majorca
Mallorca (or ‘Majorca’) is the largest of the Balearic Islands and, like its neighbours Ibiza and Menorca, is famed for the pristine quality of its beaches. Clean white sands dazzle in the Mediterranean sunshine, while its twinkling blue waters beckon swimmers and sailors from all over the world. Popular things to do on the beach include diving and snorkelling, boat trips, yacht cruises and simply relaxing under a parasol.
Travel away from the beach to discover the flourishing green wetlands and mountain ranges that characterise north and north-western parts of Mallorca. Visit attractions like the Llevant Peninsula Nature Reserve to gaze at impressive rocky terrain, and journey to S’Albufera Natural Park to go birdwatching.
Mallorca’s historic sights
There are also plenty of historic things to do and see in Mallorca. Take a trip to Palma de Mallorca, the vibrant capital city, to see Palma Cathedral. This impressive building took over 400 years to build and is one of the most striking examples of Gothic architecture in Spain.
Next to the cathedral is Almundaina Palace, an enchanting building with a lovely courtyard. Castell d’Alaro is another highlight in Mallorca. These ruins attract thousands of visitors a year, emanating a historic Moorish charm and offering spectacular views of the nearby Tramuntana valley.