Europe’s summer in all its glory, a visit to Mallorca is guaranteed satisfaction. A small island catering to all senses, you’ll find exactly what your’e after in Mallorca, and still be surprised.
What’s Included in this Mallorca Itinerary?
- Essential Mallorca travel tips & itinerary map [This Page]
- Part 1: Palma de Mallorca city tour [Skip To Page]
- Part 2: Tramuntana Mountains, Valldemossa, Deià, Soller, Port de Soller & Sa Calobra beach [Skip To Page]
- Part 3: Formentor Peninsula, beach, Pollença, Cala san Vincente, Sineu Market & Arta [Skip To Page]
- Part 4: Southern Mallorca, Mondrago beach, Cala Figuera, Ses Salines, Es Trenc beach & Colonia de Sant Jordi [Skip To Page]
- Part 5: Es Trenc to Palma & shopping [Skip To Page]
A popular summer destination, Spain’s Mallorca, caters to all crowds. Fear not the stories of package holiday resorts and crowded beaches. Our Mallorca travel holiday, at the height of the season in July, was nonetheless unforgettable! With 10 days to spare, we wanted to cover both Mallorca and Menorca but had to ‘settle’ on Mallorca only. Mallorca finally won over its smaller neighbor due to the diverse landscape that offered us mountain getaways, rich cultural & rural history, fantastic beaches, and easier access.
Glad it turned out that way, Mallorca did not disappoint. Mallorca (more commonly spelled Majorca, in the UK) is the largest of the Balearic Islands and easily accessible from most European cities. With a population of just under 1 million and 3,620 km², Mallorca is easy to explore with a great road network and adequate public transportation. The capital, Palma, is a vibrant city and the usual entry point for most tourists.
There is so much to do on this small Mediterranean island. I hope you find this Mallorca travel guide useful and that you take the time to appreciate the vast diversity that this island has to offer both in nature as well as in culture. Though we traveled to Mallorca as a couple, much of the itinerary covered in this Mallorca travel guide is applicable also to families with children as Mallorca is very family-friendly.
Looking for a quick read? Here’s a list of the top 10 things to do in Mallorca!
Essential Travel Tips for Mallorca:
- Don’t leave for the airport without a copy of The Rough Guide To Mallorca & Menorca. It’s only $17 on Amazon, and loaded with useful info that along with this guide will be your best friends!
- As a rule of thumb, always stock up on plenty of water, snacks, food, etc. when headed to Mallorcan beaches. You will find that most visitors are well equipped so consider bringing with you cooler bags and ice bags not to mention umbrellas and towels if possible. It’s also a great way to enjoy the local produce while avoiding the overpriced tourist traps at the beaches.
- Bring plenty of sunscreen even if you are a regular beachgoer as well as aloe vera.
- It can get quite hot during the day though not overly humid. Consider having large breakfasts and dinners and light lunches.
- You never know where you’ll find a nice cove so bring with you a good set of snorkeling gear (no need for fins).
Our Mallorca Travel Itinerary Route:
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