Mallorca is the largest island in the balearic island archipelago. The best time to come here is between May and October. The peak season is in July and August. The best way to discover the island is to rent a car.
The island is perfect for party people, families with children and cyclists. Party persons enjoy their holidays at Platja de Palma in El Arenal. Families, who like it quieter, should do a round trip. Provide 10 days to see the whole island. Because of magnificent places and landscapes, the island is very popular for cyclists who profit from hundreds of kilometers of cycling tracks.
We started our trip in the south of the island, in Cala d’Or. Not very touristic and the beach nearby was awful because of a rotten smell. We decided to rent bicycles to discover the environment. Passing by Porto Petro, where we had the best sangria of Mallorca in a little bar called ‘Carpe Diem’. After that we reached the nature reserve, Mondragó, with the beautiful beach “Cala Mondragó”.
On another day we visited the grotto ‘Cuevas del Drach’ near Porto Cristo. We expected cold temperatures inside but it was very muggy. At the end of the tour a concert took place inside of the grotto, which produced amazing sound surroundings.
Next steps on our trip were in the north, Pollença, Alcúdia and Formentor. Port the Pollença has a lovely boardwalk called ‘pine walk’ with a lot of restaurants and bars infront of the seaside. Alcúdia with his old town is an insider tip. The old town looks like an old castle. The little stores, bars and restaurants inside give Alcúdia a special charm. The Cap Formentor is the highest point of the island. On the top of this mountain we enjoyed the great view. On the other side of the mountain we followed the road downwards until the end. We found the most beautiful beach of the whole island. But there is a snag because this area is secured by the hotel staff. However an employee allowed us to take some pictures of the beach…
Palma de Mallorca is a nice city and worth a day trip. This city offers culture, sport, relaxing, shopping, beach life and night life. There are plenty of places of interest like the old town, the Platja de Palma and the Cathedral of Santa Maria ‘La Seu’.