The coastal, mountainous landscapes surrounded by tranquil, crystal waters in contrast with the beauty of its towns and pleasant climate have made Majorca one of the most important tourist destinations Spain has to offer among its territories. And in the case of Majorca, this offer includes much more than beaches.
Towns of great historical and cultural interest, museums, churches, beaches, mountains, water sports, adventure, nightlife, etc. The beaches and coves of Majorca are something that you cannot miss out on during your vacations, even in winter! Endless stretches of sand, small coves, unspoiled beaches with cliffs, rock formations… there is something to suit all tastes. All of them, with their fine, golden sand and turquoise waters, are spectacular spots in which to relax and make the most of the sunny days.
But in addition, you must set aside some time for essential cultural visits, of which there is no shortage. In Palma, the capital, you cannot avoid a visit to the stunning Cathedral, “La Seu”, and the interesting old town, La Lonja, La Almudaina, the churches and cloisters of San Francisco, Santa Eulalia… All must-visit locations!
The Tren de Sóller is another of the excursions that you must not miss during your visit to the island of calm. A trip which takes you back into the past; its wooden seats and perfectly-conserved structure ensure that passengers enjoy a unique experience. The highlights of the tour include the long tunnels, the Cinc-Ponts viaduct and the Mirador de Pujol d’en Banya viewpoint, which offers spectacular views of the Serra de Tramuntana mountain range and the Sóller Valley.
In addition to Sóller, other must-visit towns are Valldemossa, Deià, Alcudia, Orient, Fornalutx and Artà, to name but a few!
Enjoy the Majorcan night in some of the island’s most famous night spots. There is a great variety of bars, pubs and nightclubs open every day of the year to welcome the biggest of party animals. We recommend two of the best streets to have a few drinks and a great time: The district of La Lonja is a very busy area at night; there are plenty of restaurants serving Majorcan and international cuisine as well as a great offer of bars and pubs which stay open until two in the morning. And the most vibrant area of the island is the Passeig Marítim (the promenade), where you will find the big nightclubs to dance in until sunrise, such as “Tito’s” or “Pachá”.
The typical product that identifies Majorca is ensaïmada, an exquisite sweet dish that can be eaten on its own or stuffed with angel hair pasta and cream. If you want to buy a souvenir for family members and friends, the best idea is undoubtedly bringing them home a delicious ensaïmada as a gift. Make your purchase in the traditional bakeries on the island to taste the authentic ensaïmadas; avoid buying them in airport stores and on the promenade.
Do you want to eat well in Palma? If you want to eat good rice, fish, shellfish or tapas, or to simply have a drink, make sure you visit the traditional and refurbished Restaurant Pesquero, in the middle of Moll Vell, a unique spot overlooking the small fishing boats and nets. Furthermore, they arrange several days of live music.
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