30 Things to do in Mallorca (+ map): Best places to visit – Mallorca Travel Guide

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Planning a holiday and looking for tips on the best places to visit in Mallorca? Come with us to see the things to do in Mallorca. From panoramic roads, traditional villages to secluded bays with turquoise water.

In this travel guide we also share practical information on transport, how to get to Mallorca, what to taste, food, accommodation, prices and tips on how to enjoy your Mallorca holiday to your heart’s content.


Mallorca (or Majorca) is the largest of the Balearic Islands in Spain and is a popular holiday destination, attracting millions of visitors each year for its beautiful beaches, diverse landscapes and rich history and culture.

There are so many great things to do and places to visit in Mallorca. One holiday is not enough.

Enjoy relaxing on beautiful beaches, diving or water sports. Or take one of the hiking trails, from easy to more challenging routes.

How about following in the footsteps of an earlier history that is influenced by Roman, Moorish and Christian influences? You can end the day in a traditional restaurant, where you will be treated to local cuisine. Or in a bar with a lively atmosphere.

view of the coast of Mallorca

Things to do in Mallorce: Best Places to visit

Mallorca is literally full of breathtaking places to visit. This list is just an introduction to what you can see and experience here.

Just hop in your car or on your bike and go, because whether you’re heading down the west or east coast of Mallorca, you’ll be delighted.

Let’s take a look at the attractions and sights to visit in Mallorca so you can start planning your perfect Mallorca holiday.

Palma de Mallorca – the most beautiful places in Mallorca

If we’re talking about the most beautiful places to see in Mallorca, Palma de Mallorca can’t be missed.

Palma de Mallorca is the capital of the Balearic Islands, an archipelago in the Mediterranean Sea that belongs to Spain. Located on the southwest coast, it is known for its beautiful beaches, historic architecture and vibrant culture.

Palma de Mallorca is one of the best places to see in Mallorca

Visit the imposing La Seu Cathedral in the city centre and explore the historic centre, full of narrow streets, charming cafés and local shops selling traditional goods. Or relax on the beach with its golden sand and crystal clear water.

Lines for La Seu Cathedral are long – book in advance at no extra charge. Just show your ticket on your mobile phone on the spot.

Palma de Mallorca is also home to one of the the most beautiful aquariums in Europe.

S'Hort del Rei Gardens at the Almudaina Palace in Palma de Mallorca

Palma de Mallorca is also a great base for the most beautiful excursions in Mallorca. Hire a car and take the Ma-10 scenic route (recommended, lots of beautiful places – more on the route below) or take the historic train to Sóller.

One of the best activities in Palma de Mallorca is boating around the beautiful coastline.

Read our detailed travel guide to Palma de Mallorca.

Far de Cap Blanc

Far de Cap Blanc is a lighthouse on a dramatic cliff on the southwestern edge of Mallorca. It has been standing here since the 19th century, when it played a key role in guiding ships and ensuring their safety along the treacherous reefs.

The lighthouse itself has a classic design with a white cylindrical tower and lantern on top. There are several hiking trails of varying difficulty in its surroundings, offering fantastic views of the Mallorcan coastline, which is wrapped in the Mediterranean Sea.

Far de Cap Blanc overlooking the Mediterranean Sea is one of the most beautiful places to visit in Mallorca

The best time to visit is at sunset. If you’re looking for things to see in Mallorca without the tourist crowds, I recommend putting the Cap Blanc lighthouse on your itinerary.

Caló d’en Monjo

Mallorca has many beautiful bays and Caló d’en Monjo is one of the most beautiful. It is a small secluded cove surrounded by rocky cliffs with turquoise water.

Caló d'en Monjo bay in Mallorca, Spain

The bay can be reached on foot along one of the hiking trails that lead from the surrounding towns, or you can park nearby among the trees.

There is also a small nudist beach in the bay and plenty of viewpoints in the vicinity where you can enjoy the view of the rocky cliffs.

Serra de Tramuntana

The Serra de Tramuntana sets the tone for the entire northwest side of Mallorca. This unique mountain range is a UNESCO World Heritage Site thanks to its cultural and natural character. Breathtaking landscapes, jagged cliffs, deep valleys and picturesque villages will get everyone who visits here.

Serra de Tramuntana is a mountain in Mallorca

The Serra de Tramuntana is over 90 kilometres long and includes the island’s highest peak, Puig Major, which measures 1,445 metres. You can follow one of the many hiking or cycling trails, visit charming villages with stone houses or enjoy views of the Mediterranean Sea from the rocky cliffs.

The most popular trail is the GR221, which runs across the entire mountain range.

☞ Popular base for accommodation near Serra de Tramuntana is Monastery of Santuari de Lluc. It lies on the GR221 trail and there are many hiking trails in the area.


The Ma-10 is a regional road that runs along the western coast of Mallorca. Along the 138 kilometres, you’ll enjoy spectacular views, the mountainous landscape of the Serra de Tramuntana and charming villages such as Valldemossa, Deià, Sóller and Fornalutx (more on these in a moment).

There are a number of viewpoints along the route, including Mirador d’en Ricardo Roca and Mirador de s’Entreforc, the remains of Torre del Verger, the Gorg Blau and Cúber dams, beautiful beaches and secluded coves.

Mirador d'en Ricardo Roca on Ma-10 Mallorca
Mirador d’en Ricardo Roca
The Cúber dam is visible from the Ma-10 road
The Cúber dam is visible from the Ma-10 road

You can follow the route to Pollença, where it ends, and continue to the Formentor Peninsula. Or stop along the way and take one of the trails that hide beautiful nature and other sights.

Car is the best way to explore the island on your own. Given how popular Mallorca is, book your car well in advance. This ensures you get the widest choice at the best prices.

Valldemossa – things to do in Mallorca

Valldemossa is one of the most charming villages in Mallorca, nestled among the peaks of the Tramuntana mountains. You can wander through the narrow streets lined with stone houses with green shutters or climb up to one of the viewpoints for a spectacular view of Valldemossa.

Valldemossa is one of the most beautiful places in Mallorca

If you love hiking, I recommend taking one of the hiking trails that surround the village. If you climb high enough, you can enjoy the view all the way to the sea.

Camí de s’Arxiduc (Archduke’s Trail) is one of the most beautiful trails in Mallorca. It takes about half a day and you need good shoes and a sure foot. The route is circular and leads to the top of the panoramic ridge. The route must be booked in advance.

If you plan to rent a car in Mallorca, I recommend driving from Valldemossa to Port de Valldemossa, a small fishing village. The road is very winding and narrow as you will be descending down the mountains to the coast, but it is worth it. For this reason, I recommend renting a smaller car.

Getting from Valldemossa to Port de Valldemossa
Getting from Valldemossa to Port de Valldemossa

The views along the way are fantastic, of green mountain peaks and deep blue sea. The village itself is really small, but there is a small beach where you can swim or go to a seafood restaurant.

Hotels Mallorca 😴

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Hotel Las Arenas

Cosy 4* hotel with swimming pool right by the beach

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Hotel Marbel

3* hotel with swimming pool near the airport


Just a short distance from Valldemossa is another picturesque village on the north-west coast of Majorca – Deià. With traditional stone houses, an authentic atmosphere and winding cobbled streets that literally invite you to explore.

Village of Deià in Mallorca

Deià has something for everyone, as it lies halfway between the Serra de Tramuntana and the Mediterranean Sea. It will blow you away with its lush vegetation, beautiful coastline and terraced landscape that is literally interwoven with easy and challenging trails.

While you’re here, don’t miss the beautiful stone beach of Cala Deià. It is located not far from the village and is a short walk away. The beach is surrounded by cliffs and crystal clear water.

Cala Deià in Mallorca
Cala Deià

Jardins d’Alfàbia

Jardins d’Alfàbia is another beautiful place to visit in Mallorca. Historic gardens from 13th century, into which several styles were interwoven – from Arabic, medieval to Renaissance. The gardens are like an oasis with a variety of plants, ponds, fountains and streams.

The gardens also include a traditional Mallorcan-style castle. You can take a peek inside and see antique furniture, artwork and historical artefacts.

Jardins d'Alfàbia Mallorca, Spain


Sóller, a typical Spanish town with charming architecture, where you can wander the streets and soak up the relaxed atmosphere in cosy cafés.

Narrow and cobbled street in Soller, Mallorca

The Church of St. Bartholomew with its beautiful Gothic facade stands in the very centre of the town. The historic tram to Port de Sóller departs a short walk away. It’s one of the most popular attractions in Mallorca and definitely worth a visit.

The journey takes less than half an hour and costs €8 for one (in 2023). Port de Sóller is a beautiful harbour town with beaches, restaurants and other views, of which there is never enough in Mallorca.

The historic tram from Sóller to Port de Sóller is one of the most popular things to do in Mallorca
Historic tram from Sóller to Port de Sóller
Historic tram in Port de Sóller
Historic tram in Port de Sóller

But that’s not all. In the other direction, the Orange Express (or Tren de Soller), the historic train to Palma de Mallorca, leaves from Sóller. The train leaves five times a day and the journey takes around an hour through lemon, olive and orange groves.

It even stops for five minutes at the Mirador del Pujol de’n Banya lookout, which is located above Sóller and has a fantastic view of the whole town and the surrounding area.

Port d’Andratx

Port d’Andratx is a coastal town in the southwest of Mallorca, surrounded by hills and mountains. You can stroll along the promenade in the harbour surrounded by palm trees or enjoy relaxing in the beautiful coves of Cala Llamp and Cala d’Egos.

Pictured is the coastal town of Port d'Andratx in Mallorca - view from the harbour at Port d'Andratx

Port d’Andratx isn’t as glamorous as Valldemossa and Deià (although it’s worth seeing too), but it provides great facilities, plenty of services, restaurants, bars and leisure options.

La Trapa

You probably won’t find this place in every guidebook with tips on the best things to do in Mallorca. It is a hidden gem that is definitely worth exploring.

La Trapa is a natural and historical site in the municipality of Andratx on the west coast of Mallorca. It is a former monastery built in 19th century, which is now abandoned and in ruins. A group of monks lived here until the Spanish Civil War.

The picture shows the former monastery of La Trapa in Mallorca, Spain.

The monastery is located in a remote area on the edge of a steep cliff. Moreover, with fantastic views of the Mediterranean Sea and the opposite island of Sa Dragonera. Today it is a protected site, which you can walk along one of the trails. The whole tour will take you about 2-2.5 hours. Don’t forget your hiking boots as the terrain is uneven.

The opposite island of Sa Dragonera is a nature reserve, accessible only by boat from the pier in Sant Elm. More information can be found on the official website.

view from the former monastery of La Trapa in Mallorca

Fornalutx and Biniaraix

Fornalutx and Biniaraix are two charming villages that are situated on the peaks of the Serra de Tramuntana. With traditional architecture, picturesque stone houses and colourful planters adorning the balconies. Walking through the streets of both villages is like stepping back in time and will only take you a few hours.

Village of Formalutx, Mallorca

The popular Barranc de Biniaraix hiking trail starts in Biniaraix – if you have a full day, you can follow it all the way to Lake Cúber.

Tip: In Fornalutx I recommend the restaurant Ca N’Antuna, where they cook typical Mallorcan cuisine at nice prices. In addition, there is a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains.

Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis – things to do in Mallorca

Want to experience something unique and don’t mind a lot of people? Then don’t miss Sa Calobra and Torrent de Pareis, some of the most beautiful places to visit in Mallorca. Plus, they make the perfect combo for a day trip.

Sa Calobra - things to do in Mallorca
Sa Calobra – things to do in Mallorca

Sa Calobra is a small village located in a beautiful natural bay, surrounded by rocky cliffs and crystal clear turquoise water. What attracts everyone is the beautiful beach, which is accessed by a narrow and winding road with fantastic views of the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea. There is also a dock from which ships sail.

Nudo de Corbata road leading to Sa Calobra Mallorca
Nudo de Corbata road leading to Sa Calobra
Sa Calobra - view of the rocks and cliffs

From the bay you will reach the Torrent de Pareis, a dramatic canyon that is considered one of Mallorca’s most spectacular natural wonders.

The canyon is formed by two mountain massifs and is crossed by a stream that flows through the canyon. The narrow canyon walls are up to 200 metres high in places. The Torrent de Pareis route is not suitable for children or those afraid of heights. It’s also flooded and inaccessible for part of the year. A detailed description of the route can be found here.

Son Marroig

Son Marroig is a historic settlement on the north-west coast of Mallorca, near Deià.

In the past, Son Marroig was the residence of Archduke Ludwig Salvator of Austria, a prominent traveller, writer and patron of the arts in the 19th century. The Archduke was enchanted by the beauty of Mallorca and spent much time studying and documenting the culture and nature of the island.

Inside there is a small museum with its collection of art, maps and artifacts related to Mallorca.

Son Marroig is set on a cliff overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, dramatic cliffs and green mountains.

View from Son Marroig in Mallorca of the cliffs and the sea

If you follow the groomed path down, you will reach the end of the peninsula in about 35 minutes to the rocky cliffs of Sa Foradada with a local restaurant. Beautiful place with even more beautiful views.

View from Son Marroig in Mallorca of the Sa Foradada peninsula


We move to the north of Mallorca, where another traditional town is located – Pollença. It is a great base for exploring the Formentor Peninsula and the Serra de Tramuntana.

The historic centre is set around Plaça Major de Pollença, from which narrow streets with local restaurants and shops radiate out.

Streets in Pollença, Mallorca

Directly from the town you can walk to the chapel of El Calvari, which is reached by wide, gradual steps lined with cypress trees (almost 350 steps, but in summer the trees provide some shade). To the right of the chapel there is a viewpoint from where you will have the whole town and the surrounding countryside in the palm of your hand.

Stairs to El Calvari Chapel, Pollença
Stairs to El Calvari Chapel, Pollença

On the outskirts of the town is the old Roman bridge or, on the other side, the Sanctuary of Santuari de la Mare de Déu del Puig, which is about an hour’s walk uphill for perfect views.

Cap Formentor – things to do in Mallorca

Cap Formentor is a stone’s throw from Pollença. A beautiful peninsula at the northernmost tip of Mallorca, which is one of the things to do in Mallorca . Get your cameras ready, because here they are definitely not out of your hand.

And you don’t even have to get out of the car to enjoy the spectacular views of the Mediterranean Sea. A well-maintained road runs along the entire peninsula, with viewpoints popping up here and there.

View of the peninsula of Cap Formentor, Mallorca

But it would be a great pity not to get out of the car and enjoy other places that are among the most beautiful in Mallorca.

Cap Formentor has some of the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca, such as Cala Figuera, Cala Murta and the most famous Playa de Formentor. With crystal clear water and white soft sand that is lined with the shadows of pine trees.

Cala Figuera Bay on the Cap Formentor peninsula
Cala Figuera Bay on the Cap Formentor peninsula

The most famous monument on Cap Formentor is the Talaia d’Albercutx, a defensive tower from the 16th-17th century, which was built here with the rise of piracy in the Mediterranean. It is located at an altitude of 380 metres, one of the highest points on the peninsula, from where there is a great view in all directions.

At the turnoff to the tower, make a stop at the most beautiful viewpoint on the Formentor Peninsula – Mirador Es Colomer.

Mirador Es Colomer on the peninsula of Car Formentor, Mallorca is one of the most beautiful places in Mallorca
Mirador Es Colomer

And if you love hiking, Cap Formentor has something for you too. I recommend an easy walk through the Camí Boquer valley from the town of Port de Pollenca. It’s about an hour’s drive to the beautiful Cala Boquer beach.

Car is the best way to explore the island on your own. Given how popular Mallorca is, book your car well in advance – you’ll get the biggest choice at the best prices.

Port d’Alcúdia – things to do in Mallorca, Spain

Port d’Alcúdia is a coastal town in the northern part of the island of Mallorca, Spain. It is famous for its 11 km long beaches, crystal clear water and fantastic natural scenery.

If you’re looking for a place to snorkel, windsurf or kayak, this is the place to be. And you can even even see dolphins.

Once you’ve enjoyed the water, head to the streets of the old town of Port d’Alcúdia, visit the shops and restaurants serving local cuisine or take a boat trip.

Old Town in Port d'Alcúdia, Mallorca Spain
Old Town in Port d'Alcúdia, Mallorca Spain

Cuevas de Artà

Cuevas de Artà is a natural cave system in the northeast of Mallorca. The caves are located near the town of Capdepera. It is one of the most beautiful natural attractions to see in Mallorca.

Cuevas de Artà Mallorca / things to do in Mallorca

The Bays d’Artà were formed millions of years ago and are famous for their stalactites, stalagmites and other unique rock formations.

The tour is guided and lasts approximately one hour. More information can be found on the official website.

Cuevas del Drach

Just a little further down is an even more famous cave – Cuevas del Drach (also known as the Dragon Cave). The caves form a labyrinth of underground chambers and lakes that are about 2.4 km long.

Cuevas del Drach Mallorca

The tour takes place on a boat on one of the lakes with a guide. The highlight is the classical music concert, which has amazing acoustics in the cave.

More information about the Dragon’s Cave can be found on the official website.

Mondragó Nature Park

Imagine sandy beaches, rocky cliffs and lush wetlands full of migratory birds and you get the Mondragó Nature Park. A beautiful area in the south-east of Mallorca, where the coves hide some of Mallorca’s most beautiful beaches, including Caló del Moro, Cala Mondragó and S’Amarador.

A pine tree-lined path runs along the coast through the entire nature park, overlooking the turquoise sea.

Mondragó Nature Park

Es Pontàs

Es Pontàs is just a few steps from Mondragó Nature Park. An impressive rock formation that is definitely worth the short walk from the nearby car park (free). From here you can continue on along the path around the bay.

Es Pontàs rock formation at the Mondragó Natural Park in Mallorca


Botanicactus is a unique botanical garden in Ses Salines, Mallorca, Spain. The garden covers an area of 150,000 square metres, with more than 12,000 species of plants, mainly cacti and succulents from all over the world. The surroundings are interwoven with footpaths, which are lined not only with plants but also with lakes and waterfalls.

Botanicactus Mallorca

Things to do in Mallorca: the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca

Mallorca is famous for its beautiful beaches with crystal clear water and white sand. The most beautiful beaches in Mallorca include:

  • Playa de Muro – a beach in the north of the island that stretches for several kilometres and offers fine sand and shallow waters; ideal for families with children.
  • Cala Mesquida – this beach on the northeast coast is known for its natural beauty and crystal clear water, making it a popular spot for swimming and snorkelling.
  • Es Trenc – a beach on the south coast of the island with a long stretch of white sand and turquoise water
  • Caló del Moro – a small sandy beach in the south of Mallorca in a bay with a gentle entrance to the water. On the other side of the rocky cliffs is another beautiful beach, Cala Mondragó.
  • Cala Deià – this small stone beach is located on the west coast of the island, surrounded by picturesque cliffs and offers a magnificent view of the Mediterranean Sea.
  • Playa de Cala Pi in a narrow rocky bay in the south of Mallorca
  • beaches on the Cap Formentor peninsula
  • All tips can be found in the map at the end of the article.
Playa de Muro - the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca
Playa de Muro – the most beautiful beaches in Mallorca
Es Trenc - the most beautiful creeps of Mallorca
Es Trenc – the most beautiful beaches of Mallorca

Where to stay in Mallorca?

There are so many options for accommodation in Mallorca, it’s mind boggling. Below you will find some of our tips:

Palma de Mallorca: Palma is the capital of Mallorca and offers a range of accommodation, from luxury hotels to budget hostels. It’s a great base for exploring the island and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and shops. Read more about Palma de Mallorca in the previous article.

Sóller: Charming town on the west coast of Mallorca, known for its stunning architecture, narrow streets and beautiful countryside. It’s a great place to stay if you want to be close to the mountains and the sea, or if you need a place to stay during a roadtrip around Mallorca.

Port de Pollença: Coastal town in the northern part of the island on the edge of the stunning Formentor peninsula. It offers a variety of accommodation, from luxury hotels to apartments. It is a great place to stay if you want to be close to the beach, enjoy water sports or go hiking.

Alcúdia: Alcúdia is a historic town located in the northeast of Mallorca. It has a beautiful old town and a long sandy beach, making it a popular place for families with children.

Santuari de Lluc: Popular base if you are planning to go hiking in Mallorca. It lies on the GR221 trail and there are many other hiking trails in the area.

Hotels Mallorca 😴

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Hotel Las Arenas

Cosy 4* hotel with swimming pool right by the beach

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3* hotel with swimming pool with good accessibility

Things to do in Mallorca: map

HOW TO USE THIS MAP: Above you will find a detailed map with tips on the best places to visit in Mallorca, Spain. Click at the top left of the map to see separate layers with highlighted locations. You can hide and show the different layers or click on the icons on the map to see the names of the places mentioned in the Mallorca guide. If you want to save the map, star it. For a larger version, click on the icon in the upper right corner.

Flights to Mallorca in Spain

The direct flight from Prague to Palma de Mallorca takes 2 hours and 30 minutes. The airlines to choose from are:

  • Czech Airlines – Traditional Czech airline that flies almost all year round (in the winter season the offer of flights is limited). The ticket price also includes hand luggage up to 8 kg.
  • Eurowings – German low-cost airline that flies in high season and offers different times than Czech Airlines. The price of the basic ticket includes a small baggage with a maximum size of 40 x 30 x 25 cm – the parameters meet, for example CabinZero (28 l).

If the date doesn’t suit you, here you can search for flights with a transfer.

How to get around Mallorca, Spain?

Car rental in Mallorca

Hiring a car is one of the most convenient ways to explore Mallorca at your own pace. There are a number of car rental agencies at the airport and around the island where you can pick up your car.

I recommend renting a smaller model to get around the narrow and steep roads that are common on the island. Plus, in many places, car parks can be full early and it’s easy to squeeze into the last available space with a smaller car.

Book well in advance, especially in high season. The largest offer can be found at Rentalcars.com, where all insurances are included so there are no nasty surprises on the spot.

To rent, you need a valid driver’s licence (in the case of the EU, a driving licence from your home country is sufficient), a credit card and you must be over 21 years old.

There are no toll motorways or tunnels in Mallorca from 2023. For current fuel prices, see here.

☞ For more information about renting a car in Spain, read our guide How to rent and drive a car in Spain.

Public transport

Mallorca has a public transport system that includes buses and trains. The main bus company, TIB (Transport de les Illes Balears), operates routes connecting the main towns and tourist destinations.

There is also a train service operated by SFM (Serveis Ferroviaris de Mallorca), which connects Palma with other towns such as Inca and Manacor.

To find the current timetables, I recommend checking the official TIB and SFM websites (see links above), or the TIB and SFM websites. Google maps is also very useful, where you can enter your departure and where you plan to go.

You can pay on the spot with the driver (but more expensive in the case of buses) or buy tickets from ticket machines and ticket offices at the station.

The easiest option is to pay with a contactless payment card, which you just put on the validator when you enter and exit, so that you are deducted exactly the amount you have passed. If you’ve been to London or Rome, for example, it works exactly the same way, only here you also add the buses at the exit.

Moreover, paying by card is cheaper than buying tickets from the driver. Prices vary depending on how many fare zones you pass through.

Mallorca / things to do in Mallorca - view of the bay


Taxis are available in larger cities and tourist areas. I recommend agreeing on the fare before starting the journey and making sure the taxi uses a meter. You can also use ride-sharing apps such as Uber or Cabify (only in some areas of Mallorca).


Mallorca has great cycling routes and is therefore also a popular destination for professional and recreational cyclists. Rent a bike from the bike rental shop (or from the hotel if they offer bike rental) and explore the island on two wheels.

Scooter rental

Another way to explore Mallorca is by renting a scooter or moped. A great choice for short distances. Ask for the nearest scooter rental service at your hotel or accommodation in Mallorca.

Boat trips

Mallorca has beautiful coastlines that are best explored from a boat. Or visit nearby islands like Cabrera.

What to taste in Mallorca?

Wondering what traditional food to try in Mallorca? Take a look at some of our tips:

  • Pa amb oli: It’s a popular Mallorcan dish that translates to bread and oil. It consists of bread rubbed with garlic, tomatoes, olive oil and salt. It is often served with sausages, cheese or vegetables.
  • Sobrassada: This is a sausage made of pork and peppers. It has a soft texture and a sweet and smoky taste. You can spread it on bread or use it as a side dish on pizza.
  • Arros brut: This is a traditional Mallorcan rice dish that is flavoured with saffron, pork and vegetables. It is often served with alioli sauce.
  • Tumbet: A vegetarian dish made with layers of eggplant, potatoes and red peppers, topped with tomato sauce and cheese.
  • Ensaimada: A sweet pastry made of flour, sugar, eggs and lard. It is usually dusted with icing sugar and served with hot chocolate or coffee.
  • Frito mallorquín: A meat dish similar to fried meat. It is made with pork, potatoes, red peppers and onions and is often seasoned with garlic and paprika.
  • Caldereta de llagosta: It is a stewed lobster that is flavoured with garlic, tomatoes and saffron. It is a popular dish in coastal towns, usually served with bread.
Pa amb oli – what to taste in Mallorca

These are just some of the dishes you can try in Mallorca. Don’t forget to sample the local wines and spirits, such as the herbal liqueur Hierbas de Mallorca or the sweet dessert wine Moscatel.

One last piece of advice regarding food and cuisine in Mallorca: the less in plain sight the restaurant is and the more locals are inside, the more you will enjoy traditional Mallorcan food. And often at much more affordable prices.

What are the prices in Mallorca?

Mallorca is a popular tourist destination. It follows that prices are higher here. This is especially true for Palma de Mallorca and other seaside resorts. You’ll pay around €12 for a meal in a cheap restaurant, and €40-75 for two in a mid-range restaurant.

Below you can find prices for basic food in Palma de Mallorca:

  • Milk 1 l – 0,96 €
  • Bread 500 g – 3 €
  • Rice 1 kg – 1,67 €
  • Eggs 12 pcs – 2,57 €
  • Cheese 1 kg – 11,43 €
  • Chicken breast 1 kg – 6,76 €
  • Bananas 1 kg – 2,27 €
  • Tomatoes 1 kg – 2,21 €
  • Potatoes 1 kg – 1,21 €
  • Water 1 l – 0,75 €

When to visit and what is the weather like in Mallorca?

Spring (March to May): Spring weather in Mallorca is pleasant with rising temperatures and sunshine. March can still be a little chilly, but in May daytime temperatures are usually between 18°C and 23°C. The rainfall is relatively low and the island is beginning to bloom with flowers.

Summer (June to August): Summer is the most popular time to visit Mallorca because the weather is sunny, hot and dry. Daytime temperatures are usually between 25 °C and 30 °C, with occasional heat waves bringing temperatures above 30 °C. The humidity can be high, but the coastal breeze helps to maintain pleasant conditions.

Autumn (September to November): In autumn, Mallorca alternates between warm and cooler temperatures. September is usually still warm with temperatures around 25°C, while in November temperatures drop to 15°C to 18°C. Rainfall increases during this period, with October and November being the wettest months.

Winter (December to February): Winters in Mallorca are mild, with daytime temperatures ranging from 10°C to 15°C. Night temperatures can drop to around 4°C to 8°C. It rains more often in the winter months, but you can still enjoy plenty of sunny days.

The weather can also vary depending on which part of Mallorca you are in. The mountainous areas tend to be cooler and wetter than the coastal areas, while the southern and eastern parts of the island are generally warmer and drier.

How to enjoy a holiday in Mallorca?

  • With so much to see and do in Mallorca, it’s a good idea to plan your itinerary in advance. Must-see places include Palma de Mallorca, the old town of Alcudia, Cap de Formentor, the Serra de Tramuntana and the Dragon’s Cave. You can find even more tips in the article below.
  • Learn a few basic Spanish phrases to help you communicate with the locals, as English is not always spoken in less touristy areas.
  • The informal greeting in Spain is hola. Basic Spanish phrases:
    • Buenos días – Hello
    • Buenas noches – Good evening
    • Gracias – Thank you
    • Helados – Ice cream
    • Por favor – Please
  • Mallorcan cuisine blends Spanish and Mediterranean flavours. Don’t miss the tasting of dishes such as ensaimada, sobrasada and tumbet.
  • Car rental is the most convenient way to explore the island at your own pace. Public transport is available but may be limited in some areas.
  • Observe local customs and traditions, especially when visiting religious sites.

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This was our travel guide and tips on things to do in Mallorca, Spain. Do you have a question? We’ll be happy to answer it in the comments below. Have a safe journey!

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