Marco Polo’s list of the top 10 things not to be missed on Mallorca! Our best recommendations – from the top down – help you to plan your tour of Mallorca’s most important sights.
Which are the most beautiful beaches on the island? It all depends on personal taste but the beaches in the northeast, in the holiday destinations around Alcúdia Bay and Cala Ratjada
(Cala Rajada), are top candidates.
Precipitous rocks, cliffs, sandy bays – the Mediterranean vegetation and the lighthouse at the cape make this the perfect spot to watch the sunset.
A town of picturesque houses and alleyways, and a former Carthusian monastery that adds a cultural highlight.
4. PUERTO DE PALMA
The enormously wide sweeping harbourfront area, with its promenade and quays, is the meeting place of yachtsmen, fishermen, tourists and cruise ship passengers.
5. VALLE DE SÓLLER
A verdant valley, with a sea of citrus groves, surrounded by gigantic mountains – and it’s not far to the harbour of Port de Sóller with its wonderful atmosphere.
6. LA SEU
What a fortress of the faith! Palma Cathedral, which is known as La Seu, rises up majestically and looms large over the houses of the island’s capital of Palma de Mallorca.
Every Wednesday Sineu pulsates with life – the colourful stalls of the town’s open-air market, has something for everyone. The market has an impressive setting on the church square surrounded by old houses.
8. COVES DEL DRAC
Head down into the mysterious underground world of the Dragon Caves: the intriguing formations and pools of water are dramatically lit and there is a very special show waiting at the end of your tour.
The journey itself is the reward: take the winding route through the mountains up to the Lluc Monastery, which attracts both the faithful and day-trippers.
10. PUERTO PORTALS
As no other on the island, this luxury marina is a playground for the jet set and all those mere mortals whose curiosity draws them there.
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