Majorca – A Beach Paradise

By on March 26, 2013

With over 300 miles of coastline the island of Majorca is a beach paradise. With the breathtaking beaches and the comfort of the Island’s resorts, many visitors may miss the island’s other sights. There are so many things to experience and do while visiting but we’ve listed 8 things you can do in just three short days in Majorca that you won’t want to miss.

#1 – Explore Palma de Majorca’s Historic Centre

The island of Majorca is steeped with culture and history. Its main city, Palma de Majorca, is also full of interesting museums and art galleries, many of which can be found in the ‘Palma Historic Centre’.

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Cathedral in MajorcaThe Palma Historic Centre is one of the oldest parts of Palma. Many of the buildings located there were built hundreds of years ago.

Some of the most interesting sights in the Historic Centre include the Catedral de Majorca, an impressive Gothic cathedral, the Museo Catedralicio, a museum that teaches about the cathedral, and the Museo de Arte Español Contemporáneo, a museum featuring works of art created by some of the finest modern Spanish artists including Picasso, Miro, Dali, and more.


Majorca#2 – Take a city tour through Palma de Majorca

Palma de Majorca is a charming city. Its buildings are beautiful, its residents are friendly, and it has an electric atmosphere that will be sure to put a smile on your face.

The best way to see Palma de Majorca is on foot. By doing so, you’ll be able to take in the city’s many beautiful sights and attractions.

The Conselleria de Turisme run regular guided tours through the four quarters of Palma de Majorca: the ‘jewish quarter’, ‘palma and the sea’, the ‘las capuchinas quarter’, and ‘modernist palma’. These tours are perfect for exploring the four quarters of Palma.

Majorca#3 – Enjoy Palma de Majorca’s nightlife

Paseo Maritimo, the area alongside Palma de Majorca’s port, is where most of Majorca’s world famous nightlife can be found. Here, a number of bars, pubs, and clubs are located with perfect views of the ocean.

Paseo Maritimo doesn’t usually get busy until midnight, meaning its best to visit the area late in the evening. The clubs stay open until sunrise, though, meaning you’ll be able to party the whole night away.

Majorca in the spring#4 – Explore the countryside by bicycle

Majorca’s countryside is full of stunning mountains, lush forests, and rolling green fields. The best way to explore this countryside is by bicycle.

Bicycles can be rented from bicycle shops in Palma de Majorca. Most of these shops will also provide detailed maps with trails to follow through the Majorcan countryside.


Carbrera Marine National Park#5 – Visit Carbrera Marine National Park

Carbrera Marine National Park is one of Majorca’s hidden secrets.

Reached by boat, Carbrera is full of coves, crystal clear waters, and massive schools of multicoloured fish. It’s not unusual to catch a glimpse of the occasional dolphin, either. Carbrera also contains a museum with a number of interesting exhibitions as well as a number of charming cafes.

Unfortunately, it’s not possible to dive or snorkel in Carbrera without a special license from the Majorcan government.

Fiesta in Majorca#6 – Attend a fiesta

Majorca’s many fiestas are legendary throughout the world. During these fiestas, the local Majorcan’s take to the streets to celebrate with singing, dancing, bonfires, fireworks, and costume shows.

In addition to the traditional Spanish fiestas like ‘the Holy Week of Christmas’, Majorca has a number of its own unique fiestas, including the ‘Sa Rua’, a massive carnival that takes place in February, ‘Sant Joan’, a fiesta in June that celebrates the coming of summer, and ‘Revetlla de Sant Sebastià’, a fiesta that celebrates the life of Palma’s patron saint.

Harry's Restaurant in Majorca#7 – Enjoy a meal at one of Majorca’s excellent restaurants

Majorca is full of cafes, tapas bars, and restaurants serving top quality cuisine from all corners of the globe. Most of these can be found in Palma de Majorca’s city centre near the ‘Passeig des Born’.

Unfortunately, it can be difficult to find authentic Majorcan cuisine in Palma de Majorca. Most of the restaurants there focus on international food for the tourist crowd. To sample Majorcan cuisine in a typical Majorcan village, take a trip to the nearby village of ‘Genova. Genova is filled with restaurants selling traditional Majorcan cuisine at affordable prices.

Majorca beach#8 – Visit the beach!

No holiday in Majorca would be complete without a trip to one of its many excellent beaches.

With over 120 beaches on the island, each with its own unique features and personality, it’s not difficult to find a secluded stretch of sand to enjoy some sunbathing.

Expect typical Mediterranean weather in Majorca
, meaning plenty of sun, hot temperatures, and very little rain. Make sure to bring some sunblock.

Majorca has something for everyone. Whether you’re a food lover, a history buff, or a beach lover, you’ll never struggle to find things to do and see in Majorca.

We hope you’ll come visit and enjoy the beauty of Majorca –  A trip you’ll never forget!

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Majorca – A Beach Paradise