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Mallorca Island
Travel Guide

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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 surrealistic baldachin 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 novelist George 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
The price is $77 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in Can Pastilla, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Platja de Can Pastilla and Playa de Palma. El Arenal Beach and Port of El Arenal are also within ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,091 reviews)
"Great Hotel"

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

Helios Mallorca Hotel & Apartments
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
4 out of 5
Avenida Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca
The price is $162 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Situated in the entertainment district, this spa hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach, and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (974 reviews)
Great Hotel!
"Great hotel, ultra clean and modern. Mainly geared towards a German market, but this isn't an issue, as the hotel is located in the German part of town. Would recommend"

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2020

Hipotels Gran Playa de Palma
Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
5 out of 5
Avd. Fra Joan Llabrés S/N, Palma de Mallorca
The price is $199 per night from Jun 20 to Jun 20
Located in the heart of Palma de Mallorca, this luxury hotel is 4.7 mi (7.5 km) from FAN Mallorca Shopping and within 12 mi (20 km) of Paseo Maritime and Cathedral ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (719 reviews)
"Breakfast buffet was the best I've ever had - incredible! The pool areas were fantastic as were the rooms."

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2020

Hipotels Playa de Palma Palace
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.
Apartamentos Cala Murada Minigolf
Apartamentos Cala Murada Minigolf
2.5 out of 5
Vía Andorra, 471, Manacor, Illes Balears
The price is $81 per night from Jun 22 to Jun 22
Situated in Manacor, this apartment building is 0.4 mi (0.6 km) from Cala Murada Beach and 2.1 mi (3.4 km) from Cala Domingo Beach. Punta de Sa Galera and S'Algar ...
5/5Exceptional! (1 review)
Espacio, tranqulidad y amabilidad.
"Los apartamentos eran amplios y limpios, muy tranquilos ya que no es una zona a la que vaya tanta gente. Sin embargo, estas muy cerca de los lugares mas visitados, lo que hace que sea un sitio céntrico para moverte por las calas del sur. Cuentan con una pequeña cocina con placa, microondas y utensilios. ..."

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Apartamentos Cala Murada Minigolf
Apartamentos Tres Torres
Apartamentos Tres Torres
3 out of 5
C/ Trobadors, n 5, Palma de Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca
Situated in Palma de Mallorca, this beach aparthotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of La Porciuncula Church, El Arenal Beach, and Playa de Palma. Port of El Arenal and ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (59 reviews)
Much better than any other hotel in Playa de Palma
"Everyone who worked at Apartamentos Tres Torres was incredibly welcoming and helpful. I arrived with my puppy and they were wonderful with him. It was honestly one of the best properties I've every stayed at, and I would definitely come back again."

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2020

Apartamentos Tres Torres
Can Blau Homes
Can Blau Homes
3.5 out of 5
Carrer de la Sala dels Flassaders, 6, Palma de Mallorca, Balearic Islands
The price is $224 per night from Jun 24 to Jun 24
Located in Palma de Mallorca Old Town, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Basilica of St. Francis and Plaza Mayor de Palma. Cathedral of Santa ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (71 reviews)
"Can Blau was a perfect stay while in Palma. I was only there for one night and sadly it was raining while in Palma, but Can Blau was the perfect, cozy place to rest and explore the beautiful streets of historic Palma. Elva made our check in easy and she was so kind. Will definitely stay here again ..."

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Can Blau Homes
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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