Majorca offers an astonishing variety of things to see and do. There’s non stop partying in Magaluf to walking the broad plains and rolling countryside of Es Pla.
If you like to explore, Majorca is the place for you. Palma, the island’s capital offers a wealth of sights to be discovered. There are museums, cathedrals and castles to name a few fantastic sites.
There are lovely restaurants showing the wonderful range of authentic local dishes, including, of course, its wonderful fresh seafood.
No trip to Majorca would be complete without a day on one of the fantastic beaches. From the long stretches of sandy coastline in the north, to the tiny, pine-clad coves in the east. Cala D’or has numerous beautiful, powdery coves and deep inlets which can get crowded, simply because of their beauty. Puerto De Soller has a narrow town beach of sand and shingle, and a delightful sandy beach at one end. Majorca will make all your dreams come true.
Things to do in Majorca
Inevitably with Majorca’s fantastic beaches, there had to be water sports galore. Its climate, favourable winds and warm water temperatures means that sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing and scuba diving are widely available for enthusiasts as well as beginners.
For those who prefer to keep their feet dry, hiking is widely popular. With country lanes, olive groves and spectacular gorges, Majorca is a paradise for walkers of all ages and abilities. The island attracts migratory birds such as ospreys and falcons which are marvelous to see in their natural home.
During the year there are various events, fiestas and festivals for tourists to enjoy. Local Saints’ days, harvests and past battles are all celebrated with music, food and dancing throughout the year in villages and towns all over Majorca. Each is different and provides a colourful insight into the island’s varied culture.
Shopping in Majorca
There is no question where the Shopping capital is in Majorca. Yes it’s Palma. There are elegant tree lined boulevards and big names that will have your credit card quivering. There are chic boutiques in Avenida Jaume III, and regular pit stops available in the pavement cafes lining your path.
There are some high street favourites here too. Prices tend to work out cheaper than at home, especially in European shops like Mango and Zara. Porto Pi is worth a look as it has all your Shopping opportunities under one roof. When you’ve had enough of Porto Pi, there are more shops to be found behind the city’s cathedral. This is where you’ll find specialist shops selling things like olive wood, soap, pottery and wine.
Nightlife in Majorca
Magaluf is king of Majorcan Nightlife. The happy hour never seems to end which draws people from all ends of the island. Every night thousands of people strut their way to The Strip which is stuffed with bars belting out the latest tunes. Although it hasn’t yet stolen the crown from Ibiza, if does still attract top name DJs who keep the beats booming throughout the night.
The undisputed club giant remains BCM. You can enjoy the infamous foam nights there where the place is filled with three million gallons of bubbles. If you prefer the glitterball sounds of the seventies, then head to Buffalos, or play it cool with a night in Boomerangs for some R ‘n’ B and hip hop. Whatever your party taste, there will be something in Majorca to keep you dancing until the early hours.
Eating out in Majorca
Visitors to Majorca can be sure of all kinds of international cuisine, but its also worth trying the local dishes, particularly the rich vegetable stews of the region containing almonds, walnuts, olives and tomatoes. Typical Majorcan fare is tapas – a selection of small dishes such as meat balls, garlic mushrooms, croquettes and squid rings.
Palma goes out to dazzle in the culinary stakes. Whether you are after a Michelin starred temple serving gourmet cuisine or a simple tapas bar that screams old Spain, you will find it all here. Majorca will feed you well to energise you for the nights ahead.