Mallorca Island

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This beautiful island is best known for its beaches, which often overshadow its equally stunning monasteries, medieval towns and traditional markets.

One of the most popular destinations in Spain’s Mediterranean, Mallorca is a beguiling blend of hilltop towns, sandy coastlines and lush olive groves. Although the island’s idyllic beaches are rightfully popular, venture farther inland as well to explore its diverse landscapes.

The island’s culturally rich capital, Palma, is worth visiting to see the striking Gothic Catedral de Palma. Look for a surrealisticbaldachin by Antoni Gaudí and a bizarre painted ceramic tableau by sculptor Miquel Barceló. Branching outward from the cathedral, you’ll find a charming web of alleys lined with historic buildings and excellent restaurants.

North of Palma is the pretty town of Valldemossa, best known for its 14th-century Royal Carthusian Monastery. Over the years, this intriguing monastery has been home to kings and monks, as well as composer Frédéric Chopin and novelistGeorge Sand.

Be sure to visit Sóller, a gorgeous town dotted with grand 19th- and early 20th-century buildings. Look for interesting Moderniste-style structures designed by contemporaries of Antoni Gaudí. Attend the traditional Saturday market.

Wander the quaint streets of Alcudia, with pretty stone houses and graceful churches. Visit the ruins of the ancient Roman town of Pollentia, which dates back to 70 B.C.

No visit to Mallorca is complete without a trip to the beach. El Arenal is one of the island’s most popular, known for golden sands and all-night parties. Head to Cala Mesquida on the northeastern coast for excellent surfing or to Cala Comtessa on the western coast for calmer waters and a more family-friendly atmosphere.

Mallorca is 130 miles (210 kilometers) away from Barcelona. Reach the island by boat or plane. Most sites are accessible from the capital, Palma, by bus. To avoid the crowds, skip the high season in July and August. The waters are usually warm enough for swimming until early October. Spring is also a lovely season to visit when the island’s fragrant almond blossoms are in bloom.

Where to stay in Mallorca Island

Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
3 out of 5
Carrer de la Carabela, 7, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, 7610
The price is $60 per night from Oct 27 to Oct 28
Stay at this 3-star spa hotel in Palma de Mallorca. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast, and a sauna. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in our reviews. ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (1,001 reviews)
"Great property."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
4 out of 5
Avenida Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca, 7600
Fully refundableReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $124 per night from Oct 4 to Oct 5
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Palma de Mallorca. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the spacious ...
4.7/5 Exceptional! (1,000 reviews)
"Beach is only a few steps away and lots of bars/restaurants close by. Great staff, the pool at the hotel is awesome and breakfast is really good. The room is huge even for a standard room with balcony. Plenty of parking at the hotel. Only couple of things to nitpick about the hotel is anywhere outside ..."

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2022

HM Palma Blanc Hotel
HM Palma Blanc Hotel
4 out of 5
Carrer de Ramon y Cajal 12, Palma de Mallorca, 07011
The price is $118 per night from Oct 2 to Oct 3
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Palma de Mallorca. Enjoy free WiFi, 2 bars/lounges, and a full-service spa. Popular attractions Port of Palma de Mallorca and ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (58 reviews)
"Hotel was well situated, airy, with a good breakfast offering. The rooftop pool was always mobbed, with most people having to stand in the pool as there are not enough sun beds. Otherwise an excellent hotel."

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
Aparthotel Fontanellas Playa
4 out of 5
Calle Caravel la, S/N, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca, Mallorca, 7610
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Palma de Mallorca. Enjoy free WiFi, a beach locale, and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the comfy rooms and the ...
4.2/5 Excellent! (893 reviews)
Would recommend this hotel and will definitely com
"Great hotel in great location. 5 minutes by taxi from the airport yet not bothered by aeroplane noise. Staff are very friendly. Beach is across the street and is wonderfully quiet. Pool area can be a bit congested. Too many beds. There is a supermarket connected to the hotel. Perfect. Bus stop just ..."

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

Aparthotel Ponent Mar
Aparthotel Ponent Mar
4 out of 5
Calle Marquès de la Torre, 9, Palma Nova, Calvia, Mallorca, 7181
Stay at this 4-star beach aparthotel in Calvia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and 2 outdoor pools. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the comfy beds in ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (328 reviews)
Loved it
"What a find. An oasis of calm - possibly as it was out of school holidays. Lovely standard of accommodation"

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Aparthotel Alcúdia Beach
Aparthotel Alcúdia Beach
3.5 out of 5
Avda. Nicolás Riera Marsá no 6, Alcudia, Mallorca, 7400
Stay at this 3.5-star business-friendly aparthotel in Alcudia. Enjoy free WiFi, free parking, and an outdoor pool. Our guests praise the pool and the helpful ...
4/5 Very Good! (126 reviews)
Clean hotel, nice pool and friendly staff
"We had a lovely stay here. Our room was nice and clean, staff were all friendly. Pool area was nice and had plenty of sun loungers. The beach is literally a 5 minute walk away and there are 2 shops just outside too. We didn’t eat here so can’t comment on that but we had a little kitchen area to make ..."

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2022

Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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